Saturday, January 16, 2010

Silver Sunday #3 and Mosaic Monday

I so look forward to Silver Sunday at Gypsy Fish and Mosaic Monday at Mary's. I must admit though, I am running out of silver to show. I was talking with a friend and we deduced that silver wasn't a very popular gift in the 70's for brides. But I have dug...and I do mean that literally through cupboards and hope chests and come up with a few things to show.

The first upper left picture is one of my most cherished items. (I KNOW - I say that alot. ) My mom, when I first was married took her first and only airline flight to Florida, back when they fed a real meal. She asked the stewardess (yes, still stewardess at that time) if she could have a set of the silverware. And they gave her a new set. I don't know what airline the symbol is of in the bottom left photo....but as you can see, they were REAL silverware - knife and all.

The above mosaic is of a little box I have on my nightstand. I grouped together a teacup and saucer, a lipstick case, a ring holder and a silver picture frame from our 25th Wedding anniversary 12 years ago!

This candy dish with yummy butter mints was a wedding gift from the president of the college where my husband and I met. It is not fancy by any means, but it is cherished.

This sweet baby spoon I found at a thrift shop last week. It was $4.00 and when I got it home and cleaned, discovered the L engraved in the handle. So now, I can say it is my husband's baby spoon!

This picture is from the first collage. These are my cereal spoons when I was a child. I believe my mom sent in box top labels to get them.

These butter and cheese knives were $1.00 for all at an Estate sale last year...I like that they don't match!!

This fork and knife is from my child's silverware set. It is Oneida and I don't have the spoon anymore, but I would love to find one!

Well, we will see what I dredge up for next week's show of silver. I do know that some of what I showed today is not real silverware in the technical sense, but, hey, go with me on this OK??
Don't forget to check out all the other Silver items today and the mosaics on Monday. Oh, and you friends out there that haven't said you are coming by...say hi ok?? I would love to hear from you!!!

We continue to pray for all those suffering in Haiti. How difficult their life is right now...we are very blessed.


Julie Harward said...


Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Ceekay- I am in the same boat as I don't have alot of silver either. I have been picking up some neat little trays and such the past few months at thrift stores for the cloches and such which has been fun!


Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Ceekay, you have some beautiful silver pieces. I adore the baby spoon with the L. on it. And the mismatched knifes are wonderful. I like you don't have a lot of silver. I've enjoyed viewing yours..hugs ~lynne~

Sarah said...

Enjoyed seeing your sweet silver treasures. It's fun to pull them together as you did on your night table. We married in 75 and didn't receive much silver either. I've added pieces through the years from estate sales, etc. I have a weakness for small trays on which to place little things. I didn't get a Silver Sunday post ready for this week, but did leave a post for Pink Saturday in honor of some Haitian artists, and a book review for Jain's new blog Food for Thought. Stop by for a visit if you have time. Thanks for sharing your silver. ~ Sarah

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Great stories behind your pieces. That's what makes them so special!

junkdreams said...

A wonderful collection of silvers Ceekay! Happy SS!

Blondie's Journal said...

What wonderful treasures you have there, Ceekay. Imagine, not only having silverware on a flight, but being given the silver to keep. Maybe it was one less setting to wash!! lol! I love the pretty ring holder, I have one in the shape of a swan and adore it. Baby silver and a spoon with hubby's initial?? Love it. Now, I really wish I had things like that. Precious!!


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Ceekay, you do have a lot of wonderful silver pieces. I love all the pretty silverware and your cereal spoons are just the sweetest ever. How neat to have the real silverware from an airline. I didn't know they ever did that. Great pieces. Hugs, Marty

A Hint of Home said...

Wow, that is something that the airlines gave your Mom that set of silverware. You're right, you don't get that kind of service now days.
Your pieces are very pretty. I love the collage of the things with your anniversary pic.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Ceekay, what neat silverware to have. How neat that you have your mother's silverware from the airline (I bet not many people have that). Love the cute cereal spoons, and you got a real deal on your "husband's" baby spoon! Hope you are having a great weekend. laurie

Jane said...

You found some great items to show this week. I think the family pieces are the best and you have some pieces with wonderful memories. Thanks for sharing.

salmagundi said...

Love all of your silverware especially your cereal spoons - they are adorable. Now that I've dug out all of the silver serving dishes from under the bed, I guess I'll have to post about all of the eating utensils I have (several sets of sterling that belonged to great-grandmother, grandmothers, and my mother). Silver just seemed to come to me in my family. I'm loving all of these silver posts including yours. I'm thinking you have chemo on Tuesday - I'll pray as always. Sally

Lyneen said...

Love your silver. Great story about your mom and her flight. You are right that is a thing of the past. Thanks for stopping by and your nice comments on my silver.TFS Have a lovely Silver Sunday.

Sharlotte said...

You have such pretty pieces...the little spoons are just plain sweet! Thanks so much for sharing!

Gypsy Fish said...

Huckleberry Hound and're sooo lucky! I love Huckleberry all your silver, so pretty!
thanks for coming!...See you next Sunday!
{{gypsy hugs}}

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Hi Ceekay. I don't have a lot of silver, but you sure seem to have quite a few pieces. Most of what I have I've picked up thrifting. I didn't get any as a wedding gift. I think your cereal box top spoons are the cutest thing ever! How sweet of your mom. Rosie

Wizard of Was said...

More beautiful silver this week! How great is that , that you have the silverware from the airlines...times certainly gone by! Your baby spoon is adorable! Have a great SS

Diann said...

Hi CeeKay!

What a fun collection of silver pieces! and so unique! thanks for telling us the story behind them!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

What a pretty collection. I love the story about the silverware from your mom's flight too. Boy, things are different now, aren't they? Silver wasn't a gift many gave in the 80's when I was married either. This is a wonderful post, and sweet memories to share.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Ceekay
You have some lovely pieces here with great memories attached. You know some years back I used my frequent flyers to fly a short trip business class on a very small plane. .. Originally they seated me incorrectly, whenl I shyly pointed it out, thy moved the curtain from in front of me to behind me and changed the plastic cutlery to silver.. ha ha...Your story just reminded me.... Have a great week .. Julie

Barbara said...

Hello Ceekay, This is my first visit to your blog and I just want to say I love your silver pieces. I am trying to figure out the color of the crocheted pieces they are lying on. Interesting color and texture.


Laura said...

Hi Ceekay- Your silver things are beautiful, especially because they have sentimental value.

I too love butter knives. I have a collection!

Enjoyed visiting,

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

Pretty pieces you have there. I was also married in the 70's and didn't get silver either. It was considered almost a nuisance then with all the new age plastic products coming out! I'm glad it wasn't all melted or thrown out so we could salvage it now. Thanks for stopping by my Silver Hollowware Blog!

Shelia said...

Hi Ceekay! Oh, I've missed you! What pretty silvers you have and I love the stories! Many years ago when airlines served real meals, I was fascinated with those little utensils you ate with. I would ask the stewardesses if I could buy a set and they always were so kind and gave me a set! I used to have quite a few and my children loved to eat with them and now - they're all gone!
I love your little Yogi Bear spoons. Hope you're doing well.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Heather said...

wow, real silverware on an airplane?! boy, not anymore. now you get plastic.
so cool! love all your pretty pieces.

The Lazy Peacock said...

your pieces are gorgeous! i love the bear spoons. i love the knives too, mismatched patterns put together are my favorite!

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

I love your butter and cheese knifes! They had been a great deal too! Your picture frame is very pretty also!

Have a wonderful Silver Sunday!

Hugs and love,

Gracie Jewellery said...

I have a Huckleberry spoon too! And yes it was cereal box tops, Kelloggs I think. My sister got the Yogi bear. Thank you for sharing.

PS Hope things go well on Tuesday. I will be praying for you.

Oliva said...

I love the your mom's story about the silverware. That's pretty neat! I think the baby's spoon is just precious!!! TFS

Linda said...

All your pieces are lovely Ceekay. Besides being so pretty each piece has it's own story and why it's meaningful to you...I hope someday in your travels you find the little spoon to your set...hugs, Linda

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi Ceekay, Love all the "silverware"! really got a kick out of the Yogi and Huckleberry Hound set. so darn cute. I don't care whether it all matches or not, just love the feel of the silver.
Have a wonderful SS,

Sonia said...

I just loved reading about each and every piece your photographed. What great treasures and stories you have, I love the set your Mom got on the airline from the "stewardess". The butter knives where a great bargain! I just love them. Great post Ceekay!
Miss Bloomers

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

WOW, how unique are these! I remember when stewardesses wore hats and they gave out pins with wings and you also got a flight bag!!!

Hey, Boo-Boo, sorry, couldn't resist that! I loved watching Yogi and Boo-Boo and Huckleberry Hound when I was a child!!

You truly have some wonderful silver! Thank you for sharing.


Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Happy Silver Sunday!
I love your silver pieces!

Thanks for visiting me at Tales from Bloggeritaville and also for commenting.
Tales from Bloggeritaville

Gypsy Brocante said...

Love what you're sharing today ... especially the airline silver and the story that goes with it ... my Mom was a "stewardess" back in the day ... that's how she met my dad, in Madrid, he was a pilot ... romantic, huh?

thanks for sharing and visiting ...

xinex said...

You have very oretty silver items, Ceekay. The flatwares are so cute and have pretty designs....Christine

Sherrie said...

Everyone today is sharing such beautiful silver pieces. Thank you for sharing such beautiful stories, they are more priceless!

Love Bears All Things said...

I think I'd have a hard time doing this meme as I don't have any silver, no sterling but if you can use anything sliver, I might could.
I was just telling my grandson about Yogi Bear and Boo Boo the other day. He was "Smarter than the average bear."
Mama Bear

julie said...

I love all your silver pieces. Thanks for stopping by. Have a good week...julie

Liz said...

Cute stuff! I love the Yogi and Huckleberry Hound pieces. :) they make me smile!

I also LOVE your white table scape below. I think it is becoming one of my favorite themes.


Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hey Ceekay....real silver or not, I loved it all. I got married in 1969 and received lots of silver plate serving bowls and plates and smaller items ...but hardly any of my silverware except a lot of pickle Happy Silver Sunday.

Dixie said...

It only has to be silver in color.. and yours is beautiful... !

great buy on the mercury glass Christmas tree too... I can't remember what I paid for mine... but I think $5... after Christmas sale 2008... aren't they just beaufiful!

so... picture plezzzzze... hugs. Dixie

scrappydee said...

CeeKay - I just love the airline silverware - so nostaslgic. Thanks for stopping by!

Ebie said...

I love your silver collection. Very impressive underneath the crocheted doilies.

Have a nice week!

Ebie's Mosaic.

Tara said...

A silvery post for a winter day--nice mosaic!

aviewfromme said...

Beautiful collections! ~jeanne

Struggler said...

You have a wonderful collection. How kind of the airline to give a complete set - that wouldn't happen nowadays!

The French Bear said...

Ceekay, lovely post and such interesting silver. it is so neat to see different silver and to read the story behind it all!!!
Have a wonderful week!
Margaret B

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Lovely collage and I enjoyed reading the history also. What a treasure!

thestonerabbit said...

Hi Ceekay! What a great group of silvery items you assembled for this post! I enjoyed seeing them all and reading the little stories that went with them. I was really impressed with the set you mom received on her plane! That truly does tell us how far down the tubes our airlines have slipped over the years. Truly sad. It used to be such a treat to fly....we were treated like royalty then.

Hope you had a great weekend! L, Dana

BailiwickStudio said...

I was married in 1979, and didn't get any silver that I can recall. I got a lot of crystal, though! I find old silver at flea markets now, which I adore. ::Jill

Mimi said...

I love your assortment of silver, especially your childhood set. I love that the baby spoon has your husband's initial! I think the airline silver is from Eastern Airlines.
Thanks for sharing.

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Ceekay
Nice silver pieces. I too remember having a meal on an airplane with real dishes and cutlery. Good food too. :-)
Hope you are well, have a good week.

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful silve collection. My favorite is the Yogi piece.

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

I don't have a lot of silver either! I'm stretching my post each week, but I do love the Silver Sunday party! Love the silverware your mother had from her plane trip! That was a neat story and great heirloom! Hope you had a wonderful weekend! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

Red Felted Heart said...

I have a hard time passing up pretty vintage have some great pieces...blessings

Faded Charm said...

Your silverware pieces are beautiful and I like your silver frames too.

Hope you enjoyed your weekend.


Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I love your unique silver, the spoons from the cereal and the airline silver is just so cool! Hugs, Cindy

Dishesdone said...

You have beautiful things in your collection! I love the stories behind them! and I really love the Huckleberry Hound and Yogi Bear spoons. Gave me a smile!

Laurie said...

I love the preciousness of each piece, the memories attached or imagined. You have a lovely blog, and I pray for your healing as you trust that God is with you.


Love it all. The cartoon spoons are so retro and cool. Blessings!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Ceekay, all your silver pieces are simply gorgeous!

Barb ♥

Ingalill said...

Lovly mosaic :)

Shelia said...

Hi Ceekay! I'm back and tell your hubby is a smarty and he was so right!
Continue to be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Ceekay, hope your doing great today...Loved seeing all your wonderful silver pieces girl I got married in 1970 and got a ton of silver and at my gae then didn't give a flying heap about it...I still hate to polish the dang stuff tho ha ha!! Thanks friend for coming by and girl I wouldn't get up on a ladder again for all the tea in china...too scary for me anymore at my age...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Piney Rose said...

Love those knives and the Yogi Bear spoons!

Mimi said...

YOu have some great silver pieces, I too was married in the 70's and I cannot think of a silver gift we got!!!!I have just a small amount of silver!!!!!less then you!!!!

Kathleen said...

Great collection! Amazing about the airline silverware! And I love the Huckleberry Hound set, BooBoo!
I have a whole set of initialed silverplate my mom sent for with Betty Crocker coupons. It was her kitchen set. I should get it out and shine it up. I have the baby spoon her gkids and now great gkids use..
Hey, now I know what to do for Silver Sunday next week! :)

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Great silver collection! I love that little spoon!

How are things with you? Miss chatting with you.


Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Beautiful silver pieces, Ceekay!I always look forward to any prettiness you post, as our tastes are very similar.

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Charlotte said...

I really like silver. In the 60s I saved my quarters to add to our sterling flatware. As soon as I got enough saved up to buy a spoon, fork or knive, I headed for a department store to buy it. We just recently started using that silverware on a daily basis. I realized I was saving it to death. We only used it about 3 times a year. That's silly.
Hugs & blessings to you Ceekay.

Mimi said...

Hi Ceekay!!!
Thank you for popping over and visiting my blog!!!!
Hey, I think we could plan a one day trip up North to Prescott!!!!!
We could leave early, have lunch and shop in those darling antique stores up there on Whiskey ROW!!!! Then head out to the forest and see/play in the snow!!!!
I'm sure we could get a little group together for that !!!!!
What do you think????
Maybe in 2 weeks when Sherry is off again?????
Let me know!!!!!

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Ceekay! Wow, 72 comments! That's amazing! I love your silver pieces but the brown doilies are to die for! I've never seen anything like them.
Thanks for coming over for a visit. I could actually talk to people about their dogs all day long.

Have a great one!
My Desert Cottage

June said...

I love your silver pieces Ceekay. I love vintage silverware and pick it up where ever I go. Most of what I bought on my last thrifting trip was silver pieces. LOVE IT!
I love that you have those adorable Yogi and Boo boo bear silverware from your childhood.

Lynn @ Painting Thyme Needfuls said...

You have some beautiful pieces.......I just LOVE silver........I have some lovely pieces that were my mother-in-laws and my husbands grandmother.......and I USE them!!! I think silver is so beautiful and elegant but I mix it with everything when entertaining! I have found many nice pieces along my junkin travels! Thanks for visiting........I love you even if my blog doesn't:( I don't know why you have a problem?????


Mary said...

Wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing, Ceekay! :)

Kathy said...

Gorgeous! Love your childhood pieces. And a really sweet story about your mom. Awesome silver and mosaic post, C!

Talk to you Wednesday...Kathy

Designs on 47th Street said...

What beautiful silver you have shown us! I adore those butter knives and I've always had a weakness for baby spoons. Thank you for sharing your silver with us, Ceekay!


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