What fun I have had with Silver Sunday! I have learned about the history of some the pieces I have (thanks to my son who was able to identify markings) and I found a few new pieces in an antique shop that complimented my collection.
Antique shop finds
I even got so inspired I changed out my decor on the side table featuring silver in my dining room after removing Christmas decorations.
I found this tiny little spoon in my mil's collection, maybe it is for sprinkling salt?? I have no idea, so I bought a tiny cloche to display it in so I could enjoy it. I tucked in some special acorns I collected in Sonoma Valley from a very old olive orchard, a bird feather and some eggs.
I love this covered butter dish...I don't think it is very old but I like how ornate it is.
Finally this long handled spoon's history was a big surprise to us. After an intensive search on the internet my son identified this spoon as being from England in the 18th century. The sterling silver markings actually matched with earlier pieces from the 17th century but he found this style of spoon with this family crest was also produced a century later. So we really think it's about 150-200 years old!
We were so suprised because it just looks like an everyday ordinary serving spoon, although it is very heavy. I'm glad I didn't leave this for the estate sale!
A closer view of the family crest on the handle
So check those silver drawers carefully..you never know what found treasures you may have!