It's Silver Sunday again and I just love sharing special pieces I've collected over the years.
Favorite Mexican silver pieces
Several years ago while on a trip to Acapulco, Mexico we decided to take a day trip to Taxco. I had read about Taxco and the silver mines in National Geophraphic and never dreamed I would ever be visiting there. Taxco is an ancient city known for the rich abundance of silver and silver mines.
Photo: Travels with Tavel
The trip was quite an adventure and the city was magnificient with old architecture. It is nestled in the mountains surrounded by gorgeous scenery of flowers and stucco buildings with red tiled roofs. I was primarily there to shop for silver and learn more about the silver mines but we also visited a beautiful marketplace and the Santa Prisca Catholic church.
Photo: Bill Beck
I purchased several pieces of jewelry but my favorite find were these tulip candlesticks. I adore tulips and I've never seen another set like these anywhere. They look beautiful on a spring table and add a nice sparkle to tablesettings.
I love adding them into my Valentine's vignette
I fell in love with these bracelets and also purchased a black onyx and silver cross.
These tiny but very ornate salt and pepper shakers are little bell peppers and I thought they were so cute and unusual.