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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Silver Sunday, Tea Anyone...?

On a lazy Sunday afternoon, anyone for tea?

I love old silver,
but much of it is out of my price range.
So what I have, are bits and pieces
 I've collected from my flea market adventures.




This set was black with tarnish when I found it,

but I knew something wonderful was hidden underneath.




This is my wedding china, really French faience;
heavier and hand painted.
No two pieces are exactly alike.



Pewter tea tin...



With my favorite Scottish biscuits,
 "McVitties Digestibles".
They taste a little like graham crackers,
but more dense.



my "new" silver spoons,
and "old" butter knives.



Oh and let's not forget the Crabtree & Evelyn.





The tray isn't very heavy and it's a completely
 different style from the Georgian tea set,
but I love the ornate design, vintage by Wallace.







A lot of people like their silver tarnished.
And I have certain pieces that I do,
but silver is such a gorgeous metal
I like to keep mine shined.

 






Hope you have a delicious day!



Drop by and visit Beth over at
for a day of Silver inspiration.


62 comments:

  1. Very pretty tea service. You must be proud you own it!

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  2. Very pretty! Love the header.....now I feel a need to polish my silver (but not tonight.......)
    dulcy

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  3. This was delicious!!! I love the way you set a table. It makes me think you're no stranger to entertaining. I agree this set looks great polished but still has the right patina coming thru.
    Happy SS Deb!!!
    xo,
    Carole

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  4. Hello Debra... oooh, your silver is so lovely! I leave mine tarnished, but seeing yours all polished and shiny makes me want to polish mine! Everything is just beautiful... xoxo Julie Marie

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  5. I got a couple of pieces at the Good Will store sometime back...what a find! Your displays are gorgeous!
    Blessings, andrea

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  6. I like my silver polished also...just wish it would stay that way!! Beautiful pieces today...love the beautiful silverware! Happy SS!

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  7. Love all your pieces of silver. I like my silver polished also, just wish it would stay that way longer. Lovely silverware pieces. Happy SS!

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  8. I love your beautiful tea service and china. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Debra, that is a beautiful silver set. It looks nice polished, but that is one job I do not enjoy....love your china too! sandi

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  10. Count me on your guest list for tea, my dear. Everything looks simply lovely. I really like shiny silver. One of these days, I shall try to polish mine up a bit. ;-)
    Happy Silver Sunday.
    xoxo
    Donna
    (My post goes up at midnight ET)

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  11. Beautiful my friend. Don't you think we've lost something these days? I mean...we throw on a pot of coffee, use UGLY kettles to brew our tea...eat of paper plates...

    I love the fanciness of silver and the elegance of little cookies and biscuits. So lovely. Truly to be enjoyed.

    Thank you so much for sharing your "table".

    Love, Rebecca

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  12. It looks wonderful! Oh how I wished I lived closer...I would come over and have tea with you! We would talk and laugh for hours I'm sure! :D

    hugs,
    c
    yapping cat

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  13. Hi Debra! Your silver is gorgeous! I love every single piece! Love how you've set it all up on your table too! I'll be over directly! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  14. Your tea set is gorgeous, and I love your wedding china. You've set a beautiful tray for tea. laurie

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  15. I love that tray! And I agree with you on the shiny silver!

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  16. I'll be right over for a cup of tea from that lovely vignette you have created. Just gorgeous!
    Happy SS!
    xojanis

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  17. Your table looks wonderful with all of those beautiful items. I think the tray works great with that set. I kind of enjoy polishing silver with a silver cloth. I don't even know the right type of polish to buy. Your china is very pretty too. Have a wonderful Sunday!
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  18. Beautiful silver pieces! I love to pick up bits and pieces of silver here and there. The best thing is that my dad loves to pick up silver here and there. I can usually talk my dad into buying my mom various silver pieces, and she usually gives them to me as she has too many. I know a good thing when I see it!!! I have the best dad... Your wedding china is beautiful also. I love the fact that no two pieces are alike!
    Kate

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  19. Beautiful silver tea set! I really enjoyed looking at your photos and reading your blog!!!
    Hugs,
    Margaret B

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  20. Hi Debra ~ What a fantastic tea set and tray - there really was hidden treasure under that black tarnish!! I'm like you, I much prefer my silver polished (course, it's usually tarnished again before I get in the polishing mood)!

    BTW, I did sign up to follow the bible study blog a month or so ago (my symbol is the purple grapes in the followers deal). I intended to comment the next day to inform you but have forgotten until now. It is a wonderful blog and so helpful to me and others as they say in the comments. Just absorbing it all right now - not ready to comment yet. But anyway, thank you for the studying and prayer that has to go into that DAILY blog - Bless your heart.

    Cynthia K. (Beauty and Blessings)

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  21. Very pretty Debra...love your wedding china...Now please pass me a cookie YUM>>>Many blessing to you this weekend my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  22. Really beautiful set! Didn't know that McVittie's was popular over there. I never heard of them until I came to Kuwait. Now those Ginger Cookies look like they would be yummy with a nice spice tea. Have a delightful day. Blessings :) Tammy

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  23. Love the silver! Very beautiful tablescape! your very talented! lulu

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  24. I'd love to have tea with you dear...what time shall I be there? Make sure you save some of those cookies for me!...Love the silver set!
    Have a wonderful Sunday,my friend!
    Gale

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  25. Love the "old" and "new" together. Very pretty.

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  26. Debra, Your tea set is beautiful and I also love the tea tin!
    Have a wonderful Silver Sunday!
    xoxo,
    Julia

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  27. So, what time's tea Deb...oh wait you may not want me to come...I might be inclined to obscond with our biscuit tin. Thanks for coming...see you next Sunday!
    {{gypsy hugs}}
    Beth

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  28. That is all so pretty Deb! You are so good at putting everything together, who wouldn't feel special sitting down to have tea with you. I also love it that we get to see little peeks of your home in your pics, it looks so inviting. I haven't posted to S.S. yet, I'm waiting the sun to come up so I can take pics. See you soon, ~ Theresa

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  29. Debra, good morning and your silver is GORGEOUS! I love the detail on tha tray. I have some silver pieces and need to get them out and get them shined up to share. Have a blessed day!

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  30. I would love to share tea and a long chat with you...a very beautiful table setting indeed...have a very blessed Lord's day....

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  31. I think we should have a Silver Sunday tea party with that set. It's very pretty!

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  32. Your tea set is just gorgeous, and your tablescape with your beautiful china is breathtaking. I love it all. Very pretty. Hugs, Marty

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  33. It is true, some pieces are just fine as aged and tarnished, but if they can hold a shine, well then polish away. Nothing is as beautiful as a soft silver glow. Thanks for sharing.

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  34. HI Deb
    I love your teasets and how wonderful to see them used and not just looking pretty.. I think I like a mixture of both tarnished and polished but isn't it great when they have that recent shine!! You table setting looks lovely.. the perfect place for tea. have a great week x Julie

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  35. Beautiful tea sets and polished to perfection. Some pieces just need the shine...julie

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  36. You've done a beautiful job with the presentation and polishing of your fabulous silver collection! It is magical to see the transformation when a silver piece is polished, sometimes the detail really shows better that way! Thanks for sharing. ~ Angela

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  37. Hi Debra
    Love the tea pot, such a cute little shape!
    I am afraid I am one of them that likes the tarnish...but not if I am going to eat off it. Hope you have a lovely Sunday
    Blessings

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  38. Debra, your pieces are so pretty. The tea set is gorgeous and your tray is a really great match. I love its handles, so intricate. Your china is lovely, I haven't seen it before and your home is just lovely. The yellow is so clean and refreshing! Thanks for sharing!
    Sharlotte

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  39. How pretty, your table looks lovely, set infront of that container holding the Hydrangea, you know I love those. The tea tin is fabulous and the whole tea service is lovely! My favorite is the Crabtree & Evelyn...I noticed the tin right away!!
    Happy SS, enjoy your day!! xOxO Nerina

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  40. Your tea set is beautiful. I enjoyed your post and want to warm up with some hot tea now myself!

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  41. I LOVE your tea set! And I am like you... some silver things are OK tarnished. But, a tea set like yours (or like my tipping tea pot from the first Silver Sunday) I think they should shine! I love your English Breakfast tin too. Happy Silver Sunday! Charlene

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  42. Silver is my favorite over gold any day. Thank you for sharing such beautiful china and silver. Blessings.

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  43. Normally I'm a tarnished silver gal but I love your set! Blessings.. Polly

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  44. Debra, I don't even know where to start for sure 'cause there is so much I love about your post. First I love how you have set your table and then there is the beautiful set with that amazing tray. I love the tray!!! Then there is your wedding china that reminds me of the prettiest garden. Please pass the biscuts!
    hugs

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  45. Just beautiful......I love tarnished, but I agree with you...this deserves to be shiney....have a beautiful week.....xojana

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  46. Hi Debra, thanks for the tea! Your set is lovely and I like my silver shiny and polished too...most of it. I thin you got a great find...it is lovely! You set a gorgeous table!
    Carla

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  47. Oh my gosh, you eat those digestible biscuits, too? My best friend introduced me to them years ago, and they always settle my stomach. I just had one a little while ago!

    Your silver looks mighty pretty all shiny, but you know me, a junker to the core. And lazy, too...that's TWO reasons I like mine tarnished! ;-)

    Big hugs for a wonderful week ahead!
    Anne

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  48. I love silver -- it is so pretty and your tea set is wonderful. I'm sure if it was black you got a bargain!

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  49. Oh my gosh,I LOVE that tea tin, just love it!! Great post,hope this finds you well,Chrissy

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  50. Oh - that is GORGEOUS!!! I love your silver AND your china!!! I want to definitely come have tea with you!!!

    Happy Monday!!!
    xoxoxo
    much love, robelyn

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  51. I love that shiny silver too! I have a set that is my hubby's that is badly tarnished. I would love comments as to how to get badly tarnished (even has a grease buildup on it) shiny again...any input?

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  52. See RNC, polished silver is SOOOOOO beautiful!! Debra, your table is lovely and looks like just the place I would like to spend a Sunday afternoon! I too pick up all sorts of silver "stuph" at garage sales, Salvation Army, etc.. Last week we had a party where I work, and used about 5 boxes of my pretties to do up the tables! It was great!
    Thanks for posting,
    J

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  53. Love your silver tea service! The best finds are flea markeet finds! Sorry my Sunday Silver visit is so late but I do love your silver post!
    xoxo...Kathy

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  54. magical! The beautiful items you have put together are a breathtaking mix. I find that much more interesting and enchanting than all matchy. you have an eye for mixing patterns and textures...
    karen

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  55. Debra, you have inspired me to get out my silver and get it shined up! I packed it away a long time ago, when kids were little, because I didn't like it tarnished. Please head over to my blog to collect an award... thanks for sharing so much with me and the rest of blogworld.

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  56. VERY PRETTY!
    ~Debra
    Capers of the vintage vixens

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  57. Beautiful silver tea set and party setting. I hope you sat down and enjoyed all of this beauty.

    ~jermaine~

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  58. Hey Debra!
    Thanks for stopping by!!!!
    I love the Tea Set! It makes me want to sit down. munch on those wonderful cookies, and sip a spot of tea!
    Beautiful!
    Barb C.

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  59. Debra, your tea time is perfect. Love the silver with the faience! ;-)

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