Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Silver Plate Treasures & Vintage Bliss Tuesdays Linky Party #11


As I mentioned in last week's Vintage Bliss Tuesdays post, I came away with a few pairs of matching items on my recent visit to Goodwill. I shared a look at a pair of green vases last week. Here is the second pairing - two lovely aged and silver-plated items.



My husband thought that this first item looked like a very small version of the bed warmer they had at a museum he used to work at. Seeing as the handle is so short, though, it's more likely a vintage "silent butler" crumb catcher/dustpan. It says E.P. Copper on the bottom (which means it's electroplated copper/silver over copper) and it's engraved with the date 30-4-53. A wedding gift maybe?

This silver-plated crumb catcher was $12, which is a bit more than I usually pay for a thrifty find, but I was intrigued by this one. And there's an engraved "M" on it, which just happens to be the first initial of my last name. So it works.


The second item I purchased is a Leonard silver-plated (brass) creamer. It's without a sugar-holding companion, but maybe one will turn up later. This little guy cost me $4.

Have you been thrifting lately? Or is it time to focus on holiday shopping?



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14 comments:

  1. Nice finds! I have been thrifting, but havent find any vintage items.

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    1. Sometimes it's nice to find "new" items too. Things that are useful around the house that you don't want to pay full price for. :)

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  2. I love silver pretties like these. They will look so nice among your holiday decorations! I haven't been thrifting lately....but I'll be ready to go next week! Hugs, Diane

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    1. Great idea Diane. I'll have to incorporate them into the holiday decor! :)

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  3. That is a unique piece to find in a thrift, sometimes those more pricey items just call our name....

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    1. I wish they didn't know my name Jill. ;)

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  4. I don't know what it is either but it sure is cute! I'd pay $12 for it.

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  5. I love the silver-plate items you found. I am pretty sure it is a silent butler for crumbs.

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    1. Thank you for your input. I'm sometimes uncertain with these vintage purchases. :)

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  6. Wow! I never find treasures like that at my thrift store. Thanks so much for sharing at the Make it Monday Party! Hope to see you again next week.

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    1. I rarely see stuff like this either! Thanks for hosting. :)

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  7. I use the little creamers without a sugar bowl as little vases for single roses or small arrangements : ) love it!

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    1. What a great idea Laura! It would be so pretty with a rose in it! :)

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