Silver Plate Champagne Bucket And Other Auction Buys
The champagne bucket I just purchased at the auction is probably going to show up in some Fall displays. I guess it was a 25th wedding anniversary gift for someone. I hate to see stuff like that at auction. It makes me sad. But not sad enough to pass it up. For $10 I bought 7 pieces of silver plated stuff.
Aren’t they pretty. The champagne bucket is perfect for holding a bouquet of flowers. It’s by Rodgers. The compote ( ?) was made in India and has a price tag of $24.99 on the bottom. The other pieces are Oneida.
The Oneida set is monogrammed and I think it’s a C but not really sure. It’s hard to decipher.
I see similar pieces at flea markets and thrift stores all the time. The prices are usually cheap and still no one buys them. Not in style or what? They make great home décor items.
I bought the sad china cabinet/secretary too. The glass was missing and one cabinet door had come unhinged (insert Kathy smiley face). The middle drawer is a pull out desk!
The price was $45. Not really a deal with all the repairs but not bad.
The chest of drawers was $17.50.
We already replaced the bottom piece. The JTS measured the space.
I found a board in the junk stash and cut it with the miter saw.
Then nailed it on. I love my new Ryobi Airstrike Nailer….battery operated…no cord….yea!
The drawers needed some repairs too.
All done. I think the board will look okay after the chest is painted. If it looks all flat and plain and out of place I may need to add some details to it??
We are also working on the $35 wardrobe I bought at my favorite junk shop. It’s a keeper and I’m not painting it. Stay tuned.
You guys have a good weekend. Next week I have another furniture makeover, a craft, maybe an Arkansas/Alzheimer’s Story (it takes me a while to write those), and who knows what else. Oh, I almost forgot. We have a Fall Decorating Tour coming up next week and my Porch decor is next Friday. I'm ready for Fall. Bring it on.
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I`m looking forward to seeing how you work your talents on those great pieces of furniture! I also love the silver plate items you found. I have a supply of thrift shop SP trays; I turn them into pretty serving trays that I have tiled with broken, vintage pottery shards.
I just love the silver pieces. You said got them at an auction. Was it a local one or an estate auction? Just wondering.
It was a local auction in Clarksville
I, too, got a deal at an auction on a silver plated tray, coffee server, hot tea pot, and sugar and creamer, all for $15.00. After 2 hours of polishing, I have lovely pieces. I have a big collection and hang them on the dining room walls and have pieces in cabinets, china cabinets, and on buffets. I like all that you got. Who could pass up a great bargain like that? Now I understand hunters a lot more!
Kathy, I love old silver plate pieces. The more tarnish, the better I like it. I wash them with warm soapy water to remove any dirt, grease or residue, and then put them oput in the bright sunlight. It takes awhile, but I love when I can get them to turn that deep blue lustre! Have fun with your treasures!
I love seeing what you pick up at thrift stores/flea markets. I love that china cab./secretary and can't wait to see what you do to it! I agree with you too, about the great opportunities to grab some nice silver pieces at any thrift store/flea market. I bought a nice silver tea set with pitcher, sugar bowl, creamer and tray for about $25 at one flea market. I polished it up and set it on my buffet and will be using it for flowers throughout the year. I love seeing pine cones/moss balls, or any rustic wooden piece on the silver tray. I think I will use it for my fall flowers and some white pumpkins and deer antlers.
Hi Kathie! Trying to learn as well as get inspiration. You mentioned that the drawers on the chest of drawers needed repairs. So I can learn, what was wrong with them and how did you fix them?
On one drawer the dovetail where the side of the drawer meets the drawer front was apart. We just add wood glue and clamp until it dries. The other drawer had one corner chewed off so I added wood filler and sanded it to look like the corner. It's not perfect but it will do. Hope this helps. I will find a post that shows the process and link it here later. Thank you
Great finds! Love your blog and your craftiness! Keep it coming!?
You got a steal on those silver pieces!! Love a bargain; as well as the hunt 🙂 Yes unhinged I get that!! funny 🙂
Have fun playing with all your pretty things.
Yes, agree! But you know, these days no one wants to take time to polish them!
Yes, Kathy, have fun playing!
Have a wonderful Labor Day Weekend, Ladies!
Beautiful things Kathy. I collect them too. I have a few small and medium ones I use for flowers or a small one in my bathroom for q-tips 🙂 I look forward to more stories. Mimi