Happy January 3rd, and welcome to the very first
Silver Sunday Blog Party, hosted by Beth at Gypsy Fish Journal!
To quote Beth, on Sundays she invites us to "show off our glittered, glitzed, glammed, tarnished, shiny, treasured or freshly found silver treasures." Sounds good to me, so let's get started...
Nothing fancy, just a couple of my lovely, tarnished silver salt and pepper shakers. I've almost listed them in my Etsy Shop twice, only to reconsider and keep them all to myself. I know, I know, it's nice to share. :-)
These are one of my most treasured silver serving pieces, my antique butter picks.
What's a butter pick, you say?
Well, they were used for lifting a pat of butter, and were most often used with...you guessed it...butter pats.
The picks usually matched the other pieces of silver in the place settings, and many times, the very wealthy would have each individual butter pick in their inventory monogrammed. Not being one of the very wealthy myself, mine are instead adorned with hearts, the drama masks of tragedy and comedy, Greek mythological figures and several other unique designs.
I'm only giving you a little teaser of what's to come in the weeks ahead...I have LOTS of silver, and this post just serves to whet your appetite for the Sundays to follow.
Be sure to click on the photo below to visit Beth at Gypsy Fish Journal...she has links to all the other Silver Sunday participants!