Friday Favorites #17

Has another week flown by? Here are my favorites from this week!

Pumpkin Festival
This weekend we went to our local ranch and checked out their pumpkin festival!  How much fun!  Look at all of these pumpkins??? I’ll just share a few pictures… I think I’ll share the rest in another post during Halloween week!

 Antique Show
This past weekend we went to a local antique show.  The show was pretty small.  I had fun looking at silver patterns.  Someday I intend to buy a set of sterling silver, but I just don’t know what pattern to choose!  I think I have narrowed it down to these two:
The one below is “Versailles” by Gorham.  What I like about this set is that every piece has a different motif on the handle which I think makes it very interesting.

The other set I quite like is “Francis 1” by Reed & Barton.  What I noticed I like in sterling patterns is I like them to be ornate and over-the-top. I feel like if you’re going to dine with sterling, the pattern should be a bit over-the-top because dining with sterling IS over the top. There are some other rarer patterns of sterling I like too, but these two are much more common and are much easier to get a good bargain from an auction.

Christmas in the Stores

What? Christmas before Halloween? YES, please. I love Christmas. Christmas decorations are the cutest, so why should they be up for the shortest time of year? Makes no sense to me. The second Halloween is over I start putting up Christmas. I confess, I may be listening to some classical christmas music right now as I’m typing this up. Any who, we’ve been debating about what to put in our big giant windows that face outside this year.  I’m debating between two things… a giant Christmas wreath or a giant star.  They are around the same price. What do you think? 

iPhone Cases

We’re due for new iPhones next month so I thought I’d get a head start and look for a new case for my future phone.  I need a case for my phone because I drop the phone all. the. time.  I am going to get the rose gold iPhone 6s this time.  Here are some that I’ve got my eye on… although I just discovered on zazzle there are a million billion cases to choose from. Vote for your favorite below…










Birthday Cake

My aunt’s birthday was this weekend and we brought her a birthday cake.  It is called a “Princess Torte”… the outside is covered in a layer of marzipan. It is filled with white chocolate whipped cream, vanilla cake, and layers of raspberry filling. Um, YUM! Isn’t it cute with the sugar flower??

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  1. October 19, 2015 / 1:25 pm

    I absolutely agree with you – sterling should be ornate and an artistic piece. I just love the Versailles. I have gone a little crazy with sterling lately. It just upset me so much reading and watching videos online where sterling flatware is being melted for the silver. My kids teased me and said I was trying to buy all the sterling up to save it!

    • October 20, 2015 / 4:59 pm

      I have read that too and it is upsetting! What pattern(s) do you collect?