Saturday, May 8, 2010

First Silver Sunday

Otay, when I took my pictures for White Wednesday, I got motivated to prepare for Silver Sunday as well.  I finally got around to putting some silver trays above my kitchen cabinets, like I've been meaning to do.  We've been in this house over 3 years and I hadn't decided on what to put above the cabinets until I say a picture in a decorating book that gave me the idea to use these old silver hammered aluminum trays I've been collecting.  Sorry, I can't tell you what the book title was.  BTW, I was buying one at an estate sale once and the woman checking me out said she made one of them in school, like in Home Ec class or something.  Interesting, I haven't done any research, I just like the way they look.

So not all hammered aluminum

The pieces on this vintage tray are not vintage, they are from Southern Living a few years ago.  They have the hammered look.  I don't know that they made this type of pieces years ago.

I'm starting to collect old silver-plated silverware to do something crafty with them.  I've also stumbled across some flatware by Marcrest that I think I'll start collecting because I collect their Daisy and Dot pattern dishes.  Hum.....is there a Brown day out there?

Check out all the cool posts linked to Beth's Silver Sunday over at
Gypsy Fish Journal.


  1. I like the look of your trays above your cabinets. We have a collection of tureens above ours. It would be fun to switch things out now and then.
    I have a few pieces of hammered aluminum from my mom's. Guess I should pull it our.
    Happy Silver Sunday Mother's Day! ~ Sarah

  2. Love all your silver and I adore the trays above the cabinets -- such a good place for them!

  3. Welcome to Silver Sunday so glad you're participating~ Your silver trays are dazzling! thanks for sharing this month. ...see you next month....Happy Mother's Day~

  4. I liked to see your silver items. It's always interesting to see, what other people do with their things. So man creative ideas.
    Greetings and happy Mother's Day.

  5. Happy to have found your Blog~ isn't it wonderful the Blogging world out there.... Love your Silver Post, the Displays is Perfect~
    I will be back to visit soon

  6. Love, love, love that white compote your silver pieces are piled in! Very nice! Thanks so much for dropping by my blog. I love your style and the buttons on the header. I am following now. :) Have a super great week. ~ Lynn@thevintagenest

  7. Great Silver ~ You'll find that somehow, you NEVER run out of things to list for this party. Its magic I say. Beautiful trays - makes me wish I had that over the cabinet space.