Sunday, October 11, 2009

Guess What I've Been Doing?

Hello, Dear Ones! First of all, I want to let you all know how very much I appreciate your prayers for my daughter and baby to be. I was so encouraged by all of you and have such a peace now aso does Angela. Thank you so much for caring and praying for her. I'll inform you after she sees the doctor Monday or Tuesday. I know how great our God is and He's always been so faithful to me and I know He never changes!
Love love to you all!

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Hello, Dear Ones! I'll be combining three Monday Memes today ~ Mosaic Monday hosted by our Dear Mary at Little Red House, Blue Monday hosted by our Dear Sally at Smiling Sally and Met Monday hosted by our Dear Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. Make sure you visit all of these blogs today for so much inspiration!

Now, guess what I've been doing?

I've been polishing my tiny dainty fingers off! Yes, I have! What have I been polishing?

Something that's in this olden scratched and seen better days box!

Cute little drawer pull...

Cute tiny little feet.

Open up the lid and it's filled with silver! Olden silver! Yay! I love this stuff.

See? The original tag is still intact inside the box - well, excuse me - chest!

When we moved Mother to the retirement home, she just couldn't keep everything. She wanted me to have the chest filled with silver - it was my aunt's. I'm so proud to have it and will cherish it. But it needed a good polishing. I had to do a little research to find out what pattern this was. After searching on the internet I found it! This pattern is 1940 'Treasure' by Wm Rogers.

Then to my surprise there was a serving set in the little drawer but of a different pattern. This pattern is called "Serenade" by Wallace/Harmony House - 1944. Oh, joyness! Oh Hallelujahness! I love this stuff!

Here's a closer look at the pattern on the serving pieces.

Look! There are teaspoons! Aren't these just so precious! I am so smiling at these little gems.

So after donning my pink gloves, grabbing a soft cloth and my Wright's silver polish and many polishing rubbing shining sessions over a couple of days, look what happened! Yes yes yes! A transformation from tarnished to shiny and bright!

Just look at the luster and I love this pattern. I think it looks a tad art decoish, do you?

Now my olden 'new to me' silver is back in its olden scratched up chest just awaiting its next adventure. Maybe a tablescape you think?

Thank you Mother~

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Look For The Silver Lining

As I wash my dishes, I'll be following a plan,
Till I see the brightness in ev'ry pot and pan.
I am sure this point of view will ease the daily grind,
So I'll keep repeating in my mind.

Look for the silver lining
When e'er a cloud appears in the blue.
Remember somewhere, the sun is shining
And so the right thing to do is make it shine for you.

A heart, full of joy and gladness
Will always banish sadness and strife
So always look for the silver lining
And try to find the sunny side of life.

So always look for the silver lining
And try to find the sunny side of life.
~sung by Judy Garland