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!!!!!