July 10, 2010

Silver Sunday Treasures...

Welcome to Silver Sunday at Brynwood Needleworks.
Today, I opened my silver cabinet to reveal a treasure chest, laden with silver flatware given to me my my mum about twenty years ago as a birthday gift. I smile whenever I see it.

Mum's taste is actually more ornate than mine, so I know perfectly well how much she loved this set when she saw it. She always taught me to choose a gift for another that you would love to receive yourself. I know that she did just that when selecting this silver set for me. Knowing that makes this gift just that much more special.
This is an 1881 Rogers silver pattern called "Flirtation", and I have a service for eight, all protected in a lined silverware chest. (They're silver plate, not solid.) I'm showcasing the set with one of my favorite hemstitched cocktail napkins featuring a tree embroidery. (I purchased these napkins a few years ago - I think from Coldwater Creek, but I'm plan to make some like these in the near future!)
Thanks again to Beth at Gypsy Fish Journal
for hosting another Silver Sunday event.
(Don't forget to visit the other participants by clicking on her event button.)
PS. Thank you, Dorothy, for the pattern correction and information! Hugs, Donna

14 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hi Donna. Your silver is beautiful. It means so much more knowing it came from your Mom, doesn't it? That's a special heirloom to be able to share with your children. I love that napkin.

Have a blessed Sunday dear!
Hugs...Tracy :)

Joan said...

Your silver is indeed beautiful. I hope you enjoy using yours as much I enjoy using mine!

The Lazy Peacock said...

your silver is beautiful. what a lovely gift.

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Your silver is lovely.

I was given my aunt's when she passed away. Unfortunately it was stolen when my house was burglarized and something that can never be replaced.

Have a wonderful Sunday!

xxoo

Shirley said...

Your silver is so pretty. I don't know about yours, but mine comes out for that special occasion. Your quilt is going to be so pretty. I just don't have enough hours to do everything I want to do. I have been reading even though I haven't left comments. I had computer issues which is fix and I don't know about blogger it wouldn't let me leave messages. then it was like it wasn't there to show up and maybe have two Weird. Have a wonderful day.

Johanna said...

Hi Donna,

what a tresure to get such a gift from the mother. It will always remind you and she has choosen really a pretty pattern. And you kept it in beautiful condition. The napkin with the beautiful embrodery is also very adorable. So much work.
Thank you so much for sharing your treasures.
Greetings, Johanna

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Donna, The Gift of Silver from Your Mum is Beautiful.... a True Treasure!
Thank You for Sharing~ Have a Beautiful Week

Createology said...

Your silver is lovely. What a wonderful gift from you mum. My grandmother taught me the same lesson about giving a gift I would like to receive and it has served me well. Happy Silver Sunday...

Raspberries and Rose Petals said...

Hi Donna! What a lovely gift from your mom! Surely to be treasured always!

It's always a treat to hear from you, Donna! Your quilt is coming along beautifully! What you do with fabric & thread just amazes me!

Hugs!
Lori

Marydon said...

G'eve Dopnna ~I love the napkins but the LOVE the silver. What a treasure to have from within the family. Lucky you!

Have a beautiful Monday.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Gypsy Fish said...

What a dazzling gift to receive. So pretty and detailed. thanks for stopping by and participating in Silver Sunday see you next month....
{{hugs}}
Beth

Anonymous said...

Lovely silver Donna! I have my Mother's silver "Adoration" and my Grandmother's "Old Colony" plus some orphaned pieces, collected by my Grandma and recently myself. I love the history, and have fun trying to identify the patterns on my extra pieces. I actually think the name of yours may be "Flirtation". 1881 Rogers is the line of silver (comprised of many patterns). Mine are both from the 1847 Rogers line. If they came from one set, one of the teaspoons should have the pattern name embossed on the back of the handle. Enjoy and thanks for introducing me to a new pattern.

Dorothy

Brynwood Needleworks said...

To Dorothy:
Sorry I can't respond to you directly, but you're absolutely correct! I looked on the back of one of the spoons and there it was! The word "Flirtation".

Thank you for teaching me something today. I hope you come back to read this comment!

xoxo
Donna

Anonymous said...

You're most welcome Donna. I actually scored 8 mint condition teaspoons for my mom's set at a recent antique show for $2.00 ea - Yay! I'm enjoying browsing your blog.

Cheers
Dorothy

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