Going against all modern trends I am still a girl with a crush on shiny silver.
I especially love the dents and patina of hotel-plate silver which is a special formula devised a century and a half ago to bring a more durable silver to commercial hotels and other establishments.
A prized possession of mine is a hotel-plate ladle from Wellesley, my alma mater. In fact hotel-plate was not reserved for hotels. It was in all good railroads, restaurants and corporate and institutional dining rooms. as such there are tons of treasures out and about.
Alas, as an avid Ebay-er most of my silly finds have come from the site.
The current lack of interest in these pieces has caused a bit of a hoarding situation here at Hope Hill.
Does one household really need 14 individual wicker handled coffee pots?
Did I really need the 6 matching newly-restored Connaught Hotel sauce boats I found from a magical dealer at the Atlanta Gift show?
Our Island Trays are the perfect place, not only to display your collection, but also to transport it from party place to storage space!