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.
At the forefront lays silverplate.
It’s my all time favorite.  Hands down.
So this month that’s what I’m talking about.
I love it shiny.
I love it tarnished.
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.
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.
 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.
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.
Another footed tray in the master bedroom showcases some white milk glass.
See what I mean about those feet?  love!
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.
A silverplate dip platter holds some of my costume jewelry.
It keeps this accessible & fun.
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…
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.
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.}
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




  1. Carol Cook says:

    All of your silver is beautiful and your vignettes show it off perfectly.
    Thanks for sharing at SYC.

  2. I’m with you! I collect and display as well, I love it! Thanks for linking up over at Vintage Charm!

  3. Sherry says:

    Lovely collection! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  4. thanks sherry. love to share. ; ) xo- mj

  5. Betsy says:

    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.

  6. thanks carol. all these pictures made me realize i have some polishing to do. lol. xo- mj

  7. i know kathleen! it’s so hard to pass up a piece if the price is right. i use it all over my house. it’s an addiction for sure. xo- mj

  8. thanks betsy. i love that tiered stand as well. xo- mj

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