Category Archives: etsy vintage

Julep Strainer: Different but not Unusual

A while ago I came across a William Rogers antique julep strainer that was unusual.  The “bend” in the handle where it meets the bowl was reversed, or opposite to the way usually seen on julep strainers.  The julep strainer … Continue reading

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Three Years: My Experience at Etsy

My Etsy shop opened three years ago today https://www.etsy.com/shop/queenofsienna.  A year ago, to mark my second anniversary, I composed the following post to sum up those first two years: https://queenofsienna.wordpress.com/2-years-and-250-sold-items-my-experience-at-etsy/ While there have been some changes at Etsy over the … Continue reading

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Huyler’s Candy Tongs

Previously in this blog, I have written a post about bon-bon tongs ( https://queenofsienna.wordpress.com/2013/07/26/is-it-impolite-to-use-my-bon-bon-for-a-tete-a-tete/ ) and I have written about Holmes & Edwards producing flatware using a gold aluminum alloy manufactured by the Waldo Foundry ( https://queenofsienna.wordpress.com/table-wares/ ).  So when I came across … Continue reading

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Holmes, Booth & Haydens 1868 “Roman” Pattern

I have a dinner knife marked “Holmes Booth & Haydens A1”. Research tells me that it is in the “Roman” pattern. Research also tells me that this pattern dates to the mid 1880s. Being familiar with earlier Holmes Booth & … Continue reading

Posted in bar strainer, cocktail strainer, Corinth Pattern, Corona Pattern, Etsy, etsy vintage, flatware, HB&H, Henry Hayden, Hiram Hayden, Holmes Booth & Haydens, India Pattern, Japanese Pattern, julep strainer, Roman Pattern, silver plated, silverplate | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

The Victorian Bar

Fascinated as I am by the myriad of patterns and multiple numbers of shapes and uses of late 18th Century flatware and holloware, I recently found myself pouring through “The Meriden Britannia Silver Plate-Treasury, The Complete Catalog of 1886-87, With 3200 … Continue reading

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Etsy Listing Photo Backgrounds

A quick look at the treasuries that have been featured on Etsy’s home page will show that the majority of those treasuries have white or light backgrounds on the listing photos.  I guess the thought is that they’re seeking a … Continue reading

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Luther Boardman and Son

L. Boardman & Son Works at East Haddam, CT, circa 1872: It is rare to find flatware manufactured by L. Boardman & Son on the market today.  They produced quality merchandise and were early (1840) Connecticut River Valley manufacturers. The following … Continue reading

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Reflection and Shadow in Photographs

I’m no photography expert, let me make that clear right at the start.  But I do like taking photographs which is a good thing as I have to take photographs for my Etsy shop listings.  And I don’t use any … Continue reading

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Ladies Home Journal Silver-Plated Ware Premiums

My introduction to the early editions of Ladies Home Journal began when I was researching flatware made of plated steel.  I also ran across these early Ladies Home Journals when researching premium spoons.  Some of what was offered as premiums appeared to … Continue reading

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The Youth’s Companion Premiums: 1847 Rogers Silver

Browsing through the October 21, 1897 issue (Vol. 71, No. 42) of the Youth’s Companion publication, I was taken by the vast selection of premiums offered.  There were optical goods, artists materials, cutlery, cameras, electrical apparatus, all kinds of boxes … Continue reading

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