Monday, March 9, 2009

Silver for Metamorphosis Monday

I want to thank Susan for hosting Metamorphosis Monday. Just click the butterfly in my sidebar to take you there. I was thinking what should we post about today? And then I looked up on my china hutch & knew the answer in a glance. How can something so beautiful become sooooooooooooooooooooo Ugly?
This is my vintage Tipping Tea Pot & it has been pulled in the kitchen for a Metamorphosis. It is in serious need!

And my tea strainer & pretty little Reed & Barton spoons.

Much better! A little silver polish & a lot of time later this is the result.

My treasured Reed & Barton spoons that I found at an Antique Mall for a steal of a deal! Don't you just love the flower detail? I DO!

The strainer is ready for a cup of tea.

Everything is ready for a Tea Party. Maybe I will do a Tablescape Thursday with these goodies soon. Thank you for visiting & I hope you have a wonderful week my dear friends.


Anonymous said...

Your tipping tea pot is so beautiful! How industrious of you- I just say I love the patina of tarnished silver and let it be!!LOL!


KBeau said...

You'd better watch it. You just might inspire me to polish my silver service. Well, maybe not.

Anonymous said...

Tea from a beautiful pot,lovely flowered spoons; a woman after my own tea sipping heart. I am so glad to meet you.

Linda said...

That is a gorgeous teapot and everything cleaned up beautifully! You know what, I am seeing a lot of tarnished silver out there and it is paired with white dishes and called a country French look. I will have to get used to that it really okay to display tarnished silver? Hmmmmm...might be. Linda

Linda said...

Pretty all polished up, the spoons are yummy find!
Linda Q

marty39 said...

Oh they are all just gorgeous and have such beautiful detail work to them. I love all the vintage silver pieces, they just seem to have so many beautiful details that you don't find today. Thanks for stopping by my BR redo and your gracious comments, I really appreciate it. Hugs, Marty

Candy said...

Wow what a difference.
Hubby is heading to Dallas for several days of business. We are hoping for some rain soon.
Still working on cleaning and organizing stuff around here. Hope to post some morph pics next week.
Enjoy, Candy

Blondie's Journal said...


I love your siver tea set and spoons. Yes, you should do a tablescape on Thursday, I will bring the scones!

What sort of polish do you use? My silver just will not come out as well as yours.

Left a PS comment also.


DesignTies said...

That tipping tea pot is wonderful! Don't you love cleaning silver, Charlene? I mean... it can be gruling work, but I LOVE watching the transformation from ugly and smelly to shiny!!

Thanks so much for stopping by our blog and commenting on my old condo's kitchen remodel. So you and your husband are thinking about remodeling your kitchen & bathroom? It can be a stressful process, but it can also be fun. I've also found that improving the home you have - making it work for your family's needs - can often be a better choice then selling for something else... chances are teh new house won't be perfect either. :-)

Good luck with your plans!
Victoria from EdinDesigns @ DesignTies

Domestic Designer said...

Will you come clean mine? You have inspired me. Got to get out the polish!

Tomarie said...

I am absolutely GREEN with envy over your silver!! They are some of the most gorgeous piecs I've ever seen! I have a few pieces myself that I keep polished just because I like the look of the "real" stuff! :-) Thanks for stoppin' by the cabin too! :-) L~

Martha said...

I've never thought of polishing silver as a metamorphosis -- but it is!!! Love the teapot and your spoons (I collect them too) --

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

Beautiful tipping tea pot. All of your silver pieces are lovely.

Clean and Classic Interiors said...

Beautiful job! You put a lot of love (and probably sweat!) into that and it paid off. Thanks for the inspiration and for stopping by my site today too! Have a wonderful week!

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

I LOOOOOOVE your silver pieces! You have some unique pieces. Thanks so much for sharing!

Thanks also for visiting me. Don't be afraid to everyone says, you can easily paint over if you don't like it. I have always loved color, so I'm usually not afraid and have always loved red.

Ashley said...

Love your blog*! We must be neighbors because I see you shop Snider Plaza too*! Have a great day*!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

All these pieces are just lovely! Happy tea time! I'm sure it "tastes" better out of a silver tipping tea pot!

Anonymous said...

They look lovely, Charlene! Though I have to admit that I'm pretty fond of tarnished silver, too, because of the carnival color reflections it gives off and also because I'm too lazy to polish stuff myself (but DH loves doing it!).

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great week!

Victoria @ Auction Girl Vintage

The French Bear said...

I love your teapot and spoons, what a gorgeous silver collection!! How diligent you are with your cleaning!
Margaret B

Anonymous said...

Charlene I would love to see what you did with your armoire! I do know I need some large things- I have delicate little things and really have to force myself to look for BIG!!!

I thought I might introduce you and your blog on my blog - love your blog and I think others would too. Would that be ok?


Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Hi! I came over from Mary's meanderings! That piece is gorgeous!!!! Polishing silver is not one of my fav household chores! But if I had a piece this nice I wouldn't mind at all! And the spoons are precious! God Bless you! Lauralu :)

kimmcl said...

Your silver is absolute stunning - I just love it! I heard about your blog from Mary Ellen - she is so sweet isn't she?? I just love that lady! I am even newer to blogland than you and having a ball over here! This is so much fun. Please stop by and visit my blog - I love yours!!

carolinajewel said...

Great metamorphosis! I came from Mary's Meanderings and love your blog! Nice to "meet" you. :D Jewel

xinex said...

Amazing! They look new now and yes I love the flower detail! Mary said you're new and I would like to welcome you!...Christine

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Charlene,
Welcome to blogging!

Your blog is beautifully done and I'm so happy I found you at Mary's.

Your silver is gorgeous.
I'm glad to learn how to clean this. I have a very old set given to me by my MIL with an "M" and haven't used it yet.

Please come and pay me a visit anytime as well.

You're always welcome!
~Melissa :)

Happy To Be said...

GM..Now girl I just did all my silver last week...what a job and I like to tell people its Pewter when it gets so bad..and Yes it would make a beautiful tablescape..hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Tracey McBride said...

It's like magic!! I love the before and afters.

Barb said...

Ooooh, what beautiful silver pieces. In years gone by, crafters took so much pride in their workmanship - it truly was a work of art.
Thanks for sharing. :)

prof en retraite said...

What a beautiful teapot! Your tea strainer and spoons are gorgeous. I love the patina of old silver!...Debbie

lvroftiques said...

Oh what a beautiful tea pot!! And your Reed and Barton spoons are beautiful too! I really need to get busy and polish my silver!I'm feeling a little more inspired now *winks* Vanna

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Your silver is stunning!!! I have that same exact nest! I need to get mine out this weekend.

Candy said...

Just popped into Miss Pat's and saw her bloomin' vine. Isn't this rain great?!!! Saw your name on her comment list and popped over to say HI!
Great inside project day, Candy

Coastal Sisters said...

Oooooooo, I am ready to come for tea and scones :)



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