Something that I have started looking for when I am strolling through thrift stores and antique stores is vintage silver trophies. I have always liked vintage silver pieces, and I especially like the shapes that trophies come in. The inscriptions and dates on the trophies make them interesting conversation pieces.
Thus far, I have only purchased one vintage silver trophy, which I placed on my husband’s dresser. I filled it with pheasant feathers. I have no idea what the trophy was for, which makes it fascinating to me–it says “T.O.P 1937-38.” It was only $5 or $10 at an antiques store. That seemed like a bargain to me. Here is my trophy:
I would like to start a small collection of silver trophies in all different shapes and sizes. I like them grouped together on shelves, mantels, and tables as in the arrangements pictured below.
Trophies come in a wide variety of shapes. They look equally nice polished or tarnished:
Silver trophies make beautiful vases for floral and plant arrangements:
They also work well for holding everyday items such as kitchen utensils and desk items as seen below:
Large trophies make perfect beverage coolers and ice buckets:
There are so many ways to use these old trophies. They elevate anything they hold and they are interesting and beautiful to look at. What do you think of them?