Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thanksgiving Silver

 Thanksgiving is already tomorrow!  I have decided to get out some of my favorite Antique Serving Pieces to use. 
The Victorians had a serving piece for every type of food - so I try to use unusual pieces - not necessarily for their originally intended uses.

 This is a Victorian carving set.

 They have an ornate design with Gothic Faces on the handles.

A tiny condiment ladle, gravy ladle, sugar spoon and pastry server.

 A vegetable serving fork, tomato/cranberry round server, and a nut cracker.

 A bonbon server, large waffle server and cocktail fork.

 Variety of tongs - pickle tongs, pastry tongs and sugar tongs.

 The pickle tongs have hands for grabbers.

A toast rack and butter knife.

And my favorite monogrammed flatware. 
Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 11, 2011

More Estate Finds

 Lately I haven't had great luck at estate sales, but I finally found a few things - including some of my favorite things.

 A pretty sugar scuttle.  Great for holiday candies or nuts.  I love finding sugar scuttles.

 An English Toast Rack.  Another favorite thing.

 Group of spoons.

 Including a demitasse hotel spoon from Hotel Pere Marquette, and a Bonbon spoon.

A cigar box.

And a group of old candles.