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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Silver in the Shadows

Recent days have been crisp and sunny ~

perfect fall days to play with shadows.

I moved the white ironstone that holds our silver and mother of pearl flatware to where the sun streamed in through the bay window, sat back and relaxed with my stitching, and watched as the sun did a shadow dance.

The sunlight glistened on the pearly whites of the flatware and the leaves of dusty miller.

As the sun sank lower, more interesting shadows began to form. Lacy images appeared on the ironstone from the delicate rim of the gallery tray.

The sun grabbed hold of the mother of pearl with intensity . . .

And created shadows within the individual handles.

As time passed the sun began to drop its hold on the handles of pearl and instead offered a touch of warmth.

Then Mr. Sun gently slid . . .

And offered up a picture perfect autumn vignette.

Drop by the following blogs for more Silver, Shadows,
White, and Tabletop Vignettes:


  1. Hi Sarah! Oh, what a beautiful post! I love your snaps and the sun adds just the right touch.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  2. Lovely post, Sarah, and such gorgeous captures! Marvelous combination of sunlight and shadows! Hope your weekend is going well! Enjoy!


  3. Sarah-
    Your photographs are just lovely.
    The sunlight on your mother of pearl flatware is stunning!

    White Spray Paint

  4. That was lovely - such a wonderful glow to the silver and mother-of-pearl in the fall sunlight.
    Soothing, gleaming, a heart-lifting still life.

  5. Enjoyed seeing your photos - great photography. Really like your flatware! Not a day for taking pictures here - rain and dreary. :(
    Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

  6. The shadows are amazing and that flatware just gorgeous!

  7. that first shot is a beautiful still life...

  8. Exceptional shots of that beautiful mother of pearl flatware.

  9. Beautiful Sarah, I love your display and description of the shadow dances! It truly is picture perfect! I have a "Very" weak spot for your little Shawnee Squirrel Vase, I am the "Proud" Mom of his twin! LOVE Him and he's just a perfect size to tuck into LOTS of fun vignettes... Thank you for sharing with us...
    Hugs to you, Donna

  10. What gorgeous silverware - especially when caught by the sun.

    I too love the description of the shadow dance - perfect indeed!

  11. Lovely shadows. Beautiful still life arrangments. Charmaine

  12. What absolutely beautiful pics Sarah!
    I just love your white ironstone with the beautiful flatware, what a neat combination!

  13. You've created such a beautiful series! Lovely lovely photos! I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend :)

  14. Sarah your mother of pearl flatware is spectacular! Great pics-enjoy:@)

  15. Your pictures are beautiful (as always) but today I was really taken in with your words. You really have a way with telling a story.

  16. What beautiful pictures! I love the mother of pearl flatware. I have been keeping my eye out for some of those. Gorgeous!

  17. Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos! I love white dinnerware and serving pieces!

  18. Your mother of pearl flatware is just gorgeous... and so where all of you photos!!! Blessings~~~ Daphne

  19. Dear Sarah,

    how wonderful you described this dance of light and shadow - it is like a music in my ears. I admire your charming mother of pearl flatware. I collected some of those also because I love mother of pearl. And nothing brings it more to its best than the sunlight. Great idea, great vignettes and so sweet words.
    Makes me dreaming.
    Greetings, Johanna

  20. Sarah,
    These photographs are beautiful.
    I love the pearl handled silverware and all the white.

  21. Beautiful photography! The mother of pearl flatware is gorgeous also.

  22. Sarah, I love the way your Shadow Shots follow our DLS Time Texas Sun! Beautiful vignettes and the squirrel adds just the right splash of color. Lovely Shadow Shot Sunday Post....I've joined this Meme, too...and I think you'll recognize the part of Texas I Shadow Shot!

  23. That is lovely! I love the mother of pearl handles, so beautiful.

  24. You have so many lovely things -- I'm drooling over your flatware, I just adore it!


  25. I really like this beautiful post! What a good idea to do a meme with shadows! Everything is so lovely! Love it all!


  26. Such a beautiful vignette. Love your pictures, they are so pretty and the shadow shots are stunning. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

  27. I agree with everything Marty said above, love this!!

  28. Sarah,
    Stunning and elegant! Thank you for such an enlightening and beautiful post! Calming for me on such a busy day and Season!

  29. I just love the mother of pearl flatware. So pretty! Nice to meet you. I"m a new follower.

    Vicki at Rusty Rooster Vintage

  30. My heart skipped a beat when I saw your mother of pearl flatware. I have wanted some for so long. It's all so pretty.

  31. Hi Sarah,
    I must say your Ironstone is fantastic...I love to photograph it too, it's one of my favourite things...I'm a new follower and will stop by again...Lalo.

  32. Stunning photos of your very beautiful collection of pearl handled silver...even more lovely kissed by the suns rays. I think I could sit there for hours...


  33. your pearl handled cutlery is just beautiful! I love displays of cutlery in jugs!

  34. such beautiful lighting on the pics :)

  35. I love the shadow shots, Sarah, but that flatware! That flatware is GORGEOUS! I adore it!


    Sheila :-)

  36. Sarah, you are just one of those people who can do anything you set your mind to do, and you always do it beautifully. Your photography is inccredible in this post, and I also love the words you used to describe the shadows. Beautiful post. (Sorry I'm so behind on my blog visits - life has been kind of hectic lately). laurie

  37. Sarah, I really like how you used the progression of the sunlight for your post. Those are amazing shots of shadows and light! And all that white and ivory- perfection....
    Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

  38. I really like the shadow from the snowfake-just beautiful!


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