Wednesday, November 26, 2008

My $5 Silver

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Saturday my friend Nelson and I went to the Santa Cruz Flea Market. We got there just as everyone was starting to pack up. We quickly went up and down all the aisles and at the very last stall I saw a big pile of flatware. I quickly spotted a beautiful monogrammed silverplate spoon. It was black but I could see the beauty through all the tarnish. I didn't care that it wasn't my initials on it!

I started digging through all the pieces and I found more and more! I ended up finding 6 spoons, 6 forks, 6 knives and a serving spoon. I took my loot up to the hippie (there's a lot of those in Santa Cruz) selling the stuff and asked him how much. I can't tell you how happy I was when he said $5 for all of it!
This ended up being the only thing I bought there but I left very happy!
I'm going to try to post something tomorrow but in case it gets too hectic I want to wish all my U.S. friends a Happy Thanksgiving! Vince is coming tonight and I can't wait to see him!

57 comments:

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What a terrific find, Cindy. Love how you tied it together with the pretty ribbon, too. Your pictures are always fanstastic!

Happy Happy Thanksgiving to you & your sweet family!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Maggie May said...

those are truly gorgeous.

Jackie said...

Beautiful find and price!!! The ribbons make the set more elegant!
Happy Thanksgiving!
Jackie

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Awesome deal...if it has a monogram...I'm in! :-)

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Cindy, thank is just GORGEOUS! I know you are thrilled. If you have a minute go & look at my Thanksgiving table today with my yardsale silverplate I found this summer. Not as pretty as yours, but I love it too.

Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Oops, make it...THAT is just gorgeous! I'm typing toooo fast.

just a little bit shabby said...

Cindy,
WoW! You didn't even have a mask or a gun!! What a steal! Here they are asking at least $2.00 a piece. What a great find! Love the curve and patina.
Have a great Thanks giving! To you and all of your family.
Sandyt

Lorrie said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you from Canada!

Wonderful silver find.

Lorrie

Simply Dandy said...

Hi Cindy,
I love the flatware, it's beautiful. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

...med tiden som hjälp-Linda said...

Wow!!! Wow... What a find!!!!
Really!!! I've tried to collect those but even second hand is to expensive here in Sweden! If they are what I think they are, their name is: Olga !
//Linda

Gina @ Six in the Country said...

How lovely! You simply amaze me!

ann said...

OH CINDY,THIS IS THE FIND OF THE CENTURY.WOWOWOW WHAT A DEAL.YOU CAN LOOK FOREVER AND NEVER BEAT THIS DEAL....ANN

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

I Love all your new pretties Cindy!!! Gorgeous!

I hope you have a beautiful Thanksgiving!

Hugs,
Amy

Ginger said...

Hi Cindy:
You always find the best deals!!!
I know how excited you are to see your son...have a wonderful time with the kids, and Happy Thanksgiving to all of you.
Ginger

Anonymous said...

What a great deal! The silverware is so very beautiful!
Happy Thanksgiving and 4 days off:)

Karin

Mary said...

OMG, Cindy, that is GORGEOUS!!! And $5!!! Good job! Wishing you a very happy Thanksgiving. :)
xoxo,
Mary

desiree@lookiloos.com said...

Cindy,

It's really beautiful. What did you use to clean it? It looks amazing. I love to hear about great deals! Congrats. Happy Thanksgiving.

Desiree

Carolyn said...

Hi Cindy,
Beautiful flatware.Happy Thanksgiving!
Carolyn

Rhondi said...

Hi Cindy
Great deal on the silver! Just stopping by to say Happy Thanksgiving.
Hugs, Rhondi

Kathleen Grace said...

Cindy, you must have the flea market angel sitting on your shoulder! Those are beautiful! Hapapy Thanksgiving to you too:>)

Sandy said...

WOW! What a gorgeous find and at such a fabulous price!!
Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Many Blessings,
Sandy

chatelaine said...

You are a champion flea marketer! You find the best inexpensive yet beautiful items. Wish you lived closer and you could show me the ropes.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

deborah said...

Cindy, What a great score! I love to go to flea markets early to see it all, but.. also love to find the bargains at the end. The flatwear is gorgeous. Good for you!
Enjoy your family, and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Susie Q said...

This is an amazing find Cindy...amazing and wonderful! I am so glad you got these!

Wanted to wish you a most happy Thanksgiving...enjoy the day with your loved ones!! Blessings!

Love,
Sue

Judy B said...

What a beautiful pattern on that cutlery...so pretty and such a great buy!!!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Cindy,
That is pretty...and I can't believe the price! You got very lucky!

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

What a wonderful find!

My silver I'll be using tomorrow was purchased at a garage sale, too.

It belonged to the woman's mother and she sold it for $35.00 because she didn't want to mess with it, anymore.

What are people thinking?

Anyway, those silver pieces are beautiful. Just love the handles!

Jojo said...

And Happy Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Karen Deborah said...

wow

Pink Slippers said...

5.00 is a wonderful price.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

Cindy, I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I love the silverware...just beautiful!

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

That is sooooooooooooooooooo awesome!
What a find!!!!!!!

M ^..^

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

Happy Thanksgiving Cindy! I would not care about the initials either! What a great find! Enjoy your family!

Jean said...

Happy thanksgiving to you too.
Jean in Virginia

Lynne said...

Cindy,there is something wrong with this picture.. It's just not right that you find "all" these marvelous bargains.. I think I'm moving out your way. May I ask what you cleaned it with?
From our home to yours a
Happy Thanksgiving. hugs ~lynne~

glimpse of my world said...

Anything monogrammed is for me!! Love it.. What a find..

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Terri and Bob said...

I agree, monograms are awesome. Happy Thanksgiving!

Penny For Your Thoughts said...

Dear Miss Cindy,

Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy the time with family and loved ones.

Hugs,
Penny Sue

tommiejo said...

Don't you love finding a great treasure like that?!!!

Lee Laurie said...

Beautiful! You are so lucky and so talented.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Blessings,
Lee Laurie

saraj said...

oooh yeah cindy I love em, funny cos I am on the lookout for exactly the same, they are on my Most Wanted List, I have found some that nearly match up but not quite, you've inspired me to keep on looking...

Sarah

sarah abeachcottage said...

oooops that was me Sarah a beach cottage, obviously I cannot type either now

ksarra said...

Hope your Thanksgiving is filled with wonderful memories. Your "find" is amazing, and I love monogrammed things too!

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

An amazing find! Love them. Of course, you made them look even more perfect by having them tied together with a beautiful and delicate ribbon and the angle at which you took this photo makes them so desirable I just have to have some beautiful silver and ribbon somewhere in my home. You make things I never thought of something I must have.
Happy Thanksgiving to you Miss Cindy. May your day be overflowing with blessings.

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

I hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving!! My oven decided to break yesterday! Just in time for the holiday, luckily I have one in the bunkhouse, so lots of exercise going back and forth to the oven, maybe I will actually loose weight on Thanksgiving!!LOL.
Hugs~Kelly

Joy said...

It was destiny. :o)

Happy Thanksgiving!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a deal. Happy Thanksgiving.

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

Can I come shopping with you? How do you find this stuff!!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family on your great turkey plates!

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

They are so beautifully shaped, Cindy! What a good buy. It's Thanksgiving already, I'm running a bit behind. So you have a good one!
Brenda

Liz said...

Cindy this is just STUNNING! Happy Thanksgiving!

tam said...

WoW what a find! They are gorgeous!Did you feel like you were almost stealing? LOL!!! Gosh you are a lucky girl!
Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
~Tam :D

Tea Time With Melody said...

What a great buy! He sure didn't know what he had. That's the best kind of sale. The ribbon gives it an antique finish, love it.

Lady Katherine said...

Okay! I am going silver hunting!

maman O said...

Wonderful silver find.
You are very lucky! And your blog is fantastic. Kisses Ornella from Italy

Sue said...

What a terrific buy....you need to do what Martha Stewart does and tell people the monogram is from a dead relative who left you the silver in their will...!

September said...

That is so amazing. It's a beautiful pattern. How sad that the family it belonged to had no clue what they had. :( but how wonderful that your home will have it.

CraftyT said...

What a great find. I have always wanted to go there. Everytime I go to Santa Cruz I see it and say Im coming back there but never do LOL

When I get back to California next month that is my first stop. I am moving into a VERY samll apartment and need storage
Natasha