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Sterling Silver Gifts: Ideas for Your 25th Wedding Anniversary

Simply put, a 25th wedding anniversary deserves sterling silver gifts. Looking for the best and most authentic gifts? An estate sale just might be the perfect place to look for them. From traditional to modern to alternate modern silver pieces, Kathy’s Estate Sales can give you all of this and more.

Traditional Silver Gifts

Traditional sterling silver gifts have proven the test of time. Throughout the years, these pieces never seem to lose their importance as a very fitting gift for couples. Not only are they very easy to acquire and buy; they are also very useful as decorative objects. Examples of these include jewelry, picture frames, silverware, vases, and mirrors. Quite often you can find these items at estate sales at cheaper prices than retail stores.

Modern Silver Gifts

In tune with modern times, modern sterling silver gifts keep up with the changing times. The availability of contemporary pieces has given consumers a wide variety of items to choose from. These gifts mostly fall into the category of personalized and made-to-order products. Examples include keepsakes, cuff links, money clips, and key rings.

Alternate Modern Gifts

These sterling silver gifts are called alternate because it was only recently that they are being used as gifts for wedding anniversaries. They may not seem like the typical gifts that are given, but they are pieces that are very useful for daily utilization. Collector coins, letter openers, belt buckles, and shaving accessories are just some things that are being given as anniversary gifts.

A quick trip to one of Kathy’s Estate Sales could possibly give you an opportunity to purchase sterling silver gifts that will surely be easy on the pocketbook. It’s a great place to find nice, sometimes new, pieces that will surely please your gift recipient. In fact, you might want to buy a gift for yourself while you’re at it. Call now or sign up for their email list and start shopping today!

The Opulent Sterling Silver Tea Service & How It Came To Be

When looking through estate sales such as those by Kathy’s Estate Sales, you might encounter sterling silver tea service sets that are being sold at hefty prices. Although they are not widely used today, these tea sets used to be a staple in every home in old Western tradition. This is a set of serving pieces that were used for afternoon teas and tea parties.

History of Tea Sets

The sterling silver tea service had its roots from China during the Han Dynasty. Tea ware was made of porcelain. Tea was not even the main thing that these porcelains held. In fact, the crushed leaves (where tea was traditionally from) were only used as elixirs and not as drinks for social gatherings. The ancient teapots, however, were a sight to behold in their elaborate and ornate designs. It was not until later that tea, whisked into a frothy confection, became a drink enjoyed and prized by the Chinese aristocrats.

Traditional Tea Set

The sterling silver tea service was derived from the traditional tea set that is commonly used. Typically, it consists of four items: a teapot, teacups with their matching saucers, a sugar bowl, and a milk pitcher (which is also known as a creamer or jug). These were the vital things that a tea set has that are commonly used on a daily basis during afternoon teas among the middle and high classes in ancient Western countries.

Formal Tea Service

Along with the traditional tea set, a formal sterling silver tea service includes a coffee pot, a kettle, a bowl, and a tray to hold everything in. This is a very expensive tea set and is only taken out during formal and elaborate tea parties. For larger services, a coffeepot made of silver is included to form a tea and coffee service.

If you are lucky, you might chance bumping into a sterling silver tea service set at one of Kathy’s Estate Sales. To increase your chances of finding one of these sets, sign up now for their email list to receive notice of upcoming sales. Sign up today!

 

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