one word color challenge: Silver

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My mother’s wedding china; faded encircling silver decorative flowers and fluted edges. When I took the picture (2011) the place settings were almost 60 years old.

(When picture was taken, there had been almost sixty years of special occasion use).


10 thoughts on “one word color challenge: Silver

    • phylor July 9, 2014 / 1:41 pm

      It’s in pretty good shape for having been given to my parents in 1952!
      I’m not sure there has ever been any piece of it chipped, cracked, or dropped!
      Only used for special occasions, of course.


      • Colline July 9, 2014 / 1:56 pm

        They used to make things to last in those days.


        • phylor July 9, 2014 / 2:01 pm

          Very true. Planned obsolesce hadn’t become the norm yet.


  1. Jennifer Nichole Wells July 8, 2014 / 2:07 pm

    These are beautiful and must have been well cared for- they look brand new after all those 60 years. My mom has some china that looks very similar to this. I’ve always loved it. Thank you for sharing!


    • phylor July 8, 2014 / 2:32 pm

      We only used them on special occasions and we never had a dishwasher (other than me, lol) so they were always carefully cleaned and put away. I don’t think we even broke that many pieces! This set was made in Hamilton, Ontario.
      The same goes for the wedding silver; had to polish but the design on the handle — daffodils — was wonderful. Only very special occasions due to the cleaning involved, lol.


    • phylor July 9, 2014 / 2:01 pm

      China was the classic wedding gift! China was from her father and sister; the silver ware from my dad’s parents.


    • phylor July 8, 2014 / 12:59 pm

      My mother had a few plates from her grandmother’s china — spode or something like that. The whole set would have been nice to have.


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