metals I ~ silverplate

I love metals.  Silver, galvanized, cast iron, enamel, etc., etc…. you name it.
Last fall I published a post about copper {you can read it here} and it got me thinking I should spotlight each of the metals that makes my heart skip a beat.
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At the forefront lays silverplate.
It’s my all time favorite.  Hands down.
So this month that’s what I’m talking about.
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I love it shiny.
I love it tarnished.
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I love to use it to entertain.
I use it for practical uses.
I use it to organize.
I use it just as pretty!
I use it ‘cuz it makes me smile.
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I’ve accumulated quite a collection and most of it is from thrifting & estate sales.
And no matter how much I have, if a piece catches my eye~ chances are it will come home w/ me.
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 I have quite a few trays & I use them for a gazillion purposes.
I inherited quite a few trays from my parents that I mainly use to entertain & decorate, but many of the other trays I have accumulated through the years have daily purposes.
Silverplate6In the kitchen a tray corrals all my utensils by the stove.
I actually bought this tray from Pottery Barn ages ago before I started thrifting regularly.
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Another one sits on the bar.
I have grown to love the footed trays.  Of course that adds to the price tag, but it’s worth it for the charm it adds.
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Another footed tray in the master bedroom showcases some white milk glass.
See what I mean about those feet?  love!
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Also in the master bedroom I have a few silverplate items that help me keep organized.
A simple round tray houses all my scents.
I love when organization is pretty.
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A silverplate dip platter holds some of my costume jewelry.
It keeps this accessible & fun.
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Along with trays I have also accumulated quite a few candlesticks.
This is only a few, but they serve so many purposes from tablescapes to vignettes to ambiance…
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This tiered server was a great find I bought back in my consigning days to resell & when the time came I could not part with it.
Chafing dishes are great vessels to use for plants and seasonal decor.
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In the family room coffee table I use a silverplate ice bucket for greenery & a bowl keeps the remote in place so it doesn’t go missing.
Function & practicality meet charm & timelessness.
{please ignore the stack of board games in the background which is on my list to purge.  keeping it real here.}
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You can see some old posts showcasing some uses of silverplate here & here.
Happy Collecting!
sharing @:
winter blues @ diy by design
wordless wednesday @ oh my heartsie girl
wow @ savvy southern style
wake up wednesday @ gods growing garden
vintage charm party @ charm bracelet diva
home & garden thursday @ a delightsome life
share your cup @ have a daily cup of mrs. olson
diy like a boss @ table & hearth
share your style @ little farmstead
home sweet home @ the charm of home
feathered nest friday @ french country cottage
morning cup of joe @ the cottage market
simple & sweet friday @ rooted in thyme
shabbilicious friday @ shabby art boutique
friday 5 features @ diy-vintage-chic
pinworthy projects @ just us 4
saturday sparks @ pieced pastimes
share it one more time @ lilacs&longhorns
bouquet of talent @ life on lakeshore drive
sundays at home @ love of home
amaze me monday @ dwellings-the heart of your home
mmm @ keeping it simple
show&share @ coastal charm
stta @ karen’s up on the hill
metamorphis monday @ between naps on the porch
the scoop @ stonegable
make it pretty monday @ the dedicated house
inspire me tuesday @ as troll thru life
tweak it tuesday @ cozy little house
talk of the town @ my salvaged treasures
the inspiration board @ carolyn’s homework
be inspired @ elizabeth & co

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8 Comments

  1. Wow, what an amazing collection and you do such a good job displaying everything. The tiered stand is my favorite!! Thanks for sharing with us at Talk of the Town.

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