Saturday, January 16, 2010

Silver Dresser Items


Welcome to Applejack Lane.  We have many  sterling silver grooming items that have been passed down to us.  This hodge-podge collection rests on an antique dresser in our bedroom. Not a single item has a match.  I just saw a wonderful matched collection on eBay with a starting bid at almost $1500!  Wow!  I sure wish ours matched!

A hand mirror, hair brush, clothes brush, and tortoise comb with monograms...



The mirror is dated 1899...

A few grooming utensils:  a shoe horn, button hook, cuticle tool, nail file, brush, and crystal jar...

The button hook is great to scratch my back!


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35 comments:

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

These are such beautiful heirloom items. It seems like several of us were thinking about family items this week. Your photos are so big and clear too, I haven't figured out how to do that yet. Everything is wonderful.
Blessings,
Marcia

Linda said...

Ooooh, soooo PRETTY...thanks for sharing these beauties with me!

Blessings,
Linda

Gypsy Fish said...

You know what they say about "great minds"......your vanity set is breath taking!
thanks for coming....see you next Sunday!
{{gypsy hugs}}
Beth

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your vanity set is just stunning. I love all the beautiful detail the silver has, and such a wonderful complete set. Everything is just ggorgeous. Hugs, Marty

Laura said...

Stunning pieces! How very beautiful and lucky to have these family hand me downs...Your display is lovely!
:) Laura

ceekay said...

Oh who cares if they match...they are yummy just as they are! Fabulous post!

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

More into the unmatched look anyways....lovely pieces
Happy SS!
XO,
Carole

Chari said...

Hi Joan...

Ohhh...what a beautiful display of silver!!! It's all gorgeous...so very exquisite!!! I love the mirror...it's probably the prettiest that I've ever seen! I guess the thing that I love most about silver is how very ornate the pieces are...I love that! Thank you so much for sharing some of your fabulous pieces with us today for Silver Sunday...what a treat!!! OMG...can you imagine the beginning price of $1500 for a matched silver vanity set? Eeeks!!! I would think that these beautiful pieces of yours are worth some money as well...they are in pristine condition!!!

Warmest winter wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

junkdreams said...

A gorgeous set!!! I especially love old silver that is dated.
Happy SS!
xojanis

Jane said...

You have some stunning silver pieces! How wonderful to have these family pieces to enjoy. They all look to be in great condition.
Jane

Sharlotte said...

Oh my, these are just gorgeous! They are so feminine, so lovely. I know these are indeed treasured items! Thanks so much for sharing.

dana said...

Those lovely silver items look wonderful together..and I could certainly use the button hook to scratch my back! :) Dan

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Oh ....i want....er....I mean....I love and I do mean LOVE each and every piece! This is such a stunning collection!!

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Your pieces are so beautiful. What a gorgeous collection. Rosie

Wizard of Was said...

What absolutely beautiful pieces you have and the fact they don't match, as you say, doesn't bother me one bit as each one stands on it's own beauty! Have a great SS
Gale

Maureen said...

Beyond, no way beyond, gorgeous!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

HI Joan
Well I love all these grooming items and I don't think it matters that they don't match... in fact I think it adds to their charm... and they are soo shiny! You've maintained them wonderfully... Julie

Lyneen said...

Wonderful silver grooming pieces... your dresser must be beautiful. I have been eyeing some myself, I may have to pick them up. Thanks for sharing, Happy Silver Sunday.

Martha said...

What great silver dresser items. I love these as well as dining room silver! Dressing tables and chests should sparkle! Love that mirror -- actually, I covet that mirror!

Paula said...

Those are real treasures! It is neat that they have been passed from generation to generation.

bj said...

OMGosh, this collection is STUNNING. Just magnificent!!
Thanks so much for showing them to us today.

The Lazy Peacock said...

wow.
these pieces are so stunning. i love them!!!!

Sylvia said...

You've probably heard it several times already but your silver pieces are absolutely gorgeous! I cant wait to see more. Happy Silver Sunday..

Teresa said...

Joan, what a stunning collection! You really can't tell that it doesn't match and I think it makes it that much more wonderful and interesting!

Who knew a button hook could be a good back scratcher! LOL!!

Thanks so much for sharing and Happy Silver Sunday!

Blessings,
Teresa

Sherrie said...

Gorgeous!! Beautiful!! Stunning!! I am embarrassed to show my treasures. Thank you for sharing.

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness, what orgeous pieces!! So beautiful!

stefanie said...

they are gorgeous...love that they are dated.

Linda K. said...

This is the most beautiful vanity set I've seen. I am coveting the button hook, actually the whole set. What a beautiful collection. My goodness!

Linda

LiLi M. said...

Love the grooming utensils!! Thanks for sharing!

Mimi said...

Beautiful collection!

Red Felted Heart said...

Love the silver! Nice collection...blessings

EnchantedBella said...

Wow 1899 and still so beautiful. Such a treasur!!!! Happy SS

Rebecca

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

Gorgeous heirlooms and wonderful photos too. Happy SS & thanks for sharing.

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi,

Nice to meet you! Oh my what lovely silver dresser items. Polished and displayed so beautiful. this is really a nice collection. I have been wanting one of those dresser jars, and they are expensive. thanks for sharing them.

Debbie

Sarah said...

Wow! These don't need to match. They are each so beautiful in their own right. How wonderful that these have been passed down in your family. Thanks for sharing these. Sorry to be late in arriving, but glad I didn't miss this post. ~ Sarah