Silver memories of past and future

Together in the filtered light

Counting silver

Memories of parties

Celebrations

Traditions

Long conversations over wine

And cake.

Soon the knives and forks

Minus the moon and a cow

Will go with the spoons

To a new home

With new traditions

New hopes and dreams

And witness more love

Friendship

And life.

 

My husband and daughter are selling silver plate and sterling on ebay this week (Spring break.) She is learning about sales and business and setting a fine table. It is a way for father and daughter to bond and share.

The art of setting a fine table is fading away, but there are times when we should all bring out something special, be it a piece of silver, a crystal vase, or a beautiful set of goblets. Sets of silver plate are inexpensive, often less than stainless you’d get from any modern store. But there is something beautiful and calm and classy about the old patterns. The silver plate is warm and inviting.

Plus you can give your set a story and a history – it doesn’t have to be true, or can be true to you, or just interesting speculation.

Oh, and don’t forget to hang a spoon off of our nose (click here to find out how.)

 

~ Juliette aka Vampire Maman

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4 thoughts on “Silver memories of past and future

  1. We gave our silver settings to our granddaughter last year, J, along with all the memories that go with them. 🙂
    Have a great week! !!

  2. My Mom told me I’ll get the silver settings later if I’d like them. They’re beautiful, but seriously: I’m not sure what to do with them. They get all black when you eat eggs and they’re so heavy it’s hard to eat with them. 🙂

    • What kind of eggs are you eating and how old is the silver? Most sets have stainless steel knives unless you have old Victorian stuff. What to do with them? Use them in candle lit celebrations and enjoy. But remember not to put them in the dishwasher – a small price to pay.

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