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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Silver Lining

What's It Wednesday #184


It's been raining non-stop for the past couple of weeks. One rainy afternoon I decided to hit a local Goodwill store. They say that every cloud has a silver lining. Apparently so does the Goodwill store. 

I have found silver pieces in the past but never an item this large. This beauty was just $3.00. 

Most afternoons a neighbor, friend or family member pays us a visit. So this large bowl was the perfect place to keep a variety of beverages handy.

I keep it well stocked each day. Although it's primarily for our guest the drink choices tend to get consumed by everyone in the family. 

Nothing like convenience and beauty. I think this is the most awesome find I have at the Goodwill. I cannot wait to go back to see if there are any more clouds with a silver lining.

Do you have a favorite item you found on a rainy day or at a Goodwill?

xoxoxo
Paula

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42 comments:

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Thanks so much for the party!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Sarah said...

I love rainy days and unexpected Goodwill finds. My favorite Goodwill find of all times is my set of Mary Engelbreit cherry dishes. I bought the complete three piece placesetting for four for $12. That made them a $ a piece. How's that for a bargain?
Thanks for hosting. Happy Weekend ahead.

The French Hutch said...

Lovely silver finds, your lucky day! Thank you for hosting every week.

Poppy said...

Very pretty and practical, Paula! Thanks for the party. Wishing you a lovely week!

Poppy

Susan Freeman said...

What a great find! Thanks so much for the party Paula!!

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Terra said...

What a pretty bowl and your use of it for guest drinks shows your generous heart.

Jill Harrison said...

I found an old manual typewriter like the one I learnt to type on at school, and so I just had to buy it! Have a great week and thank you again for the link up

Doreen@househoneys said...

Awesome find for $3!!

Thanks so much for hosting!

Treat and Trick said...

Thanks for the party. Wishing you a fabulous week...

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Thank you for Whats It Wednesday 184. Nice finds, good idea.

One More Time Events said...

Thanks for the party ... love all your finds...beautiful!

bj said...

Thanks for hosting. The features are awesome.

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

Okay Paula, you have to know my answer to that question! I have gotten so many great things at my (many) Goodwill stores that I could not pick just one thing! But if I ever got that silver bowl it would definitely be on my list of favorites! You did good, girl! Really, though, you have to keep going back so as not to miss the good stuff. It usually gets snatched right up by those darn professional shoppers (you know, the ones who turn right around and resell the stuff!)
Thanks for hosting! xokathleen

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a clever way to use your pretty Goodwill silver bowl. I used to be able to find a lot of silver pieces at our GW, but those days are long gone. Thanks so much for hosting.

Have a Daily said...

Wow, that is a beautiful piece Paula! And what a fabulous price. Now and then I come upon something that makes my heart almost stop. lol! Thanks for the party.
hugs,
Jann

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I love silver and your silver piece find is gorgeous Paula! You were so lucky with that price too.
Linda's white dishes are beautiful, so classy.
Thank you for hosting.
Have a nice week.
FABBY

Deanies Stash said...

Paula, that is a great find from Goodwill! It is gorgeous and how nice to use it to hold beverages guests. Thank you for hosting!

Hugs,
Dianne

Brooke Bock said...

Love your silver bowl. A great find at an amazing price. I too collect silver pieces and just scored 10 trays for a grand total of......wait for it.......$3! I am not kidding. SOmetimes the junking gods smile on me....It was pouring down rain and I came home soaked, but it was worth it... The same day yielded 7 tins of vintage buttons/sewing supplies (also $3), a box full of zinc canning lids and another box of glass canning lid inserts and covers. Great Finds!

Thanks for the feature. I was so enjoying your finds I was completely taken by surprise when I scrolled down and saw the little mummy cans. Thank you so much.

Have a great week.

Susie said...

Paula, That was a terrific find at your goodwill. I rarely see any silver things there. I just love the depth of that dish. Hope your weather has improved. We just had some wonderful days. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Dee said...

What a pretty find and I love how you're using it to hold beverages... very clever. I'm so happy to be joining your party today for the first time and thank you for hosting it. Blessings... :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I can't think of something I've found on a rainy day but it's a fun time to shop! Love the old heavy silver bowls! They feel so luxurious! Hugs!

Curtains in My Tree said...


My first big silver covered casserole pot was a thrill also.
The best thing I ever found was a ornate round mirror with the little bonnet top piece, it was a gold frame and I painted it white and it still hangs over an old dish cabinet in my kitchen

Artsy VaVa said...

Thank you for hosting the party!

Annie Standing said...

Thanks for hosting and thanks so much for featuring my Raspberry Coconut Bars! :)

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

You found a gem! Our Goodwill gets such pathetic junk. It's like someone dug up all the old ugly stuff from the 60's and dropped it off. I like how you used the bowl- makes sense and looks good too! Thanks for hosting!!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

What a fabulous find for $3! I'd pay even more! Almost everything I find at thrift stores is something that I want to keep! My most recent favorite is a retro yellow and pink floral canister set.

Ileana Carmen said...

Hello! The features are beautiful. Thank you for hosting us again.

Karren Haller said...

The features are wonderful!! I need to cleanup my silver and put it out, might be fun with some mercury glass.

Hope you have a great weekend!
Karren
#OMHGFF

Oliva Ohlson said...

What a GREAT find!!! I must pay GW a visit soon! Great features.

Ornate Splendor said...

Beautiful find on that silver bowl! Thank you for hosting, and thank you for featuring my pumpkin this week! :)
Catherine

Alessandra said...

What a beautiful find! This bowl is so pretty. How pretty to use it to hold guests beverages.
Hugs
Alessandra

Burlap Luxe said...

Paula. Your cloud with a silver Lining was a great one ..'' Such a great find, not often so I dind this good of a deal but when I do it's really so,ethi g to scream about. I did find my most favorite silver plated platter for $1.99 who was the crazy person who priced that is what I was thinking? And thank you crazy person for making my day.

I visit our goodwill often, I just got a new out of the bag, brand new duvet cover for my bed from (real simple) and when I looked it up online at bed bath and beyond it was still on line for $149.00 not even a sale price....they brought out about 15 of them and I paid $10.00 for mine and it was all packaged up, never used, that was my real big score !!
I love when things like this happen, don't you Paula?

See you soon, and it looks great sitting on the counter holding assorted drinks.

Xx
Dore

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Wow!!!! That is a beauty!! Once I found a few serving pieces for a vintage set of dishes I collect. I got three hard-to-find pieces for just a few dollars each!

Rita C. said...

Paula, what a great vessel, even without the lid! It looks like it was some kind of hotel serving ware (or some fancy schmancy estate!). Thanks for the party, and I welcome you and your readers for my fall home tour, not affiliated with any blog hop. Have a great weekend!
Rita C at Panoply

Janet Garon said...

I love your find! Silver is always pretty, isn't it!

The Speckled Hen Cottage said...

Girl...that is a find! Love the legs and the handles (LOL I'm half way to buying an item if it has legs), and that patina is wonderful. It's also a fabulous size, love your idea as a drink holder. I recently found an oval, silverplate, covered dish. It was tweaked a bit but I didn't pass it up...that's the first covered one I've found. Enjoyed the post and the party. Have a lovely week ~ Mickie.

Palomasea said...

Hello dear Paula and Patti,

I'm loving visiting blog friends again...
This is a gorgeous find!
Enjoy...and I hope you have some sunshine soon...
xoxo,
~ Irina

Palomasea said...

Hello dear Paula and Patti,

I'm loving visiting blog friends again...
This is a gorgeous find!
Enjoy...and I hope you have some sunshine soon...
xoxo,
~ Irina

My thrift store addiction said...

I love how you used your lovely find! Thank you for hosting!

Gilded Abode said...

The silver bowl is gorgeous - what a great find! Thank you so much for hosting this party! Have an awesome week!

~Carolyn @ Our Gilded Abode

Cheryl Lawson said...

Hi Paula,
You really lucked out with your big silver bowl. I love how you used it! I'm a Goodwill junky as well...don't buy much but occasionally find a diamond in the rough that has to come home with me. I'm always looking for old mason jars there to hold craft supplies and small collectibles; have found some nice ones lately for $1.00 or $2.00.
Happy Fall,
Cheryl

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Paula, you silver pot makes my heart beat fast. lol Love it. Thanks for hosting. Jo

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