"BEWARE" of Tarnished Silver!!!

January 3rd, 2009 in member junk     
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Just had to share this find with my junking friends.......found this piece at one of my favorite thrift shops and paid $1.99 for it..........well, while scrubbing it up i uncovered a date on one of the handles "1910"........can you believe it,,,,,,,,99years old!!!

I added some ribbon and an earring, and used a rub-on for the word.

Pattern or design used: My Own Design - junkstyle
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Comments (15)

Jenniflower writes: Tarnish hides purity marks and hallmarks, too! I have bought at least 4 items that were being sold as plated silver that turned out to be solid sterling. Each item cost me less than $5 and was worth over $200 in the scrap value, alone, never mind the premium for their age! Posted: 5:13 pm on September 18th
shabbychick writes: Janis - very sweet - what a great find - and, you've added your bit of sparkly elegance!!! :)

Kathy Posted: 9:41 am on January 8th
romancenrelics writes: What a great find. Posted: 11:54 am on January 7th
bridiemurphy writes: OMG. That's all I can say... Posted: 9:21 am on January 5th
FunktionalJunk writes: Wow!!! This is gorgeous and your ribbon and rhinestone accents are just perfect for it! Thanks!

Leah Posted: 12:58 am on January 5th
rebeljunker writes: Wow Fellowjunker, you definitely know how to add STYLE to
your great treasure! I just love how the ribbon and the bling
just add elegance! Di Posted: 6:18 pm on January 4th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Oh so very pretty, Janis! Your added touches to this piece make it a real gem.

Great find!
Candy Posted: 9:12 am on January 4th
Gardenjunky writes:

This is really beautiful. Great inspiration for me.
You can't beat a great piece of silver. I sure wish
I could hold up as good as this piece for 99 years.
Great style. Thanks again.

Carolyn Posted: 8:32 am on January 4th
StrangeCargo writes: That scripted "1910" is unbelievable! I can almost visualize the maker inscribing this proud piece. Thanks. Posted: 8:23 am on January 4th
kopykatkim writes: Very Elegant find! How lucky to have unearthed such a piece from that date. Great idea.

Kim Posted: 8:06 pm on January 3rd
MimiToria writes: This is great Janis. Love the detailing of the date stamp on it. How fun is that! Lovely as always.
Gretchen Posted: 6:39 pm on January 3rd
judithomas writes: Lani is right.....ELEGANT is the word for this piece!!!!

AND, it is so exciting when you have something that reaches back so far into the past!

LOVE IT!!!! Judi
Posted: 6:16 pm on January 3rd
LuAnn writes: What a great find!! Don't you just love the thrift stores. Some time they have no idea what's there!

LuAnn Posted: 6:08 pm on January 3rd
junkjunkie writes: I LOVE this. How perfect for a bridal shower. Do you get a little giddy feeling when you find something really special at a fabulous price? I do! Fabulous job. Posted: 5:41 pm on January 3rd
CottageElements writes: Janis, your projects are so unbelievably elegant. What a great treasure you uncovered. Thanks again for sharing!

Lani Posted: 4:52 pm on January 3rd
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