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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Pitcher Perfect

What's It Wednesday #80

Have you ever wanted something for so long? Well for years I have wanted a silver tilting water pitcher but could never get my hands on the right one...until recently. I have always been fascinated by these tilting beauties. 

This Victorian Wilcox S.P. Company water pitcher is from 1878. The Wilcox S.P. Company dates back to 1865 and was based in Meriden, Connecticut. The company later helped to form the International Silver Company in 1898. 

In the late 1800s "all things Asian" were all the rage, which started in England in the 1860s and spread quickly across the United States over the next two decades. 

This beauty was found at an estate sale in remarkable condition for her age and boasts a Japanese motif with a mythological character etched on her side. 

This girl is a very heavy vessel with a porcelain enamel liner. Thank goodness for the mounted stand! This makes it easy to pour our favorite drink as well as makes it easy to move her around from place to place. 

She is "Pitcher Perfect" for Iced Tea or cold infused fruit water on hot summer's day.

What is your favorite summer drink?



Congratulations to last week's winner and thanks to all of you who partied with us last week. Please link-up and join us again. Remember, it's not a party without you! 

Here are this Week's Features:

Happiest Second Birthday Darling Taj!!!!
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Rose Petals and Rust

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Come show off your whatchamacallits, what is its, what it once was, and "hey, look what I just did" posts. In other words, what you created, organized, designed or re-designed, found, purchased, transformed, inherited, re-purposed, renovated, are selling, or giving-away.


Jeannie Marie said...

My favorite summer drink is a light lemonade! It's the taste of summer for me! Happy to participate in the party recommending an exciting summer read!

Curtains in My Tree said...

Oh I love your new found treasure
I have seen those at estate sale and thought I couldn't afford them well didn't want to pay the price really

I craved a coffee pot once to match your beautiful water pitcher , I love the handle on it

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Sweet birthday boy.

What an exquisite treasure you have in the tilting water/drink dispenser.

Thank you for hosting.


Patty Rumaker said...

What a beautiful treasure you have found! That is truly stunning!
Thanks, Patty

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a stunning water pitcher. You have the most beautiful pieces that I never see anywhere else.

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Thank you for featuring my post! You are so sweet!
That is a beautiful silver piece. I can say I've never seen one with an oriental motif before! My mother had a set but she got rid of it and now I wish I had it! That's really interesting how the tilt mechanism works on that one. Great find!

Uniquely Ella said...

Hi Paula, thanks for hosting another great party. So happy for you that you finally found your tilting drink pitcher, it's so beautiful. Your little Taj is so cute and happy, what a beautiful blessing.

Crystal said...

Thanks for hosting, invitation and comment. Your pitcher is gorgeous. I just love your page design as well. :-)

Stan and Jody Gabara said...

Love your wonderful treasure! Beautiful Piece!

Thank You For Hosting,

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Paula. Thank you for hosting and your new silver pitcher is a beauty..Happy Wednesday..Judy

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Beautiful! Quite a treasure :) Thanks for hosting! Winter greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

must love junk said...

I don't think I've ever seen one of those in all my 'junking'! Beautiful! Thanks for hosting :)

Alessandra said...

You always find treasures! Very beautiful! My favourite summer drink is lemonade.

Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...

That is one beautiful water pitcher!!!

Susie said...

That is a true treasure. I adore it. They must be very rare..I have only seen one tipping pitcher before. So happy you have it, it will be taken care of, and not turned into something else. I love recycling, but not at the loss of something so rare.xoxo,Susie

Unknown said...

Wow! That is a wonderful find Paula! My favourite summer drink is pineapple juice with orange juice a close second. Thanks for hosting.

Lynn Fern said...

Paula what a beautiful treasure you have found. Thank you for featuring my Church pew...

Sarah said...

Glad you found it! Love the shape. I've always thought it would be nice to have one of these. '-)
Thanks for hosting. ~ Sarah

NanaDiana said...

Paula- I have never seen one of those tilting pitchers. I just love it and what a fun thing to find. It looks to be in perfect shape, too. Great photos! xo Diana

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Paula! You lucky duck! I have wanted one of those tilting pitchers for a long time now and I have not gotten one yet! Aren't they so neat?! Love them! Yours is beautiful! Thanks for hosting! Gina

Unknown said...

Your pitcher is so lovely, what a fab find. Thank you for the invite to the party!


Unknown said...

Thank you so much for featuring my beach inspired console table!

Unknown said...

I'm so happy that you featured my tablescape. Thanks so much! Thanks also for a great party again this week and blessings to you, Patti

Jeanette@Creating a Life Studio said...

Thanks so much for hosting! I appreciate you asking me over :)

Jeanette @ Creating a Life

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Thanks so much for hosting!! Love the pitcher!! Congrats on finding one!!


Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Love your gorgeous find! Completely fantastic, exquisite and such an interesting piece! Happy Birthday to your little darling!
Thank you for hosting-
Happy Hugs,

Anonymous said...

Hello! Thanks for a great party, we are so happy to see you and your great blog. Thanks for hosting, we will be back next week. Don't forget to join us Tues - Sat at Betsy's BRAG ABOUT IT Link and Hop

All the best ~ Sharon and Denise

Teresa said...

Those Victorians really knew how to create and live in full mode, uh? So glad you could have the wish of your heart... at last.

Queen Victoria is doing somersaults, ranting on Heaven (some might say that's not where she went but let's not trash the dead ;) ahahahah) that you should be her Heir.

But then we wouldn't have so much fun with your findings which you generously share with us. (I bet Prince Charles doesn't even know where's one of those in BP ;)).

Need to join the party; you always throw the best. See you ;)


Unknown said...

Paula, Thank you for inviting me to your party. I am honored to join in the fun! Best Wishes ~ Wendy

fiona anderson said...

Thank you for visiting my blog, I've linked up my decorated Ikea shelves. Lovely features, thanks for hosting too !

Patty Rumaker said...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog, and thanks for this linking party. I find so many great blogs through link parties. I just linked my, "Light Me Up." post all about the new lighting trends at the Sneak Peek at the Dallas Market Center.
Thanks, Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

MuseBootsi said...

Thank you so much for visiting and inviting me to join your party!!

Lori Lehman said...

Paula, Thank you for visiting my blog and inviting me to the party!! Also thank you for hosting! I love the Tilting Pitcher, and learning about it too! Have a great day, Lori

Kathy said...

Hello, So happy to get in the party this week. I love the pitcher, wish I had one or two. Thanks for hosting, I see lots of inspiration to check out. Kathy

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The elegant water pitcher is a wonderful find and I know you will treasure it! I'm happy to be joining the party today and I love home made lemon and lime ade! Sweet hugs!

stefanie said...

oh!!! what a cutie...happy birthday!!!!
and thank you so much for the feature!

Shabby Brocante, Karen said...

Oh man oh man, I LOVE you beautiful water pitcher! Amazing!

Anonymous said...

WOW!!!! I could see why you always wanted one. It's GORGEOUS! Only one I want one too. :)
Favorite summer drink...homemade limeade.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Oh I do love it. Your right I have never seen one before. It is amazing the pieces they had back then. I just love silver...a girl can never have enough. Congratulations on finding a piece you have wanted for so long. Ice Tea for me!

Barbara @ 21 Rosemary Lane said...

Hi Ladies...
Paula thank you for stopping by 21 Rosemary Lane, leaving your comment and invite...I linked up my post on Asateague. What a stunning pitcher! Thank you for sharing and wishing you a wonderful weekend!
XO Barbara

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...


First of all, thank you for visiting earlier today! Now I know who you are because I usually see "PATTY" come from this blog, but how nice to see YOU.

Your displays are always so elegant and the vintage and antique finds you share are utterly exquisite. And that little darling Taj is SO CUTE! I wish you continued joy during this summer and may God bless YOU! Anita

Palomasea said...

Oh wow! I have never seen one of these, but it is so cool...and beautiful!!!
Congratulations on finally acquiring it, dear Paula...
- Irina

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a beautiful pitcher. I love sweet tea in the summer!

Okio B Designs said...

Hope you got my email! You won my Mason jar book giveaway! Shoot over your snail mail when you have a chance: jeanineb4esty(at)yahoo(dotcom). =)


Ricki Treleaven said...

What a lovely find! My MIL left me one, but it isn't as pretty as yours. My favorite summertime drink is Sweet Iced Tea with Fresh Mint and Lemon! *refreshing*

Have a happy holiday week!


Unknown said...

Thanks so much for inviting me to join the party! Happy to be here :)))

Agi @ Passion shake

Savannah Granny said...

That is absolutely the neatest thing. You always have the loveliest of lovelies.
have a wonderful "Fourth".
Blessings, Ginger

Kathy said...

Oh, My! Truly lovely and a dream find! LOVE it! I appreciate you hosting,

The Charm of Home said...

Beautiful! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!

Kathy said...

Hello Paula, this is so exquisite - your post will be featured in this week's Home and Garden Thursday,

Natasha in Oz said...

Thanks for sharing your post at the Say G'day Saturday linky party. I am so thrilled that you joined in.

This week's party has started so please pop by and say G'day if you have a moment.

Best wishes,
Natasha in Oz

Deanna said...

A treat to see your beautiful water pitcher!


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