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Monday, September 9, 2013

Joy Upon My Silver Tray

Years ago my husband bought me this silver tray from an antique shop in Homewood, Alabama. I sure do miss that store. I have placed it in several different places over the years, but today I have decided to put it on my dining room table and fill it with treasurers and items that I think are beautiful and bring me joy.
A little while ago I shared with you My New Office Space and perhaps you saw my cherub, which I call my concrete angel. I happen to love cherubs so I thought I would share this one with you as well. She has been with me for many years.
What is it about a tattered and worn cherub that attracts me so much? She hardly weighs a thing and she was created to sit while she plays her horn.

Even from behind she is pure beauty.
She is sitting upon two books of poetry from the 1920's. I have had these two books as long as I can remember, they were my Mom's which she inherited from her parents. As a teenager I fell in love with poetry, and I guess these books started that. One of my favorite poems from this book is, "If We Had The Time." Obviously I must have been an odd child. You can see the page has been marked for a very long time, prior to post it notes, we used torn pieces of paper to mark our pages.
The cover is wearing thin, just like the body of a person, but she still has much to offer.
The cut crystal biscuit jar in a silver caddy was a present from my husband.
The cut glass gives an illusion of multiple facets of whatever you place inside of it.
The amber glass sparkles and shines inside of the crystal. It is sitting on top of an old cookbook. I have also placed three bunches of grapes in the bottom of the tray, as they add such wonderful color.
I love bottles, and the bottle of champagne with a fleur de lis is so lovely.
I placed a cut glass crystal wine stopper on it and I love the way it reflects the light.
I had an old iron pedestal stand and I placed a unadorned red candle on top of it.
The tall crystal decanter is also another treasure.

So I will leave it like this for awhile and take pleasure in all the items that bring me such good memories and joy. 
Sometimes it really is the little things, isn't it.
The poetry books remind me of my Mother who wrote a tremendous amount of religious poetry. Although I was incapable of speaking at  her funeral her poetry was read by my sisters and several of her grandchildren. Someday perhaps I will share some of her wise words here on the little world of mine.  In the meantime remember, if you  have the time, to occasionally toot your own horn every now and then.
Do you have some treasurers that have been give to you over the years that stir your heart and soul and bring you a little joy?

Linking to:
A Stroll Thru Life
Cedar Hill Ranch
Our Home Away From Home
Everyday Home
Savvy Southern Style
From My Front Porch To Yours
French Country Cottage

49 comments:

  1. You should really be joyful Patty, the vignette is lovely - all the right touches - sentimentality and beauty. Love you little cherub as well.:-)

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  2. What a lovely vignette and a beautiful poem! I love that you still have books from your childhood, I don't think I have even one! I love the wine bottle with the fleur de lis as well. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Beautiful vignette, Patty! I love the tray and the cherub and everything else you put together. Your hubby has good taste to be able to spot that beautiful tray...Christine

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    1. Thank you! Sometimes we have to train our husbands just a little bit. LOL!

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  4. Your silver tray is beautiful, Patty, corralling such wonderful treasures with happy memories.
    Mary Alice

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  5. What a lovely vignette, Patty, and so fitting for your beautiful silver tray! I love the book and your cherub. I've been keeping an eye out for books lately at garage and estate sales. There is just something about an old book, especially one that looks like it has been read a lot.

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  6. Love the treasures of your heart that you have shared.
    Value is priceless when it is treasured for the memories!
    Pat

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  7. Patty, I love the old books! I am always drawn to them in antique stores, and I love finding little notes written inside on the pages :) Your cherub is beautiful, and gives such a romantic feel to your vignette. Have a good week :)

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  8. That is a beautiful vignette displayed on your tray. I love that you've grouped meaningful items together and not just pretty ones.

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  9. Thanks so much for the lovely feedback on my room redo! That is one gorgeous tray! I've never seen another like it. Your grouping looks like a beautiful still life. It's wonderful that you have not only beautiful memories, but your Mother's poetry books as well. Beautiful!

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    1. Jacqueline, I haven't seen another tray like this either. I tried fining one to see if it had a specific name for such a deep tray, but I couldn't find a thing. Thank you for your kind words.

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  10. Hi Patty, thanks for stopping by my blog. Your beautiful tray is lovely with the cherub and your treasures. It makes such a lovely vignette and it also has deep meaning. I wished I had more of my Grandmother's prized possessions. They always have such sentimental meaning. Unfortunately my cousin got most of her things.

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    1. Well maybe you need to visit that cousin of yours. LOL! It is a shame when one person ends up with the majority of a someones possessions - doesn't seem fair does it. But you still have your memories, no one can keep those from you.

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  11. So PRETTY! That's a great way to use a beautiful tray.

    I collect angels too.

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  12. Everything looks so pretty! I do love your little cherub! :)
    Susan

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  13. Patty,
    This is a lovely post and thank you for sharing the beauty and joy that your collection brings you-I too find that it is the small treasures that bring us the greatest happiness.
    Warm Hugs,
    jemma

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  14. Oh I love your tray and the biscuit jar is just gorgeous!

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  15. I love silver trays. Thanks for stopping by and following me.
    Katie

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  16. Your tray is really pretty and filled with so many things that are meaningful to you.It's a very special vignette. Thanks for visiting and following me, I'm following you as well.

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  19. Patty, I have always wanted a silver tray. I think it is such a special piece and every woman should have to opportunity to own such a treasure. I look at Goodwill, but never seem to snag one. Maybe for an anniversary one day! Yours is lovely!

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    1. Hey Kim, thank you for all of your kind words. You might want to check out www.shopgoodwill.com - best of luck finding your perfect silver tray.
      Patty

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