Monday, October 19, 2009

Silver and a giveaway winner!

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Saturday I received in a big box in the mail from my mom and dad. It was filled with vintage goodies! One of the items was this little crystal salt shaker with a sterling lid. It's so beautiful! There is only one so now I have a quest to find it a mate! In the bottom of the box was this gorgeous candelabra! My mom got this from a coworker many years ago. Her coworker had bought it an antique auction in San Francisco. My mom gave her a tea cart in exchange for this and they were both very happy with the trade! Now my mom has passed it down to me.

I think I need to get some ivory colored candles for fall though...
On Saturday morning Lauren and I went to a high school flea market that is close by. There really wasn't anything good there at all but I did find some silver flatware.
I got all of this for $10. What a deal. I came home and polished it all up. I've been wanting to collect mismatched silver flatware because I think it looks so pretty in a table setting. The knives are more ornate than the spoons and forks and there are a lot more of them. I think I counted 14 knives!
And now to the giveaway...
The winner of the white turkey for my October Giveaway is Kimberly ~ Romantiques Thank you all for entering!


Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Cindy,
The candelabra is so lovely and very ornate, and has a special history behind it. I stopped off at a garage sale this weekend and purchased two lamps, I have a little fixing to do on them and then I will post them.
Enjoy your day and keep creating,

Tammy/Yesterday's Cottage said...

Hi Cindy -
What beautiful things! And oh-so-you! Our Moms always know us best don't they?!

The White Bench said...

Loove your pretties!! And I also collect mismatched cutlery... I find it tres chic!
You might like what I posted too... ;)

The Liberty Belle said...

What lovely photographs! I really like the candelabra.

Congratulations to the winner of the giveaway!

Joanne Kennedy said...

All your "new" treasures are so pretty! Love the salt shaker!


chez sheri said...

Great stuff!!!

Lee Laurie said...

I love the candelabra and the flatware and also the salt shaker. Until you find a mate for it, you could use it for powdered sugar or cinnamon. That was so sweet of her.

Lee Laurie

Rebecca @ Belle Blog said...

Hi Cindy!!
Great stuff. How nice to get a box of goodies. They are all so lovely. Good luck finding the other shaker.
♥ Rebecca

Lacy said...

I love silve. My first realization was after my grandpa died we were cleaning out a barn of his. He was a pack rat! My mom saw something glimering in the dirt. When she pulled it out. It was a beautiful large sterling silve pitcher. My mom polished it up and every spring she would put fresh Lilacs in my room for a treat for me!

Mrs. G said...

Congrats to the winner of your Giveaway. Love all your beautiful silver. I have been looking for a silver coffee and tea set on a tray for ever but, boy are the $$$$.

Nancy @ Live love laugh said...

congrats to the winner! Your "loot" is wonderful!!!It must have felt like Christmas when you opened that box! I love all the mismatched, too!

Elsie said...

Cindy that candelabra is stunning.
It has that WOW factor for sure.
Your mom did good and even better
she saved it for you. You really
got a deal or a steal all that
silver for just $10, and it is so
pretty. Hats off to you girl you
had a good weekend.:o)

het lieveheersbeestje said...

Oh, I love your silver treasures! Those knives are so beautiful ánd cheap! Overhere in the Netherlands they might have cost about 10 dollars (about 9 euro) each!
Lucky girl!
greetings from mama lieveheersbeestje.

NicNacManiac said...

Hi Cindy,
The salt shaker is so pretty!! I love the lucky girl...Moms are the best!!!
Score on the lovely flatware!! xOxO

Pauline said...

Dear Cindy, that little crystal shaker is so sweet :o) it will be quite a quest to find its mate, but I hope you do. Lovely gifts...enjoy them :o)

Karin said...

Congratulations to Romantique!

The salt shaker and the candelabra are so beautiful and unique! I just love the antique silver patina and the little floral designs.

Linda said... are a very lucky girl to have parents "give" you things...hope you had a great weekend!! Linda ;)

Lou Cinda said...

What a lovely treat to get in the mail!! I love salt shakers too! Yours is so pretty! Elegant!

Congrats to the winner!!

Lou Cinda :)

Karen said...

What sweet parents you have!
By the way, the silver piece you picked up at the sale is the same as my grandmother's... of which only a few pieces remain. It is the one with the hole in the pattern. So nice to see it.
Your blog is lovely!
Ladybug Creek

Kimberly@Romantiques said...

I can't believe I won, I've never entered anything and won!! Thank you Cindy!!! I'm so excited and I will treasure him.

Marilyn said...

Great silver pieces! I have things from both my mother and grandmothers that I cherish,too. However, I have an idea that no one else mentioned ...when you find the matching salt/pepper shaker, surely you will find a pair. Then send the extra one my way!! ;) What I find special about your treasures is that you really care about them and enjoy sharing them with all of us. Thanks so much for bring joy to my life.

Jeannine said...

All I could say to each of your treasures was "ooohhh, Pretty!"

Sheila said...

I realy love all your goodies. But as i was looking at all of them, i saw your white three tier dish.. I just posted on my blog about getting on for one dollar and it is in bad shape, and what should i do with it. I see how pretty yours is white and i know now what i want to do. MIne does not have scalloped or lacey edges but i hope it will turn out just as pretty.

Blondie's Journal said...


I hope you find the mate for your salt is precious. The candelabra is awesome too!! I love the curved lines. (and I love your blue runnner!!). How sweet your mom is!!

I have a lot of mix matched silver and I recently bought a full set of of 'matched" silver plate. I am wondering what you used to polish yours with.

Thanks, Cindy!!! :-)


Rita said...

Love all your vintage items you got from your mom. The candelabra is so beautifully ornate. a real unique piece. Also love your silverware - great deal for $ 14. Could never dream of such a bargain in Italy. Even thrift stores can be very expensive.
have a great week

just a little bit shabby said...

love all your silver treasures. I can't tell how bif the salt shaker is but if you can't find the mate. You could use it for old hat pins!
Just a thought!

Carol said...

Que lindos! Amei!
Adoro o seu blog! Os sorteios são ótimos, uma pena que não possa participar.


Whimsical Creations said...

What a steal!

podso said...

Wow on what your mom sent you --stunning. And so cool about the sliverware--I can never find any reasonably priced. Love to mix them as you do!

Lynn said...

Oh I love the candelabra. It is stunning. I have not seen anything quite that ornate. It means even more since its from your mom and dad. Thank you for sharing your newest treasures. Have a great week.

Beverly said...

I love silver. You have a sweet Mom to hand those treasures down to you. Also great collection of silver flatware. I love mismatched placesettings too. Good find.

Joy said...

Wow lucky you, that is gorgeous! Congrats to the turkey winner too.

Carolyn said...

Your Mom seems to have many lovely treasures to share with you. i love the silver.

Melissa Lester said...

The arms of that candelabra are so unusual, but very pretty!

Esther Sunday said...

Love the things you got, especially the candelabra - just beautiful! When you get these things from your parents, it takes on even more beauty!

Suzanne and Linda said...

Oh *gasp*! What a pretty candelabra, certainly one to cherish for a very long time! Thanks for sharing such pretty things and great ideas!

Sandra said...

Hi Cindy. Everything is beautiful and special too. I love the candelabra. Have a great day.

Penny For Your Thoughts said...

Dear Miss Cindy...

It's all so beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing. You actually made me think about some flatware (silver plate) that belonged to my husband's grandmother. I need to go excavating, but hopefully I will find it. I used to be such a snob when we first got married, but the Lord has changed my heart. I'm loving the fact that everything doesn't need to match perfectly! It's amazing to have several different patterns at one place setting because you get the opportunity to enjoy more than one pattern. Isn't that great! I love it!

Penny Suzie

June said...

Cindy, your silver today is beautiful. I love the cap on that salt shaker...and the candelabra...sigh.
These are the very things that get my heart beating faster. Thank you for sharing it with us.
Cangrats to the lucky winner of your giveaway.

Sammy Girl said...

Cindy --
Love the mis-matched silver. And too many knives? just stick a few (points down) in a glass or vase and voila! Instant touch of glitz and glam where you can enjoy all their beautiful decorated ends.
Hugs and have a great week!
Betty :)

Really Rainey said...

Oh Cindy! What a lovely care package from Mom and Dad! You lucky girl! The candelabra is so graceful. I just love it... And that shaker... well of you can't find its mate you can always use it for serving cinnamon sugar or powdered sugar or powdered Vanilla... Lovely!
Have a wonderful week ahead!
~Really Rainey~

Jules said...

I love your gorgeous candelabra! That would be a really nice find. Wonder if there are any more of those floating around antique-land?

tales from an oc cottage said...

I adore the shaker!!! Will your parents adopt me? ;} What a lucky daughter you are!!!

m ^..^

Mrs Twins said...

Hi Cindy,
Thank you for hosing last weeks Show and Tell, great fun!
I'm just loving reading about your surprise package. I agree Moms are best! Sounds as though she knows exactly what you like.
Hugs Sue.

rozetta said...

The candelabra is beautiful and I LOVE the mismatched silverware. What a lucky find and at a steal!


Michele said...

Oh, I love that candelabra!!! Actually, everything is very, very pretty!!! I never seem to find the yummy goodies that you find on your excursions. YOu've got the magic touch, LOL!!

Are you and Lauren all recovered from the flu now? HOpe so. :-)

Michele R.(CA)
Luvkittysmeowmail at Gmail dot com
Butterfly Whispers said...

How pretty! (all of it, of course) But I really like the mismatched silverware, a table set with it, will be so elegant!

Wendy McDonagh-Valentine said...

That little silver and crystal shaker is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the candelabra, too. What wonderful parents you have to send that to you. :)

~ Wendy

Christine Louise said...

Lovely silver :) Me like <3

Cindy-Stitches-N-Stuff said...

Hi Cindy, you are so right, a mixed silver place setting on the table is so beautiful. I like to mix clear glass coblets with them.


French-Kissed said...

Oh my goodness...what an abundance of fabulous new treasures! The candelabrum is absolutely gorgeous and I adore mismatched flatware. If you don't find a mate for the little shaker, how about filling it with cocoa or cinnamon and using it when you serve mochas or lattes. I know I would love using that pretty little thing to make my drink all the yummier. Enjoy all of your new treasures, Cindy.

vintagebejoyful said...

I love your silver.....I use mix and match pieces on a regular basis! They are delightful and so are you!


Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Oh I love the candelabra! And that WAS a great find on all of the silverware!

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

That was an awesome thing to receive in the mail. I love the shaker, but I think the candelabra is my favorite.