Thursday, January 27, 2011

Frugal Finds Past and Present

Last Summer while on a visit home my husband and I spent a great deal of time, hopping from one flea market to the next against the backdrop of a beautiful Ocean Community. We also got up early one Saturday and checked out some local yard sales. At one said yard sale I finally found what I've looked for for ages, an entire set of silverplate. It was a service for 10 complete, and even had some extra serving pieces a bit miss matched in a hidden drawer in the beautiful box it all came in. I got the entire set for a mere $30 and was so excited to take it home. 

 This charming petite stool is from a local craft and hobby store, just under $4 it was too sweet to pass up. I added a nest for a touch of Spring.

 Linking to a couple of parties for the weekend:
Common Ground 
French Country Cottage 
My Romantic Home 
The Shabby Nest 
The King Of Roses ;) 
Funky Junk Interiors 
Hopefully I'm on the mend and can kick this flu bug in the tush by Tuesday, see you then, xoxo tami


  1. What an adorable collection you have gathered there!! I could not choose one favorite in the grouping as they are all favorites. And what a find in the silverware there, wow!! Good for you!!


  2. You got that much silver for $30!! wow. Sorry you don't feel good. Take care!

  3. love this little vignette, and I love the brown transferware,

  4. How sweet and what a find for the silver~beautiful picture and love the brown transferware. Hoping you feel better soon ;-)

  5. Fantastic finds! How come it never happens to me? Hope you're feeling back to your own self soon!

  6. What great finds! Love the little stool and the transferware cup with silverware.
    Hope you feel better soon!


  7. Hi Tami, great finds!... your silver looks so pretty!... xoxo Julie Marie

  8. That is the cutest vignette I have ever seen. And priced right, too :D

    Ricki Jill

  9. What a great find! Love silverplate. Would love to see your pattern. I, fortunately, inherited a complete set from my husband's aunt form the 50's that had never been used and was still in the individual plastic bags.
    Hope you're feeling better. Have a great weekend.
    ~ Julie

  10. Love the silver and brown transferware... feeling weak in the knees!

  11. Your photos are so pretty, Kim. The silverplate is lovely ... what a great find and price! Thanks for visiting me at Cottage and Creek and for your nice comment. Hope you're feeling better!

  12. Now that's a ton of flatware for only $30!


  13. I love that teacup, too. Beautiful finds.

  14. Very pretty finds!! That stool is just adorable and the silver, love it!!! How fun to get up early and just spend the day in an Ocean town and shop with your hunny!

    I hope that you have a wonderful weekend my friend!

  15. I love a good flea market bargain and you sure found one here. The little stool is adorable with the nest and eggs.
    Thanks for sharing.

  16. Great buy on the silverplate. I love that little stool. I beleive that was you buy of the day. I love little stools for vignettes. This one is a treasure. ~~Sherry~~

  17. Your dishes are so French !
    Would love for you to link this and any French Inspired post on the French Obsession on Feb 1st.
    People would love to be inspired by you !

  18. I love that little stool and what a steal! My hubby and I just finished a bathroom renos and I am inviting everyone to come have a look as I am so pleased with the outcome
    Trish xo

  19. Oh you poor lovey, I'm so sorry to hear your feeling under the weather. Yeah, kick it in the tush (what a cool word!).


  20. Hi Tami, that stool is an adorable prop and the silver, transferware and nest just fit together perfectly!!! love it!
    Thanks for linking up to VIF!

  21. I not only love your finds, I love your transferware as well! Hope you're feeling better!

  22. Great score! And that little stool is too precious! vanna

  23. What a great deal on the silver! Your stool is too cute!

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  25. (Too many typos, let me try this again!)


    That silver was an absolute FIND! I'm always on the look out for a box of silver flatware like that, so far I've not found anything nearly as nice as yours. Love your transfer ware and the vignette you created with it, and the stool with the nest. Just wonderful!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting! I would happily adopt you as my sister, especially since I am rather lonely in the sister department! Thank you again for the award.



  26. Oh, I love silverware!!!

    I buy bits and pieces of it---nothing has to match....

    I would love to see more of your set....

    {cool brown transferware too!}

  27. What a lovely blog! I went to as follows, so I do not forget to look into your blog:)
    Hug Hanne

  28. What beautiful pictures! So envious of your silver yard sale find!!! Such a great score! The transferware is gorgeous too~ thanks for sharing this loveliness at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

  29. What nice finds - and here I have a silver plate set I don't know what to do with... Blessings, Kim

  30. Tami, I love your silverplate and the brown transferware. The little stool and nest are adorable.

  31. Hi Tami,

    This is Paula from Lulu's Designs blog. Thanks so much for visiting us and for becoming a follower!

    Your blog is wonderful. I've so enjoyed reading and looking at your gorgeous photos.

    In my book, there is nothing better than finding silver. Do you just love your silverwate set? It's so pretty and the patina looks amazing.

    I also loved the cold drink server. I've never seen one quite like that. It's wonderful! Congrats on a great find.

    Looking forward to reading all of your posts.


  32. what a great find! love how you make use the transferware! love it!

  33. What a great buy on the silverplate...I am a complete addict. Such sweet vignettes and I like your new header, too. Hope you are having a great weekend.


  34. Ohhh thanks for your lovely words ;O))) I am very happy.. Your home is very very beautiful..
    Sorry.. my english isn´t so good ;O))
    xoxo Susi from Germany...

  35. Oh no...another blogger down for the count. You poor girl! I hope you're feeling better soon, Tami. I love vintage silverware, even when it gets tarnishy looking. :) Cute vignette, too!

    xoxo laurie

  36. Beautiful blog. Just found you via Modern Country Style and I think I'm going to enjoy following! Lx

  37. Oooh, how exciting! Lovely Laura came to you from me!! Makes me feel almost like a blog pimp!!


  38. This is lovely. You have a great blog. I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas:-)

  39. Hi Tami,

    Thanks for stopping by via Coastal Charm and thanks for your sweet comment about the lovebirds I made!

    I've just been perusing your blog and I'm in love! The brown transferware and silverplate are just gorgeous! Can't wait to read more!

    Take care,
    (Sorry for all the exclamation points...)

  40. Delightful pieces! The little plate and nest combination are perfect!


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