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Friday, January 15, 2010

Tempus Fugit~ Silver Sunday #3 ~

Please visit our Host for this 3rd Silver Sunday ~ Beth over at Gypsy Fish and check out all her Silver Goodness.

Has it really been 7 days since my first Silver Sunday? Time is flying by lately. Which is probably exactly what my silver pieces would be saying if they could, in fact, speak. I have a few items that have been around since at least the 1800's, I'm sure. The small bowl pictured, was found at the bottom of a dirt floor in an outhouse in my old backyard about 25 years ago. I was an amateur archaeologist then. Our family house was about 250 years old and we were always finding super old stuff. I was so crazy about un-earthing lost treasures that I dug out and pulled a brick out of the huge fireplace because I was sure that there was a secret room behind it. And guess what - there was!!! Legend has it there is a door in the floor of that room that leads to a tunnel which would take you 100 yards to the barn. Possibly part of the underground railroad. Never really found out ~ it was too unstable and dangerous to pursue plus the house was too haunted for me (my family didn't mind it though) and I moved out on my own. Thus forgetting about the secrets. Thankfully, I never lost my taste for the old and tarnished.


  1. wowwwwwwwwwwwww....what an amazing story!!! love it!!! great photos too!!! One least I think its funny!!) I went to fort mott in NJ...and supposedly it is haunted...(this is b4 I had a digi camera!! lol!) soooooooooooo I took a gazillion photos just determined to find a "ghost" in one that was lol lol...soooooooooo the photos come back...and the only thing i got was a "panaromic (sp?)" sized photo (i didn't have that type of camera AT ALL)...and lol lol lol...those ghosts must have had a sense of humor as the one photo that came back that way was the BATHROOM entryway!! LOL LOL LOL!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  2. This is fantastic...your pieces are gorgeous...I especially love the jug and the story behind the bowl...WOW!! I have that same covered dish!
    Happy Sunday xOxO Nerina

  3. Terrific silver this week ... love the hand mirror and the water pitcher, heck ... I love ALL of it!! Especially your story about the old homestead ... fascinating!!


  4. I love the old and tarnished too :) I adore your beautiful silver pieces!!!

    :) T

  5. I love old haunted houses but can understand why you were scared. Great story and love them all tarnished up!

  6. Love all your silvers. So happy to find your blog.
    Happy SS to you!

  7. Nice to have a fun story along with the silver, haunted house and all. Thanks for sharing.

  8. What beautiful silver you are showing us today. I got your name added to the list on my sidebar. See you Wednesday.


  9. What a fascinating story....I want to hear more about all the hauntings in your old house. Love you all your silver this week too.
    thanks for coming...see you next Sunday!
    {{gypsy hugs}}

  10. Love your story and your adorable blog. Its so amazing all the talent that unfolds along the way of blogs. So wonderful to meet you and see all of your gorgeous displays. Have a terrific week.

    Warm wishes

  11. Love the have some really nice pieces...I'd like to peek into the silver box to see what all is there!

  12. Fun silver and story sharing! ~ Angela

  13. To have such adventures as a child must make for great memories. Wonderful silver pieces.



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