Sunday, August 16, 2009

Thrifty Monday and Met Monday

I'm joining Rhoda Southern Hospitality and Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Monday. My Live Writer didn't want to publish my post so after fussing for a half hour, I said "Phooey" and just used Blogger. Hopefully it will work next time.

I went to a little consignment store here in town a few weeks ago. I had wanted to go in there for some time, but hadn't had the opportunity. I found a Christmas present there for Cabinet Man.




Back says Sweden, the front interprets to Father's Day 1971. Which leads me to wonder how it ended up in a small city in Northern Colorado! And since Cabinet Man is a cabinetmaker, how perfect is this? It is currently living in the top of Snickerdoodle's closet.

I have gone back in three times since and spotted this. Lovely, but seriously tarnished.Two sugar bowls, a creamer and a tray. One sugar and creamer are one pattern, second sugar bowl another pattern and a pretty tray. 4 piece set marked down from $25 to $10!



So, Saturday afternoon I sat down with my silver polish, soft cloths, sink of warm water, and paper towels (ala Bill at Affordable Accoutrements http://affordableaccoutrements.blogspot.com/2009/08/silver-for-your-table-from-goodwill.html). And my cable remote. And Drop Dead Diva On Demand (http://www.mylifetime.com/on-tv/shows/drop-dead-diva) One of my new favorite shows but I have a hard time watching it in its slot. So I polished and buffed and ruined two fingernails in the process of getting to this. I already had the spoon and the Battenberg doilies were a gift from a friend's trip to Italy some years ago.




I'm not sure if it is silver or plate,probably plate. The tray has Churchill on the bottom, one sugar bowl says FB Rogers Silver (it's plate) and I can't find markings on the other 2 pieces. I didn't find much on the F. B. Rogers. It was founded in 1883 and appears to still be around today.

Still have not finished the rattan patio set, but have a couple more projects to show you soon, including a score from the garage sale in Denver last weekend.

Bop on over to Rhoda's http://southernhospitalityblog.com/those-thrifty-finds/and Susan's http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/ to see what else is up!

17 comments:

  1. Such a great find. They shined up beautifully! Great job!

    Tina

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  2. Your elbow grease paid off on the silverplate! Great price for the set- bet you're glad you went back for it!

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  3. I love the look of freshly polished silver service. They look lovely together

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  4. Very nice. The reason I don't have more silver is I don't like the polishing.

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  5. Love those blue plates!! So nice to meet you....

    love new friends..stop by!

    love,kelee

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  6. Wonderful job Susie
    I used to make wind chimes with my "bargain" sets.
    P.S. I love your doggie in the shoe!
    Happy MM
    Love Claudie
    xo

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  7. Such a pretty set! I have some silver that needs a good cleaning- I just say I love the tarnished patina look!

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  8. Wow -- what a good price for all that silver! I love shiny silver!

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  9. I adore your silver! How beautiful it turned out with your care - simply lovely!

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  10. Your silver looks beautiful! Great job!

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  11. Wow-great prices. Good job.

    Come for a visit.
    Cheri
    Its So Very Cheri

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  12. The set turned out great! Don't you wish they would stay so bright and shiny.
    -Angela

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  13. ~WOW! Susie this came out beautiful! I have a set of "M" flatware I need to work on.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

    ~Blessing to you my friend, ~Melissa :)

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  14. Your silver came out just beautiful! Worth ruining a fingernail or two!! :)

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  15. The silver is gorgeous! Love the plate too. Please stop by and say hello!

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  16. Love the silver pieces...I did the same thing, reluctant to buy but please after polishing! Yours turned out beautifully!

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