Wonderful Patina

8.26.2010

I went to the flea market/antique mall this week and found a few things, but right now I am focusing on my favorite find yet. I love this piece and it is very happy in my sitting room.



Just look at this beauty. It is a vintage silver pitcher. I just love the shape of this.


It is tarnished to perfection and it will stay that way.


It even has a beautiful monogram. Makes me wonder who this belonged to.


The bottom is stamped with what looks like a spider web with a star in the center and it says quadruple plated and has the number 115. If anyone has any information on this I would love to hear it.


It has beading around the top.


Looks like bushels of wheat on the spout.


Such a pretty  handle. It came with this old ribbon tied on and I am leaving it for now.


It sits upon a stack of vintage and new books mixed.










Linking to My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Debbiedoos for garagesalen party
Color Outside the Lines for vignette Fridays
Bargain Hunting with Laurie for Favorite Things Saturdays
Funky Junk Interiors for SNS
Southern Hospitality for Thrifty Treasures



Several of you asked what was in the diapers in the game played at my daughter's shower. It was melted candy bars. There were nine different diapers with different candy in each one. The one with the most correct answers won.

Thanks again for all the comments regarding the shower.

Y'all come back now,

KIM

64 comments:

  1. Oh Kim...I love it! The shape and patina are wonderful! It looks perfect in your bookcase...ribbon and all!

    Enjoy!
    Cathy

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  2. That is a very pretty piece. The patina gives it a lot of character. I polished mine just enough to clean them up but not take it all away. Love it on your bookcase!

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  3. That is gorgeous Kim. You are like me wondering about the pieces and who they belonged to. Makes me wonder why people discard these beautiful things. This is perfect for my party, aren't you linking it?

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  4. Such a lovely pitcher and the patino is just perfect. I love it. It look perfect on the stack of books and the little ribbon is perfect too. Great find. Hugs, Marty

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  5. I love that pitcher with all its tarnish and I love the ribbon tied to it. I'd leave it too. A great find. I love the shape of it. Fantastic. I found something last weekend that I keep thinking about and might go back for. But it was pricey...but I keep thinking about it...so maybe I will.....

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  6. Hi Kim,
    I too love tarnished silver. I found this info about your mark on an ebay forum...

    "Webster Mfg. Co. (1859-1873)> E.G. Webster & Bros. (1873-1886)> E.G. Webster & Son (1886-1928). There main line was silverplated holloware. "In 1961 the trademark was changed to Webster - Wilcox which continued to 1981 when the business was sold to Oneida Silversmiths." Their marks have been:

    1. EGW&S
    2. Spider web with a W and star in the middle (sterling)
    3. Concentric circles with Quadruple Plate Hard White Metal around outer ring and Webster & Son around inner ring & something in the center.
    4. Plume, crown, Lion guardian - (On sterling silver)
    5. Brookly S.P.Co. Quadruple Plate (On napkin rings)"

    Hope it helps,
    Glenda
    (Cottonridgeemporium)

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  7. What a great find. I loved looking at all of the photos from the baby shower...you have so inspired me for my daughter's wedding shower.

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  8. This is so pretty! I love the shape and details of it. I have seen that mark before. I might have it on one of my pieces..

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  9. Oh I love anything monogrammed, even when its not my own initials! Gives it more character! I would have snatched that right up to if I had seen it!
    Vanessa
    http://southerninmyheart.blogspot.com

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  10. Oh, Kim, you know I do so love the silver!! That piece is perfect. The shape, the engraved monogram, the details, the fact it is a pitcher... all delightful! I also wonder who had the old pieces I love... I wonder how they came to be for sale to strangers... fortunately, we are strangers who take them in and appreciate them. =)

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  11. Kim-What a wonderfully COOL old piece! It does make you wonder how something like that ever got out of the family chain, doesn't it? I mean it certainly belonged to someone's mother-or grandmother-or auntie-

    I just noticed that the inside of that hutch has a fabric backing-burlap, maybe? I like the contrast and what a great idea! Diana

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  12. Absolutely beautiful. What character and class!

    Darryl and Ruth : )

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  13. How beautiful! I love the monogram.

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  14. What a pretty piece, and really like your vignette.
    Have a great weekend.

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  15. Hi Kimmie! OH, what a beautiful pitcher! I love it. Don't you wonder who owned it at one time with the initials and all! Thanks for popping in! I love all of your vignettes!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  16. I love the vintage books as part of your display...just beautiful! So classy! ♥

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  17. Simply breath taking, what a fabulous find.

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  18. It has a lovely shape and good for the blogger who located the info above. Have a great weekend♥olive

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  19. But if you don't polish it, you might end up with it pitting. I love it though. Lori

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  20. Interesting Monogram...looks like the M is an Mc thus the intials being A, Mc? The ribbon tied to it reminds me of what I did with some of my wedding gifts. I tied the ribbons used during the wedding in the church to some of my gifts afterwards. Wouldn't it be cool if that ribbon was very old too! Just a thought! Very pretty shape on this pitcher, it's gorgeous!

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  21. Your pitcher is lovely, Kim I never thought of leaving silver unpolished! Polishing silver hasn't ever been one of my favorite things to do & that's why I never collected it, other than silverware and a few pieces. Now leaving it unpolished? I like that!

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  22. What a beautiful pitcher. I love the shape of it. It has the perfect patina. You've created such a warm and homey vignette with it and the old books. I always feel kind of sad wondering if someone passed away with no one left who cared. On the other hand, they may have owned so many pieces and everyone took their favorites. Hugs.

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  23. Love it...beautiful curves!

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  24. Love the pitcher! That is really something! I see you're in Buford, which is about halfway for us, from our house in Dunwoody to my inlaws in Gainesville! Small world!

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  25. I love the pitcher, but I would twitch to polish it. Soon gets tarnished again!

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  26. Kim, I also love the shape and patina of your new pitcher. As a southern girl I love anything mongrammed. I always imagine who owned the piece and how it ended up in an antique shop or thrift store. It looks great in your cabinet. xo,xo, Sherry

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  27. I love anything monogramed and that piece has a lovely shape!

    Manuela

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  28. I love the beading around the top of your pitcher. It is a beautiful piece.

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  29. Kim, I'd leave this one tarnished too. It is perfect as is! Love all the special little details on this piece. It was a great find! ~ Sarah

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  30. I would have had to snatch that one up too!!
    LOve pitchers to use in decorating too!!

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  31. Glenda, thanks so much for giving me that information.

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  32. What a beautiful pitcher, great find!

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  33. Kim,
    I'm moving to your neck of the woods just to join you on your shopping trips!

    Lisa

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  34. gorgeous piece-what a great find!

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  35. Ooooh, LOVE that beautiful pitcher!!

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  36. Kim, it's FANTASTIC, and I love that you're leaving it tarnished! That monogram is stunning - such flourish! LOVE LOVE LOVE! Thanks so much for linking up this Friday, I'm SO glad you did, and I value your participation! Hope you'll link up next week too!

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  37. Well, you know my penchant for silver, so I really am charmed with this pitcher! I am not a big fan of polishing because I really like the vintage look of tarnish. Plus I really don't like to scrub and polish. :-)
    Love the little bow~ whether you keep it or not...
    hugs, Sue

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  38. Ohh KIm, it's beautiful!!! I love silver (tarnished!!) and LOVE monograms!! WIN WIN my friend! Looks perfect! :)
    Kristi

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  39. So pretty...I never polish silverplate either, love the wonderful tarnishing!

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  40. I love it!!!! so pretty!

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  41. Oh Kim!! thats a gorgeous gorgeous find.. I love tarnished silver!!

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  42. What a find!!! That is one of the prettiest vintage silver pitchers I have ever seen! I love all of the wonderful details, oh my goodness, I just love it! Did I say that I loved it enough! Love that you have it sitting out too. Perfect.

    Nancy

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  43. Nice Kim!! i love Silver!!
    this is a beautiful peace!!
    here we are bizzy to take the weater out of the basement!! ooh al my stuff is wet!!
    ooh have a nice day
    Yolanda

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  44. that is stunning! such a beautiful monogram. what a wonderful find.

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  45. Very nice find Kim! I love monogrammed silver too. I usually polish it up to see what it will look like but maybe I'll try leaving it tarnished next time. It almost has a pumpkin/gourd shape at the bottom which I love!


    heather

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  46. Kim, the pitcher is not only beautiful; it so unique! What a fabulous find! laurie

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  47. Those old tarnished pieces have such character don't they? Love the details on yours. Jacqueline

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  48. This is a beautiful piece! How lucky you are. Love the beading around the top. I wish I could help you with the emblem on the bottom...

    Thanks for stopping, Kim, and good luck in the giveaway! :-)

    xoxo
    Jane

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  49. Your pitcher is a treasure with such a beautiful form. And how sweet of Glenda to research it for you. The patina is unusually nice and it's smart to leave it, I agree.

    BTW - we have a unique kitchen backsplash giveaway that might be useful to you or a friend. Please stop by our Giveaway Friday! Jane F.

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  50. I love this pitcher Kim. I wouldn't polish it either!

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  51. A lovely find, Kim! I like the shape and the design...Christine

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  52. Love this pitcher!! I really like the ribbon too, and I never would have thought of that!

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  53. Beautiful pitcher..looks great where it is sitting.
    I just posted my Miracle Party post..saw over at Kelee's you have your's ready, too. I posted a little early...
    xo bj

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  54. I would have bought the pitcher too! So pretty..I love silver. Just perfect! Thank you for sharing your fabulous find!!

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  55. I love your pitcher. (I chose a pitcher too Friday for Show and Tell) Beautiful shape. I don't mind polishing my silver so mine stayed in the "shiney" state, but I would definitely rescue a piece that was tarnished if it looked like this one. Lucky you!!
    Have a great weekend.
    Karen
    Ladybug Creek

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  56. That is a beautiful pitcher! I with you, I love the shape. Very curvy and feminine! Great find!

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  57. Your pitcher is beautiful. I love the shape of the handle. I usually shine my silver, but I agree that this one looks perfect all nicely tarnished.

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  58. Kim,
    This is a real treasure. I love silver, usually polished, but this is tarnished to perfection. And I can't resist a monogram. Oh I hope you picked it up. A true beauty!
    Yvonne

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  59. What a beautiful pitcher. Love it with the old books. I love pieces like this.

    Partying with you at Donna's. Stop by if you have a minute.

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  60. That is a lovely piece! I love the engraving... I would treasure it too! :)

    Have a great weekend!

    ~Liz

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  61. What a lovely pitcher-I love the details!

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  62. What a great find. I love the patina and the details. It looks great the way you have it displayed.
    Annette

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  63. Oh, I just love it and I think it is perfect as is. I think the tarnished look is perfect!
    Hugs,
    Olivia

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  64. Kim, that is a beautiful silver pitcher, I can see why you grabbed it. Love your vignettes!

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