Sunday, January 17, 2010

Pretty & Functional Silver

To say Silver is shiny, pretty,
even glamorous,
is an understatement,
but it can be quite functional as well!
After many months of admiring these Tin Woodsmen pewter measuring spoons, made famous by Paula Deen, I splurged and bought a set for myself several Christmases ago.
...Actually after they arrived, I opened them and proudly showed my husband "what he bought me for Christmas!"
Isn't he a sweetie! :)
One purchase I have yet to regret! Love them!
For the dining room, to catch those little stray crumbs after dinner,
an aluminum silent butler.
Handy, indeed!
Found at a local antique store.

For more silver beauty, visit the host of Silver Sunday, The Gypsy Fish Journal!

~Blessings to you, Rhonda~

17 comments:

Gypsy Fish said...

I love aluminum ware...I've never seen an aluminum silent butler...that's really neat (no pun intended...tee hee)
thanks for coming!...See you next Sunday!
{{gypsy hugs}}
Beth

Amelia said...

The spoons look great...don't blame you for buying them yourself for a gift...just helped the husband so it was a two fold purchase.

Enjoy the day -

Shelia said...

Hi Rhonda! Oh what pretty shiny things you have! I've bought myself gifts before from my husband. I sure have surprised him a few times! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your measuring spoons are just wonderful. What a thrill to have and I am sure you enjoy them. Love the little butler too. Hugs, Marty

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

I love your measuring spoons. I might have to look into finding them. I'm in desperate need of pans and have considered getting her pans.. in red of course.lol. I have one of the butler trays, but not the brush..You have some great silver treasures.. hugs ~lynne~

bj said...

Hi, Scooter..I am loving your silvers today.
I want a silent butler...my mother used to have one..wonder where in the world it might be? Guess I'll watch ebay for one.
Thanks for sharing your silver....

ceekay said...

Very special to have such lovely measuring spoons. I always admire hers when I watch Paula!! Your little butler is cute too with the holder...

Vee said...

How attractive and functional. I love those butlers and have looked for one for a long time. Lucky you!

Wizard of Was said...

You silver is very beautifull but I especially love your butler. Having it on a stand like that is great! Hope you have a wonderful Sunday!
Gale

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Now there's a broom I'd love to have on my table!
xo,
Carole

onlymehere said...

I've never heard of a silent butler or the Paula Deen silver that she made famous! I really need to branch out I guess. Beautiful silver. You're so refined that I just picture you as this sweet little Southern Belle who just knows how to make everything beautiful! We're lucky if all the silverware and disshes match most days, lol! I need to be more like you, that's for sure.

Darlene said...

That silent butler is so neat to wipe up those pesty little crumbs and I love those measuring spoons....great gift (for yourself)!

Sherrie said...

I like the little brush and tray. I have seen a lot through the blogs but never in person. Good thing summer and flea markets will be here in only 5 months! Thanks for sharing.

The Lazy Peacock said...

love the silent butler! i have a few of them, but i have never seen one that before, it's beautiful!

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onlymehere said...

You just made my day! I have to say though what you do is an art also. You have an eye for beauty in the most amazing things. I could never see some of the things you see and make them beautiful. I only have an eye for what is already beautiful and have trouble envisioning it how it could be (unless it comes to renovating a home but I don't have the skills to pull that off!). I hope your sides heal soon from all that poking, lol! You gotta love it when you husband and daughter both see eye to eye like that...even if it is at your expense! Who said there was anything wrong with wanting things our own way anyway?

myletterstoemily said...

my mother in law has given me a lot of silver and i
marvel at how lovely it looks all polished! i love
to place pieces next to rustic items to give a nice
complexity.

my sister in law is from clinton, nc!

blessings,
lea