Monday, May 23, 2011

someone else's initials...


I have a big thing for old, monogrammed silver. The older and more tarnished it is, the better I like it. Whether it's my husband's great grandmothers piece, or a coin silver spoon from the thrift shop, silver with an initial on it is almost impossible for me to resist... 

35 comments:

French Curiosités said...

I suffer from the same affliction. I have domes with other initials on them and love it....my French boyfriend is quite confused by it all. Lovely photos.

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

I think it's a southern thang! That piece is timeworn and so lovely!!!

Amy Martineau Vermillion said...

It's the mystery that guests try to figure out…who's initials are these anyway?
Love it!
Am

Things That Sparkle said...

I've never even thought about it, but wow is this piece gorgeous. And your collection sounds even more amazing.

d e l i g h t said...

The piece in the photo is gorgeous! I too love anything monogrammed whether it is my initials or not. There is something special about a piece with initials and I can hardly resist either!

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

This is gorgeous, is it yours?! Janell

under spanish moss said...

We agree...can't quite figure out why we love it so much, but nothing quite like the character and patina of time worn silver. Our imaginations run wild when it has initials on it...thinking of the story the piece has to tell.

lisaroyhandbags said...

I agree! I love the worn patina of your piece :)

Dumbwit Tellher said...

What is it about vintage monogrammed pieces that are so enchanting? Each one has their own mystery. Hope your weekend was a lovely one Donna?

x Deb

Poet Whale said...

Gorgeous piece
I love round vintage silver butter dishes (with feet even better), small enough to display on a side table (instead of the dinning table).

Anna at the Doll House said...

I love silver too and how refreshing that you leave it to tarnish. Heavy polishing would also, eventually, rub off all those beautiful monograms.

Anna

Natural Beauty: eco, design and lifestyle said...

I couldn't agree more! The monograms are works of art by themselves and I love the character of the piece you chose. Plus they just don't make things like they used to!

Caroline

Anonymous said...

The piece is gorgeous and I also love monogrammed things. Thanks.

Tricia Rose said...

I have my husband's grandfather's cycling trophy, a vast, footed silver tray engraved with his triumph, perfect for the drinks setup I am unlikely ever to have!

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Me too. What a fabulous piece and would love to see more of your collection. XO

for the love of a house said...

love initials too- especially on antique adopted linen napkins!!

happy week!
joan

Sarah (La Maison Boheme) said...

Me too! What a beautiful piece, perfectly tarnished.

Splenderosa said...

I love antique & vintage silver and have collected it for years. Great post!

Just Verte said...

Donna, like everyone above, I, too, love anything monogrammed. Whenver anyone asks about all the different initials, I just smile and say, "I come from a very large family!"

April

Catherine Robinson said...

I agree with you...I love old silver...your images are beautiful. A lovely blog...I'm a new follower!
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bluehydrangea said...

Donna,
I love it!! And I just bought a very old, silver monogrammed child's cuff that I stretched out and have now been wearing for a week.

Tamra said...

I couldn't agree more! Aged, elegant, rustic, refined....Silver says it all.

Beautiful piece!

24 Corners said...

Such a beautiful piece...and image!
xo J~

Blue Muse said...

I am with you 100% on this love affair. I have piles of monogrammed silver in various stages of degradation and that coupled with my french linen with monograms that all whisper the secrets of strangers long gone... well, my table must look like I have an identity crisis. :) But it sure is lovely.
xo Isa

Charlotta Ward said...

Me too. There is something about old silver.. The weight, the way it feels cold to the touch and of course the scratches and patina that comes with it. Add an alluring monogram and I go weak at the knees.. :)

Wasn't Monika's home feature amazing. I am so proud of our girl!

xx C

Amy R. said...

I am with you on this one. I am attracted to these pieces as well. I think I like the idea of a history with the object, bringing the beauty back out to the table.

Amy R.

Cynthia's Blog said...

Oh I love the really worn pieces as well...especially paired with something modern.

Cynthia
http://coffeeonthepatio.com
http://www.cynthiasblog.com

Tiff said...

Oh yes! I love it all too! A big monogram is just a bonus! X

Julie of Monkey Grass Hill said...

Love it! You should check out Silvermagpies.com
She does a monogram challenge every Monday. It's a lot of fun!

Kathysue said...

Oh I am with you on this. I think it is the wonderful old scrolling lettering they used, it is a work of art no matter what initials are on the piece!! Kathysue

helen tilston said...

This piece is a beauty. Like your followers, I, too, am partial to old silver, crystal, pearls and white roses
Thanks for your beautiful blog.
Helen Tilston

freddyandpetunia said...

I have more than my share of similar pieces--I can't stop collecting!
I love to use my silver, it makes the simplest meals more special!
Catherine

design elements said...

me too. the older and more tarnished it is, the better I like it. beautiful image!

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Love it...no way I would pass that by!! All the best,Chrissy

knack said...

pretty, pretty....love those fresh flowers too!

xo