Friday, May 11, 2012

Garage Sale Haul

Today being Friday, my friend Mary, and I hit the neighborhood garage sales. My big score were three silver plate trays. I wish I had photographed them in the state I bought them. They were so black with tarnish that I didn't even realise they had designs on the flat surfaces! It took me an hour to remove most of the tarnish. I will do some more work on them later, but my arm and back began to ache, so I decided they looked pretty good! I know it has been a recent fad to prize tarnished silver, chippy paint, and ratty fabric. Just to let you know, I'm not a fan. To me it just looks plain lazy.
This one is silver over copper and has a heraldic crest with the copper showing in the design.

 The next one is round with a very beautiful raised floral motif.
The third tray is a very large, very heavy, rectangle tray that also has a lovely raised grape detail.

OK, now that you have seen how beautiful they are, I'll tell you the best part - they were $1 each!
I know, unbelievable, right? I felt like arguing with them, but I guess they just wanted to avoid having to polish them.

4 comments:

Adrienne said...

ONE DOLLAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Be still my beating heart. I've been buying some silver trays off ebay lately. Why?? I have no earthly idea. I don't need them.

Thanks for the pic of the twisted pansy. I was able to quit banging my head on the wall by telling myself it was God's will that the pansy was upside down.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

You are one lucky duck, my friend.

Sarah said...

Beautiful bargains, Priscilla. I'm with you, I like silver polished, and I don't mind polishing it. I think the grape border is gorgeous, then so is the floral border. I'm so happy that these lovely trays found a home with you where they will be appreciated and well cared for.
Happy Mother's Day! ~ Sarah

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

The round one. Fill it up with cookies and leave it on my doorstep STAT! :)

I have a praise in that our home has officially sold. I now have just 32 to days to find a home, pack and move. A little pressure? :) We put a bid on a home yesterday that will give "The Money Pit" a run for it's money.
I wanted to let you know that I so appreciate all of your support and kind comments and if I am absent the next few weeks from your blog please know I will return soon.

For whomever you nurture, have a happy and blessed Mother's Day.

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