Not the Christmas song . . .
And not golden . . .
But silver rings
A Christmas present from a dear friend
An engraved English napkin ring
dated 19 December 1875
(not quite Christmas, but close!)
Most of the napkin rings live on top of the china cabinet
They're handy and they lend a nice "sparkle" to the dining room
The Five Silver rings
are not just part of my collection
But very special rings
Five of them!
My first two
Eva and Mary's rings
Bought (along with a couple of others)
at an antique store in Las Vegas
for a ridiculously low price
(It always pays to ask for something you don't see . . .
"Do you have any napkin rings?" ask I
And the owner rooted around in her back room
And came up with these and a couple of others.
I was beyond happy!
I'm not sure where I got the one on the left, but it was my third
The one on the right came from a trip to Cape Cod and has a full name
(both first and last) and is dated 1869
Now I have four
And as a hostess gift, friend Kate gave me this wonderful ring
to give me five Christmas rings!
I'm sharing my napkin rings with Marty at A Stroll Thru Life and with Michael at Rattlebridge Farm for Foodie Friday.
What a nice collection of napkin rings! And to have the dates on them. I have several but not with the dates. I like the one with Mary on it, that is my mom's name. :)
Wishing you and yours a Happy New year Martha.
So much more special when collected over time. Happy to find you running at full throttle, it would seem. The silver Christmas napkin rings are true treasures. Thanks for inviting us for a peek. Cherry Kay
I have a weakness for napkin rings. Yours are lovely!
Absolutely stunning silver napkin rings! I'm going to remember your advice to ask...you just never know. Wishing you a Happy New Year!
Those are stunning! Such great finds, I would definitely cherish them too!
On my many "antiquing trips", I've not seen any silver napkin rings, either!!!
However, in the future you can bet I'll ask!!!
Thanks for sharing your ever growing collection!!!
Such great pieces. Wonder what stories they could tell from those dinner parties so long ago.
Lovely and what a special friend you have to think of finding a napkin ring for you!! I have no special napkin rings, but I do have a box of knife rests. They were something new and unusal for me at one time....a lot of people who have been at my table don't know what they are but enjoy learning about them. Happy New Year coming.
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