Thursday, September 24, 2009
Tarnished Silver Plate Platter
I am falling in love with tarnished silver plate. And I don't know why. This is the first one that I bought at auction. $2.50 and it was mine all mine.
It is very very heavy. It is silver plate over solid copper. I cleaned it up--some of the copper is exposed in the center, and as you can see it is quite ornate. I just love it.
It took me several months to figure out where it belonged in my house.
It has been propped up on a miniature chair on the floor, on the little buffet in the breakfast nook, and in the master bedroom.
Then the day before the bridal luncheon, I pulled this ribbon out of a drawer, (the ribbon was tied around a throw I bought) figured out how to tie it around the platter, nailed a tiny nail in the wall (just big enough to hold the platter) and strategically placed it to cover some dings in the sheet rock.
Voila!! it looks just perfect in the dinning room.
I have bought one more platter, but I need at least one more don't I for a collection? Or more? Lots more....it's a new passion.
Oh and sorry about the poor picture quality I took it with my cellphone. I promise I'll get a new memory card for my camera so that the pictures will be better.