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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Silver Sunday... A Shiny New Life!

Found at a bargain price... in need of polish... a coffee pot with a broken handle and an unattached lid... and a lidless sugar bowl.. in need of adoption is what I thought...

I know a lot of you Silver Girls love tarnish... I just ain't one of 'em...

here's the "Before"...

good bones...

fabulous feet... and beautiful tray...

and the "After"...

gleaming...

sparkling...

loved and cared for...

A shiny new life for a neglected old girl...
We love our shiny silver... down here in French Lique!

I'm joining sweet Beth for Silver Sunday again this week... If you love silver and want to see more... visit Beth at Gypsy Fish Journal... the participants are on her sidebar... you'll love what you see...


29 comments:

The Muse said...

Funny...I have pieces that I MUST polish and others that I keep tarnished...

I wonder why we feel the way we do?

Either way, tarnished or gleaming...your set is divine!

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marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

This is such a fabulous find. I love it. So pretty. You did shine it up beautifully and the set is really stunning. I love it. Hugs, Marty

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

That's a beautiful service! Even thought I don't mind tarnished pieces, I like the service polished better. Maybe that's because of the elegant shape of the pieces.
Have a lovely Silver Sunday!
Hugs,
Julia

stefanie said...

It is gorgeous...it looks like a complete different set..I love it shiny too!

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Ah, a new lease on life! Beautiful!

Have a fabUlous day!

((Hugs))
Marsha

Wizard of Was said...

Now I do agree with you on this...that set looks wonderful polished! I normally like unpolished "dirty" silver, but a set like this needs to shine, and it does ever so! Happy SS
Gale

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Hi Dixie!

I'm with you.....OUT with the tarnish....Your set is just lovely...

Hugs,
Spencer

Deb said...

Oh Dixie...I love your header...my daughter has been dancing for 19 years...seen alot of ballet slippers....

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I am a shiney silver girl myself! It sure looks like it came together wonderfully! Thanks for visiting!! Happy SS!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Beautiful!!! I like it shiny with a little dark tarnish in the corners and hidey spots.....kind of like me... :)

Happy Silver Sunday and so nice to meet you.

sissie said...

I with Lynn, I like it a little tarnished on the edges, but polished overall.
Your looks fabulous.

Sissie

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

Doesn't everything look grand all polished up. Come on over to my house next, huh? xo Joan

Linda said...

She cleaned up right well! Love how it looks all shiny! Now they are all smiling, I can see it!

Nita Jo said...

That turned out beautifully! My mom was a great one for taking home the neglected items that nobody else wanted. She ended up with some lovely treasures for her home. I learned to always take a second look...

Blessings!
Nita Jo

What's next said...

Love it! I've always wanted a tea service.

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Very Pretty Silver ~ I Love that you showed the before & after.... I am one who Loves the Tarnished Old look, but I must admit the Shiny is Very Pretty (Hope I am Not just L A Z Y )
cheryl

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Dixie, that set looks gorgeous! laurie

Mimi said...

Fabulous coffee service, so pretty all shined up!

trash talk said...

Psst...I am a member of the polished train too...don't tell anybody...I got a rep to protect. I love the way it looks almost white when it's polished up perfect.
Debbie

Martha said...

I like my silver polished, too! Maas is now my polish of choice. What a beautiful set once it is polished! And there is nothing like a silver tea set!

Candy said...

Good bones in deed. Did you put Lili to work on those? And her pillows, do we get a sneak peek before you put them in the booth? And to your earlier question...YES~I loved the bodacious blooms on the seat covers...FAB!!!
Terry and I are meeting at our booth for the monthly money exchange ;-/
What happened to our sunshine??? Is there any down there in French Lique?

Anne~Fiona and Twig said...

I love tarnished AND shiny!
Yours does really have great bones, so it would look lovely either way!

XO,
Anne

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I actually like it all shiny too...you have some beautiful pieces.

Sue

EnchantedBella said...

It turned out beautiful. I love it.
Rebecca

Candy said...

I love blogland and dreaming of beautiful things...
Terry and I off on a new adventure with our mall face lift.
Collecting things for a gazebo and dreaming of days of sunshine to work outside...
Just came in from walking in the mist...no gorillas here in Wim...checking on a burn pile that is still smoldering from the day's work.
I love being outside!!!

Lavender Chick said...

Wow!! What a find! Yes - shiney for sure, gotta have that silver shined!

Sherrie said...

My oldest pieces I keep tarnished, I love the soft glow. Newer pieces I shine. But it all works, it is all good. Yours are all beautiful.

Gypsy Fish said...

Love the before and after...pretty, pretty, pretty!
Love this chest! What is shipping cost to zip code 33027 (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)?

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Looking good, Dixie! You know how much I love shiny objects!

XO,

Sheila :-)