Life At Korthuis Manor

Life At Korthuis Manor
Captain Randy and his First Mate!

Friday, February 11, 2011

A new found treasure

YEARS ago my parents received a silver service for their 25th Anniversary (the year was 1972).  It is quite ornate and it has a coffee urn, tea urn and sugar and creamer.  It all sits on quite a large tray with a pattern etched in it. 

25 years ago next week, we used it at our wedding. My mom gave it to me. Since then it has been wrapped up in plastic wraps and plastic bags.  It's been moved countless times - never to see the light of day.  My co-horts at Grandiflora encouraged me to pull it out and decorate with it - they encouraged me to LET IT TARNISH, that's what is in right now.  I was skeptical - but decided if I didn't use this thing it needed to go!

I pulled it out for Christmas, put some greens around it, placed a candle on it and filled the creamer with tiny ornaments  I LOVED IT!
I left it up into January and couldn't bear to take it down.  So now it is decorated for Valentines.
I'm thinking this is a new permanent decoration on my island!  I've got some succulents and other goodies to add to it after Valentines, so I will keep you updated on the change!

It reminds me of my parents and their almost 61 years of marriage.  My dad went home to be with the Lord in 2008 and I know my mom misses him dreadfully.  61 years of marriage - we all know that equals a lot of hard work and determination - AND a lot of love and Valentines!


Tami said...

I love it! Polishing silver can be a good time for thoughts and prayers and remembering...

Musicmom-Amy said...

That's IS a treasure!!

Holly said...

Beautiful!!! I just put mine back in the attic, because I never use it...maybe it needs to come back out?

Ahava & Amara Life Foundation said...

Awesome post! That set is amazingly beautiful. Great idea of using it as a centerpiece and changing the theme with the seasons. Your mom must love seeing it each time she visits. :0)

Anonymous said...

You go girl love the ideas you've got going, fun too! I love all this kind of decorating, it lifts the spirits does'nt it. :) Karen.

Anonymous said...

i love it - just like it is - tarnished and all. great thoughts you shared about your parents... wishing you and Randy many more!
chris k.

Romantic Dinner Bruges said...

Wow Very Amazing and Lovely its post and i like that .Great idea and interesting this post thanks

Romantic Dinner Bruges

Trisha Brink Design said...

Yay Jannie Poo! Looks great...can't wait to see the next installment..... ;)