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