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Sunday, December 27, 2015

Silver Snowflakes

Many of the fine silver companies make an annual sterling silver snowflake ornament. My mother started collecting them in the 1970's and does a tabletop tree in nothing but sterling. Very lavish!

Last week right before Christmas I popped into one of my favorite thrift stores that I hadn't visited for several months. Lo and behold, there was a case full of silver snowflakes! OOOH! They were very reasonably priced, about a half to a third of what they would be new. Do I pick one or two of my favorites? I glanced around and then saw the sign by the front door - starting the next day EVERYTHING  in the store would be half off! Well, I decided to take the risk and wait one day.

The next morning I made sure I was back at the thrift store before they opened. I was about the fourth person in line. As soon as the doors opened I went straight to the case and scooped up all of the snowflakes! 
Just like in nature, they are all unique and so beautifully made.

This snowflake is from the Metropolitan Museum of Art collection.

Waterford does an annual sterling snowflake which is interesting considering they are known for their crystal.( They also do crystal snowflakes.)

This lacey snowflake is by Lunt silvermiths.
 I love the Celtic knots and Claddagh emblems in this snowflake.
 This icy looking snowflake was made by Gorham.
 Here is the Waterford 2002 snowflake.
 Towle is one of America's finest silversmiths. I particularly like this snowflake because it is embossed on both sides.

 What fun to add these lovely collectibles to my silver and white Christmas tree this year!

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  1. What a fabulous find! We have a few silver ornaments, and I've given silver ornaments to my godchildren through the years. They make a beautiful statement. The snowflakes are exquisite. Glad they are now living in your home where they will be appreciated.

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    1. You are so brave, I don't think I could have waited! They are so beautiful and a fantastic find. I especially like the Celtic ones. Best ~ Mickie.

  3. Wow! These are all so pretty and I just love that you found them and were able to get them at half price. Score for you! Happy New Year!