Saturday, July 10, 2010

I like Lions! Don't you?

It's the second Sunday of the month, therefore, it is time to show our silvers for Silver Sunday. Let's all join Beth and enjoy all the participants' silver postings by going to

This post will reflect my love for lions but don't get me wrong. I wouldn't go near a live one though, lol.

So for my Silver Sunday contribution, I would like to show you our silver plated teapot with lion heads and lion feet. I also want to show you our flatware dome that holds our lion flatware, They are silver in color but they are actually stainless steel. Some of you have seen them before but since I am posting about lions, I thought of including them. You will probably see them again at Marty's Cloche Party. I hope you don't get tired of seeing them.

I added my silver plated S & P shaker in a silver plated litle tray. Sorry, no lion on this one.

See the feet?

I like the handle because it has a lion head.

I bought both dome and lion head flatware from either Neiman Marcus or Horchow a while back, both on sale of course. I thought the dome flatware storage is unusual and I like unusual items.

The dome is big and very heavy. I always have to be extra careful in lifting it for fear of breaking it. For that reason, it is one of the things that gets rarely moved around the house.

The S & P shakers were won on Ebay, very cheap maybe around $5.99, but it's been a long time ago so I don't exactly know anymore.

I have all 3 sitting on top of our little corner cabinet in the formal dining room. Do you see the bird oil painting with fruits on the wall? It's my very first painting. My youngest daughter turned 12 and for her birthday I decided to give her an oil painting set with an easel. One weekend, I thought we could both try painting. I saw a picture of this in a book, drew it on the canvas and just painted. I thought it turned out ok but even if it did not, I probably wouldn't throw it away because it is my very first.

Since I am into lions right now, I will show you my lion chair again. It is of course in the formal living room. Dh gave it to me for an anniversary present a few years ago. I was telling him the story of how we used to have one in the Philippines that me and my 2 sisters really liked. Then one day, a friend of my dad came over. He told him he really likes the chair. Would you believe that he just gave it to him?My sisters and I were all so upset but what can we do? After all, he was our dad and it was his decision. Oh well, I got my own now and I am not giving it away, lol.

Thank you Beth, for the opportunity to show some of our silver items. And I thank you all my dear friends, for coming by for a visit. I hope you all have a nice week!


Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Christine! I love your gorgeous tea pretty with its lion feet! Your chair is the fabric, too! and I think you did a nice job painting! I don't think I can show my stick people! lol Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Kelly @ Much To Do With Nothing said...

Hi Christine,
These are beautiful! I love the lions. They make the pieces so unusual and unique! You have the prettiest "stuff".

Donna said...

Hi, Christine,
Your silver is beautiful. That lion flatware is amazing. I've never seen any like that before.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Christine, your silver teapot is stunning. I havn't seen the lion head pattern before, just gorgeous. Your silver dome is fabulous. How unusual. I so hope you will show it at the cloche party, it is really fabulous. Love the silverware. The salt and pepper are pretty on their tiny tray, and of course the chair is unreal for sure. You do have such beautiful things. Also, I think you did a beautiful job on your first painting. So pretty. Hugs, Marty

PAT said...

This is beautiful, Christine!

Yes, indeed, I love lions...I'm a Leo, born the 25th of this month...67 years ago.

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Wow! Your pictures are just gorgeous!
Thank you for sharing!
Have a great evening!

clustres said...

I've never seen a flatware dome before! Wonderful!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Everything that you have shared here with us today is simply stunning!!
All of your silver is just gorgeous but that Lion's Chair is to die for!!
Your formal Living Room looks beautiful!!


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The Lazy Peacock said...

LOVE your lion collection. that flatware is stunning!
and the chair is so beautiful! i also love the peacock pillow on the chair:)

concretenprimroses said...

I'm also a lion loving leo!
Your silver is lovely, and your first painting is charming.

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

I agree. Love lions but don't go near real ones. :-)

Oh my, your father just gave away that beautiful chair? Oh my, no wonder you were upset. And personally, I don't think he should have.

It had become almost a family heirloom, if you and your sisters loved it so. One does not have the "Right" to just give away family heirlooms, out of the family, "willy-nilly". Grrrrrrrrrrr, Daddy... So there. :-)

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hi Christine,
I have never seen such beautifull things before. The tea pot and the flatware with the lions are great. I love this lion heads, they are often used in the classical era in Italy and Greece. The flatware dome is stunning, what a beautifull way to display flatware. You are really an artist, not only in tablescape but also in painting. Oilpainting is a difficult thing and you did it masterly.
Greetings, Johanna

Cheryl ~ ZanyMayd said...

What a Perfect Silver Sunday Post ~ I have Never seen a Cloche with that amazing Silver Keeper.... Beautiful

Susan said...

Omg! Your silver display is drop dead gorgeous!

Raspberries and Rose Petals said...

Hi Christine!

What a great collection of silver! I have never seen a teapot like that before - truly unique! And it's awesome that you can display your silver set this way. Much better than hiding it in a drawer somewhere!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful SS!


Rettabug said...

Christine, you have the most beautiful items...I just love to "visit" your home!!
♥ your silverware dome...I have never seen one, nor have I ever seen a lions chair like the one John bought for you. You are so blessed, Honey! Treasure that man. :-)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Pretty collection of silver. I don't think I have ever seen a dome like that. You have so many pretty furnishings in your home.

Shelia said...

Hi Christine! I'm just amazed at all of your pretty things! Your tea pot is so gorgeous - is it an antique? Your silverware holder under the dome - so wonderful and your silver ware is beautiful too!
Your chair. Well, it could be your throne lion's head chair! After all, you are the Most High Queen!!
You have the prettiest things in Blogland! Yes, you do!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kristal said...

Oh my goodness, your home is beautiful!! But I think my favorite is the Lion Chair...just to sit down and feel like a QUEEN!!!

Thanks so much for sharing.


Diann said...

Hi Christine!

oh, I just love that lions head flateware and the dome is just wonderful! It's the first time I have seen them.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Love the silverware and the dome storage is very different, I like it! Love the chair too!

Gypsy Fish said...

What a great way to show off that dazzling silverware...I've never seen anything like all your lionheads! thanks for stopping by and participating in Silver Sunday see you next month....

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