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28 June, 2009

Metamorphosis and Thrifty Treasures Monday...or...$4.00 Fun!

mon collageWooo hooo! It’s Monday and I have been saving some things to show you! First, I am joining our hostess with the mostest, Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday! Be sure to stop by her beautiful blog to see some before and after projects from our friends in blogland! Also, I am also playing along with the undisputed queen of thrifting, Rhoda at Southern Hospitality for Today’s Thrifty Treasures. Be prepared to be amazed at the terrific bargains snagged by our fellow bloggers over the weekend!

IMG_6632 Baby Kitty want to show you this wonderful old flatware I found while Goodwill hunting with my friend Linda at Nina’s Nest! This time, for a change, it was another lady stalking me while I dug it out of the flatware bin instead of the other way around! Victory! lol I couldn’t wait to polish up one of the grapefruit spoons! A lot of Wright's Silver Cream and elbow grease later and…

IMG_6684taaa daaa! Aren’t they gorgeous? The three grapefruit spoons were 55 cents and the three serving pieces were $1.51! Incredible! All of this for just over $2.00!! Does polishing silver count as a metamorphosis? My elbows think so!! lol

IMG_6682 The grapefruit spoons are Community (Oneida) silver plate in the Adam pattern. I found them online for…are you ready?…$10.00 each! And I really did need them, so that made them an even better deal!

IMG_6741 Just look at the detail in the bowl of the spoon! Isn’t it beautiful??

IMG_6686But…the best surprise was this spoon! I bought the other two serving pieces to get it because I knew it was nicer than silver plate. And it was!! It turns out that it is coin silver...just a little less pure than sterling.

IMG_6688 And look at this beautiful monogram! It's a Lownes serving spoon. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I found this one on Replacements for $60. Can you believe the stuff that people give away??

IMG_7045 Here are a few more of my GW deals…this needlepoint/ petit point pillow cover for $1.61! I love it ! It’s in my bedroom now.

IMG_7048 I also found this hand painted French café au lait cup. It was 55 cents at half price…soooo27 cents! I don’t know why, but I love things with other people’s names or initials on them. Françoise! I have your cup and I’m not giving it back! lol

IMG_7051 And finally…I found the Pampered Chef bread tube that I have been wanting at our neighborhood garage sale! My sweet neighbor just gave it to me because I always catsit for her, sooofree! Yippeee! I can’t wait to try it out! So that makes a total of just under $4.00 for this week's goodies! Wooo hooo!

And there you have it..my thrifting finds with a little metamorphosis thrown in! Please be sure to visit Susan and Rhoda to continue your tour of great before and after projects and fabulous thrifting finds! Thanks so much for stopping by! I’ll see you next time! A la prochaine!

55 comments:

  1. Debbie, I can't believe the bargains you found. It's like they were there just for you! Way to go. :)

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  2. Love the silver! I've never even looked at odd pieces of silver in all of the years I'm been junk hunting, but have started to recently. I figured I have enough silver - service for 48 inherited from mother and grandmothers. But because of the blogs, I'm really getting into it. Those grapefruit spoons are neat and I don't have any. Must get out there and look!!!! Sally

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  3. Looks like you found some great buys

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  4. Woo Hooness! Debbie, what wonderful finds! I love your little silver spoons! Man, you stole these, didn't you? The needlepoint pillow and the little mug! But I can't take my eyes off Baby Kitty! What a little darling!
    BE a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  5. Debbie, your GW is turning out to have a lot more things that are true treasures. I LOVE all the wonderful silver you found. I havn't ever dug through those boxes, I guess I should start. Your pillow is beautiful also and the bread tube and cup are treasures for sure. You have a great week and at a fantastic price. Good for you, that's always such fun. Hugs, Marty

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  6. Wow Debbie! The silver was an awesome find. They're beautiful!

    Pretty pillow cover & cup, but oh my, the bread tube is awesome! So when are you going to make some bread & take pictures for us? Maybe for Foodie Friday?!?
    ☺♥☺ Diane

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  7. Beautiful finds! I have the bread tube, it's fun to also use as a cookie cutter.

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  8. Debbie, je ne peux pas croire l'argent - tout propre - magnifique. Et toujours la même question - pourquoi est-ce qu'on le donne à GW? Incroyable! Et le coussin (le bon mot?)- parfait! Tu penses qu'il y aura encore des choses de bon marché demain? Nous verrons....à demain. Linda

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  9. I never find anything at Goodwill! The silverware is gorgeous, and I love that pillow too! You really got some great deals!

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  10. I love the silver, Debbie! What wonderful finds.

    You remind me, I need to make bread in my tube pan, for the g'kiddo's this week. They'll love it!

    You found fabulous things!

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  11. Great buys Debbie ! I have just discovered flatware !
    Hugs ~ Kammy

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  12. Oh, Debbie, the silver is beautiful! I just love old silver. And I'm loving my new silverplate service too, can't wait to use it. The needlepoint pillow cover is gorgeous as well. You really found some neat things & so cheap too.

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  13. I just came across your blog and love it!

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  14. I've been digging through the silverware at my thrift store but haven't found any like this! Wow!
    I am loving that magnolia needlepoint pillow too!

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  15. I need to start checking out the silver.

    I love that pillow!

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  16. I've just started hunting for silver and flatware. So far, no luck, but the fun is in the hunt! I can't believe what you paid for all of this! I love those grapefruit spoons. And the cup! Great finds, you are becoming quite the huntress! Hugs, Kat

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  17. Really lovely silverware and I certainly think that polishing is transformation.

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  18. To answer your question - oh, I sew, I just never have done any upholstery before. Thanks for stopping by. Sally

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  19. Great finds, love it when I am able to find old silver. Also love the pillow.
    Sandy

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  20. Congratulations on all your wonderful finds. I just missed getting a silver plated water pitcher. Someone snatched up right before I got to it. I love the needlework pillow.

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  21. The silverware is fantastic, I have lucked up on a cople of peices at flea markets. It's really sad what people throw away.
    Thanks for showing these.
    Molly

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  22. What a haul! I love coin silver. My grandmother had a spooner on her breakfast room table with lots of mis-matched coin silver spoons to stir coffee and eat cereal and fruit. Brings back nice memories. Good hunting!!! :D Jewel

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  23. What great finds! Love the needlepoint pillow and the silverware is fabulous!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Tina

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  24. These are great finds ! I love the spoons !

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  25. Beautiful silverware & polishing them up definately counts as a metamorphosis! That Pampered Chef item is so neat too!

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  26. Love the vintage silverware. Check out my post about how to decorate with these!
    The pillow also I soo love!

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  27. Great finds and what a pretty kitty!

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  28. What beautiful treasures! Thanks so much for sharing them. ~Arleen

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  29. Hello! You found some great pretties! The silverware is beautiful! What a cute kitty!
    Blessings,
    Sandra

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  30. Debbie-What great finds!! I've got to find a higher class thrift store:)! Coin silver is new to me. I love your grapefruit spoons. I use mine to scoop out potatoes when I am making twice-baked potatoes ( and for grapefruit, of course :)!

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  31. OHHHH! I love the spoons! Great finds.

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  32. Goodness Gracious Debbie, you are stealing these treasures! Your flatware is so pretty (may I send you mine to polish?-I definitely think that is a metamorphosis-polishing silver is a lot of work, but the rewards of those beautiful pieces had to be make it worth sore elbows!) That neeldepoint pillow is lovely. You are the Great Deals Queen! laurie

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  33. I love the treasures you found, great job. :O)

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  34. With all the work involved rubbing and polishing silver, yes, I would definitely say it is a metamorphosis!! Love the spoons and the pillow. And weren't you the bargain hunter of the week! :-) Sue

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  35. Steal!!! The pattern on those spoons is gorgeous! :)

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  36. Great finds! I love the sliver utensils. I always see people digging through the silverware bin at Goodwill but never join in. I think I will nest time I go.

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  37. What great finds, especially that gorgeous needlepoint pillow. I just love it!

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  38. What great finds, especially that gorgeous needlepoint pillow. I just love it!

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  39. Girl, you really scored on that coin silver. It is an old piece and wonderful! It can get pricey depending on the maker.

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  40. Great buys, Debbie! I wish I could go bargain hunting with you, you always find the neatest things!...Christine

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  41. Hi Deb, great finds, as always you have a keen eye for a good deal. I love that you research your finds and find out how much they are worth, that even adds to the excitement.The details on the spoons are beautiful. Hugs Kathysue

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  42. I'm am completely impressed! Yes, shining up this silver does count as one great transformation and metamorphosis! Wish I could find some like that. Beautiful! You did good, girl!
    Brenda

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  43. The silverware is fabulous. You just reminded me that I have a ton of silver I need to polish. Drats!

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  44. Hi Debbie,
    Fantastic post! I love old silver (well, NEW silver's not so bad either)! And we both use Wright's; I knew I liked you! Thank you for the visits to Affordable Accoutrements and for all the supportive comments.
    Adieu for now,
    Bill

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  45. Great stuff! I found one of those bread tubes a few years ago for a dollar.
    Blessings!

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  46. How beautiful. What a wonderful find and shinning them up definitely counts as a metamorphosis. I also love the needlework pillow.

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  47. Well didn't you have fun, Debbie?? I have just started to look closer at silveware at GW and other places. Yours polished up beautifully and I know you were thrilled to find what it's worth. Gorgeous things!

    I love silver!!!

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  48. The flatware you found is gorgeous, and what a steal!! I think the polishing does count for sure! You found some really great things!!

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  49. WoW I wanna shop with you girl! I am totally amazed at your 4 dollar week end! My hubby would love it if I only spent 4 bucks in a given day! Stop by my blog for my 100th post giveaway if you get a chance!
    Have a great week!
    ~Really Rainey~

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  50. I love your silverware finds-gorgeous.
    You might like my plate makeover
    Cheri
    www.itssoverycheri.blogspot.com

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  51. Debbie, great post. Love the silver. I had forgotten I just polished up a few of those treasures myself... must dig out the pics for a future post.. :-)
    I hope you're having a super week..
    hugs ~lynne~

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  52. you hit the mother load of awesome finds!!!

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  53. What wonderful finds! It really does amaze me that people will just toss aside such amazing things. Good for us though because we get to find it! :)
    ~Michelle

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  54. You can metamorph my silver anytime you want!
    Great finds..wonderful bargains..enjoy them!

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Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie