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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Sparkle and Shine

What's It Wednesday #128
Those of you who follow know I have a few things I collect. I realize that there should be a 12 step program for people like me, but until then, I digress. I've gone and started yet another collection!

You know I'm a magpie and love sparkly glittery things so I'm taking that love right into the dining room. I'm now gathering crystal knife rests and silver napkin rings.

Now lots of people collect these I'm sure, but you know I’m not quite normal. I only collect singles. You have no idea the looks I get from dealers proud to tell me they have a set of six or eight.

I enjoy the variety and uniqueness of each design, and the hunt of ferreting out that one I don't already have. It is fun with the knife rests, (after you explain what a knife rest is! Lol)

but finding napkin rings can be a real hunt.

I only want the frilly, girly, froufrou ones. Aren't they romantic?

So you see all that glitters is not gold. It might be silver or crystal.

Wish me luck on my collecting I plan to fill this brides basket with as many as it can hold as a unique centerpiece for the holiday table. Perfect with candlelight.
Hugs,
Patti

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78 comments:

Muscetta said...

Your napkin rings are really beautiful. Thank you for the party. Have a great week. Tina

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

What beautiful napkin rings! They will make a lovely centerpiece for the holidays! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Thanks for hosting Patti. Those really are beautiful and it looks like you have a good start for the holidays. Will be lovely..Judy

Tarnished Royalty said...

I love the napkin rings, and the knife rests are lovely too. You have the eye! ~Ann
Tarnished Royalty

Createology said...

Oh how very lovely. I think your collection is quite charming and looks stunning in your display. Creative Collecting Bliss...

Junkchiccottage said...

Thanks for hosting Patti and for the feature. LOL my party post this week is the change of that armoire!!!!
Love your pretty napkin rings. Beautiful.
Kris

Suzan Sweatman said...

Oh I LOVE those crystal knife rests!
You have the most amazing collections Patty
Thanks so much for the party
Hugs,
Suzan

Doreen@househoneys said...

So pretty! I don't know what I love more, the knife rests or the napkin rings! Very feminine and yes, romantic!

Thank you so much for the party!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I love silver, vintage and elegant napkin holders. I have sterling ones from my in laws and with their initials engraved and also hubby's. Another gorgeous collection of yours. Lovely features.
Thank you for hosting dear Patti.
FABBY

Rita C. said...

Oh my darlin' Patti! I also collect the old, beautiful napkin rings! I have both sterling and silverplate, and LOVE the frilly (and monogrammed!) ones, and I use them for family dinners, esp. Christmas. A girl after my own heart! I also collect old silverplate and sterling baby cups - unashamedly! The knife rests are pretty but so far I've managed to withhold from those. Thanks for the party and hosting - we're just back from Grand Cayman, so I'm sharing my love of the island with readers. Have a great rest of the week!
Rita

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I accidentally linked my post to last week's party. Is there any way to delete it so that I can link it here? If not...I'll still have fun and visit some of the others! Thanks, Diane

Diane | An Extraordinary Day said...

What a stunning collection! Patti...you have such a great eye for beautiful objects.

Thanks for such a lovely party, I'd be delighted if you'd come by and join mine too!

[hugs]

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Patti! You know I love all things silverplate and Victorian AND knife rests. Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos with us.
Have a great week,
Gina

must love junk said...

You have the prettiest collections!!Have a great week :)
Susan

Linda P said...

Gorgeous napkin rings and crystal knife rest. You have the best vintage collections. Thanks so much for hosting....

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

You collect the most beautiful items and today the napkin holders and knife rests are such a lovely surprise. Thank you for hosting What's It Wednesday No. 128. I love joining in. Love reading your posts.
Joy

Curtains in My Tree said...


That is so funny, a 12 step for people like us LOL

Love all your treasures the napkin rings and knife rest are , well wonderful

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

You do collect the most interesting things! A knife rest would be nice to own- I've never been at a table setting that used any. Love the vintage napkin rings!
Thank you for hosting!

Donna Wilkes said...

I don't like matchy things so i absolutely love your collection/new addiction. Thank you for hosting.

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Thanks so much for hosting. Gorgeous napkin rings and knife rest too!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

I need the 12 step too! I collect clear glass salts. I don't want sets either. It is fun to find one I don't have...which is getting hard!

xinex said...

Wow! Those silver napkin rings are so gorgeous! Thank you so much for the feature, Patti.....Christine

xinex said...

Wow! Those silver napkin rings are so gorgeous! Thank you so much for the feature, Patti.....Christine

Kimberly Lewis said...

Hello Cute Ladies! I’m loving your party! Thank you. Please swing by and party with us. We would love to have you! http://loulougirls.blogspot.com
Happy Tuesday! Lou Lou Girls

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm linked! YAY! Thanks so much for your help! Sweet hugs, Diane

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

I was just telling my friend the other day that no one uses knife rests anymore! I love your collection ideas!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I like your idea of collecting one of a kind. I think it's more interesting that way. Thanks for hosting a lovely party!

Bev Carter said...

I love your silver napkins rings. I have 4 crystal knife rests and all are different. Your display is beautiful.
Bev

Faye said...

Patti, you always have such beautiful collections! Thanks for hosting!

Robyn said...

Oh my gosh, Patti, those napkin rings are so beautiful! I love the idea of a basket full of them - gorgeousness! You have exquisite taste :)
Thanks so much for featuring my shrimp. What a lovely surprise. You made my evening!

The Vintage Chateau said...

Oh goodness, I love your sparkly treasures. I have several silver napkin rings but none as pretty as yours. And I only have 2 crystal knife rests. Yours look so pretty in the silver basket.Thanks for hosting a great party!
Karee

Deanies Stash said...

I am honored to be featured this week. Thank you so much. I love your new collection. I just passed up some knife rests recently and realized later at the prices they were asking I should have bought them! Have a great week and thank you for hosting each week. Hugs, Dianne

Jill Harrison said...

oh delightful! these napkin rings are so lovely. You are making me want to go out and find some straight away!
Have a lovely week.

Natasha In Oz said...

Thanks so much for joining the Say G’Day Linky Party. We have pinned your post to the Say G’Day Saturday board!

Best wishes,
Natasha in Oz

Teresa said...

Magical Words! - Sparkle and Shine!!! Immediately puts a smile on my face and bring the feminine out ahahahah
I love napkin rings too... I have quite a few as it was tradition - been long since we had babies so I'm not sure it still holds - in my country to offer a silver fork, knife, spoon and napkin ring when a child is born or if not then the first occasion - christening, birthday etc. And family and friends were very generous with our kids. When dear son turned 21 I held a Birthday Lunch and put most of his baby napkin rings to use. It was sweet and everyone thought a lovely day. Like yours is. Always are. Good Luck (one is always afraid to wish you that when on a hunt because one never knows what you'll start new and next ahahahah) and Enjoy. Lots,
Teresa

Jenn said...

Those napkin rings are gorgeous! Thanks for hosting :)

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

What gorgeous napkin rings. Your photos are beautiful. Love the knife rests. Your collection is charming.
Thanks for hosting.
hugs

Susan Freeman said...

We have so much in common. I collect both napkin rings and knife rests. Knife rests are so pretty and practical too. Patti ~ when you find a twelve step program for the collector obsessed like us, sign me up. I will be your twelve step buddy! Thanks for hosting. It gives us all a great way to express our passion!

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Ruth Weston said...

Hi Patty. Love your collections! I collect napkin rings and knife rests as well! Lovely! Thanks for hosting and have a great week!
Ruth

Trisha Perez said...

Hi,

Thanks for hosting the party!

We really love it! Btw, you may want to check our collections too - http://bit.ly/WelsUy

Have a great day!

Pura Vida said...

I am CRAZY about your collections!

Patricia Krank said...

Dear Patti - We are birds of a feather for sure. I too love bling . . . crystal, silver, gold . . . and your centerpiece is going to be amazing!
Thanks for the feature of my budget kitchen makeover (a little bling on my backsplash too). You are the best!
Blessings,
Patti

Revi said...

Thanks so much for hosting a lovely party, Ladies. :)

Mindie Hilton said...

Thank you for hosting! Love your parties.

The Speckled Hen Cottage said...

Your burgeoning collection of sterling? silver napkin rings and crystal knife rests are just gorgeous!!! And by keeping to just one of a kind you have plenty of room for the collection to grow!!! Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful weekend~~~

Maria Elena said...

Thank you for hosting!

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

These are stunning! I have several of my mother's knife rests that I adore. Recently, I found individual ones in silver. Your collection of napkin rings is gorgeous! I love the frilly girly ones too. You have such a wonderful eye for pretty things! Your vignettes is so pretty!

Alessandra said...

Yes, they are very romantic and such beautiful. Your collections are always gorgeous
Kisses
Alessandra

Amanda said...

Love your collections! Thanks so much for hosting your fun party! Best Wishes and Blessings,
Amanda

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I love your beautiful collection! I have a few napkin rings myself...I especially love those with engraved names! Thanks for hosting!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Your knife rests and napkin rings will make a very elegant centerpiece, Patti! Great features once again, and thanks for hosting!

Laura said...

Love those napkin rings! They're so beautiful!!
Thanks for hosting the party:)

Alison Agnew said...

I love the napkin rings and knife holders. Why don't we use knife holders anymore? They make so much sense! Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!

Alison
Nancherrow

Mimi Mama said...

Who needs matchy-matchy anyway. Your napkin ring collection is so sweet...x

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Patti,
A lovely collection of napkin rings and knife rests. I have always thought knife rest were really neat and wonder why they don't make them anymore. All your napkins rings are so pretty too. You have some really nice collections I have to say.
Thanks for sharing them with us.
and also thanks for hosting this fun party every week.
Blessings, Nellie

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Thank you so much for the feature! So sorry I'm late getting over here. I'm way too busy for my own good! Happy Weekend! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

I love this collection...especially the napkin rings! Lovely features too. Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a lovely week! ~Deborah

Ileana Carmen said...

What a beautiful collection.
Thank you for hosting us.

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

What a beautiful idea for your newest collection. I too love to collect and I always tell my husband I must of been a cat in another life ... Because I like shiny and glittery too.
Vera

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Patti,you are soooooo darling....I love that you have a thing for all things that sparkle! I DO TOO! You should see the tiaras I have! AHHH!

Those napkin rings are stunning and I don't think I've even paid attention to them in the case of sterling silver at my favorite antique shop; I've been a collector of tea pots and trays so my attention has been diverted, but HMMMM....I need to check out these beauties!

You are a dear to come by and leave a comment! Thank you for visiting our links for the Europe party - it really was a blast! Now go and enjoy your gorgeous objects and take lots of fun photos! I am enjoying the possibilities of taking much better pictures in my home with little vignettes of antiques. Have a great Sunday! Anita

Shelia said...

Hi Patti! Oh, you are THE collector of pretty things! The napkin rings are just lovely. You have such an eye for beautiful things. Thank you so much for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Red Rose Alley said...

Patti,
The silver napkin rings are so unique and pretty. I love the one that says RUTH. It makes you wonder who the owner was, doesn't it? You are getting quite a collection here. I really like antique gold, but antique silver is also a beauty. I love taking a peek at all your treasures, my friend. It makes me appreciate my own. What a wonderful post this is.

love,
~Sheri

Deserae said...

Both are such great collectibles, I can see why you love them so! They will look beautiful displayed in your bride's basket for the holidays :o)
~Des

Diane | An Extraordinary Day said...

Patti, thanks so much for sharing your exquisite collection with us at Project Inspire{d}!! That bride's bowl is going to be extraordinary come the holidays!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Patti,
First, thank you so much for your visit and most kind words... I always look forward to your visits.
Now, for the silver napkin rings.
I ADORE them! My favorite is the last photo down with the flowers engraved. They are all just so lovely.. I can't wait to see more.
Thank you so much for the beautiful post!
fondly
Penny

White Lace and Promises said...

I had no idea what those were. I've seen them before. They are beautiful and the silver is elegant! Wow! How romantic. What a great start to a great collection.

Kimberly Lewis said...

Beautiful! Pinned. Please come and party with us tonight. We love having you! http://loulougirls.blogspot.com
Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

Helen's Decor said...

Thanks for hosting this great party!

Helen

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I think I need to start another collection too. These are beautiful and I think collecting just the singles makes them that much more interesting.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

You have the best collections and your newest is no exception, I love the frilly napkin rings how cool and the crystal knife holders.....Listen none of us will ever think you have to many collections, we love seeing them!

Carol

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Patti, your collection is absolutely lovely - the details are marvelous - I will be featuring your post in this week's Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

Revi said...

LOVE the napkin rings, and that each one is different. I had a friend once who had a bracelet made from an antique napkin ring...Thanks for sharing at Revisionary Life Thrifty Life Thursday Link Party!

Katherines Corner said...

beautiful treasures! Thank you for sharing your sweet blog at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop xo

Kimberly Lewis said...

You always have the most amazing things! Pinned. I'm always impressed with your creations. Please join us tonight at 7 pm. I can't wait to see what you have been working on! http://loulougirls.blogspot.com/
Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

Our Pinteresting Family said...

You have a beautiful collection!

Jennie Schumann said...

I have a collection of silver napkin rings, but I never thought about using them beyond their intended purpose. You have inspired me to come up with something creative and I'll give you the credit. Someday...

Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai said...

I love unique collections, and this is two wonderful ones... right up my alley! Thank you for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty :)

~Lorelai
Life With Lorelai

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