Sunday, November 29, 2009

From Eeek! to Chic



A couple of weeks ago my sister and I were bored and decided to check out a local thrift shop. As I was meandering through the aisles, this bowl instantly caught my eye. Why it did, I am not quite sure as it was under some ugly wood shelf-thingy and it was tarnished beyond belief.



Nonetheless, it was mine and for only $2.99, I had high hopes. See the bottom of the bowl in this picture? That is how I knew it had promise so I grabbed my Tarnex silver polish (which makes your house smell like rotten eggs for about 20 min.) and went to it.



Voila! After about 5 minutes of some good polish, my crummy little bowl looked like this!



Isn't it pretty? There is something so simple and perfect about freshly polished silver. I guess I just like that you can totally give a face look to something so quickly. Instant gratification.



Oh look - my reflection. Boy am I glad that my camera is in front of my face in this reflection. I was unshowered, unkempt and unpresentable, to say the least.

And yes Mom, I know that unpresentable and unshowered are not words and that this is making the editor in you squirm. For this, I am very, very sorry.

So, I had a pretty silver bowl that was empty, empty, empty. What to do with it...



Earlier this month I was invited to attend a charity event in which I bid on, and won, a table centerpiece. The centerpiece was basically a wine chiller bucket full of these pretty blue ornaments. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with them at the time but I love the way they look in my pretty silver bowl.



Not too shabby for $2.99, eh? It has actually inspired me to perhaps go blue with the decor for this Christmas season. We'll see.

Yay for Christmas!!!!!

11 comments:

  1. Oh, I like to find treasures like this and the silver bowl perfectly sets off those blue ornaments.

    I know it's a long shot, but do you have any Stott relatives in Texas? My Grandparents best friends were Stotts, George and LaRue. Just wondering if there is any connection with your family.

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  2. This is my kind of decor! I have been buying silver trays for a super cute "craft" on my 504 main blog.

    Beautiful! Thanks for swinging by Hip Weddings..I'll be having a book giveaway soon (like in the next couple of weeks)! And if you have any questions, feel free to throw them my way.

    Holly @ 504 Main

    PS-I'll be following too!

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  3. It looks love and those ornaments are so bright and cheery! I love ornaments gathered together in places all over the home. :)

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  4. It takes more than poor grammar and slang to make me "squirm".

    Love those ornaments, the reflection wasn't too bad, either!

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  5. Thank you for following my blog! And I shall be following yours! I love meeting new people via blogging.

    And I LOVE your silver bowl, how cute with the blue ornaments! Blue and silver are always a good pairing.

    Looking forward to perusing your past entries...

    Dawn

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  6. Dang! You must have a good eye. I still think about that apothecary table you spied a few months ago...

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  7. ah what a fun blog you have! Thanks for visiting (and leaving a note and a link!) on mine. :) I have enjoyed poking around on your space for a while this morning.

    I come from a family of thrifters and the biggest score was a ring bought for $9.95 that appraises at...drumroll please...$7500! It is antique platinum and European diamonds, one of a kind beautiful. :)

    Have a great day!

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  8. That is so cool, well done you for spotting it in the thrift shop!!

    Looks like you had a fab Thanksgiving, the food looked amazing!

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  9. Tiffany - WHAT A STEAL! That is one of the best bargain hunter stories I have heard yet!

    Hillary - I still dream about that table too. A lot. I really want it.

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  10. That is a beautiful bowl. I found an awesome silver creamer at a thrift shop and it cleaned up really well! have a great evening! xxoo

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  11. I think I would have given up on that bowl. I love the glittery ornaments.

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