Monday, January 10, 2011

One Dollar Each

Hello, Dear Ones! Hope you all are staying warm as I see so many of you are getting lots of snow!! :)

I wanted to share some tiny little bargains I got not long ago. These pieces were old, I could tell, and tarnished. But that didn't scare me away!! No no Nannette! Not one bit!

One of the thrills...I picked them up for $1 each! Woo Hooness for me!! :)

I'll start with this pair. They're not the same pattern and have no markings on them. Do I care? Nope, I mean, no no Nannette! :)

Look at the pretty server. Isn't she pretty? She must be pretty old as she didn't shine up as well as I would have liked. But, hey, I love her and she'll work out just fine.

Now look at this gorgeous large fork! She shined up just beautifully!! I'll enjoy poking things with this!! :)

Then I found these two little twinkie pick up thingys!!

Look at the pretty design on them. They didn't shine up a bit. I really don't care. I'll be picking up little petit fours and all kinds of little bitty tiny dainty things to eat with these! :)

Just look at the gorgeouness of handle! Very birdlike, I think! :)

Pretty, huh? I love these too!


I just had to poke in some clear depression glass to set up a little vignette. An olden plate and an olden bowl. Just try to imagine dainty tasties in these dishes that were served with my new olden silver plated pieces.

I'm also showing you one of my favorite cake stands.

See? She's very pretty and very happy to be in the vignette with all the olden silver plated pieces.

She has such a nice figure even though she's very often filled up with nice little fattening dainty tasties! :) She reminds me of myself - I'm often filled up with nice little fattening dainty tasties myself. Well, my figure's a little on the fluffy side. Just sayin'... :)

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Pretty Woman
Pretty woman walkin' down the street
Pretty woman, the kind I like to meet
Pretty woman, I don't believe you
You're not the truth
No one could look as good as you
Pretty woman, won't you pardon me
Pretty woman, I couldn't help but see

Pretty woman, and you look lovely as can be
Are you lonely just like me
Pretty woman, stop a while
Pretty woman, talk a while

Pretty woman, give your smile to me
Pretty woman, yeah, yeah, yeah

Pretty woman, look my way
Pretty woman, say you'll stay with me
Cause I need you
I'll treat you right

Come with me baby
Be mine tonight
Pretty woman, don't walk on by
Pretty woman, don't make me cry

Pretty woman, don't walk away
If that's the way it must be, OK
I guess I'll go on home, it's late

There'll be tomorrow night
But wait, what do I see?
Is she walking back to me?
Yeah, she's walking back to me
O-Oh Pretty woman.
~ sung by Roy Orbison


  1. One dollar? Very good buy. I love that cake plate...I can just see a coconut cake on it! People seem to be giving away their silver. I am buying a lot at yard sales. ♥O

  2. Great buys, but even better visuals of what we will miss(poking things!!!!), you are a gem Miss Shelia!

  3. Sheila, so pretty and only a dollar each. You did good. I love those pieces.

  4. Oh Shelia,
    You did FANTASTIC!!!! ( I izzzz jealous)
    No really you did super.
    Great buys.

    You should have a lot of fun using these treasures!

    Like what 'cha got,

  5. Sheila, all of your treasures found are beautiful! Just wonder if they say sterling on them? My dad-in-law has me trained on that. Don't matter though, they are such great finds.
    Love the cake stand also! You and I could have fun I can tell doing some antiquing.

  6. Everything was so pretty and dainty. That cake stand is outstanding. :) I just love it! I thought to myself.."That is the prettiest dish I have ever seen and then I noticed it had daisies on it. Hands down....prettiest dish" Hugs, Deb=^..^=x5

  7. Lovin' all of your pretties Sheila-enjoy:@)

  8. You did well with those, Shelia! That's a great price for those serving pieces. Can't believe you got a meat fork, a pastry server (or is that a tomato server???), and two sandwich and/or pastry servers for that price! You aren't kidding when you say, Woohooness! I'm proud of your good eye! And I love the cake stand and pretty crystal you showed us, too. Ahhhhh... now, I've had my shiny object fix for the night. I'm living vicariously through you, my friend.


    Sheila :-)

  9. Oh you SCORED!! I thought to myself..."Oh no she did not find that cake stand for $1??!" Whew! *swipes brow* I was going to have to hang up my bargain spurs if that happened *winks* But those are some great finds my friend! Once again I'm feeling a little green... Vanna

  10. Ok...I was cracking up....did you ever hear the saying "ewes not fat, ewes fluffy"? I have been fluffy most of my life! One time a lady asked me at church no less...."where does one find clothes for the short and stout?" I felt like bursting into song...I'm a Little Teapot short and stout...I'm just sayin!

  11. They are all so pretty...great finds friend!!!

  12. You found some wonderful silver pieces. I love the designs!

  13. I never seem to have the luck you do finding awesome pieces at cut-rate prices. GIRL! I know if I came to visit that cake plate stand would stick to my fingers on my way out. What an eye catching beauty you have there.

    I will trade you some snow for it! hum????

  14. That's the prettiest cake stand I've ever seen! I love all your pretty new silver serving pieces. I have a real hard time turning them down when I see them around. Keep on enjoying those yummy dainties!

  15. Hi Sheila, Your new serving pieces are wonderful! I love the plate cake stand and your depression glass. Beautiful!

  16. Gorgeous! Absolutely breathtaking!

  17. They are so gorgeous Sheila! What great deals and that platter is stunning!
    Lovely post!

  18. Wow....what great finds!!! I like the ones that don't shine up so well, shows the character of the piece.....beautiful pics!!!...hugs...cleo

  19. Hi Shelia!
    Oh, what fantastic finds for a dollar each!! I would have snatched those up as well in a heart bet! So beautiful! As are the pretty depression glass pieces and that lovely cake stand.

  20. They just don't make things of beauty like this sure got an awesome deal! :D

  21. Ooooo Sheila it must have been your lucky day to find those wonderful silver pieces for such a steal of a deal!! Love your gorgeous cake stand too!!

    Hugs, Sherri:)

  22. Such pretties! They look so lovely and who would ever guess they were such a thrifty purchase!

  23. all that for 1buck each???! my oh my! you luck duck! those are my faves too!.. love love love them!

  24. Hi Shelia, How very beautiful everything is! You must have been thrilled with these bargains. Thanks for sharing them with us; your photographs are wonderful! Hope you have a wonderful day.

  25. Happy New Year sweet Shelia!! What fabulous finds you have! I can't resist silver... well most shiny things catch my eye no matter what it's made of LOL!!

    Blessings to you and yours in 2011!

    Big hugs, Sherry

  26. you know, you have reminded me that I should get out some old serving pieces that just sit in a drawer, year after year, and actually enjoy them :) and your thrift treasures are wonderful :)

  27. Lovely finds! Poking things with the fork ... that brings back memories of me in 8th grade math class, poking my future hubby in the back with the pointy end of my compass ... ahhhh such good memories! It DID get his attention!

    Your cake stand is GORGEOUS! My figure's a bit fluffy too ... shall we start a fluffy figure club?

  28. What pretty things you have found! I have just recently discovered these little treasure stores. Thank you so much for your kind comments on my blog. I wish you and your family a very happy new year ♥ p.s. your little granddaughter is just beautiful!!!

  29. You did great! I love the tongs. You will use the heck out of those. Great cake plate that you already had, love it.

  30. Hi Sheila
    Your bargains are amazing. You did great. I enjoyed seeing them all. Thanks for sharing.
    x - Chloe Dawn

  31. LMAO Over here....everything is pretty and your pretty good with the words..I hope you get to enjoy poking things with it so cute. Trish

  32. Oh Shelia, they are all fabulous. What wonderful finds. I love the patterns and how ornate they are. I also love your wonderful cakeplate, that is just gorgeous. Everything is wonderful. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  33. Now I'm going to be looking for Old Tarnished I need one more thing to collect! But, OMGosh, Shelia, those are beautiful pieces and your cake plate is a treasure as well. Cute post and lovely photos!

  34. How beautiful those silver serving pieces are! And for only a $1!!! You got a great deal.

  35. Sheila,

    What beautiful pieces. I love your cake stand too. A dollar each for the serving pieces. Amazing.

    Hope your day is as sweet as you!


  36. I love all your treasures - I can only imagine all the tasty treats you will be serving on that cake stand! I love being filled up with all the fluffy stuff! I also love your welcoming and beautiful!

  37. Just gorgeous, you sweet thing.

    Shelia, I love your positive attitude. You always make me smile within my heart ♥

    Hugs, Barb

  38. If you ever want to part with that cake plate, Let me know (haha)! Lovely pics.

  39. Hi Shelia
    Great finds and great prices. The silver pieces are just beautiful. I haven't been thrifting in so long and I miss it. I just don't have a lot of space to store my goodies and I'd have to give up something...and I don't wanna do that!...but I think I may have a gander too.

    The yellow plate is beautiful too...
    Hope you are having a good day

  40. Shelia how beautiful! Love the pretty details. :)

  41. These are beautiful, Shelia. I need to pay attention and look for old silver when out and about.

  42. What beautiful servers and cake pedestal, Shelia. And for $1 each? Wow! You can sell them for twice as much to me, lol.....Christine

  43. Great bargan and Oh My... beautiful pieces! Loved them...

  44. Sheila, I have chosen to pass my "Stylish Blog" award to you! Please accept it?
    When you have a moment can you come to my blog for the details?


  45. Oh my, they are gorgeous. That was a terrific find.

  46. Hi Shelia, It is good to be back and catching up. I posted our grandson's wedding today. It was a wonderful event with lots of our loving family present.

    I LOVE your dollar treasures. I too would never miss a bargain like that. Old silver can be a treasure in black disguise. Smile. Your pieces are beauties. Lucky you to see a vision of silver beauty.

    We are still snowed in and it is still snowing. I admit to enjoying the beauty of it all. Our Cheri' is still trying to figure out what it is all about. Today she was walking across the crusty top of the snow and all of a sudden she was at the bottom of 12 inches of snow. It was so funny. I remember walking on crusty snow when I was a kid in MI and sinking to my waist. It gave us a good laugh. Cheri' just went on like nothing happened. HA!

    Stay warm my friend,
    Hugs, Jeanne

  47. Shelia,
    Your silver finds are lovely! But that cake stand.....oh my. It is STUNNING! I do love a pretty cakestand, but that one is breathtaking.

  48. Shelia,
    Beautiful, beautiful and more beautiful. I love silver pieces and the cake plate is fabulous. Thank you so much for visiting My Cozy Corner.

  49. Enjoy your pretties...what a bargain!

  50. Holy tamoly! did you ever get a good buy & some beauties. Great finds, Shelia. Beautiful vignettes!

    TY for your sweet well wishes ... I'm slowly mending & unbruising.

    TTFN ~
    Hugs, Marydon

  51. You can't even buy a pack of gum for a dollar. I love the pieces, and the cake platter is gorgeous. I bet it looks so pretty with something delish you baked on there too.

  52. Hi Sheila!

    Thanks for your compliment on my new bloggie look. It was a really challenge for this old chickie.... :-)

    LOVE your sweet new finds. They are so unique... and I agree... I'm sure they're old. LOVE the flat server. That pattern is so sweet...


  53. Shelia,
    I just love all of your new goodies. So what if they didn't shine up the way you wanted them to...they have patina!!
    That cake plate is just darling!!


  54. Shelia, you found some beauties at a wonderful price! I hope your husband stays out of the way when you're sticking things with that pretty meat fork! Love that cake stand! laurie

  55. I love your silver! What a great deal you found. Thank you so much for stopping by my kitchen and your kind words. Have a great rest of the week!!

  56. I am gaga for that silver. Such a steal. OOPs! I mean a great deal. LOL
    You are the sweetie, Ginger

  57. One dollar each? No way!! Maybe it had something to do with your good looks Shelia! Btw, that cake stand it to die for!!

  58. Shelia, I love these finds. I want to hop in my car and go to the thrift store, but we have snow Maybe next week I can go hunting. Kathy

  59. Hi Shelia,
    Can I go shopping with you? :)
    Your sliver pieces are lovely! You did good!
    and by the way, I'm a bit fluffy too! LOL
    Have a sweet day and hugs, Elizabeth

  60. I love all of your polished and sparkly pretties. And, I especially love your cake stand. I even see bits of pink.♥

  61. Those were some great finds! Love how they shined up, especially the fork. What a beauty!
    Pretty plate stand, too.

  62. Hi Shelia,
    I just love coming over here to see you because I always leave with a smile on my face and a song in my heart!!!
    I'm in love with the newbie cake stand and I also love the oldies too. Very pretty finds.

    You are such a doll. I love your new pic at the top.


  63. Oh, I love the beauty and would love to take them out to play! I so enjoyed your post with your beautiful cake plate and depression glass. Just perfect!

  64. Sheila I love your silver finds and you are so sweet to your silver - just like Marty- keeping it all nice and polished!!! Maybe you 2 will rub off some good on me after all!!

    I love silver serving pieces like that and pick it up when I find a deal which hasn't been very often lately! You got a great bargain!

    bee blessed

  65. Beauty in 1$... great findings Sheila... love the fork and cake plate very much
    Congraulations for Stylish Award by Ginger...

  66. OH Shelia! I am almost jealous, but I can't be because I did have a good Saturday. Still...those really ARE great finds, and for just ONE dollar each? OH MY! Ok, now that I let myself go...I am SO JEALOUS! :) Everything is beautiful and that cake stand is like none I have ever seen!
    Have a wonderful weekend my friend!

  67. Your silver-plated things are lovely, but THAT cake plate is beyond gorgeous. Seriously, GORGEOUS!

  68. Just pack those up and send them on up here to me ! What a steal !

  69. What lovely pieces you've found and at BARGAIN prices! Can't beat that combination! I LOVE the not-so-shiny server. It's my favorite of the bunch.


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