Monday, July 19, 2010

silverware collection

Arcobaleno Antiques

When I posted this image last week, my friend Charlotta from Space for Inspiration commented that this arrangement of framed silverware is similar to my collection, which I  posted when I first began blogging.





I have a collection of coin silver pieces that I have either bought or have been given as gifts. I had always wanted to display them somehow and when I got these antique frames from my husband's grandmother, I covered sturdy cardboard with low loft batting and topped it with neutral cotton canvas. I took a heavy needle and secured the pieces with clear fishing line, piercing all the layers and knotting it in the back.



My collection in my kitchen. 

I love to see old silverware displayed in any way. Charlotta, thanks for the reminder... 

33 comments:

kathi @ traybella said...

i just love this! i used to have silverware framed in my breakfast room. spoons in one, forks in one and knives in another. it made me feel, for some reason, that i was dining in a restraunt. i was always surprised by the number of people that asked "why do you have silverware framed?". it's art!
kathi

brismod said...

That is a gorgeous display for your kitchen. Love it!

Vitania said...

wow - I love these.. your antique frames are quite the lovely compliment..

Vie

ticklishfromadistance said...

Very cool. Great idea, and sentimental to boot.

Suzanne said...

I love this idea!!! I'm always picking up pieces of silverware (not part of a set) and they just go into the silverware box. I am definitely going to try this. Thanks for the inspiration!!

Suzanne

Style Chronicle said...

They add the perfect vintage touch!!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

I remember seeing this project of yours before and I was so inspired and went and found some beautiful old frames to do a similar project. I'm sorry to say the frames are still in the trunk of my car, but when the mood strikes, I have a plan!

erin said...

i love this!

Gretchen said...

The coin silver looks amazing framed! I use my serving spoon, given as a wedding gift, but it is very soft so we use it only for easy-to-spoon items. This gives me a new idea, so thank you. Now...what paint colour did you use in your kitchen, as it is FABULOUS

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

Oooo the collection in your kitchen looks fantastic - so different and rustic and just, well, cool!

Elizabeth said...

that looks great. i love it.

Tessa said...

What a beautiful idea! This is going into my inspiration files. I have a collection of baby spoons - mine & my children's that I would love to display.

Kathysue said...

I love your collection you have presented them perfectly. I like the way you have grouped them together. You are one clever lady, Happy Monday,Kathysue

for the love of a house said...

Your collections looks great in those beautiful antique frames! lovely!

Funny story... years ago I decided to change out my everyday flatware with coin silver, only to discover that you can only find coin silver "spoons"! Had to settle for a vintage sterling set- would have missed the forks and knives too much!:)

joan

cityfarmer said...

oh yeah baby ... I love your second obsession


mine is in pitchers and wonderful old silver containers in every nook of the kitchen

Tamara Nicole said...

Cute cute cute!

pretty pink tulips said...

What a beautiful presentation. I love antique silver and this is a wonderful way to enjoy it every day.

xo Elizabeth

Fringe said...

good grief. i'm in love!

la Brocanteuse said...

What a brilliant idea...thank you for sharing, kind regards Colette x

Indie.Tea said...

You have such beautiful silverware. Great way to display them too....

Ivy Lane said...

great idea!!!

Brandi said...

That's a great idea for a unique piece of artwork. It would be so fun to search for the pieces too!

Privet and Holly said...

THIS is just
fabulous!!!
I also have
some coin spoons
that have been
passed down....
really, really
old and NOW I
know what to do
with them! Thank
you for the inspiration;
yours look amazing.
xx Suzanne

Queenplinker said...

Those are so beautifully done, nice job!

You asked me where I got my wire dress form. I used to retail that wire line. Sorry for my late reply. That was many moons ago and I can't find the reps name or the line name. If I come across another I'll let you know;0)

Love your blog,
Lynea

bluehydrangea said...

Donna, these are beautiful! Great job as always!!

ani's house said...

I love this idea! What a great way to display those old pieces from your grandma!!

camdesign said...

Wonderful, just wonderful...just shows, art is what you want it to be, I love doing the unexpected, just about anything can be art.

Charlotta Ward said...

Hi gorgeous!
Yes, I immediately thought of your lovely framed silverware when I saw the arrangement by Arocbaleno Antiques.
Only yours is nicer! x

Thanks for the link my friend.

Biggest hugs from a rainy and grey Sydney (you'd love the colour!).. :)
xx Charlotta

Splendid Willow said...

You smart, creative lady! Come over and look through my drawers. I could never make silver look this beautiful.

And thanks to Charlotta and her alert eyes! (:

Love, Mon

La Dolfina said...

I love your presentation!
Do you ever polish them?

Naomi@ThirteenandSouth said...

just goes to show that anything can look fabulous framed!

One of my clients framed the keys to their first home. The key isn't even fancy, but it was still so cute.

kayce hughes said...

Looks beautiful!

Unknown said...

I love this! Thank you for sharing!!! ~ Jody