Good morning and welcome to Vintage Thingies Thursday sponsored by my friend Suzanne at Coloradolady.
Today, I'm showing off a set of old hotel silver I have. I don't intentionally collect hotel silver. I think it's beautiful and it's darn near indestructible, but it's not practical for me, unless I'm serving breakfast on a tray, which unfortunately for the man doesn't happen very often.
Anyway, the teapot, the sugar and the creamer all came from my Grandmother to my Mother and then to me. They came from the St Francis Sanitarium, which later became the St Francis Hospital where I was born. The coffeepot came from a CityWide Garage Sale that is a monthly event here. It's about 4 1/2 inches tall.
City Wide has changed to be prfessional vendors that sell their goods for the price they're worth, but years ago, it was just a bunch of junk dealers that bought during the week and sold on the weekend at events like our garage sale all over the area. You could get lots of really good bargains from them because no storefront meant their overhead was very low.
Here's the stamp from the bottom of the creamer showing the hospital, the size and the maker.
All the other pieces have this Benedict Indestructo Silver mark and they're all numbered.
As proof that I'm not a collector, I've never checked to see what they're worth. Maybe I'll do that this weekend. I was never really interested until just this minute. Hmm. How much fabric could I buy for that?
So, that's it for today. Scoot on over to Suzanne's and see her collection of Colorado items and from there, link to all the vintage things collectors are posting.
Have a great day. It was picture day at school for the kid. Got her all dressed up and girlie looking. Take care. Lane