When I got home from the market on Saturday, I was not the only one anxious to check out my purchases! Here's a quick look at my new silver items that I am thrilled with. And I got everything on here for a grand total of about $75!
PBB makes a preliminary inspection of the loot...
To me there is nothing more satisfying than rooting around in three big boxes of "grab bag" sterling, which is how I got my sterling carving set and meat fork. I tried my hardest to limit myself to sterling pieces that I truly liked rather than just buying pieces simply because of their bargain pricetag. And I think I came away with a well-edited selection- a sterling carving set and meat fork, all three items for $50!
Neither the vendor nor I could figure out the monogram on the carving set- anyone care to venture a guess? Every time I look at it I think it's something different. Right now it looks like an "E" or "F". Thoughts??
This sterling meat fork has a lovely pattern and is very heavy. When it comes to silver I love the more deco-inspired patterns and shy away from the overwrought floral patterns.
This serving spoon is not sterling (hence the $2.50 price tag). You can get a TON of silver plate practically for free at flea markets, but as Eddie would agree, not all silver plate is created equal. I looked through probably 30 spoons before deciding on this one. It has good heft, the plate was in good condition, and I enjoyed the pattern.
My toast rack that I mentioned on Tuesday- I cannot wait to put it to use.
This is a lovely little sterling spreader, which I direly needed the other night when I had a guest over and was serving a some cheese! I found this in a jumbled pile of jewelry and whatnot. Upon asking the vendor what the price was, and he said "well, that has a sterling handle" so I immediately expected him to say it was pricey. When he said "so that will be $3.00" I said "SOLD!"
Please note that these pictures were taken before my flurry of silver-polishing on Sunday night! Now with all these serving pieces, I may just have to have some company over in the next few weeks!