Saturday, January 30, 2010

Silver Sunday-Taxco-Mexican Silver

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.  

The history of Taxco is rich and interesting and I had a lovely day shopping for silver treasures directly from the silversmith's shops.  I don't know how safe it is to travel there now..but I'm so glad I had the opportunity to visit this beautiful place and bring home some Mexican silver treasures. 

Click on link for more information on Taxco

Hope everyone has fun visiting Gypsy Fish and all those gorgeous silver posts!


  1. I wish someone would have told me about that when we were in Mexico. I did get some silver jewelry, but I love the candlesticks and the S&P. Happy SS!

  2. What a great trip. I have never heard of Taxco. I love the salt & pepper shakers.

  3. Wonderful treasures and nice memories! they are so pretty.

  4. love the candlesticks. i would have purchased them too.

  5. What an interesting post! I never knew about Taxco either and I love what you found there. The tulip candle holders and bell pepper s&p are so pretty and unusual. Great purchases! I also love that beautiful silver twist bracelet - very David Yurman-y.

  6. Taxco sounds like a wonderful little paradise. You found some really nice silver pieces there. I love the candlesticks and the S & P shakers. Sometimes I never get beyond the jewelry!! And the jewelry you bought is gorgeous!! Fabulous post, Sonia!! :-)


  7. Such great Silver and I love those candlesticks and Salt & Pepper shakers!

  8. I love the candlestick holders too and the s & p shakers, really unusual and beautiful....Christine

  9. What a beautiful pretty! Thanks for being part of Silver Sunday....see you next week~
    {{gypsy hugs}}

  10. What a fabulous tulip candle holder, your stroy makes me what to plan a trip to TAXCO never been there, thats for sharing,


  11. Your candlesticks and salt and peppers are just fabulous. I love them. What a wonderful trip. Hugs, marty

  12. What beautiful silver -- but I have to say those little bell pepper S&Ps captured my heart. How cute are they?

    What a great trip! I've only been to Mexico once, and then just for a few hours to Tijuana... not quite the same!


  13. Wow, feels like I just went on a little trip, thank you. I love the candlestick holders.

  14. I love the silver Taxco. I have a dear friend she collects old pieces. You story was wonderful as well as all your treasures. Thanks so much for the link and stopping by.
    smiles, alice

  15. How wonderful to have gone in person to the silversmiths and choose these lovely pieces! I spent quite a bit of time in Ensenada, Mexico when I was in my early 20s - no doubt that has changed a lot, but I have wonderful memories of time spent in Mexico.
    Thank you for visiting me @ my little blog. I'm delighted to meet you, Sonia!

  16. Oh My!!!!! I love the gorgeous silver pieces.They're just so above beautiful..I adore the tulip candlesticks,they would have to be my favorite. But on the table filled with silver,how could you possibly choose in all that beauty.

  17. You have some great finds, Sonia. I love the salt and papper and the tulip cansdle sticks. Lovely jewelry too. I loved your Silver Sunday post!

  18. Beautiful candlesticks...cute little salt and pepper shakers. Thanks for sharing.

  19. wow - those tulip candlesticks are gorgeous! the s & p's too! really beautiful.

  20. Sonia your pieces are beautiful! I love the S&P set. We like to get a little something when we are on trips to remember the time. Your pieces are real keepers.

  21. Sonia, you're right! I do need those tulip candle holders with my tulip aluminum! Guess I won't go to Mexico to find some though. They really are so pretty and so graceful. Love the s & p shakers too. That sounds like a fun trip.

  22. silver jewelry is my favorite .... in fact I think you would be hard pressed to find any gold in my cases at all. I would love to visit a place like that. :) Happy Silver Sunday


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