For Show and Tell Friday this week I would like to show off my Fenton Silver Crest collection. I love how formal it looks with its subtle details. My collection includes an epergne, 2 cake plates, rose bowl, and 2 compotes.
Fenton produced Silver Crest in 1942 and created different colored crests until the 1980’s.
I’ve picked up most of these pieces at estate sales and auctions throughout the years. The beautiful cake plate with “Spanish Lace” design was given to me as a wedding present from Jenifer, owner of Jenifer’s Antiques. Jenifer caught me oogling over it in her booth one day and rightly assumed I would love to have it! 🙂
I’ve wondered if I could stack the small compote on top of the cake plate to make a fancy chip and dip or other tiered server if I was brave enough to use these for entertaining:
One of the reasons you’ll see me at estate sales 30 minutes early waiting in line is for finds like the one below. I got this beautiful epergne (pronounced “eh-purn”) at half price from Estate Sale by Katherine a couple years ago.
My understanding is that epergnes are supposed to be centerpieces for holding fruit or flowers. I’ve never seen one decked out before, but I bet it looks neat! The epergne seems so fragile that I’d never feel comfortable putting much in those trumpets – they make me uneasy as they are!
I keep my collection of Silver Crest in my china cabinet with my Bavaria Blue Garland dishes and other neat pieces I’ve picked up while junking:
I have the whole set of Blue Garland dishes, so you can expect them to be a topic in a future Show and Tell Friday. 🙂
Happy Friday to everyone! And Happy Mother’s Day weekend to all you moms!!