Everyday, when I read Rhoda’s blog from Southern Hospitality, I am inspired. Not only is she an expert at thrifty treasures, she is generous about sharing blog ideas and computer tricks. Example? Her information about Windows Live Writer caused me to switch for good, and I am so glad I did.
However, that is not the point of today’s post; thrifty treasures are!
The flea markets in my area are a fun source for finding odds and ends, books, produce ( and even livestock), but rarely will one find anything remotely similar to what you might find at an estate sale.
So when I do, and I have the right amount of money in my pocket, and I discover something like this, I go for it.
This is not a plastic box of stainless. This is one of three boxes of random hotel silver, silver plate, and even a few pieces of sterling silver. I bought all 3 boxes for $80.
Now please know that $80 is not the norm for what I spend at the flea market, but I could not resist. I tried picking out things I liked, but I realized it would take hours, and there were three boxes. I just gave up and bought all three. They were so heavy, the gentleman’s son had to use a dolly.
These are just a few samples of what was hidden in those boxes.
The spoons in the above photo are actually monogrammed –with my last name initial.
Everything of course needed to be polished, and not everything was something I wanted to keep, but I have certainly had fun digging.
PS: These photos do not do these treasures justice. Surely it isn’t the photographer…I think it is the camera! I think I need a new one. Any recommendations?