Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Shine On!

This lonely little pitcher was cast aside, dirty and tarnished with what looked like a lifetime of neglect. 
“Buy me!   You know what  lies beneath.  I'm heavy, I'm 9" tall and  I promise to shine for you if only you will take me home with you! ” it said.  
 "I’m only  99 cents."
Sold. 



Slowly it began to reveal itself.  Polish and a lot of elbow grease later it produced a  happy shine!

  
Oh!  It wasn’t perfect but it shined like the silver it was. 

  
It even reflected!


In full and glowing color.


With the saturation turned down and only a tint of color.


And in black and white.


It was happy.





Sometimes you never know what will be revealed until you put a little shine on it.     ~Honey

Until next time, Honey

Linking to:
Open House at No Minimalist Here
Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage
Vintage Inspiration at Common Ground
Feather Your Nest at French Country Cottage
Show & Tell at My Romantic Cottage
At The Picket Fence
Funky Junk Interiors
 Sunday Showcase  Under the Table and Dreaming
Between Naps on the Porch

54 comments:

  1. Oh what a fabulous piece and it shines so beautifully. You found a real treasure. Hugs, Marty

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  2. What a great find. It looks beautiful. Love the different photo editing too.

    x

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  3. 99 cents! Great find. Silver and Silverplate pitchers are among my favorite things. Good job cleaning it up.

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  4. Like Charlie Brown's Cristmas Tree, it only needed a little love.

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  5. That is a shining picture of something that was meant to shine!

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  6. That's a great piece It looks so pretty on your table hope you are having a good night

    Pattie

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  7. What a wonderful little pitcher! The lines are wonderful and you shined it up good!!

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  8. Only 99 cents. What a deal and look at that shine.

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  9. This is such a gorgeous transformation - and at 99 cents too - a mini miracle in itself :-)

    Jem xXx

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  10. That's a keeper! I love the shape of the pitcher.

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  11. Who knew, I guess at .99 I would take a gamble....gorgeous!

    Carol

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  12. That's amazing!! What did you use to polish it? And did you know it was silver??? Beautiful!

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  13. C'est la même chose pour les personnes...
    Certaines belles rencontres permettent de révéler quelque chose enfoui en soi... de s'épanouir...

    Pierre

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  14. Wow .99 cents really? I love vintage silver, that is a gorgeous piece and it sure cleaned up pretty.

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  15. Wonderful reflections. I'm not fond of polishing silver, but it sure turned out great!
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  16. Now that .99 cents was well spent!!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  17. Good job. It´s very beautiful! LG Tina

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  18. What a great find and it looks happy. It's just beautiful ;-)

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  19. You did good, really good! Love GW!

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  20. What a steal!!! You lucky duck! It polished-up so nicely. I love it, and methinks I should go to shopping with you sometime!!! :D

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  21. Good call picking that little beauty!

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  22. Shine on, indeed! Loved the price and the transformation... and I like how you wrote this post... your silver pitcher has found the right home. Thanks so much for liking my "dust collector"...I love it when you visit me. Have a nice weekend!~Poppy

    http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

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  23. Wow, that is so pretty! I'm so glad you picked it up.



    Kelly

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  24. How perfect paired with roses! I love the look!

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  25. Wow! what a beautiful pitcher, great buy!

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  26. What a beautiful pitcher!!! That is a great score!!! 99 cents!!! It just needed someone to love it!

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  27. What a fantastic bargain and you made it shine till it was beautiful!

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  28. Such a lovely little pitcher! Great deal and pics!

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  29. What a great piece!!

    It shined up beautifully!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  30. Looks like you have a family heirloom now. Beautiful.

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  31. Absolutely beautiful! That's one thing I don't have: silver.
    Brenda

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  32. Oh my word...what a beautiful and shiny bargain! You have got a great eye.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  33. 99 cents? That is amazing! I like to pick up silver when I can, and I always polish it up. It's like a mystery. Sometimes a piece truly surprises me with its new glow.
    ~ Sarah

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  34. What a deal! Looks great with the shine.

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  35. It is a great thing to be able to see the beauty within.

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  36. Gorgeous, oh I just love little silver pitchers! Thanks for linking up the inspiration.
    xo Debra

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  37. What a sweet little pitcher! I'm so glad it got a new home with someone who appreciated the potential in it! You really did it justice with your beautiful photographs too!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,
    Amanda

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  38. You saved that little 99 cent darling. Bet if it looked like that on the shelf the price would not have been 99 cents! Just gorgeous!!! jules

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  39. Amazing~ I love the different photos, to show off this Beautiful & Unbelievable priced Treasure....

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  40. I just love the way you write your posts! :-) I can't believe you got that for 99 cents and you definitely made it look like a million bucks now. Thanks so much for linking this to Inspiration Friday!
    Vanessa

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  41. I have the honor of being your "linky neighbor" over at Donna's party, and I stopped by to say, I like your style! Also I love seeing your Reflection in the gorgeous Creamer you purchased! Always nice to see past the tarnish and patina to what lies beneath, well done, tami
    Feel free to stop by to see my "Reflection" post, and have a wonderful weekend!

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  42. Such a charming post! Your photos are just gorgeous!! What great deal you got on that little treasure too!! Thanks for sharing at my party this week! :)

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  43. Lovely pitcher!!! 99 cents..wow.. Thats a steal!!

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  44. Silverplate seems to be interesting again. I love the photos you took with the silver pitcher and different flowers and accessories. I found you through Between Naps on the Porch.
    - Joy

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  45. How lovely! A true metamorphosis.

    If you have a moment, please stop by and enter my giveaway.

    Happy Monday to you.

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  46. What a bargain - it's gorgeous! Hope you'll drop by and see the kitchen floor Jane wrote about for Met Monday.

    Allison
    Atticmag

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  47. Gorgeous! Coming by to say hello from Feathered Nest Friday! xoxo, tracie

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  48. Oh it is so fun discovering hidden treasure! I love picking up something dirty and grimy only to clean it up and see it's beauty.
    Your silver pitcher is amazing, so glad you found this bargain!
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  49. Wow what a transformation! Thanks so much for liking up to the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.
    Crystal
    www.chocolatedroolandkisses.blogspot.com

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  50. The Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop has grown for the better because of your participation. Thanks for linking up this great post! :)

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