Saturday, January 30, 2010

Silver Love

Tarnished silver, glazed ironstone and vintage valentines currently decorate my dining room buffet.













Looking for old pieces like these is one of my favorite lunch time activities.  In the past couple of weeks I have really hit the "junkin" jackpot.

I pictured this silver drink server on my last week's post.  I found it at a thrift store for $15.00.  It was one of those pieces that I just had to have.  I love the decorative metal work and the engraved "G" in the center.  It sits atop an old beveled, silver edged mirror that I found this week at an antique mall for $4.00.  One of my vintage valentines is displayed in a little silver cup that is engraved with a name and a birthdate.































On the other side of the buffet is a silver water pitcher holding red and white roses (the roses are made of wood.  I found the bunch "as is" at a thrift store this week for $2.00).  Another small silver cup displays another of my valentines.  The mirror these pieces are on was purchased at the same antique booth as the other mirror for $3.50.






























In the middle of the display is an old "fresherator" jar holding several mismatched pieces of silverware.  The ironstone bowl was a thrift store find for $2.50.
The ironstone platters behind the silver were also thrift store finds.  I love the contrast between the tarnished silver and the glazed, creamy finish of the ironstone.

Thanks for visiting.  I'm posting today to the very popular Silver Sunday party hosted by Beth @ Gypsy Fish.  Each week I am continually amazed at all the beautiful silver pieces that are being shared.  Please link over to Gypsy Fish and check them out.
Have a wonderful Sunday.
Jane
































60 comments:

  1. Hello sweet lady...

    Ohhh Jane, I love what you've done with your buffet...it's gorgeous!!! Of course, you know my fascination with silver and ironstone...so this is right up my alley, Girl!!! Love, love, LOVE IT!!! Wow...you found some great bargains this week! I just adore that tall silver drink server...it's gorgeous! Ohh...I'm so envious!!! I would love to find one of those!!! I love how you displayed your silver on the mirrors...I've never thought of doing that but it's really pretty! Really showcases the silver pieces beautifully! Great idea!!! Love how you did the pretty red roses falling over the sides of the silver pitcher...very pretty! Well my friend...it's all fabulous!!! Thank you so much for sharing your beautifully decorated buffet and some of your silver collection with us today! What a sweet treat!!!

    Warmest winter wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  2. Jane,

    Are those roses really made of wood? They are so pretty and I love how they droop over the picture - beautiful buffet, sister friend!
    Susie from Des Moines

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  3. I wish I work with you, then I can go junking with you at lunch time. What a nice way to pass the time! Your purchases are so fine, love the trays and beverage holder....Christine

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  4. Oh your displays are wonderful. I love how you used the silver pieces to showcase your Valentines! Happy SS!

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  5. Jane, Jane Jane......your vingette are just so amazing! Valentines day and silver....perfec together!
    Thanks for being part of Silver Sunday....see you next week~
    {{gypsy hugs}}
    Beth

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  6. The vintage silver looks great with the red valentines. It looks so fun and romantic!

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  7. Your display is so very lovely. I love all the tarnished silver....it is the best!

    Blessings,

    Jo

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  8. Those roses are incredible. The entire setting is just lovely.

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  9. Jane~~~

    This is beautiful. I love all the silver pieces...they are all the things I look for and collect. I LOVE the drink server (never knew that is what it was called!). I can't believe the roses are made of wood!! How pretty!!

    You did a perfect job with your buffet.

    xoxo
    Jane

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  10. Love that drink server, Jane! I've seen a lot of silver at my Goodwill lately but, then again, it could just be that I've started taking notice more! : )

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  11. Jane, your silver vignettes are beautiful. The red roses in the silver pitcher is the perfect touch -- then add a couple of beautiful old valentine cards and it's the perfect display. Also love the twine!

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  12. Hi Jane,

    that pitcher is beautiful! All of your pieces are so pretty and look wonderful on your sideboard!

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  13. What great silver you have my dear:-)
    Love the silver water pitcher, looks fabulous with the roses.

    Melissa

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  14. Hi Jane! It all looks so pretty, I can't believe those roses are made of wood, they look so real! Your so good at the small details, I love the ball of string with the wire holding the vintage valentine - ingenious! Thanks so being a regular visitor I love it when I see a comment from you ~ Theresa

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  15. Hi Jane,
    I love how your buffet looks, everything is so artfully displayed. I think the rich colored roses in the silver pot looks devine.

    Happy Silver Sunday.

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  16. I love the silver with the ironstone and the vintage Valentines. Fabulous!!! I wish I could go thrifting everyday. I love to find wonderful treasures. I went thrifting today & found nothing. Boo hoo!

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  17. What a beautiful silver filled buffet! I just love your thrifty finds...I found a bowl at Goodwill and I was thrilled to find such a nice piece for $5.00. Your vignette is so pretty..love the little valentines you tucked in too!

    Happy SS

    Miss Bloomers

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  18. Such bargoons. Your buffet looks lovely.
    Nancy

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  19. You make tarnished silver look so darn classy! I was just thinking about polishing an old tray but now, maybe not....

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  20. It is so, so pretty! I love it all! You have had some great thrifting finds. I have some wooden roses and can not believe how beautiful they are. :)

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  21. best of all, i love the little cup with the string in it !!! nice job...

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  22. Very pretty! I'm glad to hear that you are hitting the jackpot. No luck in this neck of the woods.

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  23. What a wonderful display! I love the silver but also the vintage valentines. You have found some wonderful pieces but the beverage server is very special!

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  24. OH, Jane~ everything looks so wonderful! What good luck you have at those thrift stores!!! I just love how you have added the valentines cards, and those roses are so sweet. I usually skip right over Valetine's- but I really like your display!!

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  25. Jane, your buffet is wonderful. I love the silver drink dispenser and the combination of the valentines really show it off. love it!
    hugs,
    Debra

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  26. Hi Jane,
    Wow,,great finds.....would love to go thrifting with you! Beautifully displayed as well!
    Happy SS!
    xojanis

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  27. Oh Jane ~~ how I loved looking at all the pretties on your buffet. Beautiful silver and ironstone. I have such a weakness for the old Valentines. Aren't they just precious? I always enjoy seeing your style. Such fun it is to blog and get to know new people! Did you get ice with the latest storm? We actually dodged this one, thank goodness!!

    Donna

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  28. Jane, Silver and Valentine is such a great combination! I love your drink server and that Valentine card is so sweet!
    Have a wonderful Silver Sunday!
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  29. I love all your silver today, Jane! Your photos are so romantic.
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  30. Jane, you have some beautiful pieces and you have them displayed beautifully. I loved your Silver Sunday post!
    xoxo...Kathy

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  31. Hi Jane, I love, love the roses in the silver pitcher...looks so good together. I could kick myself..I walked by a large white ironstone platter today at an antique mall...one of those "should of" moments...

    Sylvia :D

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  32. Jane, I really loce that coffe server...such a sweetie! Love how you have arranged everything on your buffet...it looks so fantastic!
    Gale

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  33. oops...that's love..not loce..duh
    Gale

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  34. Hi Jane! Happy Silver Sunday!
    I love your pitchers! I'm hoping to find one on my thrift adventures one day!
    The vintage valentines are just as gorgeous, love them.
    Thanks for stopping by-see you next week!

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  35. I love your silver love! Using tarnished silver in a vignette always gives it a vintage look. It is so adorable. Great job and happy SS

    Rebecca

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  36. Jane, I just love your buffet. Looks like something I would've done in my own home. That water picture was a great find. I'd love to luck up on one for myself.

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  37. I really like the roses in the silver pitcher. I have one . . . I think I'll do that only with carnations as those are my hubby's favorites.

    Thank you for stopping by!

    ((Hugs))
    Marsha

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  38. oh, i love that drink server! monograms are my favorite. what a great deal.

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  39. Wood roses.....love them. Your silver and ironstone are great finds. Thanks for sharing.

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  40. well, I'd love to walk behind you on your lunchtime shopping trips. There'a nothing at all like those things to be found at a reasonable price in downtown Victoria. I love the way you've displayed the pieces with the valentines.

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  41. What pretty, pretty pieces. I love you displays...julie

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  42. Jane, I think you hit the jackpot with all your finds! I just love engraved pieces. You know how special they were to someone. Thanks for stopping by. I always enjoy your comments.
    smiles, alice

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  43. I so love that drink server. It would fit right in with the coffee and tea servers you find on this side of the world. Your buffet of thrifty finds is just gorgeous! I can't believe you find such treasures at such wonderful prices. Of course, you have such a knack of displaying them with love. Have a super Sunday. Blessings, Tammy

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  44. There is such a lovely patina on your pieces and the display is so romantic.
    Susan

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  45. I love the drink server...yes, there is just something about the look of ironstone with silver...cute vintage Valentines.

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  46. LOVE your Valentine theme silver. I would have picked up thedrink server in a heart beat! Happy Silver Sunday and thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  47. I am lovin all the Silver ~ The Drink Server, be still My Heart & I can't believe the Roses are Wood ~ they look great.... Hasn't S.S. been Fun...
    cheryl

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  48. I love the thread spools inside the silver baby cups--very cool juxtaposition. And those mirrors are great, what a steal! Beautiful vignette all around.

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  49. Jane, the arrangement on your buffet looks so pretty. I also love the silver mixed with the ironstone. The V'tine cards and wood roses are a perfect compliment to this vignette. I want some of those wonderful mirrors you found. You really got a deal on those. When I see them, they are marked much higher than that. (I have the same silver water pitcher-I think its lines are so graceful and pretty). laurie

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  50. Love your silver collection. It looks so good with the Valentine cards too! Pretty roses!
    Hugs,
    Margaret B

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  51. Jane,
    These are wonderful pieces! You inspired me to pull my silver tea set out of the "hutch" and display it on top! Wonderful eye!
    Dee Dee

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  52. Neat finds all! Really neat pieces and I love engraved pieces -- no matter what letter!

    Estate Sales -- with Craigs List and our Garman, we go places we've not even thought about (which is where I found that silver -- without Garman we would never have even tried to find it).

    I think Craigs List of EState Sales is better than the one in the newspaper.

    Of course, Estate Sales are better in March.

    Martha

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  53. Oh wow Jane! Your silver looks awesome! Love the addition of the little Valentines.

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  54. Great Silver Sunday post Jane. I love the wood roses. I have some but had forgotten about them. Running to get them out right now for Valentine display. Thank you for the inspiration. :)

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  55. On my SS the first is not a button it is a broach. But that would be awesome if it was.

    Rebecca

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  56. I seriously like the wooden roses. Hook a sister up!

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  57. Love the pitcher with the roses and the bowl full of silverware but my favorite is the spool of thread holding the vintage valentine...So simple and stunning!

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  58. Hi Jane!!!!
    Everything looks so beautiful, as it always does in your home. You have that magic touch! What good luck you have at those thrift stores!!! I love how you added the valentines cards!

    HUGS!
    Leigh

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  59. What gorgeous and unique silver pieces you've shared with us! I love them all and I really like all your sweet vignettes!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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Thanks for stopping by. I really enjoy reading all of your comments!