Anyway the silvery heads went so beautifully with the mercury glass acorn that they had to go together, then the studded ball fitted so well in the tarnished silver dish.
This is where the hotel comes in. On the dish (that I bought recently at a fleamarket) is the name Gairloch Hotel. I googled the name and found a picture of the hotel, situated on the banks of Loch Gairloch on the west coast of the highlands of Scotland.
Lovely isn't it? And years ago perhaps ice cream was served to a guest in this very dish. Maybe I should take it on a visit home!
Have a lovely weekend