Monday, December 27, 2010
My husband has always had a love of all things made of sterling silver. To be honest I was never a big fan of silver because it just didn’t look great on my skin complexion so gold was my first shiny metal of choice to wear. After years of telling him that silver was boring and bland I have truly come to appreciate the beauty of sterling silver.
Did you know: Sterling was the known and approved silver standard in England, in all probability, from the beginning of King Henry the Second’s reign.
These gorgeous sterling scissors are adorned with beautiful flowers on both sides. I believe they were used in sewing such as button holes, thread trimming and things of that nature.
Magnifying lenses became symbols of intellect and connoisseurship, as is evident in art of the eighteenth century which often depicts magnifying glasses in order to convey knowledge and intellect.
THIS is one of the cutest and most elegant things I've seen. It's an individual Salt Spoon from the early 1900s in a floral pattern by Lunt Silver. A little spoon like this looks much nicer pinned to a blouse, jacket or vest as opposed to just sitting in a salt cellar.
Alice in wonderful would sure appreciate this antique tea spoon. The top has a tea kettle with handle and the stem is like bamboo or straw that ends with a dogwood like pattern.
The pendant between the scissors and tea spoon appears to have made from a spoon end as well. I just love the patina on it.
The Purple glass necklace appears to be an Art Deco piece from the 1895-1935. I’m speechless!
And how could I forget the vintage marcasite pendant at right corner of the table, and the lovely pen. Quite Victorian!
…and the vintage mexican sterling ring which looks like a wedding cake. I’ve named it Claire de lune. I melt every time I look at it!
The round footed baroque mirror is just lovely and is the perfect size on my night stand. The other baroque frame mirror’s glass was broken so I simply framed a lovely print in its place!
My husband is truly a man of Sterling good sense for he gave me all these wonderful silver items (table too…) for Christmas!
Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and Holiday!