Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Silverware Christmas ornaments gift tags cheese marker forks and a giveaway.

Silverware Christmas ornaments, gift or wine tags, and cheese marker forks and a giveaway to thank all of you for the support and kindness of my many ramblings about silverware.

Stamping silverware started so simply  but has managed to change the course of  the one I originally charted of beach inspired stamped jewelry, paper goods and recycled sail items etc., etc.  I hope to be doing those things again next year but, in the meantime here are a few items that were suggested by and/or inspired by fellow bloggers.

  Silverware Ornaments

I know it's kind of late on one hand for the Christmas ornaments, but most can be used year round for all sorts of occasions.

Bottle tags or ornaments

These can be personalized with names or table numbers too.

Fun for a wedding or party.

Just think of not having to buy or write out a name gift tag again.

All of the ornaments and tags are items that have already been recycled into something new and can be passed along to be used again and again without the guilt of re-gifting.

Cheese marker forks

These little suckers looked so unassuming and easy instead of the reality of labor intensive. A convexly curved object needs a way to be perched while trying to not damage the tines and doesn't exactly sit still in the process.

Saw the handle off and file the tops and then re-shape if needed.


Also available personalized up to six letters sometimes seven

  Now for the giveaway part.

 Open to U.S. residents

You don't have to be a follower or become one, but no anonymous comments.

   Simply leave a comment which silverware ornament/gift tag you like best
and if you got one would you pass it along or keep it?

Ends December 13, 2010

Win these.

Set of four handmade hearts from Noel of Fanciful Design
Each one is handmade and will vary slightly.
Each approx measure: 3.25"h x 2.5"w

Noel's work has been selected by Christian Dior parfums
some of you may remember this post about Noel's beautiful work

To borrow Noel's description
These adorable 'paper hearts' are lightweight and very durable. Use them for package toppers, make a garland, and they're a perfect stocking stuffer! You will receive a set of 4. Each comes with cotton twine.

Good luck everyone.
Thanks so much for stopping by.


Shay said...

Oh-how pretty-I love the starfish-I am a loyal follower of your blog.

Shellbelle said...

Since I already own some of your wonderful stamped silverware, I'm not signing up for this giveaway, but I just had to tell you that the cheese forks are BRILLIANT! And congrats for being in the B magazine, your Etsy store IS fabulous!

Happy Holiday Hugs

White Ironstone Cottage said...

A long time follower
love your blog
I love the LOVE

sealaura said...

those are really truly beautiful. So hard to pick! I love the cheese ones because they are very useful and unique and I LOVE cheese. I would probably keep these if I had them. The other tag ones are gorgeous and I could see passing those on but to someone very special. I love the starfish and the simple messages like thank you. I would def put it on a wine bottle and use as a hostess gift.

Thanks for your nice comments on my blog today!

Noel Solomon said...


Your cheese markers are adorable! What a wonderful giveaway and thank you for including my paper clay hearts!

Wishing you the best of the season!

Noel from Fanciful Designs

Privet and Holly said...

Gorgeous post!
Well, I love
the CHEERS and
also the AHOY
and I would most
definitely keep
it for me-me-me!!
Love Noel's beautiful
ornaments, too.
I am off to look
at the cheese tines....
Merry Thursday!
xx Suzanne

InMyOwnStyle said...

Hi Rita-

I like the Merry Christmas wine bottle spoon. It would be a hit if I gave a bottle of wine to a friend with this on, but I think I would keep it for myself and use it as a tree ornament.
My best- Diane

rjerdee said...

O, for me it's the Merlot bottle tag...I'd keep it and use it for every gathering of friends...I can hear them saying, "Where did you get that?!!!!"

Heaven's Walk said...

I have fallen head over heels for those silver tags! I luv the "love" one the best ~ and would give it to my hubby for Christmas to hang from his rearview mirror in his truck. :)

Thank you for this great holiday giveaway! :)

xoxo laurie

Heaven's Walk said...

Just had to add that I adore the "By the sea" tag because it reminds me of my fav Anne Morrow Lindbergh book "Gift from the Sea"..... :)

xoxo laurie

Burlap Luxe said...

A Joyeux Noel to you Rita dear!

I love them all soooo! count me in girl!

You amaze me, I know so well how time intensive they are to create with trying my hand at them. I cannot believe you have created all this amazing beauty, and so personal to the one who would purchase such pieces from you or the chance at a gifted GiveAway from your hands to another.

Rita, your GiveAway will be treasured by who ever wins.

A true Congrats to the winner of Rita's art pieces.

Thank you Rita for the heads up! I would not miss out on entering this GiveAway! I will link your GiveAawy back to you!

Joyeux Noel

Burlap Luxe said...

Oh! and pass it along, or keep it?

What do you think the answer is GIRL!!!

They would make amazing gifts, so I say buy one to pass on, and keep the GiveAway one for yourself!

Happy Holidays!

WhiteWhispers2u said...

To darn cute! I love the Cheers of course and Merry Christmas.I think I might just pop over and buy me some right now.~Cheers Kim

Unknown said...

The starfish! And I'd keep it all for myself,lol

Merry Christmas Rita!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How sweet of you at this busy holiday time! I love the starfish ornament...they are all beautiful! Happy holidays! ♥

Unknown said...

All of your stamped silverware is so cool...unique and pretty too!!!!!! And your giveaway is so very lovely! I will put it up on my sidebar! Have a blessed Christmas season :))

Hugs ~


Unknown said...

Sorry, I got carried away and forgot to say that I like the Merry Christmas tag the best :)) It's simple but so pretty at the same time and it would look great on my tree with the mostly silver ornaments that I have!

:) T

Unknown said...

I am absolutely in love with this Give Away! Cheese forks are simply amazing as well as the rest of the tags - brilliant, beautiful and I wish to win so much!!!! Thank you for being so generous!

La Dolfina said...

You creativity is endless Rita.
Your photos are amazing and show the many possibilities of using your lovely creations.
I love the wine tags and sea inspired tags hanging on the crystal decanter!!
Gorgeous, one and all.
Merry Christmas to you and DB!!!
Lots of Love from California

La Dolfina said...

I forgot to tell you how much I love your seasonal header. Now you just need to add some falling snow flakes :)

AuroraSuzette said...

So funny to find your post! I just saw some stamped silverware yesterday. I like the By The sea one best, because I love those little starfish.

Simple Daisy said...

I absolutely love your cheese forks and your wine tag!!! Brillant!!!!!!!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Fun giveaway~ I would love to win! You really have done some fun original things with the silverware, Rita! I love the Merry Christmas tag and would keep it! The wine tags and cheese forks are so fun, too!

Kamichia @ Glass Float Junkie said...

My fav is "By the Sea", but the cheese markers are very unique & a great idea!

If I got one, I would probably have to keep it for myself! :)

kMk @ GFJ

theUngourmet said...

I love your stamped silverware. Darling! The cheese forks are so much fun! What a nice giveaway. I'd love to give these tags at Christmastime. :)

Seawashed said...

I LOVE your new blog banner! Is that your sea?

yes my Sea Cottage sign is made by the beautiful Dore and her Peaceful Shop.

This giveaway is gorgeous. Love the 'by the sea' one. ox`kerrie

Schnitzel and the Trout said...

I just found you. This is absolutely beautiful. Love the starfish and beachy things. The cheese forks are so unique. I would love to have it all. Sorry, got carried away. Thanks for the giveaway.

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

I'm so happy to have found your awesome blog. Love all the coastal decorations.

Jan said...

I love the starfish & the ahoy. Defintely keep it for myself:) I think I could probably find a place in our lakehouse!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Rita
Well I love all your silver ornaments/gift tags... but if I had to choose.. it would be the starfish!! and I think I'd definitely keep it...!!! greedy me!!

not being a US citizen that counts me out... but still I can gaze at your fab handiwork... ciao xxx Julie

Gypsea Nurse said...

Ok.. I am horribly selfish!!! I would keep it for ME!!! I most definitely would pick "By the sea" and use it through out the year!! The Starfish came a close second!
This is one beautiful giveaway!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

My goodness, this post is absolutely lovely with the beachy colors. Christmas is not contained to just the traditions of red or green, but is global and so accessible to those who want it. Yes, faith, hope and love are not always wrapped in a "magical" present, but once opened, can result in some of the most extraordinary experiences of our lives! THANK YOU FOR COMING and may all these three gifts be yours ALWAYS! Have a wonderful Sunday, Anita

City Girl Turns Country said...

How adoralbe... I just love the idea. The cheese forks are the best....tell your secret for engraving the words

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

I love the starfish and the spoon that says "by the sea".... my very favorite place to be. You've done a wonderful job on them.... LOVE it.

Love those little hearts too. Please throw me into the hat. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed. ....hoping to win.. I seem to have lost my mo-jo in the winning scene. :-)

Warm blessings,

Anne Lorys said...

These are just darling. Love the starfish one!

Maison Blanche said...

I love them all but it is a toss up between "By the Sea" and "Ahoy" I like the "By the Sea" because of the cute little starfish and "Ahoy" is so good because of the neat rope tied on it.
I think if I was stranded on a desert island I would have to go with "Ahoy" and I would definately keep it!

Lisa said...

Am I to late? Oh well, I love the cheese forks! But truly they are all unique! Just wonderful!
I really like the starfish too though!

I am always a slacker, thinking I have more time, where does it go!
Good luck to all,


Preppy Mama said...

Oh so lovely! I am a new follower so glad I found you! Have a wonderful day!

annechovie said...

Everything is looking gorgeous, Rita! Merry Christmas!! xx

Beach House Living said...

The winner is Heaven's Walk.

lila Braga said...

Oh-how pretty-I love the starfish...just found your blog and Iam already in love with it.Is gorgeous!!!!
following now!

Marie said...

Hi Rita - Just want to stop by and wish you a beachy Merry Christmas! Your silver ornaments are stunning, especially the starfish! You're amazingly creative my friend.

Unknown said...

Love, love, LOVE IT ALL! And guess what else I love? Your new picture on the front of your blog. So gorgeous!! What kind of camera do you have? Because I'm going to sit on Santa's lap and refuse to get off until he agrees to bring me one. Trust me, when he feels his leg bones snapping he'll give in. :) Hope you're having a wonderful holiday season!

the old boathouse said...

Wow Rita look at all those entrants...wish i was in the US or atleast visiting. Good luck all, such a great giveaway, cheers Katherine

annechovie said...

Merry Christmas, Rita! xo

Kellie Collis said...

Those tags are so lovely! And I would have to agree with how challenging it can be to engrave curved forks. Enjoy the holidays, Kellie xx

Teacup Mosaics said...

Your blog is pure inspiration!
Where do I start, hummmm.
Thank you for your nice words
concerning my 100 year old grandfather,
he too was an inspiration.
I am writing from the wintery north
and the beach looks so inviting.
Happy 2011!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I'm a little (OK...VERY!!) late to the game but I'm just popping by to wish you a very happy new year!! I'm hopping 2011 will be the year that I blog. Again. I've got 852 pictures on my camera that I need to do something with! :-)

I am TOTALLY hopping over to your etsy sorry I missed this before Christmas! :-( That's what happens when you drop out of society, lol. Can't wait to see what you have!

A happy healthy and prosperous 2011! Thanks for your bloggy support this past year. :-)

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