"Look what just arrived at The Passionate Home"

If you are a silver collector like me, you will want to see what just arrived in store!

I thought that I would share with you some photos of my silver collection. I love the detail on these two pieces and I also have the sugar and cream that match. I seem to have a bit of theme in my collection. I just love jugs or anything with a handle and a spout.

Another thing I love about old pieces of silver is that you often find them engraved with a bit of history. This teapot is to thank J.L. Watts for 25 years of service with Gulf Canada. Dated 1976 would mean that Mr. Watts started with the company in 1951...I wonder where he is now?

This is another great find! It is the lid to a serving platter and has the markings of the Union Castle Line. With a bit of research, I found that the Union Castle Line was a prominent shipping line that operated a fleet of passenger liners and freighters between Southampton and South Africa from 1900 to 1977. How it must have travelled before I came upon it!

Here is another photo of a grouping on the top of my buffet in my dining area. The jug in the back looks like it may be used in a restaurant for water. The little one in the from is solid silver and is marked with a hotel logo. The silver tray is one of Janis's "Junk Style" creations. She painted the tray with chalkboard paint and added a vintage jewel. I purchased it for the holidays but I think I will keep it out all year round.

I also have just a few vintage crystal finds to mix with the silver. I think it looks so pretty! The dish with the bird's nest makes for a perfect cranberry sauce dish and it cost me about $3.00 at a local thrift store. The decanter was a wedding gift to my Nana and Grandad. Did I mention that my Nana is in her 100th year!!

This shelf in my buffet is the perfect place to display my finds. Each piece comes with it's own little bit of history and a memory of how and when it came to be in my possession. I hope you have a little area in your home that brings you as much joy as this area brings me!