Saturday, May 26, 2012

trophy cups

via tear it out

I'm such a nut for old engraved trophys or loving cups, as they are sometimes called. Love the one above used as a vase. I have a collection of old copper trophy cups and I'm always trying to figure out the best use for them. This week I'm putting them in the kitchen to hold utensils and old silver. Next week...who knows...? 

in my kitchen

20 comments:

Bohemian said...

I too have a Love Affair with Loving Cups... especially the engraved ones... what a great Collection you have!

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Paris Rendez-vous said...

Love the corks.......now I know where to keep all my champagne corks!!!!

The enchanted home said...

In LOVE with your trophy cups..want to sell them? LOL......soooo beautiful and like you, I have always had an affinity for them too. Beautiful!

charmaine said...

What a collection! Love the copper.

Sherri Cassara said...

GORGEOUS!!! I bet you smile every time you walk past them - great job! xo Happy weekend!

Ivy Lane said...

love the idea of a vessel for wine corks... !

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Love them...I have a collection of silver ones...well not quite a collection...two.

Kathryn Packer Roberts said...

Love the silverware idea. We use a cute antiqued plotting pot to hold our silverware. It's very handy and cute.

Mise said...

So impressed by the copper; I've never seen a copper trophy. Would they be good with soaps/flowers in a bathroom?

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

My collection is much smaller than yours but I love them large!

penelopebianchi said...

Wonderful way to use those trophies !!

How do they get away from the family, anyway??

Those are treasures I would close to my heart! And have in my house!!

SHERRY HART said...

Dang girl...those are awesome! I have never seen copper ones....

Victoria said...

What a great collection. I have never seen any in copper. Love them.
Best...Victoria

24 Corners said...

Wonderful collection Donna! The beauty with the flowers had me thinking how lovely yours would look with bulb blossoms popping out of them...I bet they'd need to be lined though.
Hope you're having a superb holiday weekend!
xo J-

Calder Clark said...

Ooo j'adore. I always have an eye peeled for wood-fronted or silver ones- haven't come across as many copper ones but love copper! Great equestrian "moment" for tabletop.

red ticking said...

your collection is wonderful donna... wishing you a wonnnnderful holiday....xoxo

pretty pink tulips said...

You have a beautiful collection, Donna!! The uses are truly endless. Even just displayed together, they create a "moment"! Love how you're currently using them for utensils in your kitchen. It's a great way to enjoy something precious in a casual way!

xo Elizabeth

Beauty Follower said...

Nice collection!

Anna Williams said...

What a fantastic collection! Love the idea of using them as vases. xx

Anna (My Design Ethos)

Fashion Meets Food said...

Oh my goodness this is gorgeous/so unique I absolutely LOVE it! You have a fabulous blog and I am your newest follower. xo