Antiques with Silver Holiday Glow


December is the most magical time of year with the holidays celebrating all that we hold dear.

It’s also an opportunity for us to give meaningful gifts to those we love most, and for our homes to look their very best.


I’ve had quite a few emails and messages on FaceBook asking for a few suggestions for holiday silver “gifts” {for YOU, or to give!} so I put together this post to showcase some of my favorite pieces that will cast your holidays in a silver glow!


The holidays are the time to use silver at home. The lights of your tree, the candles, and shiny bright ornaments all reflect just beautifully in silver. And nothing says luxurious Holiday like silver!

antiquebutterholderAntique Butter Holder


If you haven’t finished your decorating and/or gift purchasing, and you need a jumpstart, let me offer a few silver antiques from my shop to help get your home in the holiday spirit, and help you select the perfect gift for those you love!

sheffieldplatewinefitlerEnglish Silver Plate Wine Funnel Filter

How fun is this? If you have a wine aficionado on your gift giving list, this English Wine Funnel might be just the perfect gift! Unusual, a little quirky, and with plenty of personality, this is not something anyone else will be giving!

antiquesterlingladyswallet Exceptional Victorian Sterling Ladies Wallet.

For those of you who collect antique Sterling accessories, this one is a rare and quite exceptional find! Beautifully hand engraved with a lady in a lush garden, this was made in London in 1879.



Jewelry is always a good idea! These antique and new sterling and silver plate jewelry pieces are sure to delight your holiday wardrobe, or make a personal, special gift for someone you love. I’ll box it up with a ribbon for you, so it’s ready to give!


Bangles of a different kind, for the collector or lover of unusual table settings, each one of these antique and vintage napkin rings has history, patina and plenty of personality! I love tables set with a different napkin ring at each place setting, instant ice-breaker!

Antique Cherub Quadruple Plate Stand


This is one of those….something I fall for in a big way, that has Mr. FrenchGardenHouse a little bit confused.  It’s not perfect, as it’s missing the original glass bowl that would have come with it. But me? I see it holding a fat candle, wreathed in greens, the candlelight softly casting the beautiful cherub in a soft holiday glow. {Call me crazy!}


There are so many beautiful silver antiques in our FrenchGardenHouse shop right now. For gifts. For adding joy to your holidays. For making Merry. and Bright!

Exquisite Complete Hand Chased Tea Service

One of the most beautiful Tea Sets, with two pots {tea, hot water} Sugar, Creamer, Waste Bowl and a Water Pitcher. {Wouldn’t that make you love your Santa a whole big bunch!?}

sheffielddome19th Century Sheffield English Food Dome

A Silver Plated Food Dome or Cover makes every meal a grand, festive occasion! I was fortunate enough to be able to purchase a collector’s silver domes…oh. my. One will grace our holiday table, the rest are destined for your holiday table, buffet or as a stunning gift for someone you adore.

Don’t forget you can still enter to win the beautiful, inspirational book by Leslie Sinclair!  segretogiveaway

22 thoughts on “Antiques with Silver Holiday Glow”

  1. Lidy, so many beautiful silver choices…all exquisite!! I absolutely love the ladies wallet and oh my those silver bangles! Wishing you a wonder-filled Wednesday!

  2. Silver with its shine and luster just seems to make the holidays more festive. I try and give mine a good polish so they are at their best during Christmas. I love to find new ways to use and display pieces. I have a large silver wine cooler (looks like a trophy) that I was given on my wedding day 40 years ago. It now proudly holds a display of lemons and their leaves on an over turned fireplace fender topped with a marble slab in my dining room. I have also pressed another vintage and rather beat up silver wine cooler into a container for shampoo, sponges, etc in my bathroom shower (my husband drilled holes in the bottom for drainage.

    1. Lisa, I love how you’ve found such interesting, beautiful ways to use your silver!

  3. Your silver is exquisite Lidy….and that Cherub quadruple plate stand stole my heart!!! After seeing so many beautiful silver napkin rings lately, I find myself looking for them at shops! Have a very Merry day Lidy…thinking of you living in that wonderful warm climate! Cold here!!…but at least no snow!

    1. Shirley, obviously we should go antique shopping when you are here! We love all the same things. 🙂 It’s not that warm here, low 60’s, but most likely warmer than where you are. Happy Wednesday, Shirley!

  4. Liddy, what gorgeous silver pieces! I spied several that I adored…especially the engraved pitchers. They would be stunning with a pretty floral arrangement in them. I hope that you have a wonderful day!!!

  5. Beautiful silver…….I collect THE DOMES. Have one in my bathroom to prop the door open so the CAT does not get stuck inside!
    My Mother collected napkin rings……….we use daily!
    I also collect CHAMPAGNE buckets the silver plated ones………… lining the TOP shelf in the PANTRY with them!

  6. noreen

    What lovely silver pieces you showcased here. Interesting to read how your followers have repurposed their silver! Friday is my D day for cleaning my few bits! Have a lovely day!

  7. Patricia Pingree Clouët des Pesruches

    Love your style!
    I am French and American and love the old world on antiques.

  8. I’m in heaven, Lidy! You have some stunning pieces of silver. It’s the first thing I look for when I go to antique shops. I’m really partial to napkin rings and I’m always on the lookout for serving spoons, forks and tongs.

    Thanks so much for sharing!


  9. Mary Jane

    I have just recently become enamoured with antique silver napkin rings! Thank you so much for showing some beauties!

  10. Allison

    This is all good – I’m adding some silver to my home this year! Thanks!

  11. Lidy, I recently acquired a sweet, little french silver prayer book that has the same angels and cloud image as your mirror. I wondered if there was a story behind it and if anyone knows what it is. I enjoy visiting your store and blog so much. They fuel my newly acquired french country fantasies. Thank you for sharing your beautiful life.

  12. Gloria

    The silver pieces are beautiful. It adds so much elegance to the table. I also love the transfer ware. I was lucky enough that my mother in law had a set. Servicing tea out of a silver tea pot makes the experience. I had my niece and grandniece for tea. My grandniece total everyone she was treated like royalty. One or two items can change the feeling of the room.. I have used many of you table setting ideas over the years.

  13. Nancy Bailey

    Your silver pieces are so beautiful. I happen to enjoy polishing silver – it’s instant(almost) gratification to see the warm glow appear through the tarnish. Wishing you and yours a beautiful and Merry Christmas.

  14. Lovely things to enhance holiday entertaining! Love it!

  15. Jan sanders

    You have some beautiful silver pieces. I saw your web address in Victoria magazine. What a great place to shop

    1. Thank you Jan! Silver is such a graceful addition to any home and table!

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