January 31, 2010

Silver Sunday (5) - No Calories Today

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Happy Silver Sunday everyone!

Hopefully you are not buried under snow! Friday night we got about 10 more inches over here and the snow piles up very high at the curbsides. Besides there had been a nasty wind that had caused heavy snow drifts. Thankfully we were grocery shopping on Friday, so we could stay at home yesterday. Although it seems to be a lot of snow for us, I know that some of you live in areas that have even much more snow. I hope all of you will stay warm and won't have power outages!

Today I won't serve you food in my silver dishes but some of my favorite yummy goodies that have no calories and are free of cholestrol. I'm just thinking about your health here ... ;-).
These are things I like to collect and can hardly pass up on a flea market if the price is right.

You probably won't be surprised that I love laces. I don't know what it is about laces but they just make me happy and I use them a lot in all kinds of projects.

I have winded larger pieces onto clothes pins. Normally I keep those in a large glass as you can see in my blog banner but I also like how they look in the silver dish.

Pearls are another passion of mine. These are all faux but I don't mind.

May I introduce you to little Benjamin. I had received him as a present some years ago. He wanted to participate in Silver Sunday so badly. I told him that he would have to wear something silver and he agreed. Unfortunately no necklace fitted and he just didn't want to wear one of my silver rhinestone brooches. Who can blame him! Too much bling for a guy. Then I showed him a decanter label. He would have prefered a tag with his name but he finally let me put it around his neck. So let's just call him "Port" for today ;-). He is the button caretaker by the way.

The engraving on the label is very thin and not hard to see, not only on the picture but in real as well.

The nut dish has a sweet pattern and an engraved monogram.

I found a whole bunch of those metal numbered tags on the flea market last year.

Numbered plates and wooden spools are always a great find too.

What are YOUR favorite flea market finds?

Please hop over to our wonderful hostess Beth to see her Silver Sunday treasures and don't miss to visit all the other participants too!

Have a wonderful Sunday!



Sue said...

Love your silver finds! Something so elegant and elemental both at the same time about silver - especially vintage silver! I think your laces look beautiful in your silver dish, and what a clever idea winding them around the wooden clothespins.

My favorite flea market/auction/thrift finds?
Vintage/antique textiles and lace (especially metallic and beaded antique lace! swoon)


Jane said...

I just love your finds. Everything that I love, love, love. I am partial to lace too. I really like how you've wrapped it around the clothespins. I have done that with ribbon but not lace. It all looks wonderful in the silver dish. I have a collection of old wood spools too.
I think we would have a hard time shopping together...we would want the same things.

Flight Fancy said...

How pretty! The clothespins are perfect! I would have never thought of that. How clever :)

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

What a beautiful post!!! I love everything! Benjamin is just too cute!!!


Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Oh, the clothespins are so pretty with the lace. And that monogrammed dish is beautiful! Happy SS!

Wizard of Was said...

Love thoss numbers...always! Especially the enameled ones...have a great SS

Maureen said...

A girl after my heart! Silver, pearls, rhinestones and lace! What else is there?

TinyBear said...

Love those cloth pins with the lace too - looks so beautiful in your silver bowl.

junkdreams said...

Silver, whites and lace are some of my favorite things...beautiful post!
Happy SS!

Dorthe said...

Julia, hallo dear.

Such stunning photoes, how I love the way you have set it all up, so beautifull, dear friend, and your collection is fantastic, I so understand that Benjamin could not resist being there in the middle of everything.
Oh and love the little 25 Frs sign.

It sounds that you are having the same weather as we are, here we are totally snowed in too, and minus 10 degrees ....brrrrr cold. Aber liebe wir sind ja auch im nähe einandere.

Viele liebe grüsse von hier und mir.

The Rustic Victorian said...

Wonderful post, I am a lace-a-holic and proud of it. Just beautiful....Love Marcie

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

Lace and silver really works together. Something about the softness and silver so hard.

Nancy Maxwell James said...

I always love seeing your lovely treasures on Silver Sunday...this post is so elegant. The lace looks beautiful wound on the antique clothespins...you gave me an idea for old bobbins I have! thank you for sharing your beautiful treasures with us! :) Happy Sunday!

Laura said...

What beautiful pieces of silver. Mixed with lace, they are really beautiful.

I enjoyed visiting- have a nice Sunday.


The Vintage Attic said...

Ok I know it's silver Sunday but I love the lace, I have a thing for lace and silver, what a great silver tag it's fabulous.


vintage wil said...

Ohh wow This is sooooo lovely its a dream!!!!

Karen said...

OMG Julia. What a wonderful post. I love it ALL! I want to come play at your house! I think I could probably wander for hours upon hours . . .
Have a wonderful day! Karen

Linda K. said...

Beautiful display and post. Love your laces and pearls. The silver is most stunning with the creams.

Sherrie said...

You always have such pretty pictures. I love stopping by to see what new delights you are sharing. Thank you.

stefanie said...

I love how you put your lace on those clothspins...great idea, and all you flea market treasures are to die for!!!

The Victorian Parlor said...

Everything is beautiful! I really like how you wrapped the lace around the clothes pins-very creative!



Laura said...

Lovely Silver Sunday post...we love similar things! :)

LiLi M. said...

I think we could be flea market twins; always buying lace (as you said if the price is right!), vintage fake pearls, vintage rhinestones, old books. I don't think I have seen anything on your blog that I don't love! I love "Port" too and the silver tray is exquisite! Love the numbered plates, did I forget something? Have a great start of the week!

June said...

hello Julia,
You have some gorgeous pieces of silver. That tray almost stopped my heart. BEAUTIFUL! But all of them are beautiful. I have such a thing for silver and silver plate.

Mimi said...

Oh, I ♥♥♥ the nut dish...it has my initials from before marriage...Benjamin looks handsome wearing the little beverage tag! Very pretty tray that your jewelry is in. Thanks for sharing.

Gypsy Fish said...

"port" is so adorable...I'm glad he came to the party...his bling is jsut lovely
Thanks for being part of Silver Sunday....see you next week~
{{gypsy hugs}}

vanilla143 said...

I love 'port" although I also collect bears so I am bias. I have numbers similar to yours.

Laurie said...

You made a lovely vignette for Silver Sunday! I'm so glad I met you through OWOH this year! I love the way you rolled the lace around clothespins - I will have to try that. I cannot get enough of antique or vintage lace. I am obsessed!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

All your photos are so beautiful. I love the laces wound around the clothespin..... just delightful. Happy belated Silver Sunday. xo

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Julia,

You are a girl after my own heart ~ I too love old laces, buttons and cotton reels.
I love how you have wound the lace around the clothes pegs.
The photos you have shared are gorgeous your silver and sweet bear Benjamin.

Happy week

Barbara Jean said...

I love this whole post!

How you have it all displayed, the soft and sweetness of it. The silver with the pearls and lace.
And I love when you have all the cuteness in jars like on your banner too.
I have just started picking up jars for the same idea.
I call it "visible Storage".


barbara jean


I love your Silver Sunday...it was pretty.
I popped over to your blog to thank you personally for your comments...and for putting me on your blog list.
I look forward to having you as one of MY followers...
ciao bella! have a wonderful day!

Cynthia K. said...

Hello! Beautiful post! Contains so many of my very favorite items too - I love silver, lace, pearls, sweet teddy bears - I can tell Benjamin is a sweetie. And your darling cat, Cecil, is too cute - So glad he is getting a good rest under the pretty quilt.

I signed up to be your follower because I don't want to miss a thing! Come see me and I'd be honored if you'd follow me also...

Cynthia K. (Beauty and Blessings)


So much silvery goodness here and so beautifully photographed! ~ Angela

BellaRosa said...

Julia, I know...how sad am I just just now getting to last weeks Silver Sunday :) but since I am feeling better and I have a few minutes while my dishes soak and the next rainstorm hits, my time is my own and I am visiting my favorites blogs darn it :) I love all your Silver Sunday treasures! And may I say that PORT looks adorable and is a lovely model...I love the mix of silver, lace and pearls...so beautiful! Also all your number tags...I know Laura of 52 Flea would love them :) I just have 1 question...the silver with rhinestone frame with a chain, that says 25 frs...may I ask what that is? I love it! Besos, Rose

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Beautiful photos- so restful and pleasing to the eye! Thank you so much for sharing!