May 17, 2016

Give me some sugar- May 17, 1917

In my collection of antique silver, I have a creamer/sugar set
that has a momentous birthday today.
Happy 99th birthday to you, D.U.B. # 369!

  I have no idea what the inscription means-
I saw things from fly fishing to war battles in my search but I find it hard to believe that these pieces of table silver would be associated with those things, so who knows?
Does anyone have a clue?
Anyone still living?  I can't take any more ghostly visits this month.
And yes, I believe that I've had a few.

It was very difficult to photograph these pieces with all the reflection, 
but they really are quite an interesting pair.
They have some lumps and bumps from their almost hundred years of travel, but they cleaned up nicely.  I left a lot of their patina.
Thank goodness that is in fashion, because I'm a lazy silver polisher.

I love finding old inscribed pieces.
I use them around the house for all kinds of things.
Flowers, herbs, candy...but never for cream and sugar.
Patina with my cream gives me the willies.

One thing I'm certain of- I'll always be on the hunt for more!


  1. Crap. Did my comment go in? I don't think I was signed in and now I forgot what I said. Poop.


  2. D.U.B... Do U Believe? Have a great day:@)

  3. Happy birthday to the awesome twosome. How about Distinguished Upper Boy as in a private school?

  4. I think they were given out in the teet pulling competition.

  5. Patina and sugar give me the willies too...they're both lovely!

  6. Loretta Dub was born in 1917, the 369th child of Mrs. Dub. They were Catholic.

  7. You're so right about patina, beautiful to look at but so not for actual cream and sugar. Inscribed silver pieces are so fun to collect, and yours is such a beautiful set!

  8. Tina, gorgeous! And I agree, not the place for now-a-days cream and sugar. But way back when is a different story and must have been for someone special on their birthday..Happy Weekend..Judy

  9. A pretty cool find Tina. Maybe the silver brought you a visitor.....maybe her name is Daisy Ursula Bently. She was 369th in line for the crown. I think she should have received a golden chalice for making it to 99!

  10. These are such charming pieces and I can see why you treasure them.

    Just like you I prefer to tuck dried flowers, maybe some soaps but never ever cream.
    Sounds quite wretched, doesn't it!
    I hope you are having a wonderful, marvelous week, my dear Lady!

  11. you have great finds! are you still moving?? :)

  12. Oh, I'd love to know the story behind that inscription too..

  13. Love these treasures Tina. What great pieces to have. Oh I bet these pieces come with some great stories.
    Happy Week End.

  14. I love old silver pieces and the inscriptions that I find....I always wonder what the whole story's about! :-) Hope you are doing well sweet friend! I'm slowly finding my way back! Love and hugs to you!!

  15. Hi Tina! So happy to have found you and your blog! Love your style and images and plan many more visits. The silver pieces are gorgeous and the added inscription - BONUS....gotta love a mystery!


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