Saturday, November 7, 2009

Pewter Poor Mans Silver~Get yourself some

"Pewter was called the “the poor man’s silver” prior to the 19th century, but was actually a prestige item among those who could afford it. Pewter is tailor-made for patina. Because its malleable composition causes it to show wear easily, the nicks, dents, and scratches it accumulates (in some cases over centuries) translate into platters, pitchers, spoons, and tankards that nonchalantly flaunt their age. Because of this, antique examples can be at once casual and elegant, with sophisticated forms married to a charmingly humble substance. That versatility is the key to pewter’s popularity. It is ideal for table settings and convivial entertaining in interiors that run the gamut from traditional to contemporary.

Old Pewter pitcher, used as a vase

Pewter charger

Pewter Vase & ornate gravy bowl

Pewter on display in a cupboard

Used to hold holiday candy

Old pewter being used for dinner ware

A heart shaped Pewter platter with a dessert , YUM

Pitcher of roses in a beautiful Pewter Pitcher

The patina that old Pewter has cannot be duplicated, with new pewter, it wears so well with age.
I have a collection of old Pewter that I love.
I find it at yard sales, flea markets, estate sales.  It can get costly, just set a budget for yourself
when you are looking.  If you don't have any, get some, it is so beautiful



  1. Well, I guess I'm a 'poorman', cause I sure would rather have aged pewter than shiney silver any day! I agree that there is something so appealing about the patina of pewter as well as old zinc and galvanized metals! I only have a few pieces of pewter, but am always on the prowl for a good bargain! Have a great day,

  2. I love pewter ~ it's so beautiful! and I am really enjoying your blog & all the yummy eye candy. We have very similar styles!

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