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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Thrifty Thursday... Polishing the Vintage Silver and Putting it Away...


I'm joining Thrifty Thursdays for the first time... because this is just about the best Thrifty Bargain I've ever gotten... and for more Thrifty Thursdays visit Bloggeritaville Thrifty Thursdays here...

I'd been looking for a container to store some vintage silverware that I'd purchased while shopping Wimberley Trade Days with Candy back in March...

and yes... my favorite Thrifty Shopping Place, Goodwill had this little beauty.

A wonderful "tarnish proof" silverware chest! Yes, the price was right, just $3.99. The interior... perfection!

not a smudge, a tear, a stain... just perfect!

Medallion Guaranteed!

So I polished up my vintage silver, just as Bill at Affordable Accoutrements advised. Then I placed it carefully in my new silverware chest.

and there is plenty of room for more... I just have 4-place settings of this beautiful 1947 Rogers Ancestral Pattern Silver...

The perfect place to use my beautiful vintage silver is on a sunny tablescape on the porch.. with my vintage Syracuse Coralbel Pattern China...
So I'm joining in Susan's Tablescape Thursday...

a close up of the 1947 Rogers Ancestral Pattern... I think it's beautiful. I paid about $50 for the 29 pieces.

and it looks so pretty on the porch...

with all things pink and vintage..

Thanks for the inspiration down here in French Lique...

42 comments:

D said...

Lovely table. Love the pink and green, and the silverware is beautiful. :)
D

Willow said...

Wow you were lucky to find such a great box in that good of shape. Can't beat the price either. The silverware is beautiful.

Willow

prof en retraite said...

Hi Dixie! Unbelievable to find it in such great shape! I know you are enjoying that vintage silver! Something about old silver...that beautiful patina! Hope you are enjoying your week!...hugs...Debbie

mbkatc230 said...

What a great find! The silver is just beautiful, such a pretty pattern. Was it difficult to polish? And your table looks so fresh and pretty. Did you get any rain yesterday? We got some, not much, but at least it was wet and dropped the temp 21 degrees! Kathy

Barbara said...

Dixie, What a Great Find...I could use that box to hold my silver.
Your table is so inviting and serene looking, makes me want to sit and sip.

Happy Thursday.
Barbara

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

A very pretty table and I love the silver.

Martha said...

A very pretty table -- and love your cutlery. And what a great find to store it in!

Laura said...

What beautiful silver. This reminded me of some organizational things I need to do-

I love the pattern-
You did good,
Laura

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

That is a great find. I found 3 chest over the years and all were alot more than that. Plus not as good inside.
Molly

Dixie said...

Kathy... the easy to follow silver polishing directions have a link in my post... Link at Bill's Affordable Accoutrements... Dixie

Bonjour Madame said...

Both the case and the silver are lovely. Your silver has a nice vintage look to it with that pattern. Very nice finds!

SmilingSally said...

Ah, a perfect place to store that lovely silver!

Heidi Pocketbook said...

Very pretty tablescape, Dixie. That's a great find on the silver box, too☺

susan said...

Dixie--I bet you danced out of the Goodwill! I love both your silver chest and the silver pattern. I have Rogers First Love! Great post!

Joyce said...

Rogers silver is so pretty and the GW bargain price for the chest was a steal! Thanks for sharing.
Joyce

marty39 said...

Your new silverware chest is just gorgeous and what a great find. I also really love our pretty silver, such a fabulous pattern. Your tablesetting is so pretty, just perfect. Hugs, Marty

Sarah said...

Beautiful table and great find! I love the look of the silver. So romantic!
Thanks for sharing ~ /hyacinthforthesoul.blogspot.com/

Debbie Pearson said...

Your table setting is so lovely, love the lily of the valley plates, very pretty.

Morning T said...

Your table is beautiful- love the milk glass and your tablecloth. Amazing find at goodwill!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

What a gorgeous table setting! YOu got some lovlies for your table and flatware! You got some fine things! Thanks for linking up today for Thrifty Thursday! I am so appreciative!
Leigh
Tales from Bloggeritaville
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Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

Great Goodwill buy! Your table looks so very inviting. What's for dessert? ~Mindy

jennifer said...

Oh wow! The silver is gorgeous!

Keetha Broyles said...

Wow - - - what a BARGAIN on that silverware box. Why, you can't even buy a burger and fries for that!

Cindy at PlantSomeRoots said...

Pretty table and such a good find at Goodwill!

LillyB said...

Beautiful table!!!

Olive Rue said...

Hey Sweet Dixie. Thank you so much. That was really sweet of you. I enjoy having you drop by and I sure love your blog. Looks like you've given it a new do. LOVE IT!

KBeau said...

Oooooo. I love that silver. And that silver chest was a great find. I know you'll enjoy using it.

Dawn said...

Lovely silverware chest. I love the warm glow of old wood. Your tablescape is wonderful as usual!
Dawn

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Hi Dixie...that's an awesome deal on your chest...looks like it was never even used! I love your table setting...it's beautiful! The embrodiered napkins are really pretty! I love anything embrodiered. Your silver is gorgeous...what a beautiful pattern! I bet it stays looking great in your chest...they really do help keep silver from tarnishing. :-) Thanks for a lovely Tablescape Thursday!

Brenda said...

Oh my goodness, that silverware is gorgeous! (That Bill knows his stuff!) I also love that tablecloth. So pretty. You got a really good deal, girl!
Brenda

Kammy said...

Great flatware - that is one department I am short in.....
Kammy

Cindy said...

That is just a fabulous deal Dixie! I love the flatware and the table is so pretty, vintage, floral and charming. Cindy

Eileen said...

Your silver is beautiful! One of the prettiest patterns I've seen, and a great price! Also a great bargain on the chest!
Lovely table, the colors are so pretty!
All the best,
Eileen

Christina said...

That is one of the best thrifty finds ever. Wow, and so pristine inside. Love the silver too. All so pretty and inspiring.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Everything is just lovely - love your silver.

trash talk said...

You sure do know how to set an inviting table. I love old silverware especially hotel and I've used that particular silver cream for years. It's great and I don't have to drive the wheels off the truck trying to find it...just go to my neighborhood grocer's.
Your dishes would make bologna sandwiches look beautiful!
Debbie

Dawn said...

Me again! I came across this blog and thought you might be interested: http://littleredroost.blogspot.com

Her post today is her 3rd in a series on junking. It's about how to make all your junk get along in your home and she compares it to seating family members at a wedding. Very fresh!
Dawn

Bill said...

Hi Dixie, That's a fantastic price on the beautiful silver storage chest! It's often difficult to find the vintage ones in that kind of condition. Often, they look as if someone's been playing shuffleboard with them (what did people DO to those poor boxes?).
Your silver pattern is very special and looks beautiful on the table you've set.

You were sweet to mention my blog. I love having you stop by and appreciate your always-kind comments. Hope your weekend goes well.

Bill

Kirby3131 said...

What a find!! I love silverware and having it in a fabulous box is even better. Congrats!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Dixie, I am so behind on reading blogs. This table is breath taking! Love that silverware. Your dishes are so pretty too. This just softly whispers "summer", and I'm lovin' it. laurie

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Dixie, I am so behind on reading blogs. This table is breath taking! Love that silverware. Your dishes are so pretty too. This just softly whispers "summer", and I'm lovin' it. laurie

English Cottage in Georgia said...

Dixie, Absolutely beautiful tablescape.
Vintage silverware is such a delight to use. Yours is so pretty AND those cases are so very useful in keeping the tarnish away.