Thursday, June 27, 2013

Solved the Puzzle Finally!

I think we have finally figured out what these are.  Thanks to all of you and your ideas.  Some were correct.
I looked up vintage silverplated holders and these are definitely ramekin holders.  You bake the ramekin dishes in the oven and then take them out and put them in these with the handle to serve on the table!!
Astonishingly enough, the prices floored me - anywhere from $70 to $300/each.  BUT, those were with the original ramekin dishes and some were Limoges.  I hope to find some ramekins that will fit into the ones I have.
I was going to make pincushions out of them but am rethinking that idea! LOL
Thanks for all of your help!
Till next time, Judy


  1. I'm so glad you found out what they were Judy! I couldn't think of the word ramekin, just that they were some kind of custard serving thing. I even spent time on the internet trying to find something that looked like them, and found nothing! But the search was really fun. I think you got a really good deal on them, even without the ramekins!

  2. Don't you love solving a mystery? Those are very cute. That is a clever idea to have those to take the hot ramekins out of the oven.

    Thanks so much for your sweet words, Judy. I appreciate you so much.



  3. LOL- Pincushions? I think you should make a killing on them and sell them to the highest bidder.....unless you love them to their death, that is! What a find!!!! xo Diana

  4. I had no idea what those were, but I'm happy to have the mystery solved!

  5. Glad you figured it out Judy and they would make lovely (if expensive!) pincushions! Deb

  6. How interesting. I didn't have a clue but I'd be rethinking the pin cushion thing too.

  7. Oh wow! That's cool! I'll look for them for you too. Whatever you decide to do with them will be fabulous!

    Cheery wave from

  8. Thanks for the f/u and letting us know about our guesses!

  9. Yes - think I would rethink the pincushion idea also.
    Have a great weekend.

  10. We know you better than that, Judy - NO WAY you would make pincushions out of them now! We know you will be looking FOREVER for the glass bowls to fit the holders...
    Why not give us, your friends in crime, the exact measurements and a picture or drawing what the bowls look like and send us looking, too? After all, friends help friends!

  11. Judy,
    How fun you figured these out. Wow you have some great collectors treasures there!!!!
    Good Score.

  12. So glad you found out what these things are! Do they hold the standard size ramekin dishes? If so, don't buy new ones...I see them in thrift stores all the time. I like your idea of putting pin cushions in them better though, I think! Or, how about little potted plants?

  13. Thank you for telling us what these are. Great find.

  14. So glad you know what they are. Sounds like using them for pin cushions would be a cute idea!



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