|A Chicory Blossom|
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Some different style serving forks. I love the one in the middle with the face. The large art nouveau style fork is also a favorite.
Every Southern home has a large collection of ice tea spoons. These are just a few of mine. I like to keep them on my oak buffet so that they are within easy reach. I picked up this tall spooner somewhere in Alabama several years ago.
These are some of my cocktail forks. Let me tell you living at the beach I think we used these almost every day. I am not sure how much use they will get here in the mountains.
This is a sterling carving set I picked up at a garage sale for a few dollars. It was almost black it was so tarnished.I new it was a nice set it just needed a little polish and love.
I have a real thing for silver. I am not quite sure why but, I like the pretty patterns and the weight of it in my hand. I have been picking up pieces of it since I was in college. I use to buy a few pieces - 5 or 6 -forks or spoons wrapped together or maybe a few knives here or there. Usually spending less than three dollars for them. Miss matched sets became sets. They all fit together nicely being around the same age. Now the pieces I find cost a bit more, but there are still deals out there. That carving set was under $5.00. It is sterling silver, the former owners just didn't want to have to bother with polishing it. I like to polish, it is relaxing. It is an instant gratification thing. So, go out and look for a few pieces to brighten up your every day life. Everytime I use my ice tea spoons I feel like a queen.
p.s. someone asked me what kind of polish I use. I like the creme polishes. I usually use Wright's but if I can not find that Walmart has one in a small white plastic jar with a blue label and a blue top called Weimans Creme Silver Polish for under $5.00 [here it is $3.57]that works like a dream.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Sunday, June 3, 2012
I found this rose at my Mother's house when I was visiting. Even though it was on it's last leg it seemed so beautiful to me. Faded and tired. Just a shell of it's former self. Full of memories.
Friday, June 1, 2012
Incredibly cute. Love how they use the spool of thread for a drum.
Beautiful seed packet. The flowers are amazing and the typography is lovely.
I love everything about this. The child, the palette, the soft colors, the typography. Yum.
|Simply gorgeous in everyway!|
This is my favorite, but I have a thing for owls.
This week for my freebies I thought I would give you some samples of products available way back when. I love the graphics that they used to advertise the different products, from flower seed to mustard. When I go to the grocery store or drug store today I am so unimpressed with the packaging of the products I am buying. I want glass instead of plastic. I want bold graphics. I want interesting typography. Is any one out there listening?