Thursday, January 5, 2012

Silver in the past, present and future! Part 1

  I am going through a very Silver phase right now.  I cant' get enough of this shiny, yet full of patina glorious decor that silver offers.  I have trays galore in my kitchen, a new (very ornate) napkin holder, and lots of bowls, and serving pieces. It works in harmony with my ironstone and just makes me happy.
 Here is what I have been pinning lately..

There are so many more, but I don't want to bore you!
I found a few interesting sites that you might enjoy while doing some research on a few pieces I have.

I loved this quote too!
Though we may lament that much old silver has been lost to the whims of fashion or the loss of fortune, we must also remember that the nineteenth century saw a taste for collecting antique silver: Pieces once melted and refashioned began to be collected for their aesthetic appeal. The same period saw a burgeoning spirit of inquiry and research, and as the 19th century gave way to the 20th, scholarly publications and exhibitions brought new information, and exciting pieces of silver, to light. Silver has a past, a present and a future, and, in many ways, it lives in all three.
Joseph P. Brady
Silver Historian, 2007

Tomorrow I will show you how i have used my silver..


Aledia said...

I to have found a love of silver as of lately... I love the big bowl of baby's breath!!

Have a great night!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...