Well, I love silver and thought that the ranch needed some. Okay, there was some silverplate there, I meant that it needed some more. Did I say that out loud? So, I was looking on eBay to see what they had in the way of silver-plate, when I saw exactly what I wanted, even better. I found some vintage silverware from the Harmonie Club in New York City. (We won’t hold that against them, hee hee.) I did some research on the Harmonie Club, and found this, click here. I just wanted to be sure it wasn’t some sort of cult or a bunch of crazies. The website looked respectable, so I decided to bid on the set, and won it. Why did I want this particular set of silverware? Look at the photo and see if you can tell.
|CH Vintage silverware|
That’s right the initials for Harmonie Club are HC, but when intertwined, it looks like it could be CH. So we now have our own custom silver for the ranch.
|More of the silver-plate flatware|
I truly love using my silver everyday, and that is why I bought several sets. On eBay, it is much more reasonable than any other place I have looked except local auctions, but that requires getting out of my pj’s.
|Close up of the CH silver-plate spoon|
Yes silver does tarnish and it can be a lot of work polishing it, but I learned at Leftovers (click here to see post) that tarnish is “IN”. I LOVE THAT!! Of course, silver flatware if used regularly (and therefore washed regularly) doesn’t tarnish much at all. Some silver care tips can be found by clicking here and here .
|CH silver shown with Spode Rosebud Chintz dishes|
One of my most favorite things in the world to do, is sit on my back porch with a cup of tea using a lovely cup and saucer, and of course a silver spoon.
|Tea on the back porch, English-made Brown Betty, and Wedgewood cups and saucers.|
Who is the other cup for? You of course. And if you can’t join me in person, then maybe we can meet here on my virtual back porch.
A friend loves at all times, And a brother is born for adversity. Proverbs 17:17