Monday, December 27, 2010

Santa's Deliveries - I Think I Was On The Nice List

Every year the big question is whether or not
I will be on the naughty or nice list. 

I hate the wonder and worry!

I guess I must have made it on the nice list, just
by a hair!
Santa, or maybe I should say Mrs. Claus was very
good to me this Christmas.  I received this for
a combination Christmas and birthday present as my
birthday is 2 weeks after Christmas.

Sixteen place settings of Padova silver plated flatware in
a storage chest.

Won't this be fun to use in tablescaping and for family dinners.
(Come back this week and you will probably see it in
a tablescape!)

I love the detailing on the handles and they are so heavy
yet because they are plated they are very affordable
(Not that Santa worries about that!)

The knives are wonderful too, they are almost as sharp as a
steak knife.

The storage chest has 2 drawers which I need with 16 five piece
place settings.
Our little family has already grown to 16 so this will be fun for
family dinners too.

If that wasn't enough silver, what do you think arrived on Christmas
Eve day?  The beautiful demitasse spoon I won from Johanna

This was a prize from Johanna's own collection.  How
appropriate too, silver and roses, to get a rose handled
silver spoon from Johanna.

I love the leaf detail in the spoon.  It was a Christmas filled with
(I read that this Padova silver plated flatware was a Horchow
exclusive.  Don't tell the Clauses that I told you!)

I will be posting this with

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  1. That is a beautiful little spoon and a great set for your ever expanding family..
    Lovely..I bet many will admire!

  2. Ah! How wonderful! The Claus' do treat you well!

    I'm so excited to see the tablescape! After seeing your beautiful new flatware, I'd be willing to bet that this one will be quite exquisite!
    I always look forward to them!

  3. Beautiful flatware Jacqueline, can't wait to see your tablescape! Lovin' the great spoon Johanna sent you too, how fun that it arrived on Christmas Eve:@)

  4. So pretty -- you certainly WERE on the nice list----the VERY nice list!

  5. What stunning silver! I've never seen a pattern with such splendid handles! You will so enjoy setting a beautiful table with this set!

  6. MY goodness you were an exceptionally good girl this year...and it was worth it!!! This silver is so gorgeous and the box is even beautiful...enjoy my friend!!!

  7. You WERE a good girl this year. I look forward to seeing this set put to use.

    I love the spoon you won from Johanna's International Cookie Exchange. It is very special.

    Happy New Year! La

  8. Oh, my goodness! I do believe that's the prettiest silverware I've ever seen! I know how thrilled you must be and the chest it's in is gorgeous too! Lucky you were such a good girl this year! ;)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;0

  9. Oh I can't wait until you create tablescapes with these. So, so beautiful and well deserving.

  10. It is gorgeous! Enjoy it at many more happy family gatherings!

  11. Oooooo - - - that silverware set looks so Renaissance! You'll be feeding the Knights in their Armour with that!

  12. Oh, I can't imagine anyone who will appreciate this more. Beautiful set! I'll be eager to see the new tablescpes highlighting this set. Congratulations on the win! The spoon is dear. Johanna has amazing knowledge of silver. I so enjoy her blog.
    Enjoy the gifts. I've a January birthday too. ;-)
    ~ Sarah

  13. Oh my goodness, Jacqueline,the flatware is beautiful! Mr. Claus sure knows how to put a smile on the ladies faces! Lol.....can't wait to see them in a tablescape! Enjoy your holidays! Andrea

  14. Your new flatware is gorgeous! Can't wait to see it on your table. Love that little spoon also. Yes you must have been very good!!

  15. OOoh love that flatware.. It's stunning. You must have just passed that good test!!! Johanna's rose spoon is quite lovely. Can't wait for the tablescape!! Happy New Year.

  16. Beauuuuuuutiful! I gotta start being better cuz I didn't get anything from Santa. :)

  17. Of course you were good! You deserve those beautiful gifts. I love the detail on the handles. Your friends and family are lucky to use them.

  18. You must have been a VERY nice girl for Santa to bring you such beautiful silver!!


  19. This is such a beautiful set !!!! i really like it !!! wowwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!.....nice !! and that rose spoon is so nice and the details.......lovely week

  20. Wow it looks like silverware made for a Queen! Lucky you! Happy New Year, Joan

  21. Beautiful Silverware. Love your Christmas pics too!

  22. Wonderful, shiny gifts!! I am so attracted to silver, and that set for your table is just stunning...I completely understand the concept of having fun, decorating the table with it. Like playing dress up!

  23. Your silverware is GORGEOUS! You lucky girl!!

  24. Beautiful, Jacqueline!!! What a nice Santa!!! :-)

    You deserve it!

    BTW, if you have a minute, please, drop by to see JENNIFER LOPEZ's NEW HOUSE! I wonder if you'd like it!


    Luciane at

  25. I guess, Sta. saw that UR a nice lady the whole year, huh?

    I drool & love the Padova set. I am going to Prague this coming Spring to celebrate our 22nd wedding anni, this is a good idea to ask for present, §:-)

    Thanks for a great blog that am reading every day, whether you had updated or not.

    Greetings from chilly Stockholm,

  26. Oh my, your new silver is stunning. The design is just exquisite. I know you will love it for many years. So pretty and the chest is just gorgeous too. I also love your little rose spoon. You really must have been a really good girl. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  27. Absolutely gorgeous set! You will really enjoy "tablescaping" with this. The spoon is beautiful too ~ congratulations on winning!


  28. Wow, they are all so beautiful and gorgeous!!

  29. May your New Year be filled with many Blessings and abundances of Joy for 2011. From my mountain to yours, Until next year
    Hugs and Smiles Gl♥ria

  30. What a beautiful blog. I don't think that I have ever been here before! :)
    Your silver is gorgeous! You must have squealed when you opened that box! :)

    Merry Christmas!


    P.S. I'm your newest follower.

  31. Wow, you really were nice! Wishing you a wonderful new year.

  32. Your silver is simply stunning! Exquisite! Love the demitasse spoon from Johanna too. I'm glad you had a good Christmas and that you shared with us about your beautiful silver gifts!
    Hugs, Beth

  33. Hello Jaqueline,
    what a delightful post. I love to see silver flatware and your new Padova flatware is really outstanding. Immediately a serie of possible tablescapes came into my mind. You did a really wonderful one last Thursday.
    And nice to see, that the little rose spoon arrived save at your house. It is always amazing for me that the post deliveres such little pakets safe at the recipient among this multitude of parcels. And I am happy that you like the spoon. Thank you for joining my International Christmas Party.
    Oh, you have been really on the nice side of the list. I wish you a wonderful New Year with Heauth, Luck and Joy.
    Greetings, Johanna


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