Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Silver Birds

When I went home to clean out my Mother's house I found some thing I remembered being in the house from the time I was a small child.  These two silver pheasants were one of the few things I brought home with me.  My Mother always kept them sitting on the dining room table or in a hutch.



The birds are fairly heavy and appear to be silver.  They are salt and pepper shakers and to fill them you screw off the heads.  I have never seen anything like them in any antique shops or flea markets that I have visited (and I have visited quite a few). Has anyone else ever seen similar salt and pepper shakers?



I decided to use them as part of my Christmas decoration this year.

They are sitting at the base of my Christmas tree nestled in among some  red Christmas balls, poinsettia, and fir branches.  I have to say they look like they are enjoying their part in this holiday season.  I know my mother would enjoy that I have given them a home and am using them this year.

10 comments:

Debby@Just Breathe said...

They are perfect with your Christmas decorations. What a treasure you found. I have never seen anything like them.

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

So glad you found them, remembered them, and brought them home. Lovely.

Heavy? Would they be pewter? Not that I know. Just wondering...

"Heap on more wood!~~The wind is chill;
But let it whistle as it will,
We'll keep our Christmas merry still."

~~Sir Walter Scott

nancygrayce said...

They're beautiful and perfect Christmas decorations! I've never seen anything like them and I collected salt and pepper shakers for a very short time.

Thisisme. said...

They are really sweet, and look just right in amongst your Christmas decorations. I think it is lovely that you are using them, and your mum really would be pleased.

Star said...

No, I've never seen birds like that before. How interesting and how nice they look with the red background.

Lona said...

Stella they look wonderful setting around your tree. What a special treat they must be with the fond memories behind them. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Chatty Crone said...

I have not seen anything like that - but they sure are nice. And what a great way to remember and think of her at Christmas time. sandie

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Love the birds, they are displayed beautifully ! This was my first Birthday in October & will be my first Christmas without my mama also.
Love & Blessings

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Memories are what Christmas is all about -- beautiful and poignant. I love bird ornaments and these silver ones are beautiful, of course for any time of the year.

Leslie said...

My mother had the same set as you.My older sister has them,I have a set that looks like a bunch of grapes.i love them,they always emind me of Christmas.It was the only time they were used. One set at either end of the dinning room table.Enjoy yours.