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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Vintage Silverware Chest

I am frequently asked "where do you keep it all?"   Today I am going to show you where I keep all the silverware that I use in my tablescapes.   This is the newest silverware chest.....

I bought it at an auction a few months ago and she has been sitting quietly in the garage waiting for H to give her a fresh coat of white paint....

H also painted the velvet lining with white paint and it turned out the most beautiful color of grey.

She has four drawers....
I have lined three of them with lace...

and left the top one the grey color.

The knife storage is different than most.  You put the tip of the knife in a slit instead of a velvet band.
The blond chest on top of my new one belonged to my mother...
It has beautiful aqua lining...

and holds vintage forks.

This is a chest that I bought at a yard sale for $2.  I have thought about painting it white, but haven't got around to it yet.

It is lined with a pretty burgandy velvet and holds vintage spoons.
There are three large silverware compartments in the buffet that is in the formal dining room.

My gold set of silverware is currently in a tablescape in the small dining room...
I have a couple of drawers of   "everyday" silverware in the kitchen.   I use the everyday silverware for the tablescapes in the sun room....
and in the kitchen.

I usually tell you what I paid for my auction purchases, but I have been putting it off on this beauty.   There was another lady that wanted her as bad as I did and we kind of got in a bidding war.  I finally won out at $60, more than I wanted to pay...but I am glad that she came home with me!

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  1. Wow! You have a super great collection! I love how you store your vintage silverware.

  2. Penny, what a great collection! I really love the gold flatware. Thanks for coming by and sharing! I always look forward to seeing what you're going to link up next.

    Robin @ Fluster Buster

  3. All of them are just beautiful - but that white chest is out of this world - great score!!!
    Visiting via Adorned from Above,

  4. love the new white color. and, only $ got a steal.

  5. So many beautiful things, love that chest.

  6. So good that you won her! She is beautiful. So many wonderful sets of silver, love your settings.

  7. Your silver storage chest is beautiful! And I love all your beautiful silverware! Congrats on the winning bid!

  8. Very nice painting job, Penny! I never knew you could paint velvet--it turned out great. And I think the price was very good despite the bidding war! Also so nice to have your mother's silverware.
    Have a great week.

    Laura from

  9. Penny,
    I think it was well worth the $60! She is a beauty. I wish I could do tablescapes but Joe would have no where to read his daily newspaper, God Forbid! We eat at our Dining Room table so no tablescapes for me.....


  10. Cara Penny,sei bravissima a riordinare tutte le tue cose!Bellissima la cassettiera con le posate e l'argenteria!Gli angolini della tua casa sono bellissimi!Bellissima la veranda così come hai decorato!Baci,Rosetta

  11. Oh...what a gorgeous collection! I love your white chest and i love your settings.

  12. Gorgeous! I love how it turned out :D I saw you at Lil' Luna! Blessings!

  13. Just beautiful Penny... all of your silverware chests... you have the most stunning home!... I inherited my grandmothers silver chest and silver... the knives go into that like yours do as well... priceless treasures!... you are so organized too... I love it!... xoxo Julie Marie

  14. What a beautiful collection of silver flatware and chests. I think you still got a bargain at the auction. The white turned out beautiful.
    I am a new follower.
    Have a blessed week,

  15. Wow! What a beautiful silverware chest! I love it painted white. Thanks for sharing at my HOME and enjoy your day.


  16. Oh-My-Goodness! Love the chests. My parent's had a silverware chest like the one that was your mother's, and I just love these kind of chests.

  17. My first post on your blog and really it is just to say thanks for your Nice Post And Shairing
    You always pick such interesting i visit your blog regularly for updates!
    Loved your description of it.
    Thank you for picking this one.

  18. Hey I just found this and LOVE it! I would love you to come link up to my Paint Party this week Complete with giveaway!

    Hope to see you soon!

  19. Simply Stunning!

  20. I've never seen one with that many drawers! It is a beauty! I have one I found at a thrift shop that has two drawers and its not pretty and now I think I will paint it white! Thanks for the inspiration! Diann and I thank you for linking with TTF this week.


  21. Beautiful collection and I am in love with the gold set!

  22. What a great chest, one you will enjoy for years. I can see my jewelry in it so this puts me on a mission to find one. Coming over from Stone Gable Kathy

  23. Wow, Penny, I've never seen a silverware chest like yours and I love it. So pretty in white! My mother used to have one of the patterns in your collection, the one with the small flowers in the center of the knife handle. Thank you so much for sharing and blessings to you, Patti

  24. stupendo, è diventato un oggetto devvero prezioso!

  25. I love the transformation from boring to pretty vintage white. This gives me a thought for an ugly silverware chest I have (small ... no legs). The interior velvet looks so nice painted grey, but didn't the paint make the velvet all stiff & scratchy?! I do like the lace lining on the other drawers. You have some wonderful ideas on your blog, thanks for sharing! Wendy ;)

  26. What a beautiful vintage piece! I think you got a good deal at $60.

  27. WoW! This is beautiful! Thanks for sharen with us at One Sharendipity Pl. this weekend!


  28. What a wonderful collection!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  29. She is quite lovely - a beautiful way to store silver - love it - great find and worth it indeed - I have gotten in a bidding war too - causes one's heart to beat fast! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  30. What a lovely piece, Penny. It looks gorgeous in white. I'll have to keep my eyes peeled for one. Yours is featured this week at Ivy and Elephants!
    Please stop by and grab a featured button.

  31. Penny, that is a lot of vintage silverware, but you seem to have storage covered. I like the unit painted white too and totally worth $60 if it made your heart sing. Thanks for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday.

  32. Oh my I love your silverware chest. It is so beautiful. I am so jelly!!!! Lovely photos and thank you so much for sharing. You are one lucky girl. Hugs, Beverly


  34. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies! x


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