Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Silver Tray Treasure!



My latest trip to Goodwill was a lucky one indeed! 
Sometimes I even think I hear the store calling to me when there is a wonderful treasure there just waiting for me!

This large footed tray with gorgeous repousse detailed edges took my breath away when I spotted it!  Though heavily tarnished I knew with a bit of polishing with my Wright's silver polish cream, I could bring it back to it's sparkling glory!

No that doesn't say $499.00 it says $4.99.  Woo hoo!
Although I have seen similiar repousse silver trays on
e-bay for much more that 500 bucks!

Here it is all polished up and ready to serve up a lovely tea!



I like to leave just a bit of the tarnish in the crevices to bring out the wonderful detail!
Serving up some tea or goodies on a lovely silver tray is a perfect way to treat yourself, or make that special someone in your life feel extra special!
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We are having some wonderful sunny weather here!   
I have started doing a bit of early Spring cleaning around my house! 
Also my hubby and I have been busy helping his Mom with some sprucing up
around her house too! 
Funny how a little sunny weather inspires me to clean!
How bout you?!

Have a wonderful week!
Sherri:)

I'm linking to
Table Top Tuesday
Hosted by Marty from "A Stroll through Life"
So please stroll over to visit her
and the other participants for some lovely inspiration!

14 comments:

Laura said...

That tray is to die for-
I love finding treasures.
It is one of life's greatest pleasures-
(didn't mean to rhyme)

Laura
White Spray Paint

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I am in love with silver and your tray is definitely stunning. What a wonderful find. I love the coffee display on the bed. Such a lovely piece and vignette. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Nellie's Cozy place said...

sherri,
You just reminded me that I think I have a tray like that somewhere, I will have to hunt it up. lol
It looks absolutely perfect on that bed. What a nice thing to do for a guest or just for yourself
to sit in bed and read a bit and have some tea
and goodies for breakfast, sounds like a fun plan to me!!
I have been doing a lil spring cleaning myself.
Yea, the nicer weather does make you feel more like cleaning I have to say.
blessings, Nellie

Blondie's Journal said...

Very pretty tray, Sherri! And what a great bargain. I never have much luck at Goodwill, but maybe I don't go often enough. Your tea set looks beautiful on it and I love your pretty comforter.

Spring cleaning? I have been doing a little organizing, but I'll leave the cleaning until the sun comes out here!

XO,
Jane

Sue said...

Sherri- I love your new tray! It looks so pretty topped with your little tea set arrangement sitting on your bed.
So you've been cleaning, huh? Oh honey, I know what you mean! I'm scrubbing grout- such fun- not!
The weather didn't inspire me though- we're still having winter! LOL Enjoy your sunshine, Sherri!
hugs, Sue

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Sherri, I just adore your silver tray...how elegant is that?! The entire vignette is so serene and gracious. May I come to tea? :-)

Sending you hugs, my sweet friend!
Barb ♥

June said...

Sherri that is a gorgeous find!!! So pretty. And the price is amazing.
oh yes, the cleaning bug has hit me too.
hugs to you...

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Sherri...

Oooh...what a treasure find, my friend! Of course you know how I love all pretty silver! Hehe! This tray is simply gorgeous with all the intricate embossing...I love it! Ohhh...and those little feet...sooo pretty! This little beauty shined up so beautifully and makes for the perfect tea tray! As soon as I seen your pretty tea tray on your bed...I just sighed! What a beautiful and serene setting, Sherri! I love how the sun was so sweet shining in through the window onto the bed! Gorgeous photos! Ohhh...and I love your bedroom! Love your pretty bed linens and that gorgeous "redwork" embroidered pillow...another sigh! Thank you for sharing your beautiful tea tray with us, sweet friend...this was such a treat!

Well dear lady, I'm so glad that you stopped by for a visit today! You always brighten my day with your sweet, sweet notes! Thank you!!!

Love ya,
Chari

Melissa Miller said...

Sherri the new tray is classic and elegant. I love how you arranged it as well. What a great find.

Happy day to you sweet friend!
~Melissa :)

Life with L said...

Hi Sherri,
Your tray is lovely and such an amazing price.I never have much luck at goodwill. The tray and tea cup look wonderful on your bed. Linda

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What a find! Sherri, I'm so glad GW called your name when this beauty was in the store, because you shined it up and made such a pretty tea setting on it. It looks like a bed and breakfast tray on your pretty bed (love the Morning Glory pillow). laurie

Anxiety Cause said...

I would definitely enjoy my cup of tea served with this pretty tray.

Janean said...

shut the door! are you kidding? $4.99? you're right $499.00 would be more like it! you did a beautiful job arranging everything on it too.

showing my home inspires me to clean...but we're nearly done with the process. Hallelujah!

Dawn said...

Lovely tray! It would be wonderful to cuddle up in that beautiful bedroom with a cup of tea. Just make mine decafinated,lol!

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