As y’all know, I’m a huge lover of silver and silver-plate and love to use it when I entertain, so, I pick it up whenever I find it at a good price.
Since I’m starting to accumulate quite a collection, I decided to look for other ways to use some of my pieces.
“Thinking outside of the box” type of thing!
I picked up this beautiful sugar and creamer set with its own tray at an estate sale.
It was quite tarnished and the sugar bowl was missing its lid.
But they all polished up very nicely and the details are beautiful!!!
Now, what to do with it?????
I like to have my coarse salt and cracked pepper in cups next to my stove ready to toss into my cooking. (I think it’s from being an Emeril fan and quietly saying “BAM” when I add it to my recipes!!)
So, I turned my cream and sugar tray into a salt and pepper station and it sits on my stove, at the ready, when I need it!
It adds a bit of class and is an unexpected touch that catches the eyes of my guests.
I picked up another cream and sugar set at a thrift store and this time the sugar bowl had a lid!
My skin is very dry so I use a heavy cream lotion everyday………
……but the containers aren’t very attractive, so, I spooned out the lotion into the sugar bowl!
I placed it on my bathroom counter! Now, it looks attractive and is right at hand when I need it!
I love the silver with the wicker and black iron clock. Lots of texture and bling!!!
It’s fun to try to think of other uses for things other than what they were originally intended for!! Try to let your imagine run wild…….
I love flowers in a silver vase but a vintage martini shaker works just as well!!!
A small porcelain sugar bowl (again with no lid) holds my toothpicks!!
Finally, I picked up a couple of porcelain egg coddlers at a local thrift shop.
But my plan was not to use them for coddled eggs……
They sit on my nightstand and hold my medication I have to take at bedtime.
They’re so much nicer looking than pill bottles, don’t ya think??!!
So, as you’re looking around your house or shopping out and about, and you see something that makes you think “oh, I already have one”, or “what would I do with that?”, try to think outside of the box!
Possibilities are endless.
Until next time……..