Hi everyone! Wow, it’s time for another TTF party! Thank all of you who joined me last week! Lots of awesome thriftiness out there!
Let’s see who Mr. Random.org picked for this week’s 3 featured links!
Deb at Dragonfly Treasure showed two fantastic thrifty finds and she even put them up where she wanted to before she posted! I rarely do that. Way to go Deb!
Glenda at Dab of This and That showed us some gorgeous vintage jewelry. If you haven’t “met” Glenda yet, let me tell you this lady makes the most beautiful reinvented jewelry pieces from old vintage jewelry she finds!
Patty at A Few Pennies showed us a lot of amazingly beautiful finds! I had a hard time choosing which picture to feature but, because I am totally in LOVE with these beauties, I am using his one! LOL
Okay, on to my thrift finds for the week.
We are going silver today.
You know, you can find the coolest things in the oddest places! We met my parents for lunch at a little diner and next door to it was a “Coin and Trading Cards” shop. I am not very interested in either of those things, however, I glanced in the window displays and spotted several beautiful silver items marked at really good prices. So, I went in and asked to see the first item I was interested in which was this vintage silver plated pitcher.
Well, I thought $4.00 was not a bad price for it. But, I also wanted to see the set of 4 silver plated plates. So, I set the pitcher down and asked to see the plates. $5.00 for the set of four. Hummm, a little high for my thiftiness but, I really did like them. So, I was just looking them over and not saying anything to the guy who got them for me.
Pretty tarnished. I just wanted to check them over to see if any of the silver plate was missing or any pitting had occurred. Well, as I was looking the guy must have thought I didn’t want them and said, “How about $2.00 bucks for each of them? A total of $4.00”. I must have looked stunned for a minute because he then said, “Listen, this isn’t the stuff we deal with but, sometimes in order to get the things we do deal in, we have to take the whole lot. And these are things we don’t want to spend our time polishing up and then trying to sell on Ebay.” Okay dokey!……….SOLD!!!
So, check out how BEE-U-TEE-FUL they shined up! I feel like I should have done a little video clip instead of a picture. That way I could have had a cloth over the newly polished things and could have whisked it aside with a big ..TA DA!!! Maybe I will do that one of these days. I have never made and posted a video to my blog before. Hummm, that’s a new thought.
Can we say STUNNING!!! . Yup, I was a silver polishing fool! But, it is like uncovering a treasure or unwrapping a present to me. I can’t wait to see how it turns out!
I was doing the Happy Silver Dance all over the place!! And I have already used them for dinner! You can see it next Thursday for Tablescaping day. I will use both of these silver finds all summer. Silver pitchers keep iced drinks so cold so it is great for outdoor BBQs. And the little salad plates will be chilled in the fridge before serving cool appetizers, salads or desserts on. Not too mention, the more you use your silver, the less you have to polish!
A couple of silver finds in my auction boxes were these items.
A server with a place for a candle to put a bowl or plate on top and keep warm. Now, I know you guys see these at all the thrift stores and probably walk right past them. They are wonderful things to have. You can take them outside and keep your food warm or as we did, I use it on my dining room table (once again, you will see it in next Thursday tablescape post). We love to use them and have several of various styles and sizes. The salt shaker (I forgot to take a before) is major heavy silver and a total pain to clean and polish. I did the best I could. It is a very old piece. It will be for decorative use.
So, those were my silver lovelies for the week. I can’t wait to see what thriftiness you have to show off this week!!
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