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??
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.
Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com