Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Thrift Share Tuesday, silver & polishing


A must buy every week in my thrift shop excursions is ‘something to polish.” My three youngest children, especially my 6 year old son, love to polish.  Here he is polishing the toast rack I bought recently – we love Silvo (which has big warnings about keeping it way from children on it, but I supervise and make sure they don’t drink it – if you read Agatha Christie you will know it’s poisonous!) Old toothbrushes are handy for getting into little crevices (make sure it’s old and not your sisters ),

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We put the polish on with paper towel, or old cut up cloths, wait a minute or two and then rub off – Easy!

Here is toast rack ($2) after polishing, along with the little gravy boat ($2.50) I found.  The toast rack is quite pitted, but still lovely and a hard item to find these days.


Here’s my other treasure  - a pair of vintage earrings ($3).  The have small blue rhinestones and pearls, on what could be real silver plate.  They have a stamp or mark on the back and a number, I think 35.  I am thinking 50s.  Any thoughts? Definitely a keeper.

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Have a lovely vintage day.  I am off to the day job now,

Deb xx


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  1. What great finds--I love the cute little toast rack! It's nice to get the kids involved, isnt it? :) My daughter is already quite familiar with "treasure stores" as we call them, and she loves to go through the things I find.

  2. Treasure store - I love that! We call what I bring home treasure too. The toast rack is being used for letters at present, as we haven't had toast for a while!


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