Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Silver Meat Dome

Something that I lusted after for a long time was a silver meat dome. I've always thought they were so elegant and often they were seen on sideboards or Welsh dressers in the higher end shelter magazines.

You can lust after something for a long time especially when the price tag is at least 3 figures or above and it's not like something that you would get a lot of use out of . . . . but doesn't want always trump need?

And on a trip to Portland, Oregon about 12 years ago, we went to an antique shop . . . and there it was, a meat dome. A fairly plain meat dome but the price wasn't even three figures -- it was only $65.

It's plainer and not as fancy as some of the ones seen in the shelter magazines.
It's a respectable size and would be a good cover to keep the Sunday joint warm.
And what makes it so special besides the price -- the fact that it is engraved with an "S"!!!
It lives on top of the Chinese cabinet in the dining room. It's a perfect place for it and it is a piece that I treasure.

It is yet to keep warm the Sunday joint at Linderhof but I think it's main purpose is to add the silvery sparkle to the dining room!

It's Silver Sunday so please join Beth at The Gypsy Fish Journal to see other silver treasures this Sunday!


Sarah said...

Oh, I'm so happy your found it! It looks right at home atop your Chinese cabinet. ~ Sarah

Becky said...

Martha, that is a really special piece. And I like the plainer design better. Do you also have a ham stand, and if so, have you ever used it for a ham?

Pondside said...

Who polishes all that silver? :)
Silver polishing is the sort of thing I ask for when one of the kids asks 'what would you like for ......"(insert occasion)

Allie and Pattie said...

Oh Martha! I think this may be one of my new favorite Linderhof pieces!! I've wanted one forever!! Just beautiful!
xoxo Pattie

Sonny G said...

Martha, what a beautiful treasure you found. Its perfect with the rest of your lovely collection and atop that cabinet...


Martha said...

No, Becky, I don't have a ham stand but I want one of those too!!!!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Love the meat dome. Perhaps I should go on the hunt for one now. Happy Silver Sunday!

Becky said...

Well, I don't have a meat dome and now I want one! LOL. I've got a ham stand that was passed down in the family, but I don't recall it ever being used. So I am not sure how you put the ham on it. I think it must need to sit on some sort of dish to contain any drippings or shreds of meat when you would slice the ham. If you know of any info on the use of a ham stand, I would love to see it.

Claudia Mora said...

Love the cabinet! thanks for sharing your Silver Sunday precious!


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I have never seen a meat dome for sale anywhere. I am sure the lack of them drives the price up. Yours looks great and what a deal.

D.B. said...

Martha, I've always felt like something was missing in my life but could never put my finger on it. A MEAT DOME! You have given me a new goal. ; )

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Oh, what a beautiful find. Such a dome, I would also love to have. I know this feeling, to look for something long time and then to find it. It makes you much happier than if you could buy it immediately. Have fun with this wonderful piece of silver. It is surely also a pretty centerpiece for Tablescape?
Greetings, Johanna

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Such a gorgeous piece! And it looks very happy in its lovely home. I've never even seen one of those around here, just in the magazines! Beautiful.

Stop by and see my silver post if you get a chance!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Gypsy Fish said...

Oh you're so lucky....I have always wanted to find a meat dome...but I have never even run across one....that is gorgeous!
Thanks for joining the party....see you next month.
gypsy hugs,

The Norwegian said...

Wow. It amazes me that Lines from Linderhof so represents what I have long loved. A meat dome! Sometimes I have wondered if I belong in times past. The celebration of the meal to be served seems to bring the drama to the table that seems right to entice the diner. I might have know that YOU would love that too.
Just goes to show how suited your posts are to those of us "out here".