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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Simple Silver

This post is linked to Silver Sunday, hosted by Beth at Gypsy Fish Journal.


As I am putting together my tablescape for St. Patrick’s Day I’ve chosen simple square green plates, cups and saucers. Beside white linen, I decided on simple silverplate wares.
We begin with two Paul Revere designs: a bowl and a water pitcher

The designs look contemporary, so it’s hard to think that they are of the American Colonial era, designed by silversmith and patriot, Paul Revere.

The tea set is also very simple in design

The only embellishment on each piece is a narrow strip of lines.

The napkin rings are a simple square edged design:

Salt and pepper shakers are a clean egg-like shape:

A three-tier stand is also decorated only with simple curves and swirls:


I made a compote of a bowl with simple Chippendale lines that I affixed to a green candleholder using Dept. 56 Tacky Wax:

This two-part dish can be used for candy, nuts and other small treats

The dish features a graceful twist for a handle:

I usually place a pineapple trivet on the table. This silver one is a traditional design with simple lines.

Please check back on Tuesday March 16 for the complete St. Patrick’s Day Tea setting.

8 comments:

Linda said...

Such very cool silver and they look great on the table.

CosmoGirl Carla said...

Hi! Found you through Silver Sunday. You have some very nice silver pieces. I really like your tiered server, and those egg-shaped s/p shakers are too cute!

Thanks for sharing. Happy Sunday!
Carla

The Muse said...

The clean lines..of the paul revere pieces...are such a brilliant nod to the simplicity of the times!
nice collection.

salmagundi said...

I have a couple of similar dishes, and I think the pattern is actually called Chippendale (etched on the bottom). I also have the Paul Revere bowl, but not the pitcher. It is beautiful in its simplicity. Have a good week. Sally

Pear tree cottage! said...

O! I just knew I would enjoy a visit to your blog dear friend while I sip tea here on a beautiful Monday morning.

Lee-ann

Sherrie said...

I love the silver and will be back to see the finished tablescape. Have a lovely day. I'll be back.

The French Bear said...

Your silver is awesome!!! I like the clean lines of the tea set!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Gypsy Fish said...

So simply elegant!thanks for participating in silver sunday...see you next month...
{{gypsy hugs}}
Beth