Saturday, February 13, 2010

Silver For Valentine Flowers

It's time for Silver Sunday again, and I must say this party has helped me keep my silver looking just spiffy!  For that, I thank at Gypsy Fish Journal for the cleaning inspiration. Since Valentine's Day is equated with love and flowers,  I thought I would share a few silver vases that are in my possession.



The first vase has a fluted collar...
The next vase was my MIL's favorite.  For years on the first Sunday in March, she placed a dozen of red roses in it on the church altar in memory of her husband...
The bud vase was a wedding  gift from a dear friend who became a florist...
Happy Valentine's Day from Applejack Lane!

21 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your vases are just gorgeous. I love them all. You really do have them all shined up beautifully. Hugs, Marty

The Tablescaper said...

What beautiful vases. You certainly were busy polishing.

I have a vase very similar to the first one with, as you put it, a ruffled collar. Who was yours made by?

- The Tablescaper

Joan said...

Caldwell and Co. I need to check out this marking.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Wonderful vases....Love that big one and the story of the memorial flowers! Happy Valentine's Day!

Sarah said...

Simply gorgeous! Thanks for sharing these silver delights. Sweet story about your MIL and the roses to honor her husband.

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

wow I love those vases, they would lok so stunning filled with roses, of any color of course, I really love silver all shiny and beautiful..come on over for a visit...Phyllis

Paula said...

Beautiful vases! I love the story behind the second one where your mil put roses on the alter for her husband.

You asked a question about how I did the flange on one of my pillows. Would you mind emailing me sometimes so I can go into an explanation on it rather than here?

Happy Valentines Day! I'll bet you were a busy bee yesterday at the store!!

Gypsy Fish said...

so shiny..I can just imagine them filled with red roses froma sweeteart....Thanks for paticipating....see you next month!
{{gypsy hugs}}
Beth

Martha said...

What beautiful silver vases -- I can't decide which one I like best -- the fluted collar one is nice . . . but then there is the bigger vase . . . and then nothing like a silver bud vase! . . . Beautiful vases!

Donna Rafferty said...

All three vases are just beautiful, especially with the red rose. I'll bet they are stunning when full of flowers!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Love that word 'spiffy'!! and your vases look quite elegantly spiffy I would say! just lovely with red roses. Happy V Day.. Julie

Gracie Jewellery said...

Love this. Thanks for sharing. Happy Valentines day!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Your vases are so pretty! I can't believe that I do not have a single silver vase! A Thrifting mission is called for immediately!!

happy Valentine's Day!

Teresa said...

Joan your vases are gorgeous! It's wonderful that they all have a special meaning for you.

Thanks for sharing and Happy Silver Sunday!

Happy Valentine's Day too!

Blessings,
Teresa

Razmataz said...

Your MIL's is my favourite. Gorgeous.

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

Wow!! Perfect items for the day ~ So shiny too. Thanks and Happy Valentines Day!

Sherrie said...

Your photos come out great. Nice and clear... I'm still working on mine. Thanks for sharing.

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Very Beautiful ~ really Love the Large Vase & the Story of Your MIL~ you have such Treasures.....
see you next S.S.

dana said...

I love your MILs silver vase...that one is my favorite! dana

Leann said...

What a great collection! I love that your MIL used the vase to remember you FIL in Church.

And I'm ashamed to say that my silver is so very tarnished. But, one day soon...

Enjoy!
Leann

Kathleen Grace said...

I love silver that is kept shiny! These are so beautiful:>)