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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

{Antique Christofle Toast Rack + New Ideas for You!}

Probably you will pick up an idea or two for putting a toast rack to more uses. Have you ever served waffles in them for a breakfast in bed or a lazy Sunday brunch? Look at this photo from an old Victoria magazine where you can see the example. 
Bet you like that!
Here you see an antique silver plated Christofle Toast Rack being put to use as a card or letter holder.
This one was available at my Zen Cart powered on line boutique: Mariette's Back to Basics
This 1912-1914 model does have 4 slots.
And yes, I picked fresh blueberries today from our garden...
Using my English Rose by Royal Doulton China. The hyperlink will bring you straight to Replacements Ltd.
From Table to Desk...
Next tip is to use the toast rack for holding napkins! Folded into a triangle seen here are cocktail napkins that can be used for a tea or hors d'oeuvres.
Of course you can easily fold in two napkins per slot, I used only one for each opening.
Here you can see it without anything inside...
The Christofle hall mark and that number 7 in a square frame stands for 7 grams of pure silver laid on the alloy (probably brass).
To the right there are more numbers.
From an old Christofle catalog.
Shown is one with 6 openings, it was available in two sizes.  
Sorry Sold out...


  1. I have one too!!! gorgeous toast rack ...love your better than mine! ;(
    any way, back to the subject of your health problems;I have a friend that had same symptoms as you did,do you know what they discovered as the caused of her paralysis?- ASPARTAME! She was forever dieting and trying to eat healthy and everything was sugar free yet loaded with that poison(ASPARTAME)...google it!

  2. Love that toast rack and the different ways it can be used! Great post and thanks for sharing! Hugs Marilou

  3. The accessories are great, but those blueberries and waffles look even better! Have a great day. Tammy

  4. molto chic!!!!!!!!!!! sempre tutto molto bello, elegante, complimenti lory

  5. Dear Mariette,
    you are really ingenious. I use my toast rack for waffles but never thought about the other ideas. Just great - just Mariette!
    Best greetings, Johanna

  6. Heart shaped waffles ~ adorable! Especially when they are served in such a delightful way.

    I love it that your napkins match your dishes Mariette ~ how beautiful!
    xo Catherine

  7. Hi Mariette my talented friend.
    This antique treasure is just gorgeous and yes, so many wonderful ways to enjoy it. I can even see displaying Christmas cards or how about little hand towels in a bathroom.
    Thank you for sharing the meaning of the markings too. You are always a wealth of information.

    Hope you are having a wonderful summer's day. It is over the top HOT here and triple digits once again for the 11th day.
    Love to you,
    Celestina Marie

  8. very lovely the serveten.

    hugs Conny

  9. Ja und die Weissen Servetten aus Stoff sind ein Traum.

    glg Conny

  10. Hi Mariette, I use my toast rack for... keeping self made brown paper bags in upright- in which I keep my self grown and harvested seed for annuals :-) so I can grown my won plants from mt own flowerseeds!
    Lovve the waffles !!

  11. Hello my dear friend Mariette!
    Thank you for visiting my blog, and I'm happy you liked me candles, and thank you for the idea of putting a ribbon to the candles, they will look ever prettier.
    And I love love love your toast rack, and the way you set the table, everything looks so romantic, everything is beautiful.
    I send you a big hug!
    Con cariño,
    Laura =D

  12. Dear Mariette,

    Thank you so much for your sweet comment.
    I brought all the pillows to the shop today, now I need to cross my fingers and see how it sells.
    It was so different from my frilly things but lots of fun to make.
    See you soon, at your place or mine...

  13. Dear Mariette,

    So happy to have a visit from you dear friend and to hear that you were feeling better.
    I love the wonderful toast rack and what an inventive idea, using it for napkins, I like this and may use mine for that.
    Wishing you a wonderful week, and for good health.

    Blessings & hugs

  14. Dear friend, how did I miss this post? This is such a wonderful treasure and I love how you have displayed it.. you have me putting my thinking cap on ... wishing all is well in your corner of the world and that the Angels are looking after you . xo Blessings, HHL

  15. This is truly beautiful! I love the beauty of this toast rack. The picture from the Victoria magazine is perfect! Love the use for stationery - sets it up beautifully! A lovely, lovely post, thank you for sharing this with A Return to Loveliness,
    God Bless,


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