About 6 years ago my parents moved into a smaller home in a retirement village so we helped sort out their things as they downsized. We came across my grandmother's silver tea set, all black and tarnished, and my sisters said that it looked like something I would be interested in. Sadly, since then it has sat in my garage still black and tarnished ... until last week! As we tidied the garage we came across it and Charlie and Paul cleaned and polished the four pieces ...
|Teapot, sugar bowl and milk jug|
|I'm not sure what this bowl would be used for|
So this is part of my treasure for today, beautiful shiny silver and even more special is that they were my grandmother's who was very dear to me!
I have another beautiful treasure today ...
Charlie is a treasure to me and it was a lovely surprise to read her blog post last week. Unfortunately she went over the handlebars of a bike yesterday and has broken the radial head of her right arm. She was very brave until she realised it would mean no swimming for her when we go on holiday next week (and she is my water baby!) and we will need to arrange to visit the hospital nearest to where we are staying. We are spending ten days in the Bay of Islands so we will go to Whangarei Hospital. At least Charlie hasn't been to the Bay of Islands before so we will be able to find lots of other ways to make our holiday special!
Thanks to Melody at The House on the Side of the Hill for hosting Tuesday's treasures. Melody is also hosting a Penny Rug sew along which is looking fabulous so far, check out her beautiful blog.
Happy stitching, Wendy
What a cheerful smile from your injured treasure... hope you feel okay Charlie...what a thing to happen...ReplyDelete
Wendy I am so glad you took that silver out... it looks beautiful... I hope you will use it too...
Firstly, Love the new header and the fresh look of your blog. And I have just seem that you are a Christmas Angel ... yay :o) Your grandmothers teapot set is beautiful. You are so lucky to have such a special keepsake. Now to Charlie, You poor girl doing this just before your holiday. You are definately keeping mum on her toes. I am sure you will still have an amasing holiday, all of you. Take care and no more broken arms (or legs!) OK :o) hugs, SharonReplyDelete
What a beautiful silver service. Is the bowl big enough to be a soup tureen or a punch bowl?ReplyDelete
What a shame about the broken arm! My daughter broke hers before we went on holiday once - but we found lots to do that didn't involve water :)
Oh dear I hope Charlie recovers soon, what a crappy time for it to happen. I'm sure you'll find lots of other things to do.ReplyDelete
I'm glad your tea set cleaned up, so nice to have something of your grandmothers. Very pretty (and so is Charlie)
Happy Holidays xx
Beautiful tea service....maybe it is a punch bowl or is only small. I couldn't tell the size. It is beautiful. What a sweetie Charlie is and a very brave smile there as well. Hope it heals really fast for you Charlie.ReplyDelete
What a lovely tea set Wendy and oh poor Charlotte hope you get better soon.xxReplyDelete
Hope Charlies arm heals quickly! Have a great holiday!ReplyDelete
So glad Charlie didn't get her injury from polishing the silver!ReplyDelete
It is a beautiful set.
Hope Charlie's arm gets better quickly.
What a lovely teaset. Sad for Charlie that she can not swim but her smile is still lovely.ReplyDelete
What a great job done polishing the silver. Enjoy you holiday hope Your Charlotte is feeling better. My Charlotte turned 4 today. we went to see the Royal NZ Ballet perform Angelina Ballerina.ReplyDelete
I'm pretty sure the extra bowl is a slops bowl to empty the dregs from the cup before pouring a second one!ReplyDelete
The silver tea set is beautiful. I think the bowl must be for chocolate truffles ;)ReplyDelete
I also love your 'home' wall hanging.
The silver is lovely,how good to have a little bit of your grandma still with you.ReplyDelete
Have a lovely holiday,hope Charlie's arm is soon better and doesn't slow her down too much.love Lou.x
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Erm seem to be doing funny things on your blog.sorry to say my iPad thinks faster than I do.....xxReplyDelete
Beautiful silver and a real treasure having once belonged to your dear grandmother . Hope Charlie's arm heals quickly and that your holiday is lots of fun. SheilaReplyDelete
Wendy, all your treasures are beautiful.... especially your Charlie! poor little water baby!ReplyDelete
Hope you all enjoy your holiday..
Poor Charlie, I bet it really hurts too. Hope you all have a wonderful holiday. Your silver is so beautiful. Maybe your bowl was for sugar cubes.ReplyDelete
They certainly are beautiful treasures Wendy, and so special to have since they belonged to your Grandmother. My Mum has a silver sugar pot they was once her mother's that always makes me smile and remember her when I see it.ReplyDelete
Oh your poor girl, I hope it heals quickly and that all of you have a great time when you go away. :)
Hello Charlie and Wendy, enjoyed catching up with your post...and wish Charlie a speedy recovery...Warm Regards, O'faighReplyDelete
Oh Charlie... it's probably your writing hand too!ReplyDelete
Sorry this is probably a bit late... I am catching up on reading blogs... Have a fabulous holiday! Hope the weather co-operates!
How awful for Charlie! Hope it is a quick heal and she is swimming soon...she is just beautiful! :) Have a wonderful holiday!!!ReplyDelete