Sunday, March 14, 2010

Thrifty Treasures, Vintage Flatware

I am joining Rhoda at Southern Hospitality for Thrifty Treasures. I am so happy that this linky party is back, I truly enjoy seeing everyones thrifty items and ideas.

I usually find my best treasures at the Goodwill, however, recently I have been frequenting the Hospice Haven in our community. When I spotted 2 beat up old cardboard boxes filled with vintage flatware, my heart began to race. I have been looking and hoping to find some flatware, most of it is silverplate, but definitely vintage quality. I now have more than enough to set a table for 12.

If you want to see the picture larger, double click on the picture.

I like displaying them in my ironstone pitchers.
I really found an abundance of knives a couple of patterns were in sets of 5.

Some of the pieces were #1.99 and some $.29 a piece.



I have several pictures of the details, my favorite part, and each so intricate and vintageyy!




Some have definite signs of wear with silverplate rubbed off in places.


I found this pattern below on ebay, it was listed at $9.00 for 1 knife.

Great grape details on this one, a spoon I think.






Several with great monograms.






The engraving below speaks for itself, 1893 no less!




Do you remember Farrell's Ice Cream Parlor? I have had this silver milkshake spoon for a long time, I threw it in with the rest of my new collection.


Picked up some vintage napkins at GW, they go well with the new flatware. Thanks for checking out my new thrifty treasures.


24 comments:

  1. Marla, those are gorgeous pieces!!! Love the mixture of patterns and monograms. I think I see a Sigma Chi monogram on one...perhaps they belonged to a former fraternity member? ;) I'm visiting from Rhoda's Thrifty Treasures party. Hope you'll stop by. :)

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  2. Ahhh...how PRETTY...love the monograms on your thrifty flatware! Hope you have a FUN week:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  3. You really did good! I want to start a collection of flatware, but I keep telling myself I don't have the room.

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  4. I love all of these mismatched vintage flatware pieces. Great score!

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  5. Beautiful silver! I especially loves the monogrammed and the ones from 1893. What a find.

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  6. What an amazing find! I love my vintage flatware collection. I inherited it from my grandmother and great grandmother. I love the monograms.

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  7. NICE! Love it! Looks right at home with you!

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  8. I just love old silver bits and bobs. I have been blessed with a complete set of flatware from a dear friend. It belonged to her mother, who was so dear to me. I use it for every holiday and special meal, and it is so sweet to have this reminder of her. I even like polishing it!

    I love how you've displayed your new flatware. And you've paired it with transferware! What could be better?

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  9. I also collect vintage flatware. Great finds!!

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  10. what a fabulous find! i love vintage silverware but never find it.

    yes, i remember farrell's (where you could make a pig of yourself!)

    i love the black piece in your previous post, too.

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  11. What pretty silver you found! See- I NEVER find silver! I did find about 7 of those knives in the pattern you say are $9 on eBay...hmmm...wondering if I should sell them.... Nah.

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  12. It sounds and definitely looks like you found a box of treasures! The flatware is so pretty. I love the intricate details and especially the ones with monograms. The 1893 date is sooooo neat! The way you have them displayed in your pitchers is really nice too. I love that look. I put all of my larger cooking utensils in three brown transferware ironstone pitchers. Your linens are so gorgeous as well...it all looks so nice.

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  13. I really enjoyed looking at your pretty silver patterns. I love how you displayed your silver in pitchers so that you can see it and enjoy it.

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  14. I love all the detailing of your silver pieces. I need to start looking at those when I am out flea marketing and good willing. I also am on the hunt for creamware. No luck at a flea market I went to yesterday.

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  15. Hello,
    I am a new follower to your blog. I love the vintage silverware. What a great find! Come over and visit me, sometime :)
    Robin

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  16. The silverware is so beautiful! I love how it looks displayed in your ironstone pitchers.

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  17. They are really beautiful Marla. ~Gorgeous!

    I too have a vintage "M" flatware set from my hubby's Grandmother. I need to polish it and post on it soon.

    ~Blessings, ~Melissa :)

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  18. Marla, Glad you came by to sign up for the give-away. I look for silverware every time I go out thrifting, but I never find anything. You were extrememely lucky! ~ Sue

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  19. Those are so beautiful. I love the engraved ones. Thanks for visiting.

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  20. Hi Marla
    New blogger and dishaholic here. Your blog is so pretty that I decided to be a follower. I see you have a kitty and would love to see more of her/him. I'll drop by again. Deb

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  21. OMG, I knew I would be in trouble if I opened this post...you found some gorgeous patterns. I have a hard time finding knives but never forks or spoons...I figure the 'men' in the family may have used the knives as screwdrivers, ruining them!

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  22. What a lucky find ...all that gorgeous silver plate. I also collect it and you can find me scrouging around in the thrift store bins. I especially love the engraved or monogramed pieces.

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting on whether to paint my armoire or not.

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  23. I love the way that looks! I never seem to find any interesting or actual silver pieces!

    Thanks for stopping by!

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