Tuesday, September 30, 2008

SILVER PATTERNS FOR YOUR DAUGHTERS

A really lovely gift my parents have given my daughters has been a place setting of a silver pattern (selected by my mother) every year for their birthday. My daughters both have complete sets now and are moving onto serving pieces. I hope they like the patterns that were selected. If not, they can just leave them with me!

For my son's birhday every year, they give him a 100 year old silver dollar and a current year silver dollar.

Daughter C's Silver Patter: Spanish Provincial by Towle

Daughter B's Silver Pattern Joan of Arc by International

My silver pattern: Modern Victorian by Lunt (this is my mom's too--am I smart or what! I have 24 placesettings for large parties!) Some pieces are monogrammed with an "A".

My dream patterns (for my second set) are either going to be from Tiffany or Christofle (my everyday stainless is from Christofle. )

10 comments:

Preppy Pettit said...

What a GREAT idea!

suburban prep said...

I received the placesetting of the silver pattern I liked for certain events before I got married even before I got engaged and before dating my husband. My parents gave my sisters and I items pertaining to things that we liked. I am lucky because I just happened to like the same silver pattern as my mother too.

Mom x 2 said...

PPPG - I hope I didn't offend you with my comment on your other post!

Well I Do Declare said...

How special is that idea!?! I love it!!!

Princess Freckles said...

Such a cute idea!

GrannySmithGreen said...

I'm thankful that families are doing this for their girls. I have my grandmother's an treasure it. I think of delicious Sunday dinners surrounded by loved ones.

Pink Preppy Party Girl said...

You are lucky that you have your grandmother's silver. We have my great grandmother's China but the silver ended up at auction.

Kappa Prep said...

I picked my silver pattern when I was little and have gotten gifts for special events just like your girls. I think it is so wonderful to build up a collection when younger and they will be so appreciative when they are older!

Also, so sorry for not replying to your blog comment last night (I was prepping for my 14 hour work day today)! I thought the necklaces were cute. I am not sure I would wear them, but they are a great way to show your support! I for sure think your picks were more up my alley.

The Mrs. said...

Such a wonderful idea. I love it and will do it for my daughter if I have one!!!!!!!

AJD said...

This is a terrific idea! My parents did the same for me, collecting as they went along, and now I have a whole set (incl. serving pieces) of Danish Princess silverware that I love love love!