Wednesday, October 21, 2009

My Collection of Hotel/Railroad Silver and sweet memories.....

It wasn't until just about a few years ago, that my Mom gave me an old silver pitcher with the logo of the Greenbrier Hotel.  It has special meaning because my Grandmom worked at the grand Southern Icon for over 40 years.  I took just one look at it and knew that I was about to start a "collection."  The worn silver over the pewter has a patina like nothing else.  It's lovely to look at and even lovelier when it's in your own china cabinet! 
I remember this type of silver so well.  Every year until I was around nine years old, my Mom and I would ride the train to my Grandmom's house.  I can remember vividly the sounds and smell of the train and especially the diner car!  We would have tea and cookies and eveything would be served on white,crisp linens.  Silver  pitchers held icewater and little pitchers held hot water for your tea.  I used to think the little pitchers were just for little girls.  Excuse me while I get all teary eyed.......
Anyway, I have found very reputable ebay seller that deals only with Hotel and Railroad treasures.  If you want to go there and look around, it's called Union Depot.
Hope you enjoy how I've displayed my treasures.
I also have a collection of Greenbrier Hotel China designed by  Dorothy Draper.  I hope to show you a picture as soon as I can. Thanks for coming by to see me.

1 comment:

Tracie said...

What a lovely collection. I used to love it on special occasions when my grandmother would pull out her silver. It just seemed as if everything that came out of a silver pitcher tasted so much better!

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