It is no secret that I love searching through antique stores for bar tools, cocktail related memorabilia or simply quirky items I can use in my home bar. This past Thanksgiving, while visiting my Mother in southwest Virginia, we traveled to Bristol, Tennessee where Main Street is lined with antique stores.
What you see in the picture above is the find of the trip. It is a silver plated beverage warmer.
The base holds a glass candle holder which fits a tea candle. The carafe is suspended over the flame by small metal nibs which set into the arms of the base. The really neat aspect to this piece is that it tilts forward to fill your glass without the need to remove the carafe from the base.
This thing is also a looker!
I really can’t wait to use this to serve warm cider, mulled wine, glogg or some other warm tipple this winter!
What are your best antique finds? Share them in the comments!