Monday, January 25, 2010

I refuse to polish the silver in my kitchen!



Here's a monogrammed sterling silver teapot converted into a lamp that I bought at an antiques show. Years later, I moved to a different city and discovered that the man who made this lives just a few miles from me.



I have some vintage cocktail shakers and an engraved trophy cup given with "Sincere Friendship. . ." and dated December 17, 1922.


I framed and hung some antique coin silver spoons.







I've collected monogrammed coin silver spoons over the years. Some of these were gifts; some from my Dad, some from a family friend. They are all framed in antique frames from my husband's grandmother. I covered cardboard with batting and fabric and then secured the spoons with fishing line.

Old silver looks much better with a little tarnish.

8 comments:

YSR said...

All look great! Especially like that lamp. I like the way you angled the photos of the spoons, too!

laure said...

what a great grey on those walls! Thanks for stopping by!

Faff Around said...

Loving those spoons. Great idea.!

the vintage wren said...

Okay, I so want these. They are so beautiful Another great collection.

Sony digital cameras said...

I love that teapot turned into lamp. So nice...wonderful!

- - - Abby K - - - said...

I love this idea! I have 3 monogrammed spoons from my great grandmother that I'm wanting to do the same with...however, I'm stumped as to how to get them to stay without ruining them. May I ask how you got them to stay in place?

- - - Abby K - - - said...

I love this idea! I have 3 monogrammed spoons from my great grandmother that I'm wanting to do the same with...however, I'm stumped as to how to get them to stay without ruining them. May I ask how you got them to stay in place?

The Graceful Wife said...

I love tarnished silver. Thanks for the great post. BTW, if that is all the corks you have (in your glass jar), you are definitely not drinking enough wine! : )