Thrifted Vintage Silver Compotes

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Thrifted silver compotes

We have a super-amazing thrift store here in town, and every time I stop in I find something wonderful.  Their prices are rock-bottom, too, which is always fun since most “chain” thrift stores have caught on and charge quite a bit these days–at least, in my opinion.

If you follow us on Facebook, then you probably saw these silver compotes when I brought them home in all their tarnished glory:


They were–wait for it–fifty cents apiece!  Yes, they’re silver plate, but they’re lovely, and I love footed compotes.

Look what I found when I polished them up:

B monogram-silver

Yep, that would be a “B” and that’s our monogram.  #meanttobe

Silver compotes

I have two others already, so I’m pretty sure I’m going to have to rearrange a shelf to show of my new collection.

The sweet little silver trophy cup is from Lavender in downtown Southern Pines; it has a “B” on it, too, so was clearly meant for me!


I’m a little crazy because I actually like polishing silver; just like I enjoy painting because it’s such immediate gratification.  I use Wright’s Silver Cream (affiliate link) and it’s my favorite, but if you have one that you swear by, then I’d love to hear about it in the comments.

On a somewhat related note, I found some gorgeous vintage-look silver trophies.  The real ones are hard to find and VERY expensive, in my experience.  Shop their line {here} if you’ve been on the lookout.

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I’ve been hard at work with designing a black tie fundraising event for the kids’ school; it’s going to be next Friday and it’s been taking all of my time, so no newly decorated rooms to show you today. 🙂  I promise to take tons of pictures because I think it’s going to be a really super night!

Thanks for stopping by.


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  1. Love finding great silver at thrift stores…you really scored well!….and I am sure the fundraising event will be a most successful one with you being a part of it!!….Hope to see some pics of the event!

  2. It always makes my day when I make a great thrift store find! There are so many fun ways you are going to be able to use these pieces!

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