Sunday, April 11, 2010

Silver Sunday: Antique Jewelry from Taxco

 

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        Silver jewelry has always been an all-time favorite of mine, and when my mother gave me my grandmother’s jewelry from Taxco, I started a collection of my own. 

        Taxco is a city in Mexico that is known for its silver jewelry and silver designers.

        The clamper bracelet in the photo above is a favorite and is comfortable to wear, and the second bracelet is from an antique show I attended years ago in McAllen.

        Daughter #3 ‘borrows’ this bracelet frequently.

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           Along with several pairs of screw back earrings, these bracelets belonged to my grandmother.  I have worn the black onyx bracelet the most, but I love them all- especially the blue set which goes with this.

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        Over the years I have had other silver favorites- too many to count. (understatement…)

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  I am linking this morning to Silver Sunday.

27 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my, what gorgeous pieces. I love them all. So pretty. Hugs, Marty

Loui said...

oh Laura!
What beautiful pieces..
with so much history..
and priceless memories..
cherish them..
both the pieces.
and the memories..
warmest hugs..
Loui♥

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Beautiful pieces and I know the ones that belonged to you grandmother have to be special to you.

Kathy said...

How nice to have pieces from your family too!
a lovely collection...
I LOVE jewels!
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Deb said...

pretty pieces

Nancy's Notes said...

Laura, oh your pieces of silver are distinctive and so unique! You have always worn such gorgeous and stunning pieces of jewelry. How special that they are family treasures.

Okay, because of you I cleaned some silver! Yes, on a Sunday!

Hugs,
Nancy

Theresa said...

GASP!!!!! Gorgeous jewelry and with memories:) Love them all, but my favorite is the blue! Oh how beautiful! Enjoy your Sunday dear Laura! HUGS!

Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

What a beautiful collection! My oldest daughter 'borrows' my jewelry often also! Happy SS, Theresa

Julie Harward said...

Very pretty...Ilove having a handcrafted piece..these are very nice! Come say hi :D

Snooty Primadona said...

Oh, Be. Still. My. Heart. I adore old Taxco but I've only got one piece of it. When I watched the movie about Freda Kahlo I wanted all of the pieces she wore...

Thanks for stopping by my blog AND I'll definitely be visiting you often.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You have a beautiful collection - thanks for sharing it with us.

Preppy 101 said...

Those are gorgeous!! xoxo

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Those pieces are just gorgeous, Laura!

You still live in McAllen, right?
Did I ever tell you that my husband taught at Rowe High School there for many years? We lived in La Feria a couple of years ago, wish I'd known there was a kindred spirit down by the border while I was there. :-)

Anne

Farmchick said...

I admit that I am drooling over your collection. I love this jewelry and have bid on a couple of pieces on ebay. How wonderful that it was passed down through your family.

Gypsy Fish said...

What a magnificent collection! I am in awe...good thing I don't live in your house I would be borrowing them too.
Thanks for coming to the party.....see you next month!
{{gypsy hugs}}
Beth

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I have a love of silver jewelery too. I don't have anything too valuable but I do have pieces that have stories and sentiment. Love your collection!

Sam said...

Not only are these fabulous, but they say so much about your Grandmother. She was obviously a woman with great taste, just like you. so glad to have found your page. now am following. Keri

Nola @ the Alamo said...

I have a weakness for silver, too! Yours, especially the onyx bracelet, is beautiful.

Sarah said...

Laura, Taxco silver is always beautifully elegant. My mother had a few pieces. You are lucky to have these from your grandmother. It's so special to have family pieces that you can enjoy and pass along to your daughters someday. Thank you for sharing these.

Make a Roux said...

Hi Laura,
Thanks for visiting my blog!I just adore your site, especially the posts about gardening and antique jewelry. :) I've added myself as a follower.

Sherrie said...

That blue necklace is absolutely gorgeous. I am drooling. Thank you for sharing.

SPLENDEROSA said...

I'm making you a permanent fixture on my Reader. Lovely post today. I adore Taxco silver and I think anything from one's family just means so much more. Thanks for dropping over to see me today. xx's Marsha

Susan B said...

You have some beautiful jewelry. I especially love the necklace in the last photo.

Have a lovely day!

Linda said...

Really gorgeous pieces! How wonderful to be able to have jewelry from your Grandmother. I have heard of Taxco silver but don't know a lot about it.

The Shiny Pebble said...

What a unique collection! Daughter number three is a lucky girl with fabulous taste. So was your grandmother. How fun for you to share these pieces with us.

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hey Laura, these are just gorgeous, love the detail and ornate designs. That onyx one is indeed really beautiful! How wonderful that you received them.
big hugs,
Debra

aneyefordetail said...

What wonderful jewelry! Love that clamper bracelet that you say is your favorite: a stunning piece sure to be noticed! Nice post!

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