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Monday, August 22, 2016

Sterling Silver Spoons

Since I finished a few projects in the studio this weekend I had to clean my silver spoons. I showed a picture of a cute little silverplated creamer in my treasure cabinet in my kitchen and the little pitcher was very tarnished and so was my 4 little antique baby cups.So after a cup of tea I got started cleaning 89 spoons and 4  silver baby cups a creamer and some spoons I had previosly cleaned. I do like them much better all shiny and pretty. This took over 2 hours.
                                                                         
This was the little tarnished creamer
Here it is all shinned up with also some cleaned silver spoons
I have a few baby spoons and the one on the right says Birth Record of Lori 1967
         
These are some of my favorite spoons with the pointed ends,I think maybe they are grapefruit spoons? Now if you know different please tell us all,they are sterling and very lightweight                                                                                                        
These spoons are coin silver I was always told made out of melted down coins during the civil war also if you know more please tell us all
Then here is the 4 little baby cups I still have. The one in front is marked sterling and as all sterling items very lightweight.This is how I learned the difference when I first started collecting silver is the different weight in sterling silver and silverplated items
Here they all are bright and shiny and pretty for a short while I have a few little baby spoons with the turned bent handles and baby and youth forks. Look in the creamer at the little baby flat shuttle.
This is 2 little sets I have stuck in some of the baby cups. The one one the left is Coronation and matches my silverware set
 Some Rolex spoons that I got at different auctions years ago they were in with other silver flatware I bought. I have always wanted a ladies Rolex watch
 I know this is a lot of pictures however I have a lot of little silver spoons to show off



Linky parties I joined in this week

20 comments:

  1. Everything is so bright and shiny now. Very beautiful. I have grapefruit spoons that have serated edges, so I don't know if those are grapefruit spoons or not. I will forward this post to a friend who may know more about some of the pieces. I love spoons with round bowls for soup and must get more. Part of my silver is in storage and some I have here. I use it every day since my children won't appreciate it and I love it. Thanks for sharing. Blessings

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  2. I love it all - especially the spoons. I prefer polished to tarnished silver, especially in winter. Silver polishing is on my to do list right now. thanks for the photos

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  3. You have some beautiful pieces! I have a couple of those precious baby cups. When it comes to silver, I love it both shiny and tarnished. :)
    hugs,
    Jann

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  4. I loved seeing all your pretty pieces! That's a lot of work so I'm happy you are showing them off! I have a few - very few - pieces and one set of silverware and some collected ice tea spoons. Do you have a favorite silver cleaner?

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  5. Beautiful shelf. I used to love cleaning blackened silver when I was little.

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  6. Dearest Janice,
    after this period of 'interlude' which I had to allow myself due to work reasons - the Short Lets I manage here at Tenuta Geremia, the speech about the Empress of Austria I had to prepare and to perform at the conference which was held last Saturday at Madonna di Campiglio, in our Dolomiti, some works of restoration here and the family to join and follow took me far from the pc for more than a month and a half - I'm so glad to be here again and enjoy your posts filled with all the beauty of the treasures of yours talking to my heart, I've been missing you so much !

    Hope your week is off to a good start I'm sending my dearest love to you

    Xx Dany

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  7. Your spoons are really beautiful ♥

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  8. They are all so lovely! I love your display flair!

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  9. The displays of baby silver are so lovely!

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  10. I love these. I collect silverware and I think these are just beautiful!

    Jane

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  11. Love your silver! I could look at pictures of silver spoons, cups, plates, etc. and never get tired of looking at them. . .It's fun to see the before and after (tarnished/polished). I collect silver too, and decorate with it as much as possible.

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  12. Flatware is so awesome. I love all the different patterns. I would say grapefruit spoons...or sometimes they just call them orange or fruit spoons. The slotted ones would be bon bon spoons.

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  13. That is sure a cupboard of prettiness...beautiful collection, Janice!

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  14. Your silver is all beautiful!

    xo Dianne

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  15. So pretty! I don't collect vintage silverware but I wear it! I have a few rings and a few bracelets made out of vintage silverware.

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  16. Beautiful!!! And the baby cups are just so very sweet.... Now that everything's bright and shiny -- have a party! Ha!
    Catherine

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  17. Hi Janice, just wanted to let you know your beautiful collection is being featured at tomorrow's Vintage Charm party!

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  18. I have the Gerber baby spoons for each of my kids! I believe those are grapefruit spoons; they look like the ones my mother had. Love your blog.

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  19. Wow! I love these all stunning collection of silver spoons. The way you explain this tips are so easy to emulate. You can also check antique architectural elements from France including stone fountains, bronze urns, Sterling Silver Tableware., statuary and fine antique marble fireplace mantels here.

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