Monday, 20 August 2007

Trophy Style





A little while ago I pulled out of a cupboard at home two old silver trophies which belong to my husband and were given to him by his grandmother. The trophies originally belonged to his grandmother's aunt and were won by her for tennis. I have placed the trophies in a display of things I have in some bookshelves at home. I am so pleased I pulled them out as they are special to my husband and now they are seen every day instead of being stored away in the back of a cupboard.

Another use for such items is to use them as a vase. I recently came across the 3 gorgeous old trophies above for sale from Paris Hotel Boutique. NB. They do ship internationally.

For related post topics Courtney at Stylecourt posted "Best in Show" 14/7/2007 and Pink Mohair at Casapinka posted "Trophies & Pink Chandeliers" 10/7/2007 .

11 comments:

patriciagrayinc.com said...

I just love this picture of your
"shelfscape".

Arch said...

You are right, instead of storing away these old trophies...what a great way to display and flowers always do the trick:-)

Thanks for sharing!

Cote de Texas said...

Did you buy those? If not, I might! they are great - I have two old ice buckets that I use as vases, but the mouth is so big, something like this would be better!

Joni

Anna said...

Thanks Patricia!
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Anna

Anna said...

Thanks Arch - yes what beautiful vases these make - a real statement piece!
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Anna

Anna said...

No I didn't Joni - go for it! I would absolutely love to buy the top one though!
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Anna

RowHouse said...

oh, I love the idea of using them as ice buckets... I might have to borrow that one!

Fairfax said...

I found a couple of old pewter bowling trophies from the 1920's at a yard sale. They were great to serve things from.

Another Shade of Grey said...

Trophies are so hot right now. I'm keeping my eye out for some. :)

beachbungalow8 said...

this is a great idea. i was looking at some mercury glass pieces. i wanted several to put atop an armoire. i think this may be a more interesting choice.

looks like i'll be battling it out with some other fans on ebay though!

Me, Myself, & I said...

I've always loved the look of trophies on display. They are such a cool design element. Thanks for sharing.
I love your blog. I visit daily and you are always a great source of inspiration.