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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Silver Baskets Filled With Hearts

Detail of Silver Bride's Basket

Saturday was the inaugural of Food for Thought, an exciting new blog launched by Jain @ Once in a Blue Moon. I found myself absorbed in creating a post to share about VAN GOGH'S TABLE AT THE AUBERGE RAVOUX and let time escape. Then I suddenly realized that it's once again time for Silver Sunday. As one who definitely likes silver, I have enjoyed visiting all the Silver Sunday posts of the past two weeks. Beth only plans to host this meme through February 7, and I didn't want to miss this week. I suddenly found myself polishing silver and thinking about what I might share.

Silver Bride's Basket

Well, with time of the essence and Valentine's Day just a few weeks away, I decided to reach into my photo files for a bit of silver with a touch of Valentine's Day.

Collection of Heart Shaped Candy Boxes, Including Mary Engelbreit Designs

Silver Bride's Basket with Heart Shaped Candy Boxes

Click here to read my review about VAN GOGH'S TABLE AT THE AUBERGE RAVOUX if you are interested. I highly recommend this book for those who are lovers of art, food, and France. And I highly recommend a visit to Food for Thought where you will find delightfully "edible" book reviews.

Thanks to our delightful hostess Beth @ Gypsy Fish Journal. Click here to see a list of all who have a Silver Sunday post for this week.


  1. This is really cute. I love the silver basket...it is beautiful and the little boxes...that is so sweet. I am sure I must have some heart boxes somewhere!! Happy SS!!

  2. Your silver basket is darling and all your little boxes are just the sweetest...Perfect for your sweetheart on Valentine's Day. hugs ~lynne~

  3. Pretty little silver basket. ME is a favorite of mine.

  4. Placing the heart shaped boxes in your siver dishes is one of those simple ideas that creates a such a pretty tabletop vignette and shows just how much style & panache you have.
    I watch & learn, dear friend.
    Have a great SS.

  5. Hi Sarah! Oh what a beautiful little silver basket! I've never seen one like this before. Also love the little heart baskets filling it.
    Thank you so much for your comments and visits while I've been away.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  6. What a gorgeous silver tray. I love the shape and the detail on it. So pretty. Hugs, Marty

  7. love the valentine's display! that basket is gorgeous!

  8. That's a beautiful basket!

    Have a wonderful Silver Sunday!

    Hugs and love,

  9. Love your silver basket and the boxes are a real treat. See you next week.

  10. Brides' basket, so that's what they're called. Love yours all filled with the darling little heart boxes!
    Have a great SS!

  11. I am so in love with all of these little boxes and how them make your basket full of sunshine!
    Happy Sunday xOxO Nerina

  12. What a beautiful book....I'll have to look for it in our local bookstore. MTW you didn't have to polish the silver for lil ol me! lol!
    Thank you for your comment about Mystic....hey maybe if you get a chance to come back we can meet there.

  13. I think silver Bride's baskets are so special. Happy Silver Sunday.

  14. Very pretty, Sarah! I read her blog too, but couldn't come up with a way to do the meme. Not creative enough with food, I guess.

  15. It is nice to see the silver incorporated with Valentines with the little heart boxes. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Love the silver Bride's basket... and how appropriate to fill it with Valentine's Day candy boxes.. just perfect!

  17. Although I know it should be all about the silver:) It's your little boxes that stole my ME heart:)

  18. That is a sweet basket! I did not know they were called Bride's baskets..
    I am just finding out about Silver Sunday...
    I will try next week!
    So many memes!

  19. I love your silver basket. Its beautiful. And your collection of heart boxes is so cute. I loooove the paper mache rooster, too. Rosie

  20. Really cute basket filled with Valentine hearts!

  21. I WISH I owed such a pretty basket!!!

    It is now Monday, Jan. 18th & I've come here first thing to wish you a Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!

    I hope your wonderful hubby cooks you a spectacular meal. Mine is taking me out for one. LOL Cooking is not his thing. Either way, both of us will get out of doing dishes today.

    Have a spectacular day my friend!!!


  22. Two of my favorite things: SILVER & Valentines Day!! A perfect combination...

    It's nice to "meet you" by the way! I'll look forward to exploring your blog more! I see you've a few comments on my blog in this last month, but I've been away in the USA on my annual holiday (I pre-posted blogs in my absense) and haven't been good at keeping in touch this last month! Now that I'm back home, I'll add you to my regular blog "Prowl list" and will pop into check your adventures from time to time!

    All the best,

  23. Good Morning Sarah,

    I love that silver basket with those colorful Valentine boxes--quite a juxtiposition and very nice. You have so many beautiful things and a great eye for design.

    Have a great week!

  24. Hi Sarah....I'm a day late to say nice Silver post....but....I'm right on time to say....
    I've enjoyed bloggin with you sooooo much and look forward to many more. This is my BlogginBirthday Party Week and of course you are included in the festivities. I'll be linking your cake and today you're on the BirthdayBanner. Come on over and Let's Party!!!!

  25. Hi Sarah, I hope I am still in time to wish you a Happy Birthday. Likewise, I am thankful that your dropping by has led me to find your blog. I feel like I have just entered a charming little curio shop filled with lovely knick knacks that I have to deliberately restrain myself from taking home... :) Will pop by again soon.

  26. What a beautiful tray of valentines.I sure like Mary Engelbreit too! Thanks for stopping by to visit; it was great hearing from you!

  27. I love your silver basket! It is beautiful!

  28. You created a lovely display of a neat collection of boxes in your pretty silver basket, Sarah. I just love it!....Christine

  29. Just now getting around to see all the Beautiful Pink. Wonderful boxes.
    ~ Jany ~
    Don't forget to "Look in the Nook"

  30. Love the Mary Englebreit boxes. She is so clever.

  31. Hi Sarah
    Congratualtions onthe birthof your grand neice. There's nothing better than holding a newborn baby to make your heart feel happy!
    I love all your hearts, especialy the ME ones!

  32. Oh Sarah,
    What a beautiful silver basket and how sweet it looks with all the heart shaped boxes in it. Too cute. Oh and may I know what you use to poslish your silver?...I have yet to find a product that I like 100% I don't like messy products...yuk! Have a wonderful day my sweet friend.

    Hugs and Kisses,

  33. I love those ME boxes! I'm such a fan of hers. What a lovely way to present your cute collection!


  34. Sarah, that basket is beautiful. You know I love the M.E. boxes. You have such a neat collection of Vtine boxes, and I love the contrast of the boxes with the formality of the silver basket. laurie

  35. What a beautiful little silver basket.

    And I read your review, you are a wonderful writer! A pleasure to read. :-)

    Have a great Thursday,

  36. Sarah, you always have such great links. Thank you so much for taking the time to share.

    I'm particularly struck by the work of the Haitian Artists. What a wonderful organization/site. Praying for the safety of all there.

  37. Your gathering of the sweet little Valentine boxes in the silver baskets is adorable. I love Mary Engelbreit designs and was so sorry to see her magazine fold.

    - The Tablescaper

  38. Sarah, your silver baskets are soooo beautiful and I love the way you have them displayed!

    Barb ♥

  39. I love this silver basket and those Mary Engelbreit boxes add a touch of whimsy, that makes it wonderful. I'm sorry I missed this last week. It's beautiful.

  40. I love all your Mary Engelbreit tins.... thanks for sharing your silver and stopping by with your sweet comments on mine... please stop by again this coming SUNDAY!

  41. OH yes, there it is! I see the Always heart that is just like mine! You have so many cute ones!!

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