Hi, everybody. I am happy to report I had another successful estate sale experience this week. I found this beautiful silver salt & pepper set for $6.00.
I have not cleaned the pair yet because I wanted to share them as they were found. I love the details on both the top and bottom of each shaker. And I love how the tops resemble finials.
There is no label on the bottom so I do not know who the manufacturer is, but I just adore this little pair. I love the signs of gentle wear. They tell you this set was well loved and well used. How pretty will they look on a table of vintage mismatched china?
Now for a song.
The Oscars are coming up this Sunday and I am so excited to see Elton John perform and hopefully win. It will be soooooo well deserved for both he and his longtime writing partner Bernie Taupin. They are nominated for “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” from “Rocketman”. Earlier this month the duo won the Golden Globe for Best Original Song and I was shocked to discover that was the first award they won together in 52 years. How is that?????
“Rocketman” movie poster and Bernie Taupin & Elton John at last month’s Golden Globe Awards (original sources unknown).
I have been a fan of both forever and worship the music they have made together. Some of my absolute favorites are the lesser known gems like “Skyline Pigeon“, “I Need You To Turn To” and today’s pick. It was released in 1971 and was written as the title track to a movie that featured another beauty, “Seasons“. I am celebrating another birthday this month and like so many of us getting older, I still do not know where my youth went. I am reminded of it often, though, by seeing many of my high school friends on Facebook.
One of them recently posted that she was on her way to visit our old neighborhood on Long Island with her teenage daughter in tow. In one moment I wondered how she could even have a child that age when we were just there a second ago. The next a memory of she and I standing in the hallway of our high school came flooding back like a tsunami and I remember those years like they happened yesterday. But other days they seem like a movie I am watching about someone else’s world, probably because I am. Who I was then has not been around for a very long time. Life happens to all of us, but I am glad to share those memories with people who recall them as fondly as I do, despite what we may have thought at the time.
“It seems to me a crime that we should age
These fragile times should never slip us by
A time you never can or shall erase
As friends together watch their childhood fly”
Elton John: “Friends” (1970, written by Bernie Taupin and Elton John).
Until next time, happy listening!!!