Tuesday, February 16, 2010

things in my attic


I am a ruthless cleaner-outer. The hubs and I recently pulled all my stuff out of the attic so I could go through it and get rid of what I could. A couple of years ago, I stashed away some stuff while I was painting my livingroom and dining room a lighter color (gray!) and going through a more spare look. These are some things I pulled out of the boxes. . . childrens' shoe forms. . .

  

. . .and my collection of copper loving cup trophies. . .


I've collected these over the years, starting with the largest one. It's a tennis trophy from 1916. Another is a tennis trophy from 1905 and one is a cricket trophy.



Now I can't believe I had these tucked away.



I guess this is a week for re-discovering my own treasures.

12 comments:

La Dolfina said...

I love it!!!
I'm looking forward to getting into my attic! Every once in a while, I'll remember a forgotten treasure that I squirreled away somewhere and when I re-discover it... well, you know, it's just the best!!
It's nice to know you aren't as spare and edited as I thought, even though I love it. Your extra trophies, so to speak are hiding in your attic :)
I adore trophies but have never seen copper ones. They are stunning!
Are you going to find a place for them now?

Tades said...

Christmas in your attic!

AB HOME Interiors said...

Love those trophies!

my favorite and my best said...

love them...
let me know when you have a garage sale...im comming.

Razmataz said...

Wow, what treasure you had tucked away. I have never seen copper trophies. They look so great all grouped together.

That leather bench has really got me! It has such a lovely feel.

Splendid Willow said...

You lucky girl! And the bench in your previous post is also divine!

P.s A little shout-out for you on my blog.

xx, Monika

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

Those are real treasures!!! The copper cups are gorgeous!

nkp said...

I have a few sets of those shoe forms as well, but alas, no copper trophies. Boo hoo. I've never even seen them in copper. What a find!

the vintage wren said...

I love the trophies, you lucky girl. All I have in my attic are my kids old toys. I wish I had some treasures to hunt for up there. What a great collection.

Charlotta Ward said...

OK, next time you clean out your attic call me please.. I love attics! Especially when they are filled with such brilliant treasures as these!

xCharlotta

Charlotta Ward said...

OK, next time you clean out your attic call me please.. I love attics! Especially when they are filled with such brilliant treasures as these!

xCharlotta

penelopebianchi said...

Hi there!

I have a theory! I could be wrong.......but I think I might be right!

Many older trophies were "sheffield" silver plated on Copper.

Many people did not know how to polish them safely.
I have seen many "trophies" which had their "silver plate" completely polished.....and even steel wooled their silver plate.

My guess is that these started out their lives as silver plated copper!

That just makes them all the more charming to me!

Wonderful collection! Love what you are doing with them!

Bravo!!