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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Silver Sunday #2 For Me!


The coffee service was from Goodwill, the tray from my sister-in-law, Rondi.

I will be joining the Silver Sunday party, again this week. Thank you for hosting this each week, Beth. Make sure you stop by Gypsy Fish Journal to see what everyone is showcasing this week.

Anyone that has read my blog knows that most of my "silver" has come from thrift stores or yard sales.

Today, I will show you a few of my favorite pieces. None of it is worth a whole lot but they make me smile each time I walk by.


Four little silver cups, maybe mint juleps?
I found these at Goodwill for 50¢ each.
I will use them as votive holders or individual vases.


This 6 bottle castor set was found in Hilliard, Ohio, this past fall. I couldn't pass it up, all the bottles appear to be originals, plus the price was right! The bottles are all etched.
The candlesticks are from, where else, but Goodwill.
Finally the sugar scuttle is a recent purchase from e-Bay.
It has some pitting which doesn't really bother me.
On a recent blog, I am sorry, I can't remember whose,
I noticed they were using their scuttle as a nut holder...I thought it would make a cute M & M candy dish.

Thanks for stopping by and commenting! It is very much appreciated.

52 comments:

GardenofDaisies said...

Thrift store finds are always so much fun! If it makes you happy then it doesn't matter what other people think it is worth. :-) I really like the little oil and vinegar cruet set.

julie said...

I love your silver coffee set. I cannot imagine giving that up to Goodwill. Thanks for stopping by...julie

Audra said...

I went thrifting today! Good Will had some finds, so I happily brought home a few treasures that I hope to show soon.

Love those julep cups. I am always on the look out for these, seems to be a bit elusive, but I have hope one day I will find some!

The oil and vinegar set is divine! I love using them, as it brings a sense of yesteryear to the table. Ahhh...waxing nostalgic again. Sorry! Just can't help myself :)

Linda said...

Love your silver finds. It's such a surprise to me what people give to Goodwill, but I'm so glad they do!!!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

You have some wonderful silver pieces my friend...loved the castor set the best...Thanks for sharing...May you have a great weekend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

HOW I lover silver! I usually always wear it as well. I favor my hair clip in silver too. :) That tray really caught my eye. Lovely. :)
Mona

junkdreams said...

Wonderful thrift store finds!
Happy SS!
xojanis

ceekay said...

Oh I love your compote set. Those are so hard to find! Beautiful pieces this week....happy SS!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

You have some wonderful silver items. You got some great deals too. I never seem to find those. I love the set you bought in Ohio. Crystal and silver just seem to go together.
Blessings,
Marcia

bj said...

I love thrifting so much...such fun.
You have a wonderful silver collection.
Love the tray!
xo bj

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

Go look at my silver service that I posted on Silver Hollowware! You won't believe it!
http://hollowware.blogspot.com/2010/01/tea-service.html

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Beautiful finds, Mimi! I especially love the castor set and have been eyeing one at an antique mall near me. Yours is gorgeous! I vote you the thrifting queen with the best deals in blogland! I hope you are having a great weekend...hugs...Debbie

Jane said...

You have some beautiful silver items. I love the coffee service and the castor set is very cool.
Jane

Gracie Jewellery said...

If this is what you find at the Goodwill, I have to go shopping.
I've donated things to them, but they want it dropped at the back door. Next time, I'll have to go round to the front door.
Nancy

Sharlotte said...

What special pieces you have! I love to shop GW too...it's always a treasure hunt! Thanks for sharing!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

You have such treasures...it is amazing what people give away...isnt' it?

Sue

vanilla143 said...

I enjoy my thrifty store silver pieces too!

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

What beautiful silver pieces you have! Those little silver cups are cute! I'd use them in my craft room! M&M's, hmmmm, maybe I'll put those in my butter butler!

Happy Silver Sunday!

((Hugs))

Sonia said...

What a bargain you got~I must go to Goodwill more often! It is a beautiful silver tea service!

Miss Bloomers

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Great finds! I love the little cups and the etched bottles in your bottle castor are very pretty! The sugar scuttle is so adorable!

Wishing you a wonderful Silver Sunday!

xoxo,
Julia

Wizard of Was said...

I love you wonderful castor set! They are very hard to find at a reasonable price and complete! Great GW find, too!
Have a great Silver Sunday
Gale

thesavedquarter said...

Very pretty! I never pull out my pretty serving dishes, since it's always just me and the husband and the kids. Maybe I should do it just for us!

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Mimi
Well it is the 2nd Silver Sunday for me also.. You know I love that coffee set.. but the castor set has me regretting I didn't buy something very similar... They had reduced the price a third.. yet still it was too too much.. but looking at yours.. i wish i had just splurged... might have to go back to the store.. haha

Lovely pieces ...thanks for sharing .. Julie

Gypsy Fish said...

I want to go thrifting with you...you have found such amazing treasures!
Thanks for coming...see you next Sunday!
{{gypsy hugs}}
Beth

Brynwood Needleworks said...

I especially love your silver scuttle. I just got one like it from my mum and it's one of my prized pieces.
xoxo
Donna

Dishesdone said...

Gorgeous pieces, Mimi! You always have such great finds :)

Sherrie said...

Those are mint julep cups. I would love to have found those at Goodwill. As you can tell from my blog title, I am there a lot. Thanks for sharing.

Vintage Blue Studio said...

It's amazing the things you can find at the Goodwill. I found a fenton compote there for a couple bucks in perfect condition. That reminds me, maybe I'll go there tomorrow...hehe.

The Lazy Peacock said...

what amazing finds! i love that condiment set, it's beautiful! love the other pieces too!

Lyneen said...

OH MY What lovely pieces of Silver you have. I love the bottle set. What fun you must have looking for silver. TFS, Happy Silver Sunday!

NicNacManiac said...

WOW...the condiment set is gorgeous and the mint julip cups would look really special lit up with votives! The coffee set is so pretty...great silvers you chose to share with us today!!
xOxO Nerina

alice said...

Boy Howdy you were in the right place at the right time. Beautiful et. Thanks for stopping by! I'll be watching for more posts.
smiles, alice

tales from an oc cottage said...

oh you lucky duck! i so want some julep cups but they are a fortune!

m ^..^

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love your tray, Mimi! Thanks for commenting on my post, too. I'll be leaving them as they are ~ no worries that I'll paint over those pretty designs. I don't think I could bear to do it anyway!

Sarah said...

What wonderful silver finds. I think the scuttle makes a perfect holder for m&m candies. The cruet set is a great find. Good for you! Happy Silver Sunday...Sarah

Laura said...

I love all your thrifted silver! My fav is the castor set! Happy SS!!

sissie said...

Lovely silver pieces, and it doesn't matter if they are valuable or not, what matters is they please you. At least that's my philosophy!!
I think your coffee set is devine and at the same time a wonderful thrift store buy. I love that Goodwill. Never know what you'll find there.

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment.

Sissie

Cheryl ~ ZanyMayd said...

Just Love the Silver You have shown this week.... it always amazes me to find Treasures like this at a Thrift Store~
cheryl

Brenda@ **Dragonflys and Stars** said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. I got to find a new blog! :) Don't you just love the silver you can find at Good will and other such shops! you found some really great things. I am not sure what my spoons are in. It is old ironstone but larger than any sugar bowl I have seen-- I am not very informed on serving pieces and what they might be.

Kathleen said...

Great finds, M!
How big are those silver cups..they are very interesting!

Caroline@ FOREVER VINTAGE said...

Isn't it amazing what you can find at Goodwill? I love the mint julep cups...so many different ways to use them.

Martha said...

Love your silver -- and how lucky are you at some of your finds! I have a sugar scuttle -- I use it for my demitasse spoons (which I posted about) -- it corals them nicely!

dj said...

love the mint julep cups....thanks for stopping by for some chocolate fudge pie....teehee.

also love,love the blue charger plates in your previous post.i wonder if they are still available?

dj

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What wonderful pieces, and so many from GW. How lucky you are to find such beautiful bargains. laurie

Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

Thanks for stopping by Mimi! Yes my liberty is a bell, she's from a thrift store too. After seeing your post and blog I see we have the same love of thrifting and the goodwill! I'll be back! ~ Theresa

Helen said...

Anything that makes us smile is wonderful to have around ... I loved your pieces and isn't Goodwill the best place to browse?

Kathy said...

The coffee service and tray are gorgeous. I LOVE the mint julep cups. I would love to find them for .50! Do you ever use them for small floral arrangements? It would be beautiful. Sorry my Sunday Silver visit is so late but I do love your silver post!
xoxo...Kathy

xinex said...

I can't believe you got those julep cups for 50 cents each. The cruet set is my favorite but they are all so lovely...Christine

Sherry said...

Oh, I just love the mint julep cups, just 50 cents! Wow! They look so awesome with big floppy flowers in them. How pretty all your finds are.

Miss Mustard Seed said...

I love the mint juleps! I can't believe you found them for 50 cents each. I guess to them a cup is a cup. great buy!

EnchantedBella said...

Your silver is wonderful. Anything that makes you smile is worth a lot in my book. Thank you so much for the info you gave me on my jewel ladle. It's great to have that information. hope to see you next Sunday. Happy SS

Rebecca

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What a beautiful Silver Sunday post! I love all your treasures and how beautifully you display them all!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents