Saturday, October 3, 2009

Met Monday --a shining for October 5

It is met monday at Susan's --so go there to see more changes or metamorphoses





Well--I had some interesting finds when on vacation in the Mountains of NC. I found a large covered silver bowl that I have begun using for the serving of soup. I have a glass container that inserts into this and it works wonderfully. On the left below you see where I have polished and on the right where I haven't. This was buried in a dark hole in an antique shop and it was quite tarnished!!

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Below is the finished shining!

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Also some silver shakers--the left is the after and the right is the before. However where there was scotch tape I couldn't get the sticky stuff off so it didn't polish as well! I tried rubbin alcohol to get the tape off and soaking in hot water--nothing worked (I don't have a dishwasher).



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Lastly is where my "soup bowl" is residing !

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That is a preview of a future tablescape ;-)

23 comments:

  1. They are beautiful finds...lucky you...and you have such patience to give them such a great shine! If the sticky residue from tape doesn't come off, you might try Goo B Gone...sometimes even vegetable oil works

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  2. I have a covered silver casserole like this and it is one of my favorite things! This doesn't look like a "future" tablescape. It looks perfect now!

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  3. What a beautiful bowl. Sorry - no help on getting the tape off. Have you tried Goo Gone?

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  4. Wonderful finds and you have everything looking so good. Love your blog.
    Sandy

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  5. I'm lovin' the silver in the cottage.
    It looks great on the red and white checked tablecloth.
    Rhonda

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  6. oooh such a pretty silver bowl I love silver too, recenly found a tea pot and big tray with ahndles. Love the salt and pepper too. Marla

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  7. Hello there!
    Your header looks great.
    W O W, your silver bowl is gorgeous.
    This turned out so nice.
    Blessings,
    d

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  8. Gorgeous! I love the tablescape too :o)

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  9. What lovely pieces your found! What a difference a little elbow grease makes! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  10. Beautiful! I just LOVE picking up tarnished pieces while thrifting. It's always such fun to see how it turns out. Yours is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. I just love pretty polished silver. Your dish and salt and pepper shakers are just gorgeous. What wonderful finds. I can't wait to see the whole tablescape. Hugs, Marty

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  12. I love your silver bowl and salt/peppers. Have you tried WD40 on the sticky stuff. Most men have it in their arsenal. I just found all the wonderful bloggers and am having a great time reading and learning. Love all the tablescapes also. Have a wonderful week all.

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  13. What a wonderful and fun blog you have, also your home is lovely and I adore your teacups I also collect teacups. I have become a follower. I have enjoyed my visit today at Spindle Cottage.
    Have a wonderful week,
    Elizabeth

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  14. thanks for visiting my blog. Yes I did have back surgery last Friday (for a herniated disc) - but I finished my chair project a couple of days before the surgery, sorry if I was confusing :)

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  15. Hi Kim,

    Thanks for letting me know you visited my blog. My daughters went to the Resolved Conference this last summer and got to hear John Piper teach. I listen to both Piper and Driscoll on my iPod as I clean and do work around the house...oh, and in the car. My hubby and I watch the weekly podcasts of both. We're very grateful to have a pastor here who teaches a lot like both of these men.

    I love your blog! I can't get over your silver bowl transformation. Great find!

    Have a blessed day!
    Teri

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  16. Thanks for stopping by at my blog, I love yours. What a prettly little cottage you have. I love how you have decorated it.
    You are finding the best buys on silver, I'll be back next week to see what you have found this week.~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

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  17. WOW! I can't believe how well they cleaned up! That bowl is simply gorgeous!

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  18. Just look at them all shined up! Have you ever used toothpaste to shine silver? That's how my grandmother showed us. LOL .. memories! Thanks for sharing, and inspiring!

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  19. Hi Kim! Thanks for stopping by...I just LOVE your cottage...your new pic of the tablescape is especially charming!

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  20. Hey there! I appreciate your visit to my place, you have a lovely cottage. What great finds - so fun to find things that need a loving touch. In answer to your question, an upholstery staple gun uses much finer staples than the staple guns from the hardware store. Our new one has an extra long "nose" for tough to reach spaces. It attaches to Hubby's air compressor, made the job go super fast.

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  21. Wow what a difference all shined up makes, just beautiful.
    For my plate, I cut out designed scrapbook paper, as well as used some rub ons, and some scrapbooking stickers and modge podged them on.

    Oh and my hubby and I do look like bro and sis don't we? LOL, I guess you can imagine what our baby girl looks like, no guessing on what our kids will look like. :)

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  22. Hello. Gorgeous silver! You came by my bathroom post and asked about the floors. Well, yes, they're just like any othe vinyl floor. Just treat them the same way. Sorry I took so long to get back. Right after I posted, I caught some major cold or flu. I never responded to anyone that came by. I'm just now coming back to life.LOL.
    Kelly

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Howdy :-)