Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Silver Tea



Well believe it or not, a couple years ago at a garage sale, we came across this find. The girl selling it actually said, it was my grandmother's, my mom will probably be mad at me for selling it. My husband, at least 3 times asked her is she was sure, and said maybe you should keep it, she wanted to sell it, we bought it. For $15. Click on images to enlarge.
The tray- it is large and heavy.
The sugar pot has a handle that needs to be fixed, we can't seem to find someone in town that will do it....yet., I love the little cream pitcher and butter dish.
a few strawberries, some cantaloupe and cranberry flax muffins


I must confess, I don't know a lot on the proper way to keep silver, it has had a little cleaning but needs more and some polishing. I see why the work of "polishing" silver has led to less using of it, but my- it is so beautiful, it is worth it. 

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13 comments:

Amy said...

it's beautiful! There is something about a silver teaset that just makes me smile, it's so timeless and elegant ;-)

Wanda Lee Of The Plumed Pen said...

This is just delightful; such lovely little delicious details with your silver teatime tablescape vignette! Those luscious chocolate dipped strawberries and the fruit is wonderful! The teaset is fabulous and ever so elegabnt!

Please do pop by for a visit..,


Cheers from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

Mimi said...

Beautiful!

Tricia said...

What a find! Your tea setting looks spectacular, and all the goodies so inviting! The fruit-filled cantaloupe is a work of art!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Love the silver collection. This is one of a kind. Love love love...

Happy TT

sunshine said...

That is a beautiful set!
You know.. I kind of like tarnished silver as well. I think that there is something kind of cool about it. (not filthy but a bit tarnished).
Maybe I'm weird!

((Hugs))
Laura

Atticmag said...

So pleased to see your silver and know that others out their are using theirs. I have some from my Mom and try to use it because she loved it so (I keep it in non-tarnish bags which help reduce the polishing). Hope you'll stop by and get in on our giveaway -- we'll announce a winner on Monday. -- Jane F.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How pretty your silver is! I've enjoyed picking up some nice pieces as well in the past year or so.

Ridgely (Grandma J) said...

OK -- I'm getting out my silver polish and going to work. Your silver looks lovely!

Nancy said...

You are right about cleaning it. I love silver but it seems you get one piece polished and then it's time for the next! I love the hutch in your header!

Come ove over for a $100 transferware giveaway!

Rhondi said...

It's always amazing to me how people can sell family heirlooms, but it was a lucky day for you that they did! Thanks for joining the tea party today.
Hugs, Rhondi

Beth said...

Wow! What a great buy you got! It is so lovely. I would welcome having tea with you.
Blessings, Beth

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

It's beautiful! How very sad that the girl sold her grandmothers lovely silver set. But you are most certainly enjoying it.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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