All that glitters is not Gold

My mother was busy cleaning the family silver this afternoon – no, don’t get too excited, we’re not talking the Duke of Westminster here, just a few pretty spoons and an egg cup or two, but everything looked so lovely and shiny after she had buffed and polished, that I couldn’t help but scoop it all up and abscond with it to take a few photos. I realise that history is littered with the bodies of men and women who have fallen under the spell of Gold but I must confess that for me, the ideal pirate treasure would always be a wooden trunk full of silver …………………

ALL PHOTOS © JANE MORLEY

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  1. west517 says:

    I love silver~ the elegance of the spoons against the rustic wood — perfection!

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    1. Thankyou west517 – I really am delighted that you like it!

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      1. west517 says:

        I love it! (I hope you don’t mind, but I added you to my Google + )

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      2. No of course I don’t ! Didn’t realise you were on there or I would have done the same! Will now…I’ll go and look – cue sound of footsteps running down wooden stairs…..!

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      3. west517 says:

        LOL 🙂

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      4. – Cue sound of puffing panting and footsteps back up stairs – I’ve found you and will ‘add you to my circles’ ! (that always sounds a bit mad and bonkers to me but I do it anyway!) 🙂

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      5. west517 says:

        Not mad at all~ It’s adorable! and Thanks!!

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  2. I love reading your posts, Jane!

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    1. Hello you dear person you! How are you adoin’of as my dear old grandma used to say?! So glad you like the blogposts – I really do appreciate you following them! Time for a catchup methinks! A bientôt 🙂

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  3. Silver for me every time. Gold is ‘common’! 🙂

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    1. I wholeheartedly agree with you Sarah but I expect we’re naughty to say so! 🙂

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      1. That we are. Even as I typed the word, I thought ooh er missus and nearly deleted it. 🙂

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  4. You’re lucky with your mother….If my mother ever went anywhere near the family silver it was to pawn it.
    I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth, just a very old ticket.
    😦

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    1. Actually now you come to mention it, I haven’t seen the silver serviette rings lately ?! 😦

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      1. Quick! Check her purse…..

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      2. There’s a candlestick or two unaccounted for as well…..!

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      3. Only one thing for it….Lock her in the cellar until she turns over all of her cash and the missing tickets…..
        It worked with my mum, and we saved a fortune on food for the six weeks she was down there….
        🙂

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