October 23, 2010

My Vintage Peanut

What are your thoughts on reproductions?  I sway between loving the idea of having things more accessible and available to the idea of keeping things rare & unique.  I personally love finding my own treasures but it’s not always a possibility for everyone…  Very torn.
Have a beautiful weekend!!

{Our dining room server }
About a year ago, I came across a silverplated vintage peanut and snapped it up because it’s one of those pieces that just makes me happy.  It’s definitely not something to be taken seriously and adds a little fun anywhere it goes.  I’ve seen another 1 or 2 of them out and aboupt since then and just love them.
It’s marked “F.B. ROGERS Silverplate.”  The company was founded in 1883 in Massachusetts and is still in business today.  When I picked it up I thought it was such a cool piece and pictured reproducing it.  Well, you’ve heard the saying “there are no new ideas…”  Last weekend at High Point I walked into Go Home’s showroom and there was my silver peanut!  Doppelganged!!  They’re set to be retailed around $50 each.  Here’s their version:
It’s pretty  much identical except for the inside of the new peanuts are silver, whereas mine is gold:
{Yum yum…  see my reflecion in the peanut?}  I didn’t have any peanuts to put inside so I went with almonds instead.
The peanut is set out on a little bar tray ready to be enjoyed with some Fall cocktails:
{Bar tray dressed with weeds from my garden in a vintage silver creamer}

xoxo, Lauren

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