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Friday, October 8, 2010

I Won the Silver


I won the silver ~ the silver giveaway gift @ The Lazy Peacock!



The Lazy Peacock drew my name on September 25, 2010, and shortly there after a box of gifts arrived at my door. A box of favorite things that the Lazy Peacock had put together. As you might observe in her beautiful header shown above, the The Lazy Peacock loves silver.



Just look at this awesome assortment of beautiful gifts. With so many lovely silver items, I figured that Silver Sunday would be the perfect time to share this gift.



From the look of the many delights in this gift, I wouldn't call Wendy a Lazy Peacock. She must have been busy finding these treasures.



Yes, Wendy, I adore my prize! Each treasure makes my heart sing with joy.



The open glass salt cellar sparkles like diamonds.



These little tartlet tin hearts will come in handy for my valentine baking.



The rustic, shabby metal cup will hold pens and pencils on my desk.



The silverplate napkin ringedged with a beautiful beading will join my collection of silver napkin rings while the rustic hammered metal ice tongs will find a home on our bar tray.



The elegant Wm Rogers silverplate bowl is edged with this floral border and will soon be full of candy corn for Halloween.



Monogramed linens are a favorite here at HFTS, and this lovely napkin is monogramed with an S. How lucky is that!



I had commented in my entry that the S would be perfect for me. So thoughtful, sweet Wendy included something extra in the package ~ a beautifully engraved butter knife.



It was in addition to the silverplate sugar spoon and jelly server.



Look at the gorgeous details on these two serving pieces.



Back in August, Candy celebrated the 1st Anniversary of The Little Round Table with generous gifts to five lucky followers.



I happened to be the fifth name drawn and the winner of a $100 check. I used my gift to shop for tabletop items when I went to Round Top last week.



The oval silver vegetable server above is holding my gifts from the Lazy Peacock, but it's one of the treasures that followed me home from Warrenton.



Look at the beautiful shell design at each end.



I told Candy that the gift check would be spent on tabletop items. Antique mother of pearl flatware is another of my passions, so I was thrilled to add two serving forks with stunning sterling ferrules. I came home with more wonderful finds, but I'll share those another time.

I'm sending big hugs and a sincere thank you to both Wendy and Candy. I'm most appreciative to be the lucky recipient of these generous gifts.

Treat yourself to a visit @ The Lazy Peacock here where Wendy shares her latest vintage finds and here to join Candy @ The Little Round Table. Candy shares her extensive collection of dishes and linens with stunning tablesettings all through the week.


Click on the links below to see a list of others participating this coming week in the following memes:








Thank you ladies for hosting!

66 comments:

  1. Oh, wonderful! Congrats to you. What a spectacular gift!!
    Sherry

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  2. wowiw zowie aren't you a lucky girl, i say you won gold and silver, congrats on your great gifts!

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  3. Sarah -- congratulations on your wonderful wins. The silver is just gorgeous. I really love the mother-of-pearl -- what detail. Joni

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  4. You are so lucky to have won so many adorable items, Sarah. I am so happy for you. Congratulations! Thank you so much for the very sweet words you left on AJ's birthday blog.....Christine

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  5. You are so lucky to have won so many adorable items, Sarah. I am so happy for you. Congratulations! Thank you so much for the very sweet words you left on AJ's birthday blog.....Christine

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  6. What a lovely prize! Congratulations!! And I can't think of anyone more deserving to win it! I know we will all get to enjoy it through your future table settings.

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  7. Sarah, everything is just beautiful!! I know you must feel like a kid at Christmas with all of these things.

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  8. Beautiful gifts, Sarah. Congratulations!

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  9. Good for you! You are always so positive and nice to everyone..Lovely keepsakes..

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  10. What wonderful prizes you have won. The silver is just beautiful!
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  11. Congratulations, you lucky girl!
    What gorgeous silver items Wendy gifted to you and what fun to have Mad Money from Candy to spend at Round Top.
    Love it all!

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  12. Oh my...what beautiful treasures, Sarah!! Congratulations!!! Each one is so unique & special & I know you will put them to good use, the way you guys entertain.
    Love your close-up shots of all the fabulous details. :D

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  13. Sarah, what awesome treasures you won and purchased. I have acquired this new love for old silver everything. You have some beautiful pieces. I am going to an antique store today to see if I can find some more. Have a great weekend.

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  14. Girl, you are on a winning streak!!
    All of the silver is just beautiful.
    I can't think of a more deserving person to win!
    Rhonda

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  15. What gorgeous items and how very lucky you are Sarah! Be sure to check in with me later next week to enter in for a giveaway that I think you'll love :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  16. Sarah,
    Congratulations! Yes, you are a Winner!
    Isn't it fun getting "gifts" in the mail? It doesn't have to be alot just a little surprise will do it.
    Enjoy your treasures and thanks for sharing with all of us.

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  17. Oh congratulations, all of your silver is just stunning. I love the beautiful patterns and the wonderful patina. Lucky you. Hugs, Marty

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  18. My goodness, those gifts are beautiful! I can't think of anyone who will appreciate them more than you. While giveaways are always fun, it's so nice to read a beautifully written thank you blog from the recipient - and this one was really well done!

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  19. Wonderful gifts!! Congratulations on winning!

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  20. Sarah, Congratulations, what a fantastic silver collection! I can see that you will get lots of use from each and everyone...I am sure they will bring you lots of joy along with the second prize you won. Your luck is with you...may it last and last :))

    Jeanne xx

    PS...thanks so much for your lovely comment :))

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  21. Nice haul! It's all so pretty and dainty.

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  22. What wonderful prizes! Congratulations!

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  23. Congrats, congrats, what lovelies. I wish I could have gone to Round Top, haven't been in sooo long but love it.
    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
    Halloween fun giveaway

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  24. Now weren't You the Lucky Lady.... What a Fabulous Give Away, Congratulations ~ Have a Great Sunday.
    Cheryl

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  25. Dear Sarah,
    what a fun that you won those prices. Those beautiful things are just as they are made especially for you. You showed them to us so lovely and I am sure you will make a lot of nice posts with them. I have a faible for mother of pearl things also and I have some cutlery. Enjoy your prices and have a nice weekend!
    Greetings, Johanna

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  26. Wow!!! So lucky ~ Your new Silver is just fabulous. Yes, the Lazy Peacock has such beautiful things. Have a great weekend ~ Dee

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  27. Wow! Congrats on both your wins! You really have received and purchased soem beautiful pieces! Love your pearl flatware too!

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  28. Hi Sarah! You are the perfect person to win both gifts! Such beautiful silver pieces! I know you will really enjoy using it all! Hope you are having a great weekend!...hugs...Debbie

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  29. sarah, congratulations to you...wow what a treasure trove of silver goodness! So sorry we didn't catch up at roundtop...drop me a note when you get back to town and we'll get you out one of the girls. thanks for playing along see you next month!
    hugs
    Beth

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  30. Congratulations Sarah! What a beautiful giveaway, and how great that you even got a butter knife and a napkin just for your personal use! And what fun to shop with "free" money! Oh, I'm afraid you'll start me collecting something else. I am loving those mother-of-pearl handled pieces. And oh, how handsome that server is with the shell motif. Thank you for linking all of these wonderful treasures to Favorite Things. laurie

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  31. Oh, so lucky you are! I said the S monogram was good for me as well, but it didn't work for me, darn. I love that you know how you'll use it all, so much fun.

    I didn't make it to Round Top at all this fall, only and hour and a half away but just couldn't get there.

    Congrats on the 2 lucky wins,
    Susanne.

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  32. How wonderful for you to win these giveaways! What lovely silver treasures & such beautiful detail...and the S~ lucky you! Enjoy them :-)

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  33. Hi Sarah
    Two of my favourite things... mother of pearl and silver.. How lucky you were to win all this.. fabulous!!!! Hope you have a wonderful week and that your luck keeps bringing you joy.... xxx Julie

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  34. Congratulations on the big win. Lucky you, they are wonderful.

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  35. Congrats...beautiful silver items and winning money must be the "silver" lining!!!

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  36. Sarah you are so fortunate to win such lovely gifts from two very generous bloggers! Both gifts were so perfect and added to your wonderful collection of silver items. You are so well deserving and gracious...continued good luck to you!

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  37. What beautiful silver pieces. I've been unpacking (we moved) my silver and it is so much more than I thought I had! Enjoy your new treasures.

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  38. Beautiful silver. Such a lovely patina. Congratulations on winning it.

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  39. It's all so beautiful. And how lucky can you be?
    love silver and your mosiac is wonderful.

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  40. Such great gifts! The silver is just beautiful! Pretty mosaic!

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  41. Congratulations, Sarah. What beautiful things from a generous lady. I especially love the pearl handled silverware. Nothing like winning a lovely gift to put a little bounce in your step.

    Blessings,
    Ruben

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  42. Congrats on winning the beautiful silver items. Lovely photos and mosaic.

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  43. Congratulations, Sarah. Maybe you'll win one of my book giveaways!

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  44. Silver for Sarah....perfect...and so are all of your photos and descriptions of all your beautiful silver prizes. I so enjoy seeing your lovely collections and settings. Congratulations!

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  45. What wonderful gifts, Sarah! Congratulations, they are so beautiful!

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  46. WOW Miss Sarah you are sooo lucky. All such beautiful pieces I am sure you will treasure for years to come!!~ Congrats.

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  47. Lucky you! Congratulations on winning! I'm sure you'll come up with some wonderful creations to blog about with these treasures!

    Katherine

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  48. Congrats. Sarah - you definitely deserve all these lovely gifts and I know you will display them beautifully in your home. The silver piece you found at Round Top is gorgeous too.

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  49. Wow! Have you been lucky lately!!!! Such wonderful treasures. Those forks are exquisite.

    - The Tablescaper

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  50. Oh sweet Sarah,
    What beauitful gifts! What a lucky, lucky girl you are. I love your antique mother of pearl sliverware. I have looked everywhere for some and have only been lucky enough to find a few pieces...Yours are absolutely gorgeous. Congratulations on your awesome prizes. Have a wonderful day my dear friend.

    Hugs and Kisses,

    ♥Ana

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  51. Sarah, congratulations on your fabulous wins. Everything is gorgeous, and just perfect for you.

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  52. I love all that silver... I just can't get enough!!

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  53. You are a lucky lady Sarah!

    Congrats on the double win and I think you chose some very lovely things.

    Candy

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  54. You are a lucky gal! And you have some wonderful treasures--I'm looking forward to some good posts showing how you are using them! Linda

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  55. I do believe you broke the record on that win. I never saw so many nice things. You were very lucky to have such luck. Loved seeing all of it.

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  56. Oh what beautiful gifts! How wonderful to receive so many nice and thoughtful things....so happy for you! I loved the silver with the initial on it!! Happy VTT! Thanks for linking in today!

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  57. That is a great prize. My sister bought me a large container of things like that for my birthday a few yrs ago. I still use the container. Doylene

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  58. Oh dear Sarah
    I cannot believe how generous blog land is. I'm always amazed!!!
    I can feel your smile all the way up here in Canada.
    Happy FFB Sarah.
    Love Claudie
    xoxo

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  59. Absolutely wonderful gifts in both cases Sarah. I adore the mother of pearl pieces. I would love to have a whole set like that.

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  60. OH Sarah, what beautiful prizes you've won. That S engraved butter knife is really pretty. I bet you were thrilled with that. That's something I'd love to win. So many pretties.
    I bet Round Top was a blast...I've never been but have always wanted to go.

    Have a wonderful weekend,

    Nancy

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  61. Enjoy your treasures. It's so nice to see them. Jane F.

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  62. Congrats Sarah! Such beautiful gifts! My SIL collected mother of pearl utensils, I was always on the look-out for them-enjoy:@)

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  63. My goodness! You are one lucky woman. I'm loving all that silver. jan

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  64. Lucky you!!! Such fabulocity. I am so jealous.

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  65. OH, this is just wonderful, Sarah! YEA! Such neat things!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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