Sunday, September 2, 2012

Silver all around



Yesterday I got the chance to go to my neighborhood's flea market.  It was months since the last time I went, and as usual there were lots to look at.

Hubby came with me, he is liking this kind of trips :) He takes his time looking for cables, music, and tools, while I take my time with things that I can use around the house for decoration.


This time my eyes got fixated on silver objects.  Wherever I looked they looked back at me!  Of course, that's what I got besides this old tray that the owner told me had been in her house for the past 25 years!



I was looking for a tray and this one was in pretty good shape.  After a good cleaning, removing the hideous floral, and painting it, the two dollars I spent are going to be a good investment.



But what I'm most happy about is for this "collection" of silver that was just 10 bucks!


Silver cups, compotes, candlesticks, and

trays!




I arranged my loot on one of the family room bookcases and took some pictures as they were, with their dirty look!





The thing is, I kind of like that dirty, tarnished look!


But I also love the shiny look of silver.   Now the question is, which ones am I going to polish?




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25 comments:

NanaDiana said...

I love all your silver pieces. We have several that have been in our family for generations. I will say that I keep them polished because I feel that I owe it our ancestors-lol It's that old guilt thing raising its ugly head again. Can't wait to see which ones you polish- xo Diana

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

baking soda-water paste works miracles on shining those silver babies! ...if you decide to polish it

Heidi Lisa said...

I love the look of the two that have handles, so elegant. I'm kinda digging the tarnished look too - Is that an R engraved in them?

Cristina Garay said...

Yes Heidi, They have the letter R engraved in them. Those are also my favorites!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I wouldn't polish all of them, I love the look of tarnished silver. Your display looks beautiful!!

Heidi Lisa said...

Very cool :o) I hope you enjoy them for years to come ;o)

A Walk in the Countryside said...

Beautiful display of silver!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Fabulous find. I love it all and wow $10, unreal. Beautiful display. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Chubby Chieque said...

I am drooling with your silver pieces.

Love your silver tarnish look and that make them beautiful.

Happy TTT.
/CC

Jody and Stan said...

Beautiful silver treasures! I'm you're newest follower.

Jody

~ Liz ~ said...

Ten bucks? That's amazing and wonderful and I love the idea of putting all the tarnished pieces out and polishing just one and letting it shine. Beautiful! Those are such different pieces than those I find around here. I'm just loving them!
Liz

must love junk said...

Wow-what a great score! I love all your silver pieces, and I'm personally drawn to the tarnished look! Visiting from Coastal Charm and am now following :)
Susan

Jeannie-JB said...

I love love love silver! The only thing I might love more than silver {besides ironstone} is a good flea market - I'd have loved to be in your neighborhood.

Maria Elena said...

What great finds, Cristina! The silver is just gorgeous! What a great collection for that price! I love those neighborhood flea markets!!!

Honey at 2805 said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful silver collection (sigh) at at Potpourri Friday!

Shannon at Fox Hollow Cottage said...

Oh YUM! I am a sucker for silver. This is a fabulous collection. So pretty!!

Athena at Minerva's Garden said...

What beautiful pieces of silver you found at the flea market, Christina--I like the shape of the tray as well. I like how you styled the silver pieces in your bookshelf--very pretty!

Sarah said...

All that for $10? Great find, Christina. Loving the cream and sugar with its elongated look. Very elegant!

jeanetteann said...

My Goodness,what a great haul,well done. I so am in love with silver at the moment.x

Ashley C said...

Very pretty! So fun to find a whole collection in one stop! I have a couple of small silver trophies from thrifting, and I left mine all tarnished.

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Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

What fabulous finds! Saw you over at DIY Showoff. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. It goes live at 8am CST on Monday. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Revi said...

Love your haul of silver! And I like mine tarnished, too. :)
-Revi

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

What a wonderful silver collection!

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