To this day, I love my Gorham pattern (Buttercup) and wouldn't trade it for anything!
I arranged some in my media center right along with my birds nests and redware pottery.
Then I added some more...even mixing nut dishes with old football books...I'd say they go together quite well, no pun intended.
Old silver and hand carved crochet hooks felt right at home in a pine needle pitcher.
Silver baby spoons, demitasse spoons and souvenir spoons found a new resting place in my trio of green serving birds.
I thought one of my paper weights would look pretty in this compote. Now, I know what you are thinking....you are saying...but what about the tarnish? Well, slightly tarnished silver is ok. It's actually quite pretty.
Today's metal of choice seems to be pewter and while it's really nice (and I have several pieces) somehow it just doesn't have the elegance that sterling does.
BTW: Sterling is 92/5% Silver and 7.5% other metal..usually copper while Pewter is 92% tin, 6.7% antimony and 1.2% copper.
There is something twinkly and sparkly about silver.
A pair of silver earrings seem to bring out the best in a lady's face, especially the eyes.
There is something refined, dignified and elegant about a silver coffee or tea service. Call it what you will...it might be a thing of the past, but it's quite a lovely thing.
Crystal and silver are the very best of friends.
You could say I'm living in the past. Or you could just admit it...silver makes a beautiful table exquisite.
May all your silver be sterling,