Sunday, January 3, 2010

Silver Sunday

When Beth @ Gypsy Fish first posted about hosting a Silver Sunday party I immediately jumped on the party train.  I love tarnished silver pieces and I have posted about several of my silver finds and projects over the past few months.  I know a lot of you have seen these pictures before and know how I love to create with old silver, thrift store finds.

I created snowmen from silver plated salt and pepper shakers:

A large snowman from silver plated bowls (tutorial here):

Pincushions from silver plated cream and sugar bowls:

Silver compote from silver plated tray and candlestick (tutorial here):

And various display areas around my house:

Well I know you guys know I love my old silver pieces but imagine my surprise when I opened up some of my Christmas gifts from my teenage son.  He obviously has taken note of my silver passion and took it upon himself to go shopping at a local vintage market where he found these three great pieces.  These were without a doubt the best Christmas gifts I received because he took the time to hunt down something that he knew I loved! 


These are going to be proudly displayed with my other silver finds.

Please head over to Gypsy Fish and discover the other great silver pieces that are being shared today.

Jane

60 comments:

  1. I love your salt and pepper snowmen!! How sweet that your son gave you such a wonderful gift. He must treasure you to have looked for such great treasures for you.

    Happy Silver Sunday! Blessings... Polly (Counting Your Blessings & French Cupboard)

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  2. great pieces, love the creativity.
    and the items your son found for you are amazing! what a great gift.

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  3. Hi Jane, I love your salt and pepper shakers and what a cute idea to turn them into snowmen! How sweet of you son to give you those silver pieces as a Christmas gift!

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  4. Oh my gosh...the salt and pepper snowmen are so creative and absolutely adorable! All of your finds are fabulous! Thanks for sharing!
    Happy Silver Sunday, xOxO Nerina :)

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  5. What a lovely collection and I'm sure you have more! Thanks for sharing it was fun.

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  6. I LOVE the pincushions! and the snowman shakers {adorable}, and the snowman bowl...I love your creativity and style!

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  7. You obviously have a little treasure for a son!
    And he also has exquisite taste, well done!

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  8. Very pretty and what a nice son! Love your creativity with all that pretty silver.

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  9. Sa-weet boy you have! How cool is that? He actually pays attention to what you love and seeks out something he knows will bless you.
    I love the last photo of the 2 handled cup!

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  10. Jane:
    We've got to love it when our "guys" are so thoughtful! Your silver pieces are fabulous!

    Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas holiday.
    Happy New Year, my friend
    Donna

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  11. Your silver makes my heart sing.

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  12. I love this post, Jane! More because your son was so thoughtful and went shopping for pieces he knows you love {I actually got a little teary there}. Makes you realize they are actually paying attention to us when most people think teenagers are only thinking of themselves. The pieces he got you are great and I love all your projects using the others you've found. I especially love the pincushion and the snowmen out of salt & pepper shakers.

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  13. You are soooo creative I love the little snowmen out of s&p shakers...so awesome! See you next week...thanks for joining the party!
    {{gyspy hugs}}
    Beth

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  14. I love the way you repurpose things, especially silver. I love it all but those little snowmen are so darn cute.

    What a gift from your son. A true demonstration of "It's the thought that counts.". So kind and thoughtful.

    Thanks for commenting on my last post. I'm glad that you read it to your husband. Like a little pearl, perhaps it will grow and help him through this. A positive outlook makes everything better.

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  15. Love all the silver. I love it two and have repurposed several myself. As
    silver pitcher holds bubble bath in my bathroom.

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  16. Okay, you already know how I feel about those snowmen! I COVET THEM!!!

    And how thoughtful of your son to get you silver, knowing how you love it!! He will make someone a wonderful husband some day!

    Love all of your silver!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  17. Jane, Those snowmen are sooooooo cute! I just love them! All I gotta say about your son giving you old silver... what a sweetheart! isn't this party fun?! See you soon ~ Theresa

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  18. what a wonderful, thoughtful son...you should be very proud...and he did a great job shopping for silver...fabulous pieces!

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  19. Jane, I've got two pieces of real silver and I've started looking at them in a new light. They're turning dark and funky with age, yet I'm realizing that it's okay to like them that way. See the influence you've had on me? Your projects are marvelous and inspirational! I showed my sister your snowman and now she's headed to the Goodwill (haha). Wish her luck!

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  20. What a special gift! Isn't that wonderful when our children know us enough to get us something really special?
    I think the snowman and the pincushions are my favorites here. You always help me see things in a new light, and I really appreciate your creativity.
    Mary Lou

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  21. Jane,I had not seen your pin cushions before, I love them! I've been looking for "cheap" pieces at my local thrift, but have not come up with anything as wonderful as yours. I'll have to keep looking! How sweet of your son to get you three new pieces for your collection, what a treasure. I've got a beautiful tray I should post about one day, maybe on Thursday for a simple tablescape! How's the guest room?
    Dee Dee

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  22. Hello Jane,
    You are so creative and your silver pieces are works of art! How sweet of your son to buy you something that he knows you love, but of course, they could give us a dried leaf and we would go all gaga over it. Oh how we love them.

    Thanks too for commenting on my Silver Sunday post. Isn't this fun????

    ~~hugs~~Sissie

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  23. So fantastic that your sweet young one shopped specifically for you like that! Love your creations too! Happy SSunday. ~ Angela

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  24. What a beautiful gift from your son. How sweet and thoughtful. I know you will treasure your silver he brought you forever.

    Have a wonderful day.
    Gail

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  25. I have not seen your creations with silver, but they are so cute and clever. I love that your son gave you vintage silver. It is wonderful when our children start to 'get' us.

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  26. How absolutely clever! I love the snowmen!! In a million years I would have never thought of this!!

    And what a wonderful son you have! I know you will treasure these special pieces always!

    You have a beautiful collection of silver! I look forward to seeing more!

    Thank you for stopping by my tiny corner of blogland!

    ((Hugs))

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  27. Jane,
    I see you as the Queen of Silver.... great collection....I love your snowmen and those leopard pin cushions !
    Kammy

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  28. Oh my, how beautiful these are! Your son did a wonderful job - you have raised him well!

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  29. I just love your silver! You have raised a great boy! What a wonderful gift, he really had to shop for that! I am a polisher, I have to admit, but I love the tarnish look too! :) I'm going to join the party next week!

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  30. Your silver work is adorable! What a great son to pick up on the fact that you collect and love silver! He's a keeper!!
    I have enjoyed going around to see everyone, I will have to come back and visit you again!!
    Hugs,
    Margaret B

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  31. I love all your creations... especially the snowmen ant the pin cushions... and it seems your sweet son has a pretty good eye himself! What wonderful Christmas treasures he has given you...

    new year blessings. Dixie

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  32. What a thoughtful son! I love that he went out & found you those silver pieces. And they are great -- especially that last one. Nice!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'll see for the next Silver Sunday!

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  33. HOW FUN ARE YOUR ALTERED PEICES!!!!! I was at an auction last week and they had a box of silver that went for little now I wish I bought it!!!!
    Thanks for stopping by and your kind comment!

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  34. lots of pretties...love the snowmen

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  35. Awwww! I love it when kids listen! Smile!
    Gorgeous pieces!
    Girl, I still havent gotten an email.I am sorry there is a computer issue.
    HUGS! Just want to send you some love!

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  36. You've got some great silver and have made wonderful things out of them. I'm enjoying your room redo. It's looking great so keep the photos coming.

    Enjoy your week!

    Kathleen

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  37. How awesome that your son went hunting and found silver for you! You raised him well! :)

    Your silver snowmen are so very cute. How creative!

    Brenda

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  38. Beautiful silver pieces! And what clever use you've made of some of those pieces!
    xo...Kathy

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  39. I still LOVE those pincushions!
    Those gifts your son got for your are treasures! How sweet of him to really give a thoughtful gift!

    Thanks for entering my giveaway, and good luck!

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  40. Yes, I do believe Silver Sunday wa meant for you. You have a great collection. Those snowmen are so cute. You have been blessed with such a thoughtful son. What a treasure to have things he picked in your collection. Wishing you all the best in the New Year.

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  41. What a lovely son he is to search out something that he knew would bring you special pleasure.
    I have a confession to make, I stole one of your display ideas!!
    I placed a silver compote on a footed bon bon dish and filled it with baubles. You may have noticed it in my Christmas header??
    Thanks for inspiring me to look at things just a little bit differntly.
    Maggie.

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  42. You know I love silver so can I borrow your son? Really...he went out, searched for, and found those pieces for you!?! He is a GEM!!!
    Living it up at Lakewood,
    Cindy

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  43. I LOVE that your son saw your passion & then knew how to feed it. Smart fella! He will go far with the ladies... not many know how & what signs to look for. And the fact that he learned it young speaks volumes (there are MANY men out there still clueless about what the woman in his life loves). Your snowmen salt & peppers are so cute. Great way to use those beautiful pieces for some holiday FUN! Have a great week. Charlene

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  44. I hope you can fit some gold pieces into your home ~ like GOLD CROWNS! That you won from my Blogoversary Giveaway! When you get time today, just shoot me an email with your mailing information. Congrats, Jane! : )

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  45. I love hearing that your son got you pieces of silver for Christmas! It's so nice when our loved ones finally "get" us, and our love of the old and tarnished. I especially loved seeing those S&P snowmen again! Pure genius!
    Happy Monday!
    Carol

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  46. Love the idea of silver sunday and love your collection, I really love the old odd pieces don't you...love the post

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  47. Lovely! I hadn't realised just how much I like the look of tarnished silver until I saw your photos here!

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  48. Jane, how terrific and creative you are!! I'm in love with the snowmen made of s&p shakers ... adorable!

    xo
    Jill

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  49. Jane, I love all your projects but I really love the pin cushions. What a GREAT idea! Your son has wonderful taste. He found some really great silver pieces, didn't he? I know you will treasure them always. They are really nice finds.
    Happy New Year!
    Donna

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  50. Jane I would say that you have definitely raised the best kind of son. I get teary when I think of how sweet that is. Can you just imagine what a sweetie he'll be as a husband!? he can shop for me anytime.
    I have enjoyed all your silver altered pieces. You are the silver queen to me.
    hugs

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  51. I so LOVE what you did with the shakers ~ you clever gal! You have obviously raised a wonderful son to be so thoughtful to seek out what you love!! Sorry I missed it on Sunday, better late than never right? Judi

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  52. How awesome that he notice of your love and took the time to choose those special pieces for you!

    Happy 2010! Hope you have a wonderful year...

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  53. I just love your silver creations! Those salt & pepper shakers are my favorite. So cute!

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  54. I love those pin cushions in the cups...what a cute idea! You have some great silver pieces. Thanks for stopping by and saying hi!

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  55. Wow, can I adopt your son???
    What an AWESOME set of silver from your kiddo!

    And as usual, super job of repurposing with your silver. LOVE the s&p shaker snowmen!

    Anne

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  56. Jane, Mari sent a message to me that you might stop by my blog. I enjoyed looking at all of your creations and think that you have a wonderful creative talent.
    Shelly

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  57. Gorgeous pieces. I remember stopping by Saturday and didn't return Sunday. I missed it! The snowmen are adorable and those pin cushions are very pretty!

    Linda

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  58. The salt and pepper shaker snowmen are so cute I've got to try it next Christmas. The gifts from your son are such treasures in more ways than one. Happy SS.....

    Rebecca

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  59. Hi Jane, I got myself some poly fill today and hope to make a pin cushion out of a silver sugar bowl. I love how you placed a button in the center. How did you get it to "indent" down into it? It doesn't seem like a needle and thread would pull it enough if there is only fiber fill in it. Does that make sense? Thanks!

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