Thursday, March 3, 2011

Rules are meant to be broken...

What a beauty? Don't ya think? I promised myself that I couldn't buy anything that'd require refinishing etc until I finished eat-in kitchen table and chairs. Well, that's NO FUN!!

I frantically ran around during Mom's AM out this AM to literally 7 places!! Insane! No coffee was needed because I was running on adrenaline and pushing the clock! Along the way, I ran into Izzy's which is one of my favorite furniture consignment stores. And, I saw this behind the register on their display shelf. I commented how beautiful it was and if it was for sale. After much contemplation, she sold it to me for only $25! On the bottom, it's dated 1888 with the engraved name of F.B. Rodgers Silver Company and the #2377. Much do research on that! I know I scored! I plan on using it for flowers on my new table that I'm currently distressing and restaining.

Also, picked up this gem for less than $20. I love the lace cut away details. Thinking of using it for a taper candle.

And, this nice silver bowl for just hanging around the house. Think it was $15. Major silver score!

This is a side view of the pieces and a glimse of Jackson. Don't ya love the sunglasses and Cat-in-the-Hat hat playing video games - priceless!

And, here's were I really broke my rule but I couldn't resist! It's for silverware but if you are like me - I don't own silverware just the everyday stuff. So, this will be painted (color in question at this point) and used for jewelry!!! My lovely husband of 10 years this May gave me a David Yurman necklace and earrings this Christmas:) So, here's to future lute:)


  1. That's so exciting!!! I totally approve of a chest solely designated for jewelery! :)

  2. I, too, love that lace cut-out look on the potential candle holder. Pretty!