Monday, 4 April 2011

Glass, Wood and Silver

When I have acquired something on my vintage hunt, they come home usually very tarnished, dirty and a little worn, they're cleaned, polished and restored. Seeing them come to life again is very rewarding, sometimes you will notice little clues to its origin, such as the manufacturers mark or some script etched or engraved onto the piece.

The little coffee pot has the word (from what I can make out) 'suarrer' engraved on it, I have no idea what this means or even what language but I will research, for me it all adds to the interest of a item.

With this English 1920's soda syphon I was able to find the date of its manufacture and where it was made by the etched writing and by looking up the registration mark on the bottom of the bottle.

This small draw was bought to paint but cleaned up so well its going the stay in its original state.

Bottles with small necks to display single stem flowers.

Coffee pot finds a new home.

Jelly moulds, great for flowers and of course jelly.

Today I am linking with Uncommon Sliced of Surburbia for Tuesday Treasures

and a beach cottage for Good Life Wednesday


  1. Lovely post...gorgeous 'stuff'. I will be back later today to check out your older posts. Robx

  2. Gorgeous treasures, the drawer has come up an absolute treat! x

  3. Your photos are mini works of art. I saw the mini chandelier in one. The teapot is adorable.
    a real find.

  4. You have a great eye, as evidenced in your finds,and your home and your photos.

    When you start to feel cluttered upo send some my way.

    xo Jane

  5. I love your finds. And congratulations on your Sally Lee by the Sea feature. That cabinet was really lovely.I loved it then and I love it now...very inspiring.
    Best Carolyn

  6. Inspiring pictures! Cool finds!

  7. I'm loving your blog. You have such lovely style. Mmmmmmmm! I'm your new follower. I love the clothes on your sidebar too. That's a great idea!


  8. I love your things, we just found a vintage soda syphon in our garage I will have to have a closer look at it to see if I can find out how old it is.

  9. ok....i am in love with it all....

    i have a box on my kitchen bench with all our cutlery in tin jars in it...not unlike yours...the kids love to just carry the lot to the table when setting it...

    i can't wait to take it all outside to the garden table!

    as usual...gorgeous finds....

    Melissa xx

  10. Hi, I couldn't find your email address. But wanted you to know that you've been featured on my weekly Welcome Wagon Friday post 4/8/11. You should be receiving visitors shortly! Welcome to Blog Land!

  11. I'm visiting from Brenda's Cozy Little House. Love your bathroom cabinet. I'm in love with aqua at the moment and have absolutely no place to use it in my own home. :/ Your decorating style is so lovely and serene. Have a wonderful day. Tammy

  12. I love what you did with the drawer. It contains your collection so beautifully!


  13. I'm visiting from Brenda's where you have been featured! Your home is just lovely...your collection of silver and glass had me at hello! There is nothing like cleaning up old tarnished silver pieces and finding the beauty underneath!

    You have a fantastic blog and I am your newest follower!


  14. Beautiful finds! Love your photography!

  15. I found you via Brenda`s blog...congrats on being featured!! You do have an eye for photography and your finds are so fun! Beautiful home and blog...I am a new follower!! Hugs, Judi

  16. I found you on Brenda's blog! I'm sure glad i did! Your home is so lovely.


  17. Hi, I came over from Brenda's post also. I love your blog and I'm your newest follower.

  18. Wonderful treasures! Hope you're having a fabulous weekend. :O)

  19. You have a gift for finding beautiful old treasures. I love how you polish them up and make them look nice.

    -Zane of ontario honey


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