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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Vintage Decanter

I am suddenly attracted to anything Crystal, and then add some silver and I just have to have it.  When I was shopping the other day at A Second Look, ( if you missed that post you can see it here here)  this piece just called my name.

A beautiful silver and crystal iced decanter.


See the little container inside.


It's a place to put some crushed ice to keep your drink cold.


This is an old piece from around the 40's or 50's.  These were very popular then.  I love the detail on the spout, so pretty.


Beautiful detail on the handle too and the crystal is very heavy with deep swirling cuts all the way down and on the bottom.


Not a bad price either. .  (I laughed at the tag, it says coffee pot, I really don't think you want coffee in here.)


I put it on the buffet next to the silver tray holding my recent decanter finds.


 Looks perfect with my little silver and crystal glass.


One pretty decanter lead to another and another and now I think I have a new collection.  

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Katherine at Katherines Corner for Favorite Things Thursday Hop
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39 comments:

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  2. Okay, let me try this again! This is a gorgeous piece! I can't believe you found one with the little insert! I have one of these that I bought at an antique store about 10 years ago but, it doesn't have the insert. I have looked for another one. Yours is the first one I have seen with the insert! Great find!

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  3. So beautiful, I love it, I would have seen the insert and thought that made it newer, show what I know. Very lovely piece!

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  4. What an amazing find- and I have never seen anything like it before!

    And it really complements your arrangement - perfect height, etc - looks fabulous, Marty!

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  5. Marty~
    I always enjoy your finds, you are a fabulous shopper! Too funny about the tag!
    Very pretty tablescape. xo ~Liz

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  6. Marty,
    An amazing find!!! I agree it's NOT for coffee! It makes a striking addition to your gorgeous vignette!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  7. Didn't they used to make things so nicely? It looks perfect there in your buffet.

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  8. Yep, that is a great find...I would have grabbed that one too....gorgeous! love that you can put the ice separate so it won't water down the drink...that is brillant!

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  9. So funny, Marty. When I saw the thumbnail, I thought of you. I have a post coming up that also made me think of you. BTW, I've never seen a decanter like that.

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  10. Marty you find the best stuff!!!! My Mother had one of these xo

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  11. What a wonderful collection you have now Marty :o)
    Rose H
    x

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  12. That is beautiful. I have something very similar that was my grandmother's. I haven't figured out a way to display it...but you have inspired me with your vignette. I'm going to try some things with it when I get home. Thanks.

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  13. What a lovely piece. I've never seen one like this, but I would have wanted it too! It looks great on your other pieces!

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  14. Marty - that's the perfect "find"!!

    Jan

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  15. What a find! I love the decanter, and what a great price. I love A Second Look and have about 3 carloads of stuff to take there since we just moved. I always peruse the store when I drop things off.

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  16. Love the decanter what a find!1 It looks lovely to the others on the tray. It does seem that decanters are the 'order of the day' for you!! Joan

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  17. Dear Marty, Beautiful purchase you made!!! I have a similar piece I bought awhile back for the very same reason you bought yours......it's crystal with some metal and sooooooo purdeeeee i squealed with delight when i got home with mine.

    God richly bless you,
    d on the prairie

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  18. What an awesome find, Marty, and it goes so well on the buffet along with your other recent treasures. That window makes the perfect spot to showcase silver and crystal because of the light coming through. And well worth the money because it so rare you see these. Judy

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  19. I like your decanter, but I LOVE that martini glass. Do tell. Where did you find that one? Best, Ron

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  20. Another beautiful piece to add to your collection! I love when a piece has that ice insert!

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  21. What a great find Marty! It looks beautiful with the rest of your collection!
    Vanessa

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  22. Love your new decanter- it goes perfect with your collection!

    Visiting from Savvy Southern Style and am a new follower!

    ~Ashleigh @ rusticanthology.blogspot.com

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  23. What a beautiful collection. I was told once by a antique dealer, if you have three of something it is a collection..with that statement it is easy to collect what we love. Nice collection Marty...

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  24. That is fantastic! better fill it up with Martinis! You're glass is ready!

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  25. The insert is usually missing with these. Nice find, and it's beautiful.

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  26. Your silver and crystal decanter is so beautiful, Marty. Your grouping of decanters on the silver tray are lovely as well.
    Mary Alice

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  27. That is gorgeous Marty, I've never seen one like it before and it looks so pretty with the ones you already have!

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  28. Hi Marty, we used to have one just like yours in the 70's. I loved it. Sadly it broke because the pourer got separated from the crystal. It was a beautiful pitcher though. Enjoy it.

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  29. What a neat find Marty! I love the way you displayed it too.
    Great cloches below as well, you have such a flair for it!
    Sorry I missed the party, I have been babysitting about 24/7 lately and I am pooped from chasing a very active toddler around.
    We are still really hot here too...about 100 today with the heat index.
    I might as well be in Phoenix!! hehe.
    Looking forward to getting back out there, I need to start looking for plane tickets.
    Hugs friend,
    Cindy

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  30. Such an elegant piece, it's perfect with your collection, I love the handle!

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  31. hai fatto un acquisto veramente elegante e molto vintage!mi piace!!!!

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  32. I love your crystal collection. Grouping them together on dark wood adds a warm and elegant touch.

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  33. You really lucked up. Crystal is wonderful and I am like you I can get weak in the knees with added silver. You will find many uses for the decanter. Love it. I have come from Patti's party, drop by for a visit. Kathy

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  34. This is beautiful! You really luck up on the coolest finds...

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  35. That is a beautiful find Marty. I love crystal and cut glass too.

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  36. These are beautiful, crystal always look so sophisticated. I'm now following, I would love if you followed back at www.iheartpears.blogspot.com !!

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  37. I found the same danter but you got a better deal :) I am hosting a Giveaway to win a 50 dollar gift card to the store HomeGoods. It would be great if you stopped by and entered. Thanks Anu

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  38. So glad I came across this. Sam and I purchased one of these about a year ago, at an antique shop. Price was good and Sam thought it was a neat piece. We had no clue as to what it was, and the dealer did not know either. Now we do!! Ours looks almost exactly like yours..

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