Shine on ….

Christmas is coming and around here that means the silver comes out. Not that I have a lot, but I do have a little, and once a year it gets a good rub with the Silvo. Every piece has a story and some of the stories are mine.

The silver tray was a wedding gift from Mom and Dad and was 42 years old this past  September. I’ve not been part of that particular relationship for a long time now, but the tray was special then and speaks to a time when I was young, in love, and thought I had the world by the tail. It is not a chore to polish it.

The cup was also a gift from Mom and Dad, given to me for my son shortly after he was born a few years later. His is also a special story and I have been blessed to have this child in my life for thirty plus years as well as his beautiful boys, my three rascally grandchildren. The cup was lost for a while, but recently found its way home. There is significance there I believe.

Every piece here has a story. Some things were gifted to me. The jug was a Christmas gift I gave Mom. The smaller tray was rescued from an antique shop, tarnished and black, but it too has seen a coat of Silvo. The Annapolis crystal glasses I bought in Nova Scotia this summer after watching the men working in their shop. The crystal is all mouth-blown and hand-cut and it is beautiful. I only have two glasses but I keep them out and use them all the time. Not only are they incredibly pretty, they remind me of one of the best vacations I have ever had.

The pretty wine glasses? Also rescued from a box of curb-side treasures. Very merry and definitely twice-loved!




New woollies!

My new mittens! Aren’t they beautiful? And so snuggly warm!

I wish I had the incredible talent this lady has – not so, I’m afraid. But at least I appreciate the beauty she is able to create using old sweaters and coats. Recycling at its finest I’m sure. And most definitely twice-loved!

Being someone who likes to ‘create’ herself, I know there is passion, pride, and maybe even a little love stitched into every pair.

And, added bonus, we are shopping local!