If you have two loaves of bread sell one and buy flowers. For although the bread will nourish your body, the flowers will nourish your soul.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Two Tops and Silver

One of our family's favorite things about the arrival of fall, is the steady agenda of fall festivals. There is one close by almost every weekend. The first one of the season is Two Tops...food, music, tractor and horse pulls, crafts, food (oh, I said that already, didn't I?), and.....fleas! 

Okay...we arrive. And the first stand I walk up to has a utensil organizer with tarnished and dirty silverplate in it. I ask...how much?  "Oh...50 cents apiece."  Cool, I think to myself, and pick out one place setting. $2.50.  Pretty good!  While I'm picking them out he says..."Or you can have the whole thing for $5." I assume you can figure out how long I hesitated on that one.  I walked away with 1 knife, 3 tablespoons, 11 teaspoons, 5 dinner forks, and 7 dessert forks of Community silver plate in 1932 Lady Hamilton pattern. 

I love the magical transformation that takes place with a little silver polish.

Also included was the heavy duty, perfect condition stainless steel utensil tray which cleaned up beautifully, a few miscellaneous pieces, and this cute little brass thingamajig with a lid that unscrews. 

As I polished it up, I rubbed extra hard in case there was a teensy tiny little genie in there.  No....


Pieces of Dreams said...

Hi Deb!

Thank you for your kind words and well wishes for Wayne's Mom...Every prayer counts! Your magical silver transformation looks beautiful. Wayne and I really love the look of silver. It is a shame that a lot of younger people don't appreciate that the look is worth the work! But things evolve and soon we will here that it is all the rage!

Happy fall, Karen

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Woo-hoo! Don't you love a great deal? The silver is so beautiful, Deb! I hope you have been well.

Margaret said...

Hello! This is my mother's 'silver' pattern. It has been on our table since I was a child in the Yukon in the 50's. Recently, I have begun collecting it as well and I am impressed with your bargain. Beautiful old things need to be loved again!

Bill said...

You did very well! Lady Hamilton is a wonderful old pattern with a very nice "hand feel." I purchased a partial set at an estate sale at the country home of a former US Congressman. Your post has reminded me to take inventory and see if I have enough to use for a tablescape post. I put it in a drawer in the dining room so it wouldn't get lost in the (storage room) shuffle.

Thank you for stopping by and leaving such a lovely comment. It made my day!