Monday, January 18, 2010

The January Give Away!

Okay - here it is and I HOPE you guys like it! I wanted to wait until closer to the end of the month...but I just couldn't! It is a STERLING SILVER set of cream and sugar bowls.

I found them at a local auction house I enjoy going to and could not believe that I got them for my 'budget price'...but there were not too many people there that night.

The auctioneers were selling an entire estate - which included lots of victorian furniture and some lovely feminine decorative things.

I see these a lot...just not in sterling...so when I won them, I knew that I wanted to use it in the January give away!Same rules as before. Leave a comment on this post - only once and you will be entered in to win. Deadline is the 24th of January at midnight! Good Luck!!

64 comments:

jennybean79 said...

Those are very beautiful. Thanks for the chance!

Dunappy said...

That is absolutely awesome! Beautiful set.

Kaede said...

The set looks like the kind of silver I used to win at shows. I over heard one show organizer say that the girls (we teen aged riders) could use the silver for our hope chest. She was hoping one of use would win an entire set.

Sydney said...

Ohh so pretty! I love shiny things, especially silver.

Susan said...

Those are really nice. Sign me up.

Aylisha said...

wow! wish we had neat stuff like this at auctions here...usually it is just a bunch of junk....considering all the vintage victorian homes here, you'd think better stuff would come up, but I guess most things get sold privately here...
I am a relatively new reader here, and I love your blog...I have dreams of riding my KMSH stud sidesaddle...need to save money for one though :( I ride endurance mostly and would think it would be a hoot eventually to ride an entire e-ride sidesaddle (in breeches though, LOL..could not stand it in a dress)...I don't think anyone has done that yet!

panavia999 said...

ooooh, That would go so nicely with the rest of my tea set from my grandmother. Thanks for the fabulous opportunity.

scot7 said...

put my name in and thanks,they are so pretty!!

CRAZYMOM said...

Wow! Those are beautiful. Throw my name in the hat, please!

Fantastyk Voyager said...

Nice silver! I'm in, please!!

Anonymous said...

Very nice. Add me to the list.

Firefly said...

They are very nice sign me up too.

phaedra96 said...

I have found so many "treasures" at auctions. Sometimes I buy a box for one item that I see, and there are more buried in the junk that I did not see. Would love to put them with the silver my grandmother gave me....

Laura Maynard said...

I love following the blog... been lurking for about three months now. Thanks for the chance :)

Rebecca said...

Oh shiny! Reminds me of what my mother kept hidden away from us kids and our grubby hands hehe.

dressapp said...

They're beautiful. It looks like silver you'd win a show.

Bif said...

Ohhh, pretty...

Sign me up!

Rhonda said...

Good deal, that! Can't auctions be fun? If you're after Victorian items, look for things like a box with a slightly funnel-shaped hole in the top (hair receiver--you'd stick your hair combings in to make into a "rat" later, so you could truthfully say it was all your own hair...) Or what looks like a bud vase, but with a solid "lid" with lots of holes (holder for hat-pins)!
I have to get some stuff from the house off to auction once spring comes...Sadly, nothing horsey, although I *did* find a pair of saddle holsters in the attic, probably Revolutionary, I'm told!

Rhonda

Mary K. said...

Very pretty!

I'm enjoying reading your blog- saw your link on COTH. I'm going to add it to my blogroll, so I can follow it more often! My trainer rides sidesaddle- primarily western sidesaddle. I love watching her ride, but I haven't had a chance to try riding aside yet. Maybe someday ;-)

Sarah said...

These are gorgeous - thank you for the chance to win :)

Ashleigh said...

Those are gorgeous!

SarahandSam said...

Beautiful! I never find stuff that cool when I go hunting for equine antiques...

JeanM said...

Ooooh, how classy!

Fun to see a sidesaddle blog. I think you're my first! You have WAY too much fun eBay shopping, by the way! ;-)

I have a Mayhew & an Owen, and having participated in a clinic last fall at least ONE of my "old ladies" (the Mayhew, go figure) seems to be mostly fitting my Andalusian-ASB mare (yes, I thought her dam's breed would prick up your ears!). Still not perfect, though. Danged sidesaddles, WHY oh WHY are they so durned FUSSY?!

Amanda in Maine said...

Those are stunning. Thanks for the chance.

Karesa said...

Thanks for taking the time to create this blog! I've been lurking for a few months now - love the fashion and the sidesaddle experiences.

I've been considering starting riding sidesaddle...but do not even know where to start. More time, more research I guess!

stiletto-cz said...

I would love to ride sidesaddle. I would especially love to learn how to jump sidesaddle but I gotta learn how to jump regularly to do that.

Tinah said...

Those are absolutely fantastic! I am closing on a Victorian house Feb 15, and they would look lovely on the breakfast table! :-)

Kate said...

Very nice! and what a neat idea :-)

Laura said...

Lovely blog!

Amy said...

What a lovely set! I enjoyed your blog.

Enjoying Life said...

What a wonderful giveaway! They are so beautiful - Thanks for your great blog and this opportunity!

Wendy
cwjmj@netscape.net

Susan's Snippets said...

Julie, Julie, Julie...

How wonderful it is that you posted a comment on my blog and when I go to yours...you are hosting a giveaway!!

hooray
:^)

karenfae said...

they are beautiful!! put me in for a chance :)
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Sue Anne said...

What a lovely set! Found this blog from your other one. Thanks for the chance.
texmvp03@att.net

Leslie Sealey said...

Those are beautiful! They would make wonderful subjects for my still life paintings.

p.s.original said...

These are so beautiful! I love these...and I have just the place for them!

Romaine said...

I've never participated in an auction before. What a cool find!

Julie in OK said...

What's not to love when it comes to silver...gorgeous! Thanks for the contest and thanks for commenting over at my blog, Forty Acres, A Husband, & Three Kids.
Blessings, Julie
www.homeschoolblogger.com/oldschoolmarm

Edit said...

These are absolutely beautiful!!! I wish I could be the lucky winner. Please, include my name to the drawing.

Best wishes,
Edit

Tovah said...

What a pretty set of silver. I never tried sidesaddle but it looks so elegant! I'm new to your blog and I don't see many (any?) pictures of your horse? Am I just missing the link? Your blog banner picture is lovely!

Christina D said...

Very pretty!

Katie said...

Gorgeous! My addiction to silver pieces has just started, thanks to my mother-in-law. :)

- Katie

Blaze4U said...

I just found your blog. Going to read the whole thing

Susan said...

These are so pretty! Thank you for visiting my blog, Julie :) Nice to "meet" you!

Leiah said...

I'm so glad you decided to drop my place so that I could find yours and this glorious creamer/sugar set you're giving away. What a lucky find for you...or should I say one of your readers. Thanks again for dropping by and feel free to do so anytime. I may live in Louisiana now but I'll always be a Texas girl.

the wild raspberry said...

those are beautiful!

chasity

fairfieldhouse said...

Julie,

Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. I enjoyed reading through some of your posts today and will be returning to your beautiful blog. This set is lovely -- such delicate and feminine details. Please enter me in your generous give away.

Deborah

Heidi Malott said...

You have a beautiful blog. You commented on my blog recently and I wanted to stop and say thank you.

What a beautiful and generous giveaway.

Leah Fry said...

What a fabulous giveaway. Count me in.

Thanks for visiting my humble blog and good luck in your not-so-secret endeavor.

mindy@thesuburbanlife said...

Hi Julie! - First of all, thank you for leaving a comment on my blog today! I appreciate knowing you stopped by.
Secondly, those are beautiful! They will go perfectly with my mishmash of Pfaltzgraff and Cornet!
p.s. I need them. =)
Mindy
www.thesuburbanlife.com

Yankecwgrl said...

What a nice give away! Hope I win!

B said...

Those are gorgeous! Thanks for doing a give away!

AK said...

Those are beautiful. I don't know if I would be able to give those away if I had them. Love your blog.

WarPony said...

OOoohhh how pretty! And I saw this one in time to get in on the give away! YAY!!!

IsobelleGoLightly said...

Hello! My lady rides side-saddle and would like to be included in the giveaway please.

jane augenstein said...

Beautiful cream and sugar set! What a nice giveaway!

allhorsestuff said...

Well hello there Julie!
I popped over from my blog, after you left a nice comment! Thanks~
WOW sidesaddle...I have an ornament you'd love to have...a woman riding sidesaddle . It is in my Christmas post about ornaments.

How cool- you have a giveaway! We live in a Victorian home and I have the tray those would go upon..but no service.Mine is not sterling either and I must polish it all the time...though the patina is nice as it tarnishes .

I will be back to catch up with you~
KacyK

JstPam said...

Hi, I just found your blog. I love riding aside and have show western, hunter and saddleseat. No jumping for me tho, in any kind of saddle!!

Glad to hear you are making progress in your posting. I was taught to always post the trot, and it galls me to see women humping along at the trot instead of properly posting.

I am teaching my 16 year old niece to ride aside. She is a rodeo girl through and through,barrels, poles and roping,but loves to mix it up and try something new!

Natalie said...

Beatuiful! I love reading your blog, vicariously enjoying sidesaddle riding.

Pony Girl said...

They are beautiful! I love antiques, and I find I use them in the most unusual ways around my place. What a fun giveaway, I'd love to be entered!! :)

jentuthill said...

Sign me up! I do not know specifically how I found this blog; it is the first and only blog I have visited and signed up for! It looks neat, and interesting, and I have always loved sidesaddle riding and sterling silver! How do you manage to be so generous and do a give away, I wonder...

Cbell said...

Those are absolutely beautiful. I am so glad you visited my blog, so I could find yours. So unique and fun to read!

Kat said...

Wow Julie, are you sure you want to part with these?! I mean...sure you do...and I want to win them. I have just the spot for them too.

Hugs!
Kat

martha said...

I would treasure this set. It would be placed on a marble pedestal tea table. You truly have elegant taste!