Monday, July 9, 2012

Rusty Rave Monday - Silver & Salvage

It thrills me to find wonderful items and not have to pay very much for them. Following are some of my most recent "Fabulous Finds.

I love the colors, and unexpectedly beautiful things that are found in nature, and am so fond of incorporating those little details in my decor.  On a recent weekend excursion to a town not far from our home, I ran across this authentic looking nest for only $12!  Such a steal...I couldn't even buy the elements to make it for that so I was pretty excited!

I was in Texas the beginning of June to visit my son and his family and we, of course, went antiquing (my son and his wife are both into it).  SERIOUSLY...vintage and thrift stores in Texas are so awesome!  I couldn't resist these little olive/pickle forks, and small silver bowl.  I saw the idea to use old pattern pieces as filler in a couple of the stores we went to and just love the look. 

My current table display that I, kind of, threw together...this will definitely evolve!

I obtained some more cool items to add to my bookshelf "dish display", it now feels complete and I am finally happy with it.

one of my favorite things

The gravy boat is my most favorite recent find and was $3 at a little store outside of Houston.  It was owned by a nice old gentlemen named, "Bob" who preferred taking checks!  Wow!  (He told me, "you can just make it out to 'Bob'...they know me down at the bank"!)  So cool.

This is SO old and I love how the gold trim is perfectly worn...impeccable shabbiness!

The tag on this small milk pitcher said it was a "barn find", I love the profile, beading and exquisite patina!

This was my favorite little pitcher until the "barn find", now it's definitely a very close second for many of the same reasons.

Another item from "Bobs Antiques", he sold this to me for $1 because of the flaw on the left.  (That was one of the things that I liked about it!)  I have been on the lookout for black transferware dishes and couldn't believe my good fortune...I had seen a plate similar to this at an antique store in my area for over $35 bucks!  Once again my thrill from a "good deal"!

A cute little old jar that just made me happy, I like to think about the history behind the object...

Hope you're stumbling upon some "fabulous finds" of your own,

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