Sunday, January 9, 2011

Silver Sunday

Silver Sunday again! I am a little behind on showing my finds, so here are some silver related recent finds.

Silverplate wire heart shaped bowl. I am using it to hold some vintage lace and ribbon.

Cute little French covered dish.

Closeup of the engraving on the lid. It is a bit hard to read, but I think it says:
Le Manoir aux Alouettes
DEPUIS 1892


A handful of silver serving pieces.

Including a fish server knife and fork set, and a German child's spoon.

The child spoon is a mid-century modern version of Jack and Jill.
The fish servers are monogrammed LE.

Closeup of the pretty engraving on the fish set. I found these on a great Etsy Store.

And what might be my favorite find, a pair of Sacramental Service plates, probably used by priests for visiting the sick. They are each monogrammed with IHS (Christogram for the Greek spelling of Jesus).

The backs are marked Sick Call Outfit Special Pat'd April '97 (that would be 1897!)
This was probably part of a set that a priest would carry with him. I love finding interesting religious items like this, but rarely come across them.

Linked up to Silver Sunday, hosted by Gypsy Fish.

9 comments:

  1. Such cool silver pieces. You always have the best stuff to share.

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  2. Very pretty pieces. I love the heart shaped container and the serving pieces...beautiful!

    XO,
    Jane

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  3. Lovely pieces. Love the serving knife and fork especially. Happy SS.

    -Danielle

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  4. What great finds! I'd say 2011 is off to a fabulous start at the Lazy Peacock. I'm off to visit your Etsy Treasury. ~ Sarah

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  5. Very beautiful silver finds!! I especially love the fish fork and knife and the Sacrament service plates...what a find!!

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  6. Hello,
    great finds. The Sacramental Service plates are really interesting. I have never seen such on etsy or ebay.
    Greetings, Johanna

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  7. everything you shared is just wonderful. love the covered dish and the plates. where did you find the plates? fabulous~

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  8. Very nice finds. Thank you for the definition of IHS. Since you nearly always see in it all caps, I always thought it meant "In His Service" which always made great since to me...but so does a Greek translation of the name Jesus.

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  9. Your religious silver plates are really something. And I love the info. you shared with us. I love Silver Sundays but somehow this one slipped past me. I marked my calendar for February. HSS.

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