Saturday, January 16, 2010

Silver Sunday No.3

Welcome to Silver Sunday # 3 hosted by Gypsy Fish. There are so many wonderful blogs that are participating in this fun party. You can check them out here. Today, I thought I would show you some of the silver that is most dear to me...my family heirlooms. I have been blessed to be the steward of this precious items and consider it my obligation to document each and every piece for my future generations. I hope you enjoy a little in site on these treasures of mine. Have a blessed Sunday and please visit all the other gals blog's that are participating...there's some amazing pictures out there!!

















This was my Mom's trophy from 1941. She was crowned Personality Queen. That's a picture of her and my Father , next to the flag I was presented when my Dad passed. I cherish them dearly.















These four spoons are from my great grandmother's wedding silver. They are engrave D (Denny)



















These three forks are from my 4th great Aunt's wedding. The are engraved with a D (Denton) and are dated Dec 16, 1872 on the back.


















This is an old spooner that holds my grandmother's collection of spoons. On the left side with the purple ribbon is what is left of her wedding bouquet and then in the background is her wedding topper.


In this crystal bowl are my great grandmother's shoe clips and the old light bulb that was from the Methodist church where my Mom went to church as a child. When they were tearing down Pilgrim Hall at the church, my grandmother went and got this and an old floral basket.




























This "vase" is made from a knife handle and a pounded out spoon is the base. Isn't it sweet? It is next to my grandmother pin watch. They sit on top of my fifth Gr Grandmother's Bible and her bookmark...probably one of my most prized possessions.



















My least favorite piece of "silver" I own! One of those pieces that needs to be used in order for it to be appreciated! See you next Sunday...I'm off to do that dreaded machine....

30 comments:

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi Gale, I can see your love for geneology evident in your love for all the gorgeous family silver pieces! The monogramed silver works great for me (D is for Debra) te he.
And the exercise equipment? Oooohhhh, now you're just being mean!
big hugs,
Debra

Lyneen said...

I LOVE ALL YOUR TREASURES. except the last one you shared!!!! Wonderful to have the shoe clips. Great stories TFS Have a lovely Silver Sunday and thanks for stopping by.

Maureen said...

How absolutely wonderful to have your mom's trophy! I am smitten with engraved trophies.

Diann said...

Oh so pretty silver pieces! And all the more beautiful that they are part of your families past!! I really enjoyed the stories behind each piece!!

Gypsy Fish said...

I just love love love your treasures. I'm the family treasurer as well...it's such an honor isn't it? thanks for coming!...See you next Sunday!
{{gypsy hugs}}
Beth

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

What priceless family treasures you have! So very special.

Have a wonderful day!

((Hugs))

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Gale, It's so wonderful that you have all those family treasures! I love the trophy and those pretty forks! The spooner with the bird on top is so sweet and the shoe clips are adorable. I had to giggle about your picture of the exercise machine! Now that you mention it, our stationary bike is silver too, lol.

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Hugs and love,
Julia

The Lazy Peacock said...

what beautiful pieces! you are so lucky to have such amazing heirlooms. that trophy is so amazing to have! and i love the monogrammed flatware, and the spooner!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

You have some beautiful treasures of your family. How nice that you are the keeper of them. I would treasure them as well.
Thank you for stopping in and saying hello, pop in any 'ole time.. hugs ~lynne~

Sandi said...

Hi Gale,
You are so fortunate to have all those pieces from your family!! They are beautiful!!!
Blessings~

ceekay said...

I love your silver pieces and how you have them displayed. I have a child's chair from my old church before they tore it down. I wish I would have thought to get more items...but at least I have that....a lightbulb...so cool and different than todays!

NicNacManiac said...

WOW...that trophy is awesome and the fact that your mom actually won it...amazing! Your treasures are so full of history....it really warms my heart! Good luck with your show!
Happy Sunday xOxO Nerina

Heidi said...

My favorite is your mom's trophy! Personality Queen--what a hoot! :) Beautiful family treasures!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

A Personality Trophy....how special is that?!! And I loved it all. I couldn't figure out what the last one was until I read all the comments...lol. Happy Silver Sunday.

Laura said...

I too love everything, but that last item scares me...

that's my excuse!

Laura

Cass @ That Old House said...

How lovely to have possession of so many beautiful family treasures. They are priceless for the memories they hold. Thanks for sharing them -- but that last one? You can keep that one to yourself.... :-)
Cass

Gypsy Brocante said...

I'm loving everything silver you're sharing today ... it's all just great! A trophy for Personality QUEEN .... now that is EXTRA special!!

xo
Jill

Tracey said...

Hi Gale! I love all of your beautiful silver pieces!! Especially the trophy that your mother won :)

Happy Sunday!

:) T

Sherrie said...

I love that you are a steward of your families memories. I feel the same way. I was loving your post but you got me at the end with the equipment. We should probably all have that, but oh well. It was one of my resolutions.

Dixie said...

you can definately keep that last silver item... I've got one similar in my office... and I don't like IT either!

however... You know I'm always on the lookout for beautiful things silver engraved "D"...

hugs. Dixie

scrappydee said...

How lucky you are to have such family treasures, my favorite is your Momma's trophy - I am on the lookout for one of those, but yours is such a treasure because it's your Mommma's! Thanks for sharing and stopping my little blog.

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Love all your heirloom silver pieces! The "Personality Queen" Trophy is my favorite! Beautiful piece and what an honor! ...the bike, we just won't talk about! LOL! ~Rhonda :)

Mimi said...

Gale, you have a wonderful collection of family treasures...my favorite would have to be your Mom's trophy.
Thank you for sharing.

Faded Charm said...

What beautiful silver pieces you have and what's especially nice is that they belonged to your loved ones. How special. That trophy is awesome!

Take care,

Kathleen

junkdreams said...

Hi Gale,
I thought I had visited your SS post earlier, but I see I didn't.....I love, love, love that vintage trophy and the fact that it was your moms, makes it even more special....lovely silvers. happy SS to you!
xojanis

Anne~Fiona and Twig said...

That trophy is just making me smile! Personality Queen!
Well, looks like the apple doesn't fall far, does it? :-)

Have a great week,
Anne

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

What precious heirlooms. I love the stories that go along with them. Each item is so unique. It makes it so much more special that they belonged to family. Thanks so much for sharing.
Blessings,
Marcia

Julie@beingRUBY said...

HI Gale
Thanks so much for stopping over my way... I'm slowly making my way around to everyone

Well I love your treasures here, all the more beautiful for the memories they hold... I find myself attracted to that spooner [never heard that term before.. you know we don't get out much is Australia ahaha] but I also love that light globe your grandfather rescued.. I have a habit of saving certain types.. but nothing like this...

Have a great week x Julie

Laura said...

Hi Gale!
Loved your SS post....really wonderful family treasures...some so beautiful, some humble....and I feel the same way about that last piece of silver too!
:)

FILIGREE MOON said...

Fabulous sentimental silver! Such treasures from your ancestors. ~ Angela