Sunday, January 31, 2010

Silver Sunday part 3: Silver Smoker's Requisites

Too bad I quit smoking. Mmm, I never thought that these words would ever come out of my mouth, but on this Silver Sunday I would have loved to show you these items:

Deze week voor de zilveren zondag maar eens wat rookartikelen uit de verzameling van mijn moeder tevoorschijn gehaald. Mijn moeder heeft nooit gerookt, ik wel. Nu zou het leuk zijn om de volgende voorwerpen eens te demonstreren, maar helaas, ik ben al een tijdje gestopt. Gewoonlijk vind ik dat erg fijn!

as they should be used.

Welcome to another part of Silver Sunday hosted by the lovely Beth of the Gypsy Fish.
Thanks for hosting again Beth!

Let's take a closer look to my 'smoking items', which belonged to the collection of my mother, who never smoked!


We zullen alle rookartikelen eens in detail bekijken, te beginnen met deze sigarettendoos, bestemd voor sigaretten zonder filter.
Ik val altijd op ingegraveerde initialen. Je vraagt je altijd af was dit doosje van: Frederik Willem Simons? Of Sijmen Wouter Franken?
First the lovely small cigarette box.
It was made for short cigarettes, the ones without a filter or maybe the ones you'd roll yourself, which is quite common here in the Netherlands for men and women. The engravings are beautiful and I love everything with initials.

De achterkant van het doosje, ook bewerkt hoor, de achterkant mag ook gezien worden, kom daar nu nog eens om!
This is the backside of the cigarette box.


Hier zie je de voorloper van het luciferdoosje, het tondeldoosje. Ook helemaal gegraveerd. Als je goed kijkt zie je een datum; 24 september 1873, ook weer zoiets dat voor mij tot de verbeelding spreekt.
This is one of my favorite items of my mothers' collections;
the predecessor of the matchbox, google translator says the English word would be a tinderbox, but I am not sure, as the word is out of use, of course. We Dutch would call it a tondeldoos, in fact (yes you are right Barbara); a tondeldoosje (-je always means that the item or person or whatever is small), which is another word that isn't used very often in Dutch conversation.
If you look carefully you see a date engraved: 18 24/5 73 which means September 24th 1873. I just love that.

Nog nooit een zilveren luciferdoosje gezien? Hier zie je een zilveren luciferdoos hoesje, zodat je van je zilveren tondeldoos naadloos over kon schakelen op de zilveren luciferdoos.
Up next is the matchbox holder. I tried to show you what the purpose of this thing is but my match box is too small, well you get an idea.


Als laatste de 2 sigarettenpijpjes. Ik vond dat altijd wel wat hebben met zo'n pijpje roken, ik had destijds ook een hele lange, misschien wel 20 centimeter lang, maar gewoon van de feestwinkel ofzo hoor, geen zilveren. En het roken ermee vond ik niets, jammer ik had zo graag eens op Marlène Dietrich geleken. Nu moet ik er niet meer aandenken om te roken, getver, ik krijg het al benauwd bij het idee. Geen grotere tegenstander van roken dan de ex-roker.
And finally the two cigarette holders. Ah to smoke like Marlene Dietrich did...no really if I think about it I already get a nasty taste in my mouth. Nothing like an ex smoker, I hate smoking, cannot stand it anymore.

Next Sunday is the last Silver Sunday, so grab your chance to see some lovely items. Check the list of participants at Beths' blog! Beth has a gorgeous chatelaine, that belonged to her great grandmother, in her post of this week, you wouldn't miss it, believe me!

Volgende week is het alweer de laatste zilveren zondag. Dus grijp je kans nu nog om wat mooie of interessante zilveren voorwerpen te zien. Beth van the Gypsy Fish die de Silver Sunday organiseert heeft bijvoorbeeld een post over de chatelaine van haar overgrootmoeder, prachtig!
Bedankt voor je bezoek, groetjes LiLi.

Thanks for your visit, hugs LiLi.


48 comments:

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Ma chère Lili!!! Oh, thank you for coming by to have a slice of bread with me! And I must know several names of the dark bread of which you speak....I have always wondered about those wonderful dark breads, but I know nothing of Dutch cuisine! And the cheese....all I know is GOUDA? That itself is the most delicious, creamy cheese! Wouldn't that be just awesome if I could go to your lovely town? Hey, one day, do a post on your town, perhaps in the spring and show us around the marketplaces! Lili, this silver collection is absolutely exquisite; this is not the first time you have shown us a top-notch silver collection, that belonged to your mother! I have never seen its equal! Very lovely, indeed. Thank you Lili for your lovely compliments and dear friendship. You mean a lot to me dear friend! Bisous, Anita

Cowboys and Custard said...

Lovely items.. and such a shame that the paraphernalia associated with this unhealthy habit, are so attractive. I smoked once upon a time and had a lovely shagreen cigarette case and amber cigarette holder.. I also favoured the beautifully crafted Black Russian Sobranie Cigarettes. Just the smell of them makes me feel queasy now!
Love
Michelex

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi LiLi, These are beautiful silver pieces and I'm sure that all non-smokers can enjoy them too! I love the pattern on the cigarette box. The matchbox holder and the cigarette holders are very pretty too. I have never smoked but I wouldn't mind to have such wonderful smoker's items in my collection! Your mother had collected a lot of fantastic treasures.
Have a great Silver Sunday!
Hugs,
Julia

Florence and Mary said...

Oh I love cigarette cases and holders! What a lovely collection

Victoria xx

lia said...

Wat heeft jouw moeder toch een ontzettende mooie verzameling zilveren spullen gehad. Heb al zoveel moois voorbij zien komen. En die rookartikelen zijn zo bijzonder nu. Met al dat anti-rook gedoe om ons heen. Heb ook nog een zilveren sigarettenpotje van mijn vader. Want toen stonden de sigaretten met een verjaardag gewoon op tafel.

lieve groet Lia

Laura said...

Hi Lili,
I bought 3 silver colored cigarette cases at the market this fall ...thought I would use them in an art project...Your pieces are beautifully made...love the monogram...Glad you gave it up though! I know it is not easy...still some smokers in our family. Have a wonderful SS! :)

junkdreams said...

What a wonderful set of vintage smoking items....too cute!
Happy SS!
xojanis

Jane said...

I LOVE all of these items. Very unique and so much detail on all of the pieces. Beautiful.
Jane

Jeany said...

I'm backkkkkkkkkkkkheeeeeeeeek, Prachtig dat zilvern spul, ik rook zelf ook niet, maar die dingen va vroeger zijn zo mooi, ik zie het al helemaal voor me, jouw met die sigaret van 20 cm in je stoppie, in je hand :)) Mooi hoor. Wel fotoke dan maken hé? Doegggggggg

Elly said...

Ik sta er gewoon elke keer weer verbaasd van, wat een verscheidenheid aan spullen jij hebt! Dit is toch ook weer héél bijzonder! En zo oud ook allemaal! Prachtig!
Hahaha, ja dat herken ik om me heen, de ex-rokers zijn de grootste klagers over het roken! Nu vinden ze het zóóó stinken!
Maar goed hoor, dat je er echt vanaf bent! Scheelt je gezondheid en natuurlijk een hoop geld (kun je weer leuke spulletjes voor kopen, toch!) Maar goed, ik heb makkelijk praten, ik heb nooit gerookt, heb dus ook niet af hoeven kicken!
Bedankt voor deze
Smokey, uh Silver! Sunday!

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

Very fancy silver items! I like the fancy engraving on the lighters!

kana said...

Lili,

I also love your pretty silver items and so nice that they belonged to your mother. 1873 is really old for the one piece! I have my Father-in-laws cigarette holder and plan to turn to use it for 2 pictures and it will be a frame.

Natacha said...

Hoi, wat een bijzondere voorwerpen weer. Ik verbaas me er ook altijd over hoe mooi de dagelijkse gebruiksvoorwerpen versierd werden. Wat een zorg overal aan besteed werd ook. Het waren natuurlijk ook spullen die een heel leven meegingen, niet zoals vandaag de dag waar we alles weggooien.

Sherrie said...

I am not a smoker, but am lover of all things vintage and silver to boot. I would much more enjoy seeing them on a tray than actually using them. Thank you for sharing.

jojo-caramel said...

A beautiful collection!!! once again! I love the cigarette box! Happy Silver Sunday! Without any smoke ;) Bisous et bon dimanche xo

Gracie Jewellery said...

nice pieces. can you imagine using one of those cigarette holders? such a hoot. thanks for sharing.
Nancy

Karin Lindström said...

Hello!

Lovely things but better for the health not to smoke *smiles*.

Thank you for a very nice visit at your blog!

Best regards

Karin

Beth Leintz said...

What a beautiful collection. I love old silver accessories, especially the kind that no one really uses anymore. I'd imagine the matchbox holder was replaced with the Bic lighter.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

They are nice objects...but better you just look at them and not USE them! Happy SS!

June said...

Hello Lili,
Your Silver Sunday smoking pieces are very cool. The engraving is lovely.
The closest I ever came to smoking was when my grandfather would visit and I thought it was so dapper of him to smoke, and would pretend to smoke the butts he threw away. I know...yuk!) (sadly, it is what killed him) He smoked a lovely pipe and rolled his own cigarettes. As a little girl, I liked the way he smelled, but now I don't I don't like the smell at all, other than reminding me of my grandfather.

The French Bear said...

Great silver pieces, but I am so glad you quit smoking. Although in that era, smoking looked so romantic and made everyone seem more talented.
Hugs,
Margaret B

Mimi said...

Wow, those are really vintage items. The detail on the cigarette holder is very pretty.

Faded Charm said...

These are some great silver items and the fact that they belonged to your mom is very special, even if she didn't use them.

Have a wonderful week.

Kathleen

The Rose Room said...

The smoking silver is so elegant looking but am glad you don't smoke anymore LiLi! I don't either! Its been 10 years:) Rachaelxo

Gypsy Fish said...

No wonder people picked up such a nasty habbit so easily...they're so glamorous...just to see it all makes me think of black and white movies ginger rogers and all their glory.
Thanks for being part of Silver Sunday....see you next week~
{{gypsy hugs}}
Beth

All Seasons said...

Ik kom je blog ook eens lezen hier, ben er volgens mij alwel eens lang geweest, maar nu als volger opgeven. Dan weet ik tenminste zeker dat ik niks mis ;-))
Ik ga er eens even op m'n gemakkie voor zitten om alles (althans alles..) te lezen.

Groet,
Patricia

Diana P./Vintage Blue said...

Love the cigarette holders! Such a shame that such beautiful pieces are used for such an unhealthy habit. Oh well, you can always put a candy cigarette in them and pretend!

Jeanette said...

Mmmmmm lovely! Beautiful to look at even if you don`t smoke. I quit smoking so long ago that I am not really sure that I acually did smoke! My mother never knew that I did anyway....She still says "I am so glad that you where wise enough never to smoke" .....Haven`t led her to believe otherwise I am ashamed to say. Don`t want her to think "unwise" of me do I!

Hugs
Jeanette

Barbara at Oodles and Oodles said...

I'm glad you've put down your sigaretten, but all those silver accessories would make you feel quite sophisticated, I think. (And yes, I do read the Dutch parts to see what little bits I can figure out! I always appreciate your reassurance, though!)

rochambeau said...

Helloooooooo LiLi!!
Beautiful Silver pretties you share.
You have SO many beautiful collections. You are a lucky girl.
Glad to know you are collecting the cigarette boxes. Very pretty~
Thank you for stopping by and Naaaw
Methinks Rabbie means a plastic button, one of the dreary variety~
Hugs from Tx.
Constance

casa nostra said...

alweer zo'n prachtige verzameling! je blijft je maar verbazen als je op jouw blog komt. had ik de vorige post van je ook nog niet gelezen, maar wat een prachtig doosje heb je gekregen en wat een afwerking! De marie claire moet ik al zo'n 10 km verderop gaan halen (als hij dan al niet is uitverkocht), dus die zie ik niet zo vaak. grtjsss,

Designs on 47th Street said...

Those are just as pretty as they can be, but I'm glad you quit smoking. I'm sure you can enjoy displaying them now...too pretty to tuck in a drawer!
Donna

Andrea said...

I just love silver, something so pretty about it! I always love your posts!xo andrea

Marianne@Songbird said...

Ok, ik ben natuurlijk hardstikke tegen roken. Maar deze dingen zijn dan natuurlijk wel weer erg leuk. Prachtig hoe ze dat zilver vroeger bewerkten, dat soort gedetailleerd vakmanschap zie je toch eigenlijk nooit meer tegenwoordig. Nu is alles strak en gestyleerd. Geef mij maar de oude stijl.

Prulletje said...

oh wat zeg, ongelooflijk dat het er nog zo mooi uitziet ook! Je zou er bijna door gaan roken..mmm ik ben benieuwd waar jij die mooi prulletjes hebt staan en liggen..heb je er een kastje voor ?

groetjes, Elise

Monica@The White Bench said...

Love the cigarette case, Lili, I have a similar one but it is not silver, actually. I like it anyway.
Your Mother's collection is stunning!
Have a beautiful week,
Monica.

Stacey said...

Wow! What a lovely collection... The cigarette holders are my favorite. I've never seen silver ones. Most of them that I've come across have been in bakelite.

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

These silver items are just so lovely. It kind of makes cigarette smoking "prettier" in some ways. I used to smoke, eons ago,not for long. I think I was going through a rebellious period in my life, but never had such pretties to use. Jeany's box is just beautiful, Lili. Love it! You are right, she is quite talented. The colors are scrumptious! Have a happy day,

Kitty

María Elena said...

Hi Lili, I do not smoke, but when I see smoking accessories, I marvel at them.
Hugs.

Betzie said...

Those are just gorgeous...I'm with you though, hate smoking. Luckily when I tried it at 16, I couldn't stand it and that was that!

FILIGREE MOON said...

Such beautiful detail! Thank you for sharing. ~ Angela

oma leentje said...

Prachtig die spulletjes van je moeder. Wat maakte ze toch mooie dingen vroeger. En dan die prachtige doos die je toegestuurd kreeg. Mensen nog an toe wat is die mooi gemaakt.Zat gewoon te kwijlen, mensen zijn zo goed met hun handen. Op een of andere manier moet ik toch altijd een beetje dingen/fouten verdoelen, maar deze doos is perfect. Liefs Leni

Maija said...

It seems so elegant!! Even though smoking is dirty....

Fete et Fleur said...

Hello dear LiLi!

These items are beautiful, but I'm glad that you stopped smoking. It's been so hard to get about blogland. Life is really giving me some twists and turns right now.

Miss you!
Nancy

LW said...

What a lovely collection…
I was always intrigued by cigarette holders, a very classy look.
Happy to hear that you are an X, Me Too…

Louise

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What gorgeous treasures!

I would love to find an old cigarette holder to use as my business card holder.

Sandy Michelle said...

Thanks for all your well wishes girl! Man those cigarette tips are a great find!!!

Hugs!
Sandy

Ian said...

I love the cigarette box. This box reminded me of a boot shaped ash tray that my father had in his collection. It too had the same kind of etchings on it as on this box.

Ian