Saturday, January 16, 2010

The Elegance of Silver and Vintage Lace

Welcome Everyone! I hope you've had a beautiful weekend. With our temperatures warming up, and the lane clear, the shop was busy. Now, time for a visit with all of you. :-)) I'm linking up today with Beth from over at The Gypsy Fish Journal. She has graciously started this new meme. I just discovered it the other day, so glad I did. I am amazed at all the beautiful pieces of silver you blogger's have, each used in their own unique way. Now, I don't have a lot of silver, would love to, but what I do have, I love and cherish.

I chose to put together 2 vignettes using two different pieces of silver. I chose the letter holder in the first vignette. I think the crowning glory would be to have vintage post cards in the holder. Aaaahhhh... a dream for another day.
Or the addition of a quill pen. Come to think of it, I used to have one.. hmmmmm I feel a mission coming on. :-))
The second piece is the ink well. Anyway that's what I call it. If any of you know the actual "true" name I would love to hear from you.

I can also see this used as a candle holder, can't you?


I hope you enjoyed my "little" contribution to Silver Sunday. I'm so glad you popped in to say hello. Beth, thank you for hosting this wonderful event. I've had a ball. Be sure to swing over to Beth's at The Gypsy Fish Journal for a full list of those participating. I'll see you there...
hugs ~lynne~



44 comments:

Fifi Flowers said...

Pretty silver items!

Carolyn said...

Love your pretty vignettes. Your silver is lovely- the 'inkwell' would make a great candle holder.

Carolyn

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Lynne, your silver pieces are just gorgeous. I love the pretty intricate ink well, what a fabulous piece and the candle holder is stunning. I love the pretty orbs and the lace too. Such a gorgeous vignette. Hugs, marty

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Love the silver Lynne and the carpet balls in blue and yellow are really neat, great vignette! Hugs, Cindy

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a pretty desk set. The ink well probably had a glass insert at one time. The blue and white orbs are very pretty.
Hope you are enjoying your weekend.
Glenda

Dolores said...

I don't have very many silver pieces, but I do like silver ....it's just not my favorite.
You have a way of making a vignette that is gorgeous no matter what.....
Hugs,
dolores

ceekay said...

Your vignettes are lovely. I love the letter holder and a quill would be gorgeous by it!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Both vignettes are beautiful. I love your pieces of silver, and the old lace looks so pretty too. I wish I lived close by, I have lots of vintage postcards passed down to me by a great-great aunt. I'd have loaned some to you.
Blessings,
Marcia

Chari said...

Hello Dearheart...

Ohhh...I just had to come by and see your silver! What beautiful pieces, Lynne! I love the silver letter holder...so ornate! I'm wondering what the two little covered places on the front of the letter holder are? I've never seen one like this so it's such a treat!!! Ohhh...and the little silver ink well...exquisite!!! It really looks so frenchy...don't you think? I think it would be beautiful used for a candleholder too...great idea!!! Well Darlin', your silver vignette is gorgeous!!! I love the look and feel of it with the two beautiful old books and those decorative balls (those are definitely frenchy looking!) I love it!!! Thank you so much for sharing your silver pretties and your fabulous creative talents for doing vignettes with us, my friend!!!

Have a wonderful weekend, Darlin'!
Love ya,
Chari

Blondie's Journal said...

Lynne,

Your silver is gorgeous and all of your vignettes SO pretty!!

Happy SS!!

xoxo
Jane

onlymehere said...

I have a little bit of silver but not as much as so many of you ladies seem to have. Love these!

Blogger isn't letting me schedule posts and the post about the baby was supposed to post on Monday. I changed it to a draft and it deleted the post so I'll try to remember to post it on Monday, maybe Sunday bz I'm off Monday. Can you still schedule posts? Mine just post automatically now and I hate it bz I don't always have time to do a post the day I want it to post but may have time before, AUGGGGGHHH!

Oh, I haven't done a crazy quilt with feathers. On my side bar you'll find some wonderful quilting blogs and maybe you can find one on one of theirs. I'll keep my eyes posted for you too! Good luck and I'm excited to see it when it's done! I hope Mr. P's tests go well too.

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Lynn...it's wonderful to meet you and see your lovely silver.
Happy Silver Sunday!
xo,
Carole

vignette design said...

Lynn, I love your two silver pieces. I can definitely see the ink well used as a candleholder too. --Delores

junkdreams said...

What a gorgeous old piece!
Happy SS!
xojanis

Jane said...

I did enjoy your contribution to Silver Sunday. I love the letter holder and agree that vintage postcards would be a perfect addition.
Jane

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Lynne, that is such an ornate and gorgeous letter holder with ink wells. I've never seen an ink well like the footed one you showed. It's beautiful too. I assume the part on the side would be to lay your pen (quill) when you aren't using it? laurie

xinex said...

Hi Lynne, you are still the queen of vignettes in my eyes. What a gorgeous ink well!...Christine

Kammy said...

Mmmmmmm love your little displays and that silver !
Hugs ~ Kammy

jerseygirl211 said...

Lynne,

What an unusual silver piece, very ornate. I had many silver pieces, once, but cleaning silver took up too much of my time, so little by little I gave most of it to a friend, who loves to collet it and has a whole china cabinet filled to the rim with it. I did just buy some new silver polish, I would like to clean up the silver coffee & tea server that my husband bought for me, that is something I won't give up.

To answer your question, yes... my husband is laying the floors himself. We do just about everything ourselves, except putting in our own pool or a new liner, that we leave to the professionals. We just get great satisfaction out of doing it ourselves.

Thanks for your visit. By the way, your taking great pictures with your camera.

Hugs
'D'

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Your pieces are so beautiful and ornate. I've never seen an ink well like that. Thank you for sharing. Rosie

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Lynne!

Your two ink wells are just stunning! The one with the letter holder is so detailed and beautiful! The other one with the little area for your pen to lay, is just gorgous! I have never seen one like that. i love them!

Thank you for sharing them with us!

Wizard of Was said...

Hi Lynne,
Great silver ink wells! They are different ones, so tht makes it even more special. Have a grat SS
Gale

Tootsie said...

girl...your posts always inspire me to get changing things up! I am just pooped today...and all week but trust me...if I had the energy I would be moving around trying to use your gorgeous inspirations! (tomorrow for sure! lol)
I have missed blogland so much...but have been so stinking busy that I have no time or energy to blog this year so far a single mom has no rest! lol...but...I have been taking photos of what I have been doing...so when things slow down...LOOK OUT BLOGLAND! lol

The Muse said...

Silver Sunday sounds like such fun...
ah looks like I was a tad too late to join in...but sometimes blogland window SHOPPING can be nice too!

Your little vignette just pulls at this Muse's heartstrings...
Add a quill and some parchment...and I'm there!

Barbara Jean said...

Lynne,
That is one fancy letter holder, and ink well.

Thank you for the invite to Facebook, but i dare not sign up. I spend so much ti me on computer with blogging, I'm afraid I would be just as addicted to Facebook, and never get anything done!
So appreciate you asking though.=)

blessings

barbara jean

Lyneen said...

Beautiful letter holder!!! love both pieces. Thanks for sharing, Happy Silver Sunday.

Anita said...

Great silver pieces...I love the detail on both inkwells and your vignettes are beautiful.

Sonia said...

Lynne,

That letter holder and ink well are just some of the prettiest pieces I've ever seen! I love the ornateness (is that a word) of each piece! What a treasure to have such beautiful pieces! Miss Bloomers

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

Thanks l, for the warm welcome for my little tater bug! I am loving this granny stuff... he is a doll and has already stole my heart.

Sherrie said...

Beautiful vignettes in your photos.

Shelia said...

Hi Dear Lynne! Oh, what beautiful silver pieces you have and you've set a beautiful vignette with them! I would so love to see your beautiful home in person!
Thanks for popping in to see me! I've missed you!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kathysue said...

Lynne you always do the prettiest vignette, just lovely, Kathysue

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Hey girl..see what happens when I go to bed early you do another wonderful post...OMG Lynne I love your ink stand and your carpet balls are beautiful...Oh too funny I just remember on RMS and you did a post about your carpet balls and I asked should I bring my vacumm over ha ha!! That sure was a long time ago..I pray your having a great day my friend..Give Bill a BIG ole cyber hug for me...Hugs and love Gl♥ria

9405018--Pat said...

Hi Lynne, Love your silver pieces...the snow is started to melt today...now if we could get a little rain, to clean things up with be great...have a great day...Pat

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Lynne! I love those ink wells...especially the one with the letter holder...just gorgeous! You are, as I have said before, the queen of vignettes, my friend! Happy Sunday...hugs...Debbie

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Pat, isn't the melting snow wonderful, now with the shining of the sun the day looks even better.
hugs ~lynne~

Mimi said...

Beautiful ink wells. Thanks for sharing.

EnchantedBella said...

Gourgus such unique items, love them. Happy SS

Rebecca

Lou Cinda said...

Lynne, your silver is beautiful and I LOVE this vignette! That lace is exquisite!! I just love it!

Lou Cinda

Dixie said...

Lynne... I love your ink well and your carpet balls - just beautiful!

New Year Blessings. Dixie

cottage farm villa said...

what a beautiful candleholder! love it!

Tardevil said...

Wow, what a gorgeous piece of silver, and another lovely vignette.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi Lynne, love your silver ink set, it's really gorgeous, and I love your white hutch with all the goodies on it! I like to keep things fresh also. I change things up frequently! Hope you are having a great week!
hugs,
Debra

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