"Eyes of silver
your mystic love I share"
Mr. Frugalista and I both love collecting silver. He collects old CPR (Canadian Pacific Railroad) silver and I (ye of less expensive taste) dance for joy when my eyes glimpse some on thrift store shelves. Look at all these treasures and I paid less than $20.00!
They may not be sterling but they are silver plated and fabulous. Are you like me and love to use them as trays to create pretty vignettes around the house?
little elbow grease a lot of sweating, half a can of silver polish and an old toothbrush and voilà - I think I scored on these little babies!
Look how pretty this scalloped one looks on our bookcase. Those adorable salt and pepper shakers were too darn pretty to tuck away in the china cabinet! Even though I cleaned them thoroughly on the inside I'm still too leery to use them for their intended purpose.
You can't see much of it but I decided to use one as a pretty base for the bird cage. See a theme going on here? Hmmm, I obviously have a fetish for birds!
I thought this pretty tray was a great way to display the photos of loved ones since passed. I'm thinking while looking at this that perhaps it's time to
replace makeover some frames for this vignette.
It feels so good to be back in the Workshop again. I've been having fun playing with all our new found treasures. More of that to come later...