Saturday, March 13, 2010

Silver Sunday

I thought I might be getting close to running out of my own silver for Silver Sunday, but after looking around, I found a few things. The first are a few silver pieces from my grandmother's silver set. They were in storage for quite a few years, and appear to have some water damage, but look pretty bundled together. I use the larger serving pieces from this set as part of my everyday silverware.
I went hunting at my parent's house and found some old movie reel tins and my dad's old camera. He took lots of pictures when we were growing up and used this camera for many years. My dad has always been very organized too, so he marked the tins to keep a record of what was on each reel. He still has the old projector to show these on too.
I picked up this old kerosene lamp at a yard sale several years ago and it only cost $1.00. I don't seem to find deals very often, but once in awhile, I find something I love.
To see more silver, visit Beth over at Gyspy Fish Journal and follow the links.
Have a glorious Sunday!


Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Marcia
Well I will have to stop looking at the US blogs as my green eyed monster is looming behind me!! hahaha

I just came from Donna's blog where she too had the blue Ball jars.. my latest obsession!!! and those vintage cameras are divine!!! Have a great weekend.. xx Julie

Julie Harward said...

I love the old lamp, I have never seen one like that. So cool he still had all those reels, you are so lucky he did that over the years. The silerware look pretty in the old blue bottle too! Have a nice Sunday...come say hi :D

Amy Kinser said...

I love the lamp, the jars, and the reels. It's all very neat and pretty.

My name is PJ. said...

I'm a big fan of the old movie reels and the old camera!! It would be such a hoot to watch the old movies!! There is such a charm about our younger days and also about the quality of technology back then compared to today's.

And that oil lamp??!!! SCORE!!! You have a good eye and fabulous taste! I'd let you thrift shop for me any day!!

Melanie said...

Great pictures.
That lamp is beautiful! What a deal you got on it.
That's a great old camera too. :)

BailiwickStudio said...

Aren't those old movie reels great? My dad was always behind his movie camera, too, and one of these days I'll have to transfer the films to dvd before it's too late. xo Jill

Donna Rafferty said...

Your Grandmothers silver is lovely, and Dad's vintage photography stuff is awesome!

You really scored on the kerosene lamp - great piece!

Happy Silver Sunday!

Joan said...

You have some great finds there! I love the nickel lamp I use these throughout the house electrified although mine are brass and not nickel I would love to have a nickel one, though. And I must comment on the blue Ball jar. I think they are wonderful.
Thanks for stopping by Applejack Lane today. I hope to see you again.

LLJ said...

you sure have a gift of making your home lovely for your family!
I loved seeing your dad's camera and the reels. I have viewed many myself that my grandfather had taken - great memories!
I also LOVE your side dresser with the rolling pins!
I always enjoy stopping by to read your blog!
P.S. I am a MONTH behind on my reading the Bible in a year. I seem to only read 4 to 5 of the days a week. I am really enjoying it though!

Marla at Always Nesting said...

Love all the silver. That lamp was an incredible find.

Kelli said...

Those are some lovely Silver Sunday finds! :) Love that lamp especially. The camera and the reel tins are pretty cool, too.

Sweet Magnolias Farm said...

Hi Marcia ..I'm so glad to meet you ...Thank You so much for stopping by my blog and signing up for my free giveaway.

Oh you are living out the dream I always have had a home full of children ..and raising them up as godly young men and women and home schooling them.

Your silver pieces are beautiful !!! We too use the antique silver plate silverware for our everyday eating utensils ..we love the mismatched pieces and the history behind them ..we also use antique transferware plates for our everyday eating Nieces and Nephews say we are eating off dead peoples plates ..LOL ..They are right ..but I think they find it a bit glib. However their mama isn't into antiques so they havent' been seasoned well in that area ..LOL !!

Have a Beautiful Sunday ..

Blessings ..Sara of Sweet Magnolias Farm

Nancy said...

Oh, Marcia! I love the things you've shared. So neat! That lamp is one of the best deals ever. Oh, and my dad made home movies, too. I have them all and have been meaning to get them made into CD's. I need to do that! Thanks for sharing your treasures. Have a blessed day!


T's Daily Treasures said...

Lovely! The silverware is so pretty in that blue jar. What a neat old camera and reels. My dad did the slides and projector when we were growing up. My how everything changes. That kerosine lantern was a great find! Hope you are having a super Sunday. Many blessings, Tammy

black eyed susans kitchen said...

The cases of reels from the "silver screen" days were a very clever touch!I love the old cameras and have seen several collection of them displayed...very graphic.
♥, Susan

Mandy in Mayberry said...

Great silver! I love the silverware displayed in the ball jar!

katie said...

I love your Silver Sunday.
Your oil lamp is beautiful

Sherrie said...

Oh what a great find, the silver lamp. I live for those types of finds. Thank you for sharing.

A Cottage Muse said...

I love all your treasures! Glad I found your blog, going to have fun catching up!

Mimi Sue said...

What wonderful treasures you found. Love your grandma's quilt. So precious because of the history behind them. Mimi

sissie said...

Hi Marcia,
What a lovely silver sunday post!
Your Dad's camera is great and isn't it wonderful how it labeled all the canisters.

Great Post.


Beach Vintage said...

I love how your cutlery is in the jar like that. really nice.

The French Bear said...

Beautiful, love the display of cutlery in the blue jar and your movie reels and the silver lamp!!!
Margaret B

saloma said...

O what i would give for a reel of my 2nd neat!!! or just a simple snapshot of when I was a child. I love to see all your posts and you do have some darling children. Blessings to you and yours. Saloma said...

very very neat!

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...


I love the old silver in the blue those old jars too, especially the old blue ones and green ones!

And wow on the old camera and tins! That's pricless!

And I have always loved lamps, especially oil lamps! What a great deal!

Have a great day!

Karen said...

I love your lamp! I enjoyed seeing all of your silver :) Very nice! Karen

Christine said...

Hi Marcia! You must have picked up your photographic skills from your dad! I love your photos and the lamp is such a treasure!
Wishing you all a wonderful week!
Christine :-)

Rhonda said...

Wow! I love everything you posted for "Silver Sunday"! What treasures you have! So lovely!
Have a blessed week Marcia!

Natacha said...

Hi Marcia,
I love these jars, I have never seen them here in that special blue color.
Thank you for your email. I really admire you for homeschooling all your children. You have a beautiful family!
Have a nice evening.
Natacha from Luxembourg

Manuela@TPOH said...

That old kerosen lamp is just gorgeous! We have one (not has nice as yours) that we like to light in the winter.

Love the old silverware in the jar!


Cottage Cozy said...

What a fun silver post, Marcia....I agree with everyone...the lamp is beautiful.

Jane said...

I love the silverware in the jar, the pieces look right at home in the ball jar.
I have a small collection of vintage cameras, but none that look as good as your dad's.
Great buy on the kerosene lamp, it looks to be in great condition (I also love the crock full of rolling pins and the scale in the background of that picture).

Betty Jo said...

Hi Marcia, Thanks so much for coming by and leaving a comment. I was just here a few minutes ago and had bookmarked your pretty blog to visit later when more awake! But when your comment popped in, decided to come back over and say "Hi". Gorgeous quilts in the post below. My mother quilted. ♥

koralee said...

Love your silver! The first image of the mason jar is my favourite. Happy week to you my friend. xoxo

Debra@Common Ground said...

Wow, that old movie camera brings back memories. My dad had one too. I haven't seen one in years. Hope all's well with you!

Diana said...

Love all the good stuff!!

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

From what I understand you can take those old reels and have them put on dvd's. The old reels are awesome and I'd keep those too, but how great to make sure they keep indefinitely on a dvd.