just some of the great things i’ve gotten lately.  a little silver polish later and a $1 ladle is discovered to be a holmes and edwards “lovely lady” ladle valued at $17.99 for replacement.  

the teapot is oneida — was black as night … its only missing the pin to hold the lid in place it was actually less than $4 ($3.98)

the chairs were $20 and $10 (the cheaper one is the ugly yellow one).  planning to strip the yellow one then paint both of them white and have my daughter recreate the red design on my enamel table on them.  i still need one more but feel quite fortunate to have gotten these two ….  a little glue, a little paint, a little tlc and i’ll have lovely matching chairs for my table …

as for the silver pieces, i’ve gotten quite a few lately — in different patterns for a buck or less — cleaned them up and am quite pleased with the eclectic look i’m creating ….  can’t wait to unpack my blue willow and red ruby …