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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The Sweet Life

This week I’m sharing some sweet little goodies that I have in the china cabinet. While digging through (frantically looking for something to post), I pulled out this box and the wheels started turning. It’s a pretty good what’s it too! It’s a Victorian crystal and bronze sugar casket in a diamond point pattern. Sugar was once not readily available, and like tea had to be imported. It was so precious as to be kept under lock and key as well. Thus, these pretty little boxes, called caskets. (Maybe this should be my next collection.)

This is a sugar scuttle and scoop, a silver replica of the ones used for coal. It’s gorgeous on the table and no one can resist a chance to dig in and sprinkle a little sugar, yum!

What luncheon or tea would be complete without a master sugar bowl with its own set (12) of demitasse spoons? These were first made by American silversmiths in 1874 and remained popular through the 1920’s.

This is perfect for sprinkling on powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar at your hot chocolate bar. It’s a sugar castor, muffineer, or just plain old sugar shaker.

Since we’re sharing sweets, I’m putting in my favorite honey server. His silver wings lift and he has a shovel to drizzle on the honey. Sweet!

Last, a little thrift store find for syrup. (It must be for one, I’d use that up at one go!) It has a cork with an attatched spout and this little brass collar that says syrup, adorable! Thanks for sharing the sweet life with me!

Hugs,

Patti

And thank you all for participating in our "What's It Wednesday" party!

57 comments:

Natasha in Oz said...

Thanks so much for having me today. Hope your Wednesday is wonderful!

Best wishes,
Natasha in Oz

Jamie said...

What a beautiful collection you have! I really love the the honey bee dispenser and the syrup one too. Thanks for hosting as always! ~ Jamie

SwedishCorner-DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Oh my, you have some beautiful treasures there :) Thank you so much for hosting!
Greetings from Australia♥
~Pernilla

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Oh...I will take all of those in one sweep! I have NEVER seen the honey keeper....like that...and I adore the sugar shaker. I do have the sugar shuttle....yeah! I just love all your collections. I joined in the party from my new blog today!!

Karena said...

What lovely serving pieces for the sweets!! Thank you for hosting and having me!

Thought you would enjoy...Interview with Leslie of Segreto Finishes and her fabulous Book Giveaway! Come on Over!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

SavannahGranny said...

Ladies, That is some Sweeeeet post. I enjoyed all your implements for delivering the sweets. Hugs, Ginger

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Patti: Your collection of sweet things is very beautiful..Happy Wednesday..Judy.. I have joined your Wednesday party. Hope what I have is appropriate and thank you for hosting.

jeanetteann said...

This is the sweetest post. How beautiful your collection is,just exquisite. xx

Rhissanna said...

I'm always thrilled and inspired by your amazing treasures. The silver sugar scuttle is really wonderful! I've never seen anything like that, but it's adorable!

Rose Jesky said...

That box is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing it and for hosting the party.
Rose

Curtains in My Tree said...

you always have SWEET things to show, I love the sugar scoop , oh and the sugar box with a lock, where in the world do you get these very old things ? I have never seen a sugar box with a lock only tea

xo
thanks for entering my little giveaway last week

Anne said...

What special treasures you have! Love seeing them all. Thank you for hosting - have a wonderful week!

Tobi Britton*pinkpixieforest.blogspot.com said...

Dearest Patti- You have, by far, the COOLEST collection of "stuff" I have seen!!!(and trust me, i have a lot of stuff and have seen a lot of stuff!)
Your photography is dreamy and I really enjoy reading your posts!
Thanks for hosting this darling party!
Sparkly Hugs,
Tobi and the pixies!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Goodness, such beautiful things, you have the most special items! The honey bee dispenser is awesome! Thank you for hosting lovely ladies.
FABBY

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

Wow! What wonderful treasures! I love that syrup bottle!!

Karen said...

That is a great collection, I've never seen anything like the bee honey dispenser. Thanks for hosting.

Shelia said...

I am just amazed at your treasures! I've always wanted a sugar sprinkler like yours! Hope you're doing well.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

It's All Connected said...

I can't decide which of those wonderful sugar/honey servers I want to steal from you! Finding the awesome syrup bottle in a thrift store is amazing! ~ Maureen

Tammy Partin Spangler said...

You have some beautiful pieces! Thanks for hosting!

Gypsy Heart said...

I love all of these! The little bee is totally adorable.

Thanks for hosting...I'm a newbie here.

Pat

Shirley said...

Each of these is a true treasure and well taken care of too,but I'm all for that sweet little honey bee..he's so wicked cute!

jacky @ small home love said...

I love the bee homey server, never seen anything like it. Thanks for hosting.

Grammy Goodwill said...

What a "sweet" collection. I am always amazed at what you find and all the information you give us. That first piece is beautiful, but the honey bee is my favorite.

Tracy said...

Lovely post as always, I never heard of a sugar casket and it's just gorgeous. The sugar scuttle is BEAUTIFUL! I would not be able to resist using it either.

Sandy said...

Thanks so much for the reminder of your party.. I've been so busy this past few weeks and have not kept up...
Love your treasures.
Sandy

Linda said...

Wow....I am love with all of your pretty collections. They are so elegant and unique. you are so lucky to have such beautiful treasures. Thanks again for hosting. XOXO Linda

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a lovely post! Such beautiful treasures, love the collection!

Katherine

Cottage and Broome said...

You always have the most beautiful unique items! Thanks for hosting again this week, Laura

Jen Lossing said...

Thank you so much for hosting. You have such an amazing collection in your china cabinet. Those are some really unique pieces!!

Celia M. said...

Patty .. I 'm swooning over all your gorgeous sweet servers... WOW!!! that Master one is breathe taking...

Thank you for hosting such a lovely gathering ... I'm joining the party today, xo HHL

Shingle Cottage said...

You have the prettiest collections,i adore the honey bee,so beautiful.
x

andrea@townandprairie said...

Thank you for hosting and thank you for the invite! I almost forgot! I'm late to the party, but better late than never. Your fancy silver collection is fascinating. It looks like it really throws a lot of light around.

Nann from At Nann's Table said...

Hello Patty my darling friend! Oh I wish I had some of your GORGEOUS encruitiments for my luncheon tables. But then I would definitely need a bigger table. I didn't even have room for bread and butter plates this time. And it was to my chagrin. Never is that going to happen again. I will get a bigger table....smile. Loved your post. I feel such refinement when I come here. Love it. Thanks for hosting another wonderful party. You ARE the hostest with the mostest!!

Nann

LV said...

What wonderful goodies you have. I enjoyed visiting and seeing all of them.

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

Oh Miss Patty, what a beautifully sweet post!!! That's one grand collection that you have there and you always photo them so lovely.

God bless ya sweetie and have a fantastic day!!! :o)

TINA said...

Love the collection. Thank you for hosting.

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Adore this post! What a wonderful collection you have. I am especially gaga over your honey server, so much fun.

Happy VTT!

The Tablescaper said...

So many neat things to put sweet things in!

- The Tablescaper

Sherry said...

So many pretties!~ Thank you for hosting!
Sherry

Palomasea said...

Dear Patti, these are all so gorgeous! The honey server is a bit daunting (very large bee)...but wonderfully unique..
Love your goodies...
Have a beautiful weekend, sweet friend!
xoxo,
- Irina

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, Thank you for visiting me today. I loved your beautiful antique pieces. I'm going to follow you too.
I look forward to getting to know you.
Have a great weekend.
Noreen

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Wow, I love your collection of all things needed for serving sugar! You could have such a lovely tea with your treasures. :D

Pat's Pink Apron said...

Hi!
You have some great finds there. Lovely to use for tea.
Hope you have a nice week-end.
Pat

Rebecca said...

Oh Miss P...I've had a sugar/scuttle like that before. I wish I still had it! :(

Hope to come back soon and PLAY!

xoRebecca

Peggy Meckling said...

I just found you through Funky Junk Interiors. I love your pieces in this vignette. I'm your latest follower and a newbie blogger. I hope you'll stop by and check me out sometime.

Carolyn said...

I love your collection of pretty things. I have never seen a honey server like yours before.

Carolyn

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Patti,
What a gorgeous collection you have! Each one is so unique. The sugar scuttle is lovely and I really like the diamond point sugar casket. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a lovely weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Anne said...

Love that sugar scuttle.I have one and have used it for small candies like M&M's.All of your collection is lovely.
((Hugs))
Anne

Riet said...

What a beautiful collection of silverware on your table. All so gorgeous and luxurious

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Patti, you've got an incredible collection! I love them all!

Have a great weekend.
Pam

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Your treasures are always so beautiful. The honey bee dispenser is so unique. Thanks for sharing the history behind the wonderful pieces.

Anna at the Doll House said...

How lovely to have so many pretty pieces of silver for the table. Sadly, I rarely use demitasse spoons these days as nobody takes sugar in their coffee any more. However,the strawberry season is almost here and I can just imagine drenching juicy fruits with a shower of sweetness from your muffineer.

Anna

Sandra said...

A beautiful collection. Thanks for hosting. Lots of love out of a cold South Africa

Cindy F. Adkins said...

Another beautiful and interesting collection. I love the honey bee!
Hugs, Cindy

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I've got absolutely nothing to link up...but I wanted to stop by anyway. Love the honey server! Enjoy the rest of your week.

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Patti, Love your treasures that you chose to share! I am especially fond of the bee honey server - exquisite - I've never seen anything like it! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello again, I wanted to share that I will be featuring your post in this evening's Home and Garden Thursday party. I appreciate you sharing!
Kathy

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