Sunday, February 7, 2010

~~ I Wish ~~

Hi everyone! Once again I'm apologizing for being MIA.. I've been running Mr. P. back and forth to the hospital. A few more tests done and now we play the waiting game, you know waiting on results. I have him back home once again and he seems to be doing better. Thank all of you for your emails and phone calls. I can't tell you how they touched my heart. You all are just the best!

Today is Silver Sunday hosted by Beth from The Gypsy fish. She has graciously hosted this fun event these past few weeks. What a pleasure it's been to see all of your great silver pieces and the way you use them.

My contribution this week is the silver my mother gave us many years ago. I have them displayed in my office where I can enjoy them daily, especially this time of the year. A bit on the tarnished side, full of character. Most of the time this is the way you'll find it. Occasionally, I'll get it in my head it needs to be polished. Mother probably would have frowned, you see she never polished silver. I'm not sure of the true reason, I can only guess. Working full time and trying to raise 5 children might have had something to do with it.. :-))




The books were my Grandma's. Mother's mother's books. So, you see I have 3 generations showcased here. lol


Beautiful scroll work with some dainty feet.

I'm not sure who's initial this belongs to, you see it really doesn't matter. I love anything monogrammed. I feel honored to be the keeper of this beautiful spoon.
Mother, I wish you were here so you could see how much I enjoy your gift, how I treasure it. I wish I could talk to you and let you know what's going on in our lives. I wish you could wrap me in your arms , and let me cry on your shoulder. I wish we could share a cup of coffee and a piece of your cherry pie. I wish we could play a game of cards and watch you and Mr. P cheat openly and laugh about it. Mother, I miss you so much.. I wish you were here so I could say Happy Birthday!!
Thank you for swinging in today and saying hello. I know many of you are watching the Super Bowl , I hope your team of choice wins! Don't forget in all the Super Bowl excitement to swing by Beth's for a full list of those participating.
hugs ~lynne~



34 comments:

Kathysue said...

Sweet, sweet, Lynne I have tears in my eyes. I was so enjoying the display of your Mom's beautiful silver that you have so lovingly cherished and displayed. Then whe I read it is her Bday I lost it. I am so sorry you are going through such a rough patch. I know how worrisome health issues are. We are sometimes not certain of our next step but we are certain of our God, that is called Gracious Uncertainty. My prayers and thoughts ar with you, Kathysue

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Oh Lynne, I love it all...and so special that your family is represented by the pieces! Happy SS!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Hello My dear friend...I just emailed you ha ha!! Oh Lynne I do so feel your need for your mama and how old would she has been...I still cry about the void in my heart with my best friend mama..How special to have her silver...I have my mama tea set also and I hate to polish silver girl I would take a beating with a wet noodle before I do it ha ha!! Oh yes and lets don't forget Stupid Bowl tomorrow the only good thing about that is Len stays out of my hair for 4 hours ha ha!! Maybe I can take a nap...Many blessings to you my friend...Love ya sis...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I love your silver pieces. They are beautiful!!! Sorry you have been so busy lately. I am praying for you and your husband. Love & blessings from NC!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

It's so nice that you have pieces that belonged to family members. I have my mother-in-law's silver service and really love it...even if we don't use it!
Happy Silver Sunday.
Stop by if you get a chance and enter my two giveaways.
xoxo
Donna

Kathy said...

Hi Lynn...Beautiful silver, beautiful words...Prayers are always going up for you.
Have a wonderful Sunday together...xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Diann @ Thr Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Lynne,

Oh, that set is so beautiful!!

Sonia said...

Hi Lynne,
I'll be praying for your loved one! I know it can be hard to wait for results...I'm a nurse and I don't like waiting either! Your silver post is just gorgeous! What a lovely collection you have. Hope you have a great Super Bowl Sunday!

Miss Bloomers

Kathy said...

Gosh, I love every single piece you've shown us, Lynn! Isn't it kind of funny how we all love things monnogrammed or engraved or imprinted with someone else's name! I love it too.
Wonderful Silver Sunday post!
xoxo...Kathy@Mimi's Garden

Mimi said...

Lynne, you have a stunning collection of silver.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Lynne sweetie...
I write this through tear stained eyes sweetie. I love all of your beautiful silver. So pretty and wonderful to take out and look at, even if you never use it, it is right there to be shared with friends.

How beautiful this wonderful tribute to your sweet Moma. I want you to know that she does see how much you enjoy this beautiful gift, and Lynne she does wrap you in her arms every night in prayer, let it go sweetie, she is right there. Share that cherry pie and coffee with her, as she is only a breath away.

I believe every time you and Mr. P play cards she is right there playing along and just laughing away at the two of you. She misses you too, but she also knows that one day you will both be brought back together sweetie in our heavenly Father's house.

I love you sweet Lynne and am always right here if you need a friend to talk to.

I continue to pray for dear Mr. P and that everything will start to feel a little normal again soon.

Country hugs sweetie and so much love...Sherry

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Lynn, I love all your beautiful silver. When I read the bottom about your Mom, it touched me so deeply. My mom is 86 years old and I treasure every moment we talk and spend together.
Sending you hugs....
Ann

Dolores said...

Good morning Lynne,
This is the sweetest post, honoring your mother. We just never stop missing our mama's when they're gone.

The silver from your mother is so beautiful, but it's history makes it so special!!

You and Mr. P are in my thoughts and prayers..... hoping for a good week and good result from the test
Hugs,
Dolores

mbkatc230 said...

Your silver is lovely, Lynne, and I prefer it a bit tarnished also. But what makes this especially beautiful is that it was your mother's, how wonderful that you have it. Prayers for Mr. P and your family are headed your way. Hope you have a quiet, uneventful, boring weekend - that's what I'm hoping for! Hugs, Kathy (did you notice how many Kathy's commented today??)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You have some very pretty silver. I don't have a lot of silver because I don't like to polish it - got rid of most of it years ago. Sure hope your husband gets good news on his test results.

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

What a beautiful and special set you have. I hope it makes you feel like she is nearby. My prayers for you and Mr. P. Rosie

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Lynne! What beautiful silver! And how special it is because it came from you mother! You and Mr P are in my prayers. Have a wonderful Sunday!...hugs...Debbie
Oh...and the toile bedding was from Target...many moons ago!

Cathy said...

Oh Lynne...this is such a lovely post! I love the reminder of your Mother and the sweetness of your relationship!

My prayers are with you and your husband...God bless you both!

Thinking of you...
XOXO
Cathy

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

What a Sweet Post ~ Love all Your Treasures & the way you have displayed them with Your Great Grandmother's Books ~ I know how it is to Miss Your Mom..... Keep Holding the Memories deep in Your Heart
Thoughts & Prayers
Cheryl

Tardevil said...

Ok Lynne, I told you to stop giving me sad faces...that was so sweet to your mom! I'm sure you must miss her. Your silver is gorgeous - every piece. You'll always have those memories! Hope Mr. P gets good results & glad to hear he is doing better. Have a great Sunday!
Penny

Dining Delight said...

Very pretty silver pieces that must have special meaning to you! Your words about missing your mom are so touching - makes me think I should go have a coffee with mine and appreciate the time we share while we still can! You never know what's around the corner...

DD

KMfamily ;-) said...

All I can say is OOO & AHHHH!!
Love it all.
Hope Mr. P is Ok!!
Saving some small prayers for ya.

Maureen said...

Beautiful display. I'm with you, I love monograms.

onlymehere said...

I do love your silver, tarnished or shiny and polished! Love the spoon to. I hope Mr. P is doing better today. God bless you for walking down this hard road with him and supporting him.

salmagundi said...

Wonderful tribute to your mother! You have to know she is pleased that you treasure her belongings. I have to be old enough to be your mother, and I think often about who will treasure all of the stuff I have inherited and would love to pass on someday. Hope you have a great week. Sally

9405018--Pat said...

Lynne, Your mother silver pieces are beautiful. This was a beautiful tribule to your mother. I know how hard it must be for you. Hang in there friend...prayers to you and Mr.P.
It's snowning hard now.....yugk...take care hugs...Pat

9405018--Pat said...

Lynne, Your mother silver pieces are beautiful. This was a beautiful tribule to your mother. I know how hard it must be for you. Hang in there friend...prayers to you and Mr.P.
It's snowning hard now.....yugk...take care hugs...Pat

Sherrie said...

Tarnished or polished, it is all about the memories. Thank you for sharing. Your photo presentation was lovely.

Sarah said...

Lynn, what a treasure you have. I'd want to have this so I could enjoy it every day too. Thanks for sharing. Happy Silver Sunday!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Lynne, I wish your mother were with you to hug you too. I know you have been through a lot this past year, and a mother's hug would be so nice. Of course, if she were here, she'd have to catch up with you to give you a hug. What a beautiful birthday wish to your mother, and those silver pieces are beautiful! I love the coffee pot with the pretty pattern on it, and the graceful lines of these pieces all look so pretty together. The beauty of this vignette is so much more special because of its meaning to you. Hope you get good reports from the medical tests. I'll be praying. laurie

Tallulah Antiques Closet said...

Such a great collection of silver I also think a bit of tarnish gives it a bueatiful soft look. Thank you for stopping by my blog.I hope the road that is ahead is a smooth one. Have a great week. Julian

Sister Patty said...

I'm so glad to see people are starting to appreciate the old silverplate... even if it's from the 50s or 60s.

Thanks, Lynne, for sharing all the great photos.

Take care... I will be thinking about you and Mr. P.

Pinky said...

I am hoping and praying that Mr. P feels better soon, and poraying that YOU are OK too. I was a caregiver for my Mother for 5 years so I know what it is like. I am so happy that you had a good relationship with your Mother, that was a beautiful tribute to her. My team did not win, but the other team outplayed them so they deserved to win! XO, Pinky

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Oh what beautiful silver! I think your sweet Mom would smile to see you lovingly polishing it. Wish I was there to give you a huge hug, Lynne!
Susan