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January 2, 2010

~Victorian Silver and Side Board~

Hello guys, I hope you had a great New years....I got up Wednesday morning with a cold to beat all colds and had to stay in bed and eat Truffles and rest ha ha!! Can I hear a Poor Gloria !! I didn't even see the New year in.....I know most of you that come by my blog know how much I love Victorian Antiques and I really have not shared alot of them with you....So today I did want to show you some my Victorian Silver and my side board and spoon rack....I have decided that in the next few weeks I will show you the whole dining room...as I have only shown bit and pieces of it so far.... A crystal and silver cruet set....I know it looks like pewter ha ha!! But that's one of my New year Resolution's is to polish all my silver which I hate doing...This is from ca.1870

A coffee Tipper also ca.1870 this I had to have many years ago because of the sweet cherub's on it....

A Master Salt Cellar with the individual ones you would set your table settings with...this set has 6 of these swans and the silver salt spoons to go with them....

Close up of the coffee tipper....

One of my Cherubs silver lamps....

Craved Griffiths on the side board....

I know some of you are thinking what's with the wall paper...well I'm one of those nuts that love wall paper

Now this is my spoon rack that hangs above the side board....

My late Husband had this made for me....the Lions on each end however came off of an old china cabinet and he had the cabinet maker add them to each end of the cabinet so it would match the side board

All the china plates I have hanging in the dining room are R.S. Prussia or R.S. Germany all are before ca.1880

At Christmas I had a few say they would like to see the front of this side board....well here it is...It's all quarter sawed oak ca.1880 I am only the second owner of this dining room set....This set has 2 china cabinets, an Ice Box and table and six chairs to match....

These are all things you would have seen on a side board year's ago....

This set took over a year to hand crave or so I was told when I bought it....came from an estate sale in upper New York....I had wanted a Oak table and chairs and a Antique dealer friend of mine was at the estate sale and called me about this set....I bought it with only a polaroid picture he send me and could hardly wait for it to get to California...

As you can see even the handles on the drawer are craved and look at the Lions feet on it...

I bought this set in 1980 and so it was 100 years old when I got it....

I think the cabinet maker did an awesome job matching the spoon rack to the side board for me....Spoon rack was made in 1980

The 2 Lions you see in the front are the back of the chairs that match the side board....I hope I didn't bore you too much today girls...May all of you have a Great day...and now that I can stay up for awhile I hope to get back to everyone that left comments on Kyra's first Birthday post....I know I am so far behind again story of my life a day late and a dollar short ha ha!!

Until Next time From my Mountain to yours....


Melissa/Piney Rose said...

Oh my Gloria! That silver is gorgeous - (I love it tarnished) and the cabinet and sideboard are awesome! Thank you for sharing these.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What amazing treasures you have there, Gloria! I enjoyed hearing the story on all of them, and that piece you had made just matches the other piece to perfection. Loved seeing your wonderful antique silver, too, and it looks like the spoon I sent is in perfect company! :-) YEA!

Thank you for sharing your lovely DR with us. I loved the tour!


Sheila :-)

Kat said...

Wow Gloria, this is beautiful. The craftsmanship of the furniture is amazing. And the cabinet maker did such a beautiful job of matching the spoon cabinet to the set. Love all of your silver, but seeing it reminds me of why I don't collect it - you have to polish it - ugh! Hope that you have a wonderful New Year! Hugs, Kathy

Justine said...

Gloria, I hope you're feeling much better by now! This sideboard is just amazing to look at. Thinking back over 100 years ago with the tools they had to use then, you can just imagine all the work that went into it. I absolutely love the coffee tipper.... but why is it called a "tipper"? I love these posts of yours! I can't wait to see the rest of the room!

Justine :o )

Madeline's Album said...

Gloria, What wonderful pieces of furniture. All I can say is WOW!!! they are terrific. The silver is beautiful. You are one lucky person to be able to collect these wonderful and beautiful pieces. Hope your cold goes a way soon. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Good Morning Gloria!
First my dear, you may want to wipe the drool off the computer as I am sure it's going to come through! What an amazing side board, spoon rack and silver collection! The silver alone is just amazing but add in the antique furniture and OMG, it's gorgeous! I am so glad to hear your getting over your cold, I was starting to wonder about you. Oh, and I love wallpaper and plan on getting some in this house soon! It's coming back in style of course! I am having my bloggy anniversary come by when you can and say hi, miss ya! Hugs, Cindy

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Good morning darling, from a very "snowy" Missouri. Your silver collection is out of this world. I love the patina. Your spoon collection and the cabinet is gorgeous. Your late hubby did an excellent job of having the cabinet made to hold your beautiful spoons. The cabinet maker was a wizard for sure. We have a "small" collection of spoons that Mr. P picked up during his trucking years. I haven't had them out in years. You always inspire me to retrieve some of my treasures and use them again. I so enjoyed seeing this part of your beautiful room.. looking forward to more.... hugs to ya darling.. ~lynne~

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Gloria, I am so glad you are feeling better. I think I had your same cold and it really knocked me down too. Your sideboard, spoon rack and all the gorgeous silver pieces are just stunning. I am just sitting here drooling. Such beautiful pieces. Hugs, Marty

bj said...

WHOA SISTER FRIEND...or maybe I should say, "SILVER QUEEN"...
what stunning pieces and what an extensive collection you have.
Whew...talk about some serious time and work to keep all this polished!! O me!! I laughed out loud when you said you just tell every one that it's pewter!! lol
Thanks for sharing this beautiful collection with us!!
xo bj

xinex said...

Oh Gloria, your silver pieces are just exquisite. But best of all, I love your furniture. You know how much I love carved lions.In short, I love eveything you have, lol. Hope you feel better, Gloria. I was knocked down too for a few days but on my way to recovery now. We oldies just need to take it easier over the holidays, huh....Christine

Its So Very Cheri said...

What a beautiful piece.
I hope you are feeling better. I got sick last week and it knocked me out.


Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Gloria....my little heart is just a pounding!!! All that lovely silver...just stunning,I just saw one of those things in your first photo and did not know what it was called(still don't) Love it,wonderful post!! Happy New Year my dear friend!!x00x0x

onlymehere said...

Oh Gloria...I'm afraid I'm going to warp the wood with all the drooling I have going on over here over your furniture! The spoon rack looks like it was made at the very same time as the sideboard! Perfection done by an excellent craftsman. It's no secret that I love oak and the beautiful things that it can be made into. The silver brought back a memory of when I was in college and working as a housekeeper for people in the valley. One was a very well to do woman who would pay me to polish her silver. She thought I loved doing it bz I'd remark how beautiful it was. I didn't like the actual polishing but I loved how the silver looked when it was all shiny and clean! I can't believe that there's more to show us in the dining room bz I've already seen so many beautiful treasures! I'm anxiously awaiting your next installment. Cindy

Unknown said...

Oh Gloria! Beautiful antiques and your spoon rack is incredible. Thank you so much for sharing that beautiful furniture...

I love wallpaper too... but I don't have any... but I am in the process of redecorating and I already have my sights set on some wall paper!

~Really Rainey~

Anonymous said...

Gloria- your oak furniture is just fabulous!!My what a find! Would love to come and stroll through your lovely home and see things (actually touch them- I am such a tactile person!)

So glad you are feeling better! We have missed you!

Your silver- my what pretties and I love that patina- chose that look for silver years ago for I hate polishing silver!!


Tootsie said...

hi mom! I love the silver pieces...they look great even in tarnish...I never remove my tarnish...I like my old silver a little darker... and ...I'm just lazy...lol
hope you are having a good one...got my computer fixed up I think...so I am good to go for now!

Karen said...

OMG Gloria. What treasures! The silver - I especially love the swan salt cellars w/ MASTER - (I didn't know they had a master! DUH) What wonderful wonderful pieces. And the furniture is just a true work of art. You must just be so happy every time you walk by it! Very cool. I mean - it is just gorgeous.
Well, I'm sorry you were sick on New Years Day - but hey! A day in bed eating Truffles - I can think of worse things :)
Have a safe and HEALTHY New Year my Friend!
Hugs. Karen

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

...and my kids think I have a lot! :) Wow...what lovely things you own! I like the silver polished so I am glad you are going to bite the bullet and do it. It doesn't matter though, it is lovely tarnished or polished. I think it is just a preference.
When it is polished I think silver is just stunning!
Such a dining room, Gloria! BEAUTIFUL!!
And...thank you for your precious comment on my post this morning. :)
hugs and more hugs..

Beth at Aunties said...


Your sideboard cabinet is gorgeous and what a beautiful find. I adore you spoon collection and the case matches perfectly. Both have exceptional workmanship.
I am glad I spent a moment blogging today (I have to kneel as I can't sit at my desk;) and happened on your blog...to see sweet Kyra's 1st birthday. What a true miracle and blessing from the Lord she is. She is so adorable and sweet. The Lord must have an important mission for her to acomplish in her little life.
I hope you continue to feel better!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Beautiful, beautiful...LOVE that swan set...and you even have the spoons!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a beautiful collection ! The dislike of polishing silver is why I have very little of it now. :) The furniture is so pretty - especially like the spoon cabinet. Hope you are feeling better.

Dixie said...

Gloria.. girl! you are serious about your silver... you have so many unusual pieces... thanks for sharing them...this may be the only way some of us will ever be able to enjoy such beauty... I especially love the swans.. but that spoon collection is a sight to see! and the case that your dear hubby had made for you... what a true treasure!

blessings. Dixie

Lori E said...

It does my heart good to see someone who so appreciates the beauty and history of these pieces.
Your collection is magnificent and I hope your whole family appreciates how important these are historically as well as because they are your collection that has meaning to you.

Judi said...

Happy New Year Gloria *hugs*
You have a beautiful collection of silver. Thank you for sharing the very special and unusual pieces...I've never seen any like that. Just lovely.
Your cabinet is lovely too..

I hope you are feeling better today. Thats not a nice way to bring in the new year...*hugs*
All the best health and happiness to you in this new year as we continue our friendship blogging...and our new resolutions...

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

I always enjoy my visit to you beautiful blog....I love looking at all you fabulous goodies.....Just came by to say Happy New Year....
Love and Hugs,
Mo :-)

Unknown said...

Well Gloria, I'm in love, with all your treasures. Can I come live with you and just look at them? No kidding, all that oak is just beautiful. I love the siver, really unusual pieces. Want to know what I tell people about my tarnished siver? I just tell them its character, and antiques must have character, or there not a good antique!I hope you are feeling better. Take care of yourself.
Talk Soon, looking forward to seeing the rest of that room.

Melissa Miller said...

~GORGEOUS!!!! That is the most beautiful sideboard I have ever seen! A year to make it? ~WOW!!!!

You have an amazing home full of history. What a treat it is to see it. I can't wait to see the rest of the dining room! The swans are so pretty. I just knew you would love the tassel...:)

Have a great week and take care of that cold. Feel better okay and wear that red robe some more. He!

~Melissa your NC daughter. :)

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Gloria,

Your house is amazing and just loved seeing all your wonderful silver, plates, and the wonderful oak cabinet and dinning set.
Wow ~ really lovely and thanks for showing us.

wishing you a wonderful Year,

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Love, love silver....my absolute favorite.

Gypsy Heart said...

So beautiful!! I've been sick too ~ not a bit fun, huh? Very cold here and supposed to be worse this week. :-( Take good care of yourself!!


Rattlebridge Farm said...

Child, I know about dropping phones (and I'm famous for dropping cameras). I have finished the books but I have to spit polish them. Lots of spit! You have the most gorgeous things! The tiger striped credenza is stunning. I love the ornate silver pieces. They remind me of the ones used in Kimberly's tablescaping book. I hope you have a fabulous 2010!

Myrna said...

OHMYGOSH! I am just DROOLING over your sideboard! And the sliver on top, too! Beautiful!!
Happy New Year!

The Muse said...

I'll be right over...you will need to have a polishing party! LOL

Sakes, Ms Gloria, your treasures are breath taking~polished or not!

Phyllis @Around the House said...

Oh my you sure do have some beautiful things, I think your silver pieces are just stunning, I love the sideboard and am so happy you are gonna show us the whole dining room, love your pictures, they are big and you can actually see everything....so beautiful, thanks for sharing, I am always so happy when you visit my blog and leave a comment, you just have a wonderful way of connecting, thanks, Phyllis

Together We Save said...

Wow - beautiful pieces... I used to collect small spoons like that, still have my collection, just not collecting anymore. Maybe I need to get started back up.

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