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Friday, January 15, 2010

Thank You, Susan...

This week I will be joining Beth at Gypsy Fish Journal for Silver Sunday. Make sure you stop by to see what others are showing at the silver party!

Back on my December 23rd post, I showed some silver that I didn't know the pattern, but had 2 serving spoons, that I loved. Susan of Between Naps On the Porch e-mailed me with the maker and pattern name, which is International Silver's Frontenac. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! She also warned that the pattern was fairly pricey!...she was not exaggerating! Not to be deterred, I looked on e-Bay and found several pieces. I bid on 6 teaspoons and got them at a price that I never dreamed possible. I just plain lucked out! They were mailed on December 28, 2009, and I finally received them today. I thought for sure they had fallen into a black hole when I didn't get them after a week!

Here are my long awaited teaspoons. I just love this pattern, in fact, I am obsessed with it, which is unusual as I tend to move toward something a lot less ornate! Thank you, thank you, Susan, for knowing the pattern!

I will be checking out a couple antique stores to see if I can find a few more pieces at reasonable prices...I just know I won't get a deal like the teaspoons!

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Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend, y'all!

31 comments:

GardenofDaisies said...

The lilly design is so pretty!! Don't you love e-bay? You can almost always find what you are looking for there.

Annie said...

Your spoons are gorgeous! Enjoy them.

I must say that the kitty on your previous post is my favorite picture, however :) Soooo sweet.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Very pretty and thats our Susan would know the pattern was great...good luck with the hunt...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Beautiful! I've always loved that pattern...it's one of my favs!:-) So happy that you found them!
Susan

Dishesdone said...

That's great that you found them! They're gorgeous! really nice of Susan to help you out!

Linda said...

What a beautiful pattern and I am so happy you found those lovely teaspoons. That is what I love about blogging, so many helpful friends out there to help with things we just don't know!

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

So let us know what you still need and we can all keep our eyes open for you!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh how pretty -- I can see why you would fall in love with this pattern! Your tablescape in the previous post is so pretty as well -- love those dishes. Thank you for your visit to my table this week -- bloggy friends are always welcome to the table.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh, I don't blame you for falling for this pattern. It is gorgeous! Congratulations on your great find on ebay. laurie

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Beautiful silverware! Congrats on finding them at a good price!

Katherine

Kathleen said...

They are gorgeous! Enjoy them, M..
And the Vermont gal says Y'All now..LOL

Stella said...

Beautiful pattern. Is that an initial or just a scroll on the handle? Good luck in hunt for more pieces. That is half the fun isn't it?

A Grain of Salt said...

Very pretty!

Dreamgoddess said...

Wow, these are beautiful! I love ornate designs and this is one of the prettiest I've seen in quite a while.

ceekay said...

They are beautiful and very ornate. Great find on ebay...I hope you can find more pieces! Happy SS!

Gypsy Fish said...

your spoons are so gorgeous in all their silver goodness...thanks for stopping by...see you next sunday!
{{gypsy hugs}}
Beth

The Tablescaper said...

Wow! They are gorgeous!!! Enjoy. Can't wait to see how you use them.
- The Tablescaper

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

You KNOW I love inscribed pieces!
Happy Silver Sunday!
I love your silver pieces!


HUGS!
Leigh
Tales from Bloggeritaville
www.lbratina.blogspot.com

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Mimi, Your spoons are very pretty!

Have a wonderful Silver Sunday!

Hugs and love,
Julia

Wizard of Was said...

our spoons a so beautiful...so glad you were able to find them. I know you will really enjoy them. See you next Sunday
Gale

Cass @ That Old House said...

What a gorgeous pattern! LOVE the lily design.
To identify patterns, I found the best reference is "Silverplated Flatware" by Tere Hagen. I think it's in its 4th edition; I have the 3rd edition, and it's rare that I can't find the pattern I am seeking in there.

I love the Tiger Lily pattern that you mentioned from my post --love it so much that I found a service of 65 pieces, for 9, thru Craigslist, and bought it for my sister for Christmas. I blogged about it on 12/29/09 -- if you are interested, you can go to:

http://cass-thatoldhouse.blogspot.com/2009/12/christmas-present-miracles-old-and-new.html

and take a look. I was almost hoping my sister wouldn't like the set! It is called Tiger Lily, and also Festivity, in silverplate, and in sterling the pattern is called Amaryllis. Keep collecting; it's so much fun!
Cass

Jane said...

Very pretty teaspoons. I'm so glad you were able to find out the pattern name and win some on ebay! Good luck with your search to find more.
Jane

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Beautiful pattern. Your collection is wonderful.. Thanks for swinging by and saying hello, pop in any 'ole time..hugs ~lynne~

Sherrie said...

I can see why you loved this design so much. Just when I think I can't find something I want, e-bay comes to the rescue. P.S. I liked the kitty too.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

What a beautiful set, and to get them in a great deal makes it so much nicer. I'm so glad you found out what they were. Thanks for sharing them.
Blessings,
Marcia

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Oh, my, those are so beautiful. I love ornate. I hope you'll be able to add to your new collection. Rosie

Barbara Jean said...

That design is gorgeous!!

Great job finding them!

blessings, and thanks for coming by for a visit.

barbara jean

xinex said...

Wow! What a lovely pattern, very elegant, pretty and ornate!...Christine

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I usually lean to the more sedate too but I love those! They are gorgeous!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

HI There
It is a delightful pattern I can see why you tracked them down... it' s great to find matching pieces as the right price.. Julie

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

I too usually go for a simplier design, but I gotta say they are stunning, If I saw them for sale I would surely purchase them as well, when you get a close up of them wow they are beautiful...