It is our turn to have my husbands family over for Thanksgiving this year.
I told myself since we are working extra days to cover people out on leave, I need to start preparing early so I do not freak out! After all my husband is one of 8 and 5 of the siblings and their families with my Mother in law will be here.
I have a big dining room...but it never is big enough.
Here is the table 2 years ago.
I usually use my Grandmothers Johnson Ware dishes that are cream with a gold trim, makes me think of the Fall Harvest.
So for Vintage Thingie Thursday I will show you my vintage silver I am looking through.
Found Grandma's baby silver wrapped in a note she wrote
Engraved with a R for Ruth
Found my baby silver with a note from my Mom
This my Grandmothers silver chest and 2nd set of silver. I love the pattern, it is Rogers Bros. Daffodil and I love using it for Easter
She kept the price tag in the chest all those years.
Along with notes about my what pieces of silver my Mom had and notes about tablecloth sizes
Some people would toss these notes out, but I love seeing my Grandma's handwriting.
She has 5 different patterns of serving pieces. Some were probably her Moms or Grandmothers.
I also have my Moms silver. Oneida Remembrance
Then there is my silver, Silver Artisry. I love to use it at Christmas because it is so ornate.
Grandma's first set of silver is only 8 place settings so I can't use it
The pattern is Anniversary
The last set belonged to my Great Great Grandparents
It stores in this roll up linen holder.
They are very heavy, all are 1847 Rogers Bros and some have a fiddle design, but most are plain.
I think I may clean these up and use them. They are not ornate, but strong and simple.
Seems that they may be perfect for the Thanksgiving table this year.
I think I better get cleaning!
and it will be time to change out my Grandmothers spoon rack for Christmas
I have alot to choose from
Drawer with more silver and small silver spoon collection
hope you enjoyed seeing my vintage family silver pieces.