Handed Down Silver Platter

Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap  —  April 3, 2014 — 19 Comments

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.

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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.

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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!

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I love it. It’s everything I’d hoped and dreamed of.

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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.

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19 responses to Handed Down Silver Platter

  1. Wow! Love the history! Very special.

  2. It looks great over the stove and I love the histroy!

  3. Beautiful!

  4. It’s perfect! And so special. I love it!

  5. So perfect. Ties it all together!

  6. I love the platter. It is perfect there. It is interesting that Nick’s Great Grandfather worked for so many years at a jewelry store. Your Great Grandfather, your Grandma Sandy’s dad owned a jewelry store and later it was owned by my dad, Sandy’s big brother. Serendipity, I would say.

  7. I am so happy for you!! As I’ve been thrifting over the past few weeks I’ve subconsciously been looking for a platter for you, even though I knew I probably couldn’t get it to you. I am so glad you found not only exactly what you needed, but a sentimental item as well.

  8. Bridget from Cali May 2, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    Spectacular silver platter! I love pieces that hold history. I am far too sentimental for my own good. I have inherited oodles of stuff from my parents and grandparents. My nephews better marry girls one day that appreciate that sort of thing. Our treasures deserve a special home. ps Only a curmudgeon would notice your stove. Your eye goes right to that showpiece that is now front and center underneath that stunning hood. Plus, you have all the other eye candy to peruse, .

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