Thursday, March 4, 2010

Silver Lining

I just thought I'd share a few of my favourite recent silver finds...

This gorgeous covered dish is by the English Silversmiths Roberts and Belk of Sheffield. I researched its hallmark and it is dated approx. 1920s. I love that for $2 I can own something that has probably seen so much history, maybe initially used at glamorous 20s parties, hidden away during the rationing of the the war, possibly reloved in the 50s and now on my table :-)

A pair of elegant silver-plated vases - $3 each.

I framed this photo of my hubbie and I cutting our wedding cake in this lovely silver frame which cost $3.

11 comments:

Evelyn Fernandez said...

lovely finds! you should start a vintage shop...

kurrabikid said...

The frame is particularly lovely...

Jenifir said...

Love the patina on the silver finds. You really have a talent for finding such things.

Leslie said...

Those are such beautiful finds. I love the history of things too. It is fun to wonder who used it and where has it been. It is like you can go on your own fantasy adventure guessing where it might have came from.

By the way, I love your wedding picture. You both look so happy and you make a lovely bride. :)

Home Girl said...

it also amazes me that sliver treasures like these can be so easily thrifted. stock up now i say because i'm sure these beauties will be harder to come by in the future. lovely finds, i particularly love the silver frame round your beautiful wedding shot xx

mylittlebirdie said...

they're beautiful. i love to imagine where some items have come from, where they've lived and what they've seen. history is so intriguing. beautiful photo!

Kim said...

I just love old silver. Those are wonderful finds. I think that my favorite is the covered dish -- such a lovely shape.

grunge-queen said...

What a find with the covered silver dish! Isn't it great when you can actually find a wee bit of the history of the pieces you discover? Lovely wedding photo in a lovely frame ....

Serena said...

What a lovely wedding photo :0) What great finds! With the cost of silver having gone up so much, these pieces are real treasures, and at thrift store prices!

.Musheee said...

I love that photo!

littlebyrd said...

Gorgeous silver!! I love it all. Have a great weekend :)