Friday, November 5, 2010

What I've Been Up To

Out with the new...
(Crate & Barrel Stainless Flatware)

In with the old!
(All the hotel silver I've been collecting over the past year)

 It's so exciting to re-think and re-organize!

Are any of you currently in this mode?


Anonymous said...

Terri, I am lusting after that little fish bottle opener, and all things fishy. Did you see the page on vintage fish serving flatware in Coastal Living? I wish they had had close-ups!

Karena said...

Therese Yes I am in organizing and purging mode!!
Time to let go of some items that are not longer used and focus on what I love!

Come and enter my new Giveaway....I know you will love it!!

Art by Karena

Shorely Chic said...

it's funny, I am in this mode but in a completely different way. Recently becoming engaged, the process of registering is about to begin which is exciting. My problem is I have been collecting vintage plates and bowls, and silverware, etc... that I love so much but I feel like I should register for the new. What to do, what to do!!

jeanette from everton terrace said...

In my mind I am feeling this way, my body just won't get on board. I get the urge every time the seasons change. Perhaps when I can actually wear a sweater I will do some more purging. Love the silverware, especially the unique pieces in the last image, fantastic.

Design Elements said...

I agree with Tricia Rose. Your pics are wonderful. Happy weekend!

vignette design said...

Totally, but you definitely have more than me. I like that you are also replacing your working utensils as well. I'm going to the Hillsborough Antique show today, so you have inspired me to be on the lookout for all of the above!

Kathysue said...

Terri, this looks wonderful and You know how much I love Hotel silver. Yes, I am in the mode of re-organizing and you know all about that subject. I am onto the linen closet where I store all my pretties, Oh my!!!! Kathysue

Beach House Living said...

We have been unknowingly preparing for a this cluttered house episode. I think a huge dumpster and a bulldozer should do the trick.

Mermaid Glass said...

Ahhh, so beautiful! Our new kitchen goes under construction next week and I can't wait to organize my cabinets and cookbook shelves, my new pantry and all the new drawers. (Does that make me a loser?)

Privet and Holly said...

HOORAY!!! I'm able
to leave comments,
again : ) Love
all of your new
silverware. You
certainly know all
the best places to
find it, too! I
do go through these
phases, too. Right
now I'm honing in
on Christmas gifts.
This year I want to
be done with that
early so I can
enjoy all of the
other pleasures of
the season! Hope
you are having a
wonderful weekend.
xx Suzanne

A Perfect Gray said...

I am so in this mode, but I just wish I had half of that beautiful hotel silver! lovely...

Unknown said...

Green with envy over the whole hotel silver organizing thing you have going on over!

Theresa Cheek said...

LOL! Love your way of thinking! I make an effort to have nothing "new' in my home! Gotta be vintage...with a story on how it was acquired.

Nutbird said...

Yes I am in that mode. I went a little crazy at auctions and on ebay. I have sold lots of this, but I have over 1000 pieces of silverplate flatware left. I bought a set for everyday for myself and started a pattern for my daughter. My favorite are the really old patterns with different flowers on them. I also like the art deco patterns. I am moving out the stainless steel for good. Do you only collect the hotel silverware, or do you like the at home patterns also?
I am jealous that you have two Tastevins. I am a sommelier but have never used one. Ann

La Dolfina said...

I always love your comments Ann!
Thanks for stopping by :)

Tuuli - Lumo Lifestyle said...

I also love old hotel silver,I have bought few here and there and it doesn't matter if everyone sitting at the table has different flatware. Makes it just more interesting.

My latest treasures are Royal Hotel Deauville knives I bought at a fleamarket in Paris.

Pigtown*Design said...

I have a lot of that wonderful pearl-handled silverware and even more of the brilliant fish knives and forks, like I think the top commenter said was in Coastal Living. Will have to go look for the magazine. I am in the process of deaccessioning in preparation for a move, so check out my Etsy site for the silver.

Galmourshoes said...

What beautiful reorganization! I, too, am in "get rid of it" mode! I may have nothing left to sit on or place a glass, but right now, all I know is what I don't want. I'm still trying to figure out what I do want. Hmmm, maybe some hotel silver?