TTT Week 42 Vintage Silver Champagne Bucket

It’s Thursday and time for another edition of TTT.  Thanks for stopping by!

TTT Week 42 Title

Vintage silver is getting harder to find in the thrift stores around here so I always check it out when its available.

Silver Bucket before cleaning

The Towle silver champagne bucket is an unusual bluish color (tarnished) and priced a bit high.  I debated but in the end I bought it anyway.

Comparison

 I paid almost the same amount for it in the thrift store last week as I paid for a larger Gorham champagne bucket at an antique store a couple of years ago.

Clean Bucket

Here she is all cleaned up and shiny.  I actually prefer the more tarnished look just not blue tarnish.

Ivy in bucket

It is a keeper and not for sale in the booth.  I could not sell at a price that would cover my cost and overhead.  Both my daughters want it, but they will have to wait.

Flags

Now she’s all ready for the Fourth of July.

Here are some ways I have used the larger champagne bucket in the past.

abat Christmas to hold a poinsettia

Roseswhite roses on a Valentine Mantel

Mother n law tongueand nice enough to hold my mother-in-law’s tongue

Have you noticed prices getting higher at thrift stores lately and not only for silver but for everything?

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Sharon

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Comments

  1. I shop at Good Will because that is the nearest place. I always have a 25 per cent off coupon. Nothing there is under 99 cents. Most things are a few dollars. I envy those who find cheaper prices. But I just noticed a sign saying employees are paid $9.50 an hour. So now I am ok with their prices. It is funny how that put it in prospective.

  2. Swoon…. I have been looking for one of these locally at the right price for a few years now… Is getting harder to find in the thrifts for sure!

  3. Love this Sharon!

  4. Found one at a tag sale for $5 this spring. It hasn’t left my dinning room table yet. So far it’s held a small hydrangea plant, currently a grouping of flags. In a few weeks it will hold fresh hydrangea branches from my garden then maybe a pumpkin….

  5. Jann Olson says:

    Sometimes I have had to pay a little more for something I love. I figure the super deals balances it all out. lol! It’s an awesome find Sharon! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

  6. Yes, I have really noticed thrift stores in certain areas raising their prices. I have never found a champagne bucket but it would be great to have one. I love how you used it.

  7. The champaigne bucket is beautiful! Wonderful finds! I will be featuring your post in this week’s Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

  8. I have a couple of old tarnished champagne buckets and I just LOVE them. You did such a good job with your displays. Love the cameras! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

  9. Oh, Sharon, I just saw your champagne bucket on Jill’s blog – I almost missed it! I was in the kitchen those days leading up the 4th, so I missed several posts. I love your bucket! I have one, bought it at an auction along with my chaise lounge in my sunroom, and it actually came with the stand! I guess the owner must’ve had fancy dinners with the champagne tableside, I don’t know, but it’s pretty cool. I polished mine at the time, but I also like them a little more tarnished.
    Absolutely, I would agree that prices are going up everywhere, and unless you can purchase at rock bottom (or free), it’s hard to do anything much else other than enjoy the fun of picking, styling and recouping a little pocket change for picking again, right? Love how you’ve styled yours in so many different ways.The flags looked awesome.

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