Thursday, February 17, 2011

Today while shopping...


  The White Elephant Sale, I found my ultimate set of silverware!


I have never seen anything like it!


 The knife is very heavy and substantial.


The dinner fork has a crest.


 The soup spoon has a crown.


 The salad fork has a fleur de lys.


And the teaspoon has a bird over a shell.



 The set is comprised of 8 - 5 piece place settings.




It is marked Sheffield, England.



I'm still swooning over this find!!

Have you ever seen anything like this?
I have seen a set of silver plate at Pottery Barn that duplicates a different pattern of hotel silver on each utensil, but this set is just amazing.  I can't believe someone just donated it. I wish I knew the story/history.



24 comments:

vignette design said...

Are you kidding me? I have never seen anything like this either! I must find this for myself! You are one lucky lady! ~Delores

Grant K. Gibson said...

WOW!!!

Beach House Living said...

Okay, if you didn't buy it, buy it and if you don't want to buy it, buy it for me. I love it!

Kathysue said...

Terri, this is amazing what a treasure you found and to have a shell and an ocean bird on one of the pieces how perfect is that for YOU!! Lucky lady with a keen eye! xo KS

la Brocanteuse said...

Hello T,
WOW! WOW!
I am so pleased for you that you have found this absolutely gorgeous set. I know that you will treasure it and will soon be hosting a dinner party....do share those pic's with us..!
have a lovely weekend. Colette ~ Afrique du Sud

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Never! I thought it was mix and match till you said you had a whole set. But it is beautiful.

The enchanted home said...

G O R G E O U S!!!!!!!!!!! So up my alley I would have wrestled you to the ground for it..so good thing I wasn't here. LOVE IT. So gorgous and rich and noble and regal and beautiful. I am a silver maniac and Sheffield produces some nice quality silver. Lucky lucky lucky you! Enjoy it in the best of health and happiness:)

A Perfect Gray said...

those are beautiful, terri. Yes, they do look like the PB set I have been swooning over for a long time. did you buy those? and more importantly, are you keeping them?

donna

Blooming Rose Musings said...

FABULOUS!!! What an amazing treasure find! You are one fortunate lady. Absolutely enchanting.
Enjoy!

I also love the maps and globes in your previous post.

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Find of the year!! and with that shell, well it was obviously donated just for you. Tickled to death for you, congratulations.

Party Resources said...

I am swooning too! You do find the best things! Happy weekend. xx

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

Fit for a royal family! Where is the jester? Also loving that blue velvet interior of the case. Yummy.

Anonymous said...

I too have this service ( for 16 ). It was offered through Williams- Sonoma about 8-10 years ago. They had matching serving pieces as well

swedecollection said...

This was a great find and I would have scooped them up also. I don't collect silverplate but they are fun to use. One nice thing is that if you search you can add to your set. The pistol handled knives are very popular. Search England's eBay site or Australia's. Love your blog as I enjoy looking at everything you find at the Alameda flea and estate sales.

red ticking said...

what treasure...love these beauties.... xx

quintessence said...

How beautiful!!! You will have to tell us who buys it!! Even if it's you , you must fess up!!

sealaura said...

OMG!!! that is a HUGE score, you lucky girl. They are beautiful.

Jeannie Prince said...

I love old, monogrammed pieces- beautiful find.

Designs By Pinky said...

OMG!!!! Lucky you!!!! That is gorgeous and SO interesting, I have never seen anything like it either!!! May I ask how much???? Really I would pay almost anything, I so love it!!! XO, Pinky

Copy Cat Chic said...

OK jealous! I absolutely LOVE that silverware you were talking about from PB and this set is SO much better! Great find Terri!

Olive Cooper said...

It is odd but beautifully so....well done♥

Anonymous said...

What are the hours for the sale?

French-Kissed said...

A-MAYYYYYYYY-ZING!!! You lucky girl.

~jermaine

Lumo said...

Hotel silver is just wonderful! I have different pieces form flea markets all around Europe, I love to mix and match them especially on festive occasions, but use them also in every day settings.