Saturday, June 12, 2010

Oh, Baby, were you born with a silver spoon in your mouth?


The sterling silver baby spoon is a classic gift for boy or girl newborns. I love the Fairfax pattern for its clean lines and simplicity. However, you may choose Repousse' for a little girl who will grow up to like fussier or busier patterns. Fairfax is nice because it is good for both genders, and it can easily be monogrammed. I just love these sweet spoons for a really special baby gift.

One day baby will grow up and turn 10. A sterling charm bracelet with a monogrammed charm is the perfect gift for this age. Of course our little minnies had charm bracelets at birth, but now they need a larger size. It's that time!

If it's a boy who is 10, a sterling Jefferson cup is always a fabulous gift. Mint julep cups are also acceptable, and yes, you can even buy silver plate (the horror!), and Grandmother won't roll over in her grave. She knows how expensive sterling goblets are!

Suddenly, your child will be 16 and ready to drive a car. A sterling keychain is apropos, but you may want to buy a boy another Jefferson cup or mint julep cup. Some children would love a sterling picture frame, especially one from England.



Once your little dahlin' graduates from a fabulous university, it's back to a silver spoon in their mouth. Buy sterling flatware or bust. You'll be so glad you did!

7 comments:

The Niemeyer Nest said...

Thanks for reminding me to use Evie's silver spoon. She did not like it when she was a little baby but I bet she'd love it now. My mom bought it for her in my silver pattern of Gorham Old French. I love it!

Suburban Princess said...

I dunno it we will be able to find a 10 year old boy who will be overjoyed to receive a silver cup! I am hopeing it comes with a skateboard or something :O)

bevy said...

Love that you love my silver pattern! Mine is FAIRFAX and was handed down to me from my great-grandmother. I love that her initials are on most of the pieces...

Maybe I should get both boys those Jefferson cups. My father has his. Just price them in sterling at $450.00 a piece, so I'm thinking plate or pewter is our only option!

Henley on the Horn said...

Bevy, pewter Jefferson cups are great because they do not tarnish!!! I have Fairfax from my godmother, and I love it!!!! I knew I loved you! Suburban Prep, the boys don't go crazy for them when they're 10, but they begin to really appreciate them as they grow older! Niemeyer Nest, silver actually has healing powers! If a child has a terrible rash they sometimes use a silver lotion to clear it up. I will get the info from my friend, Wendy, and do a separate post, but I know silver can be good for you! :)

mama k said...

I may have to hit you up for some cleaning advice one day! I would love to surprise my husband :) He would probably faint...
Baby W is just now starting to eat baby food...so we will probably be using the silver spoon soon! :)

Town and Country Mom said...

Great ideas! For Father's Day, some dads would enjoy a sterling shoe horn--it's something fun to look for in antiques shops, too.

Mrs. Expat said...

Just loved all of the silver! You should see the silver elephants foot ice bucket here in Delhi!