I love silver in any form and this post was originally from February 2008. I love this coffee service especially when it is all shiny and sparkling. It lives on the buffet in the dining room, ready to be used whenever we have lunch or tea. It's not a family piece but the hot water pot does have my initials on it. That was a lucky e-bay find!
The coffee service is an important part of any dinner party or luncheon. I often set it up on the sideboard -- a sterling coffee pot, sugar and creamer. A "scoop" of demitasse spoons -- some English, some American, some plate, some sterling and three precious Russian ones -- prerevolution.
The other parts of the silver service -- the tea pot, the spirit pot and the covered sugar bowl are put away. The cups are old, heritage unknown, bought at a garage sale in the city ages ago. I collect white china with gold rims. The cups are dainty almost eggshell thin. Each cup has the same set of initials on it in gold.
Coffee, it seems always tastes better when poured from a silver pot!
I'm joining Chari at Happy to Design for Sunday Favorites. Please visit her and see what other favorites are reprised this Sunday.
I'm also joining Beth at The Gypsy Fish for Silver Sunday. It's new but so much fun because there is so much beautiful silver out there. Visit and see what everyone's favorite silver looks like!