Linderhof


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.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

New Treasures

Going to flea markets and antique malls and antique shops and Estate Sales is a hobby of mine. I'm lucky that Husband Jim enjoys going as well.

I have favorites in different cities that we visit and sometimes it is fun to meander through for often you'll see treasures that you'll miss if you're in a hurry. And sometimes when I'm in a hurry, I'll just pop in and just visit the booths of favorite vendors.

It's fun either way!

You never know what treasures you'll find and for someone who thinks I need nothing, it's amazing that I an bring home finds -- big and little!

A silver chafing dish which with some entertaining that I did this Christmas, I decided that I truly needed! It wasn't a steal but it was a fair price and since I really decided that it was a real need and not a frivolously need!

I have had a box set of individual silverplate fish forks and knives "forever" and I do use them if we serve fish to company. But I was entranced with this boxed fish knife and fork serving set. I may use them if I serve fish on a buffet or I may use them for something else on a buffet. I've been know to be creative with my silver serving pieces!

Two early 19th century English brass candlesticks. Found at a favorite antique shop, Webster House -- the shop that I jokingly say that their prices have too many zeros for my purse! But these were on the discount table and were 90% of the original price and actually for Webster House, the original price was fair (meaning that it didn't have all that many zeros) so I was very pleased that I was able to purchase these. I am fond of brass candlesticks especially antique ones and although I don't have that many, these do fit in well at Linderhof.

It's Friday which means that I'm doing Show and Tell my new treasures so please join Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday!

19 comments:

Sharing Shadymont said...

Great finds. I love the chafing dish. So nice!! Enjoy!

On Crooked Creek said...

Martha,
Beautiful pieces! My MoMa gifted me with her chafing dish during our military career years. It is so~o~ huge that I seldom set it out here On Crooked Creek! I always enjoy my short visits to Linderhof. Thank you for a lovely post.
Fondly,
Pat

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Fabulous treasures, I love the chafing dish, it is so pretty and I am sure you will use it a lot. The fish servers are so pretty, I havn't seen those before. I like brass also and I love the antique pieces as well, they have such a wonderful patina. Beautiful candlesticks. You did really good. Hugs, Marty

xinex said...

Great finds, Martha! My fave is the chafing dish. The are handy when you are having a buffet...Christine

Ann said...

I love the silver fish servers! I love unusual serving pieces in silver. I always pull out my silver casserole dishes at Christmas, makes it special!

Susan said...

Fantastic Finds!!! They are all so beautiful!!

Jeanne said...

Your post made me chuckle. I too need 'nothing' and I manage to bring home so many thrifty finds I can't resist. HA! I love all your finds. The candlesticks are awesome. Good eye.
Hugs, Jeanne

Pondside said...

I, too, like brass candle sticks - I've found some lovely ones on trips to Denmark over the years. I love the glow of brass.

Carol at Serendipity said...

Martha,

Lovely. The chafing dish is just beautiful. We are going antiquing tomorrow and out to lunch - my kind of day. Have a great weekend.

Carol

Cathy said...

What a beautiful chafing dish, and I do love those candlesticks. I have a pair my mother gave me and I cherish them.

Sue Giannotta said...

What glorious finds! We use large modern chafing dishes here for big groups but I think I may NEED a beautiful smaller one now that you have planted the seed.
Love the candle holders. Do you have a specific kind of candle that you use?

Southerncook said...

Beautiful new treasures, Martha. I especially like the chafing dish.

Carolyn

Mary said...

What a haul. Everything is lovely, Martha. Now where are you going to put it all :-). Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Cass @ That Old House said...

Gorgeous chafing dish! I always keep my eye open for one; never find one. At least, not in any sort of presentable condition. (What DO people do to their chafing dishes to beat them up so?)

And I adore the chunky brass candlesticks. Wonderful.

Cass

Anne at Bird/Like said...

If you like to give dinner parties, a pretty chafing dish is very nearly an essential! Great find. Saw this over at Romantic Home's linky party.

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Great finds! I LOVE the chafing dish....I've been looking for one too!

...............Michele @ Portlandia Vintage said...

Great post and wonderfuly items to savor and share. I think the fish serving set in the velvet-lined box is my favorite.

Ben said...

You have the loveliest taste, Martha! Everything you showed is beautiful, yet completely practical.

Ben
http://kissthecook-ben.blogspot.com/

Erica said...

Martha.....What great finds, everything is just beautiful. Antique and flea markets is an obsession of mine also. Thanks for sharing one of your treasures again.