Thursday, September 22, 2011

Antiquing over the weekend...

I stopped in at one of my favorite local antique shops this weekend and scored some really great finds.  One of my favorite dealers always has great deals and amazing collections from estates.  I got a little carried away when I walked into his booth and saw loads of hammered silver trays at great prices.  With the holidays approaching I couldn't resist buying almost everything he had!  While I'm tempted to keep so many of these pieces, we will be listing them in the shop over the next few weeks. 

I love the shape and patina of this bowl.  I think it would be beautiful at Christmas filled with colored glass ornaments and pine clippings or as a centerpiece filled with poinsettias.

I have been looking for a toast server for ages.  When we were antiquing in England this summer we spotted some beautiful ones with very intricate detailing work.  I like the simplicity of this one and think it would be so lovely on a holiday brunch buffet.

These footed serving trays are so lovely.  The handled one is my favorite and I'm so tempted to keep it!

This shallow hammered bowl is so simple and elegant.  It's versatile enough to be used as a serving piece or in an entryway to corral keys and loose change or even to display gorgeous soaps or vintage linen hand towels in the bathroom.

1 comment:

Brian Daly said...

Nice post, and very well done. It is not often that I ever hear of dealers giving great deals like that.