Saturday, December 10, 2011

Silver & Christmas

Originally posted Christmas 2009:

These are some of my favorite silver pieces a I received 
from my mother-in-law.  I make an effort to use her beautiful things as often as I can...why let them sit in a drawer?  Christmas is a time I use all the pretty and special pieces I can, it reminds us of her and makes our meals together even more special! 

Thought I would share with Chari's 
Sunday Favorites this week!

Hope you are enjoying the season!

Several different silver patterns
(My favorite is the Tiffany Holly Mistletoe hors d'oeuvre 7-tined fork) 

What a fun idea for a blog party at Gypsy Fish and a great opportunity to get out my silver that usually occupies the drawers of the china cabinet almost the entire year.  I was fortunate to have been given my mother-in-law's silver collection last year.  Most of it hasn't been used in decades and I am of the opinion not to save things for "somedays" or  "special occasions" but to use and enjoy them since we never know when those "somedays"  will come.     I am determined this year to use special things a lot more often and make everyday special!

This is a wonderful chaffing dish and I need to find an insert since I plan on using it for a baby shower later this month.

She had two lovely candy dishes, one with engravings in the bottom and the other plain.  I think they are just beautiful.

"Santa"  brought me the runner for Christmas..I guess I was a good girl this year.  I love the silver contrasted against the black silk.   

This spoon is fairly large and very has a woman in an iris design that I've never seen before.

The cake knife/server is engraved beautifully and I will definitely be using this at the baby shower.

Lastly, she also had a set of Oneida the King Cedric pattern that is so elegant.  

This was so much fun getting out silver treasures and family heirlooms.  

Merry Christmas!


  1. So happy you posted this one again. I love to see your beautiful silver pieces. And that runner is exquisite.
    ~ Sarah

  2. Hi Sonia...

    My friend, you KNOW how much I love silver...soooo this sweet post is right up my alley! Ohh have some really beautiful pieces of silver! I love the chaffing dish! I also getting a peek at some of your silver tableware. The King Cedric pattern is GORGEOUS!!! What a have so many beautiful silver pieces that belonged to your mother-in-law! And...I'm with you...I think we should use these pretties more often! Enjoy them, sweet friend! last thing! I love, love, LOVE your black silk table runner! It's exquisite! The silver really DOES look beautiful against it! Well sweet friend, I'm so glad that you joined in with the fun of Sunday Favorites again this week! This post was such a treat for me!

    Warmest Christmas Wishes,


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