Sunday, July 11, 2010

Nursery Rhyme Silver Collection

This is my collection of children's silver pieces. Nursery rhyme themed are my very favorite.
I love that many nursery rhymes stem from historical or political events. Some were originally very sinister.
This sterling spoon and fork has a slightly devious looking cat, eating with a spoon and reads: Kitty Cat at Breakfast.
I have no idea what this means, I assume it is some nursery rhyme, or story - if anyone knows, please do tell!

The Three Little Pigs. The pigs are all playing instruments.

Spoon from the rhyme There Was an Old Woman Tossed up in A Basket. Part of the rhyme reads: Old Woman Whither So High? To Sweep the Cobwebs From the Sky.

Little Boy Blue Spoon.

Goosey Goosey Gander Spoon.

This is a Humpty Dumpty egg cup.

Little Bo Peep mug.

This one is hard to read, but it is also Little Bo Peep. It is a tin plate.

Little rabbit napkin ring. I'm not sure if this is from a nursery rhyme. Could be just a cute bunny - maybe Bunny Foo Foo?

And a Humpty Dumpty baby cup.

If you are interested in the history of a specific nursery rhyme, this is a pretty good website that tries to sort out their origins.

Linked up to July Edition of Silver Sunday, hosted by Gypsy Fish.


  1. Super Darling Silver!!! I have never seen anything like those spoons. And may I just add the only thing cuter would have to be those cutie pies on your sidebar. Have a great SS!!!

  2. Love the child's Nursery Rhymes silver. The spoon with the cobwebs is my favorite. Great collection!

  3. What a Beautiful Collection ~ Love the Treasures for the Wee Ones..... Thanks for Sharing

  4. Hi,
    this is really a stunning collection. Amazing that you have found so many items which show nursery rhymes and stories. They are really cute. In Germany the company P. Bruckmann & Söhne, Heilbronn, produced 1904/04 fairy tale flatware for children but without rymes. Thank you for sharing your treasures.
    Greetings, Johanna

  5. Enjoyed your nursery rhyme items. I did a Silver Sunday post earlier in the year about my collection. If you visit me today, you can click on my earlier post. I especially like to collect spoons and forks because they are small, and I have a collection of ABC plates.

  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love the whimsy of the nursery rhymes, but if I had to pick one favorite, it would be the witch in the cob web!

  7. I love peacocks. I am going to follow you cause I love your blog and your title.:-) Your nursery silver items are just stunning!...Christine

  8. That is fascinating...I had no idea there were so many nursery rhymes on items! I must look into this more. Thanks for sharing!

  9. It's official, I'm drooling...I just love, love, love your collection, especially the lady in the basket. thanks for stopping by and participating in Silver Sunday see you next month....

  10. What sweet little treasures! I've never seen a group of these. It is a clever genre for a collection, and you have found some great pieces. I've never heard of the Old Woman Tossed in a Basket. Thanks for sharing these fascinating pieces. ~ Sarah

  11. i just dug up one of the little bo peep plates in my parents back yard its not in good shape but could you tell me anymore info about it its the same one you have in the pic when was it made and by who

  12. I would love to know how old The Little Miss Muffet fork and spoon are. I have the exact fork you have showing.