Sunday, January 24, 2010

Silver Sunday

For those of you that take that perfect picture I applaud you, go ahead and take a bow or curtsy, you deserve it my friends. I had the hardest time taking pictures of my silver.... there was too much reflection or too many shadows! After playing around with different backgrounds I finally took some pictures that I am somewhat happy with. I really wanted to capture the detail of the silver handles because that is what attracts me to silver utensils. are my silver trinkets...I don't use them as my everyday silverware since my family doesn't like the feel when the silver hits their teeth..hahaha but I do use them whenever I can display them somewhere. I am a sucker for old silver, wether it's SS or silverplate, I do not discriminate..hehehe. I love detailed and/or monogrammed handles and polish them maybe once or twice a year since I love that old looking patina.
Awhile back a friend introduced me to quadruplate silver spooners, I wasn't really into them at the time but since moving from CA to FL I can't seem to pass them by. It reminds me of my friend Nancy and all the wonderful times we had and shared.  I am off to see Beth's Gypsy Fish blog and am going to try and visit every single Silver Sunday post on your blogs. Keep on tinking....(get it?)


Linda said...

I think your pictures are fine. It is hard to photograph silver, my photos this week aren't all I hoped they would be either. That said, I love your silver and you showcase it well. Pretty Pretty!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Syliva
I love your silver collection.. I'm starting to think i need a few cake servers.. haha.. they all look so lovely... funny I passed up a few lately and now wish I hadn't.. Now I also like your last post!! hehehe Have fun . Julie

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Sylvia, I love how you display your wonderful collection of silverware! Just beautiful!

I think this August I'm going to try to go down to the Niles Flea Market!


Linda said...

Sooooo PRETTY...I'm a SILVER fan too...vintage silver is my fav! I have trouble with pics too...I soooo need a NEW camera. Hope you have a great SUNDAY!


junkdreams said...

Wonderful silver pieces....yes it can be frustrating to photograph not to use a flash.
Happy SS!

Wizard of Was said...

Hi Sylvia,
I love love you quadruple plate spooners! They are such charming pieces...Yep, silver and glass are the hardest to photograph...can't tell you how many I have deleted! Have a great Sunday

alice said...

Hey Syliva, Thanks so much for stopping by! Love you detailed pictures!!It turned out good!
smiles, alice

Sharlotte said...

What wonderful pieces! I too love all things silver and mongrammed! I also LOVE the way you've displayed the silverware! It's great! Thanks so much for sharing!.
BTW - great pictures! ;)

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

You have a beautiful collection of silverware and serving pieces, Sylvia! I totally agree about the problems of taking pictures of the silver. This is really a challenge and I'm not always satisfied with the outcome either.
Have a wonderful Silver Sunday!

Vintage Blue Studio said...

Your silverware is very pretty. Just a couple hints that might help with your photos I know they help with mine...use the macro setting and use natural lighting whenever possible. Cloudy days are actually the best because they naturally difuse the light. Hope that helps!

Junk Exchange said...

wow! loving on your silver utensils! what a collection .. some of the nicest pieces i have ever seen .. good for you!!


NicNacManiac said...

WOW Syliva the display of silver in the clear vessel is breathtaking! All of these pieces have the most interesting handles...great collection!

Happy Silver Sunday, xOxO Nerina

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

You have some beautiful silver items, and I think your photos showed them well. Have a wonderful day.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sylvia,
Gorgeous, beautiful pieces! I love vintage silver as well. We use ours everyday and it's really great when I can find the silver with my initials monogrammed on the handle. I know what you mean about taking just the right picture. I fuss with the background and layout constantly before I'm even somewhat happy with the end results. Yours turned out great though!
Have a great week!

Mimi said...

Beautiful collection of silver. Love the spooners....and your pictures are great...silver is very hard to photo...the one thing I have found, don't ever use a flash!

ceekay said...

I have got to get me one of the spoon holders...I see them all over blog land...and I feel deprived...poor me!! lol! Happy SS!

sissie said...

I love your silver pieces and your pictures look great!

Happy Silver Sunday.



Every one of these silver servers is just beautiful! Photography is wonderful, the background color really allows the silver to "shine"! Thanks so much for sharing. ~ Angela

Jane said...

I really love how your silverware is displayed. I have my grandmother's silverware and I think I'm going to "steal" your idea and display it in sense having the beautiful silver tucked away in a drawer. Thanks for the idea.

Lyneen said...

LOVE your serving pieces. Well all your silver. Your pictures are great, love the red you are using to showcase it. thanks for stopping by and your kind comments.

TFS, Happy Silver Sunday!

Gypsy Fish said...

Your photo and the way you have your flatware displayed is incredibly creative and inspirational.Thanks for coming....see you next Sunday!
{{gypsy hugs}}

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

It must have been worth the effort, because I think your photos turned out great. You have some beautiful silver. I love all of the detail on those old serving pieces. Your spooners are so pretty too. laurie

Sarah said...

I think your photos are great! I totally agree that silver is so difficult to photograph. I had the hardest time keeping my reflection out of the photos. Loved seeing the lovely detail on your pieces. Thanks for sharing.

Anne~Fiona and Twig said...

Silver can be tricky to photograph, I think yours looks fantastic. Good job!

And you're right, those handles on the silverware are really spectacular.

Have a wonderful week!

Kathy said...

I love your beautiful silver flatware and the gorgeous spooner. Your pics are great! Sorry my Sunday Silver visit is so late but I do love your silver post!

Linda K. said...

oh my, Sylvia!! I missed your Silver Sunday! wawawawa... Your silver is just beautiful. The patterns are so intricate, exquisite, it.

GardenofDaisies said...

Wow, look at all the beautiful designs on the handles of the silver pieces! Really lovely!! (I have a hard time getting decent pictures too. I don't have a tripod so taking pics without flash is difficult.)