I am joining in on two parties today. Won't you run over and check them out. Each of these ladies host a party once a month and I love them both....and both right up my alley. Beth at Gypsy Fish Journal (who has items in the Anthropologie catalog.....is that the coolest thing or what?) has her Silver Sundays and sweet Tete has a new party called Second Hand Collections on the second Sunday of the month. And surely as we all know, my collections are definitely second hand rose stuff.
This is my collection of second hand silver pewter ..... also known as poor man's silver. I love the patina of old pewter. My collection has come from all over the place...... from yard sales to antique shops to gifts from friends and family. It is housed in our tall slender pickled pine cabinet in the kitchen. As the holidays approach I will put my Santa collection in among the old pewter pieces. Some of the pewter trophies are actual pieces I won when I played tennis. If I remember correctly, I think that was back in the 1800's. :) The photos are my grand girls and they are stuck in an old silver frog.
The second photo is a collection of vintage ornaments I put together and is available in the shop. I think there is nothing prettier than a grouping of the old Shiny Brite's with their fabulous old aged patina. I also included a vintage glass figural German Santa, an old tole painted ornament, an old pine cone piece and it wouldn't be complete without a sweet bird. :) The bird is not old but a mercury glass reproduction with fabulous time worn appeal. The old pine cones are some of my favorites and I am really liking the lime green this season. They are piled in a vintage silver compote dish and resting in a "nest" of vintage crinkled and shredded Christmas sheet music. "Oh, Joy!"
I am really glad you stopped by today and don't forget there is still lots of time to sign up for my Give Thanks party......here. xoxo