I basically brought home a bounty of beautiful things from our visit to Nick’s parents’ house this weekend. My mother in law Alden gave me a lovely armchair, a set of twin beds, and two silver platters after she’d read here on my blog that I was looking for one. I originally thought that I wanted something rectangular in shape and 18″-24″ wide and she had a platter that fit the bill perfectly, but as soon as I saw the larger oval platter I was in love. I took them both home with the plan to see which one worked over the stove and return the one that didn’t. Spoiler: the oval platter was perfection.
It was gifted to her great-grandfather upon his retirement from a New Orleans jewelry store; can you imagine working at the same place for 65 years? That’s longer than most marriages! My mind is blown that he started working there in 1899. He must’ve been a teenager.
I couldn’t find a wire plate hanger large enough for it so I mounted it with two large Command strips. I’ve used them several times in the past and been really happy with them. So far so good!
I love it. It’s everything I’d hoped and dreamed of.
Looking at these photos I’m now convinced that my stove is OMG such an eyesore but no way am I replacing it a day before it dies. I’ve had my fill of appliance drama recently. But I can’t keep hating on the stove for long because that silver platter is so gorgeous. I love it and it’s so special that it belonged to Nick’s great-great grandfather.