Between our recent posts on matchbooks, vintage postcards, and now vintage silver trophies, you might think we are eligible contestants for the next episode of Hoarders... But just have to share our latest obsession: vintage silver trophies.
While recently browsing with friends at the Sleepy Poet, we spotted a fantastic collection of vintage silverplate trophies. I wish I had a picture, but they were gorgeous, large and around $60-ish each. My friend was debating purchasing them to display in the study of her new (old) home. She eventually opted not to buy, but now she has me wanting to go back and pick them up!
Mark Badgley and James Mischka use trophies in a dramatic way in their beautiful home.
Elle Decor- home of Mark Badgley and James Mischka
In one of my favorite homes in Southern Accents ever, vintage silver trophies are used as a vase for soft peonies on a vanity.
So gorgeous on this skirted table.
They even work in a rustic setting.
Eddie Ross knows how to display collections better than anyone else!
You can even use one in a powder room. Not sure we would replicate this look, but the vintage silver trophy atop a pedastal adds drama.
Grant K. Gibson in San Francisco Magazine
What a stylish way to house a pair of ferns!
High Street Market
Prettily displayed in a window in Traditional Home
Elegant pairing with evergreens in the kitchen at Christmas.
Atop a china cabinet in a simple sitting room.
A fabulous collection.
Paris Hotel Boutique
Centered on a dining room buffet.
Perfect to add some height to your silver tea service.
There are absolutely fantastic vintage silver and silverplate trophies you can use to start your own collection. What a special way to recognize your hometown or college or country club! Antique stores often have them, and eBay is full of them as well. A quick search for "silver trophy" or "silver love cup" will yield some great results!
Ebay, currently at $20
Ebay, currently at $385
Do you have any vintage trophies in your home?