My silver collection is growing. And it isn’t intentional. But, when I see silver at Goodwill and lately I have been seeing a lot of it I can’t seem to leave it there!
I picked this piece up for just $2.99. I believe it is a potpourri vase but I think I will also use it as a votive candle holder.
I washed both pieces and then used some silver tarnish polish.
Here it is in my powder room. The same powder room that this past summer I committed on my blog to re-do. Still hasn’t happened. It’s going to be a big job when I do get to it. I mean look at that wallpaper I have to peel.
I found the little coaster in this photo for .49 cents at Goodwill too.
And I also found this sugar bowl there and I paid $1.99 for it. It did not have a lid but that's okay with me. I think I might try and make one of those pincushions that I have seen on Etsy with it. I was very happy to find the silver tray at Goodwill on another visit. I paid $2.99 for it and love it. There are two spots on it that I think are permanent. Hard to see but I know they are there. I guess one of the tricks to finding and buying tarnished silver is to look the piece over very carefully and where you see excessively dark spots, run your finger over the spot to see if you can feel “pitting”. If so, you can decide if you can live with it and if you still want the piece. I knew when I bought the tray that I might have a couple of spots that would be permanent. Are there any seasoned silver hunters out there? I could use some tips!