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Decorating With Thrifted Silver – Thrifty Style Team

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Decorating with thrifted silver pieces is economical and beautiful.

Welcome to another fabulous month from our Thrifty Style Team designers. Today 2 Bees are showcasing how pretty, easy and inexpensive you will find decorating with thrifted silver.

Gather your Pieces

Our pieces have been collected over time from various thrift stores. Recently this little grouping was created. A tarnished silver water pitcher is a perfect alternative for a flower vase. The gorgeous silver bowl was a $1.00 score. After doing some research we discovered that the bowl is from the early 1800’s.

Thinking we needed just a little something else to add to the vignette, we remembered this sweet silver box. It was half priced, so another score for just .46¢

Now this collection has a more cohesive look. 

Springtime tulips look so fresh.

Other Ways to use Thrifted Silver

Mismatched vintage spoon handles created gorgeous napkin rings.

These forks were free, as they were included in a yard sale purchase of a trunk.

They were used to created unique place card holders.

Silver and silverplate pitchers are again, a perfect alternate use for a vase. They are already water-tight and they come in a variety of shapes and sizes. 

Silver sugar bowls abound at most thrift stores. Typically they can be purchased for less than $1.00. Our three examples show you just how beautiful and intricate each one is. We especially love the one that looks like a miniature trophy.

Succulents in Vintage Silver Sugar Bowls

We used our vintage sugar bowls to make succulent gardens. Succulents don’t need tons of care. Some of our creations include Coastal Inspired Succulent Garden,  DIY Succulent Terrarium  and Succulent Planter Ideas.

Succulents in Vintage Silver Sugar Bowls

Succulents in Vintage Silver Sugar Bowls

It is our sincerest hope that you have been inspired in some small way today. Thank you so very much for following along. Don’t forget to visit all of the other designers posts below. You won’t be disappointed.

Don’t forget to Pin this to your favorite Pinterest Board!

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Window Seat Refresh by DIY Beautify

Green Painted Outdoor Table by Cottage at the Crossroads

Patio Decorating Ideas on a Budget by I Should Be Mopping the Floor

Vintage Box Makeover by Bliss Ranch

Easy DIY Nightstand From a Thrift Store Stool by Chatfield Court

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DIY Grain Sack Striped Farmhouse Tote by The How-To How

Thrifted Picnic Basket Makeover by Salvage Sister & Mister

DIY Magazine Page Place Mats by What Meegan Makes

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  1. The flower arrangement in the pot is gorgeous, but I think I need to make some napkin rings out of my old cutlery. Love those, and pinned ’em.

  2. Hi! Gus is such a cutie!! So glad he came to live with you. He’s a precious little guy. Wanted to tell you thanks so much for the tip with the blue toothpaste on tarnished silver or silver plate. Had some pieces here that just sparkle now–it’s just the best tip. It
    actually worked better than silver polish, is cheaper, and I think it gets ’em brighter,
    cleaner. Ladies, I love what you do, how you decorate, how you generously share your
    great tips. Thanks so much!

  3. Ooh la la, you have some real beauties! I love how you style your vintage silver and kinda wish I hadn’t taken all mine to Goodwill before we moved to TX :/

  4. I have one of those silver pitchers stashed away somewhere. It was a wedding present from my friend’s mother many years ago. Your pics with the flowers displayed in the silver are so beautiful. I must now go find my picture for my next floral arrangement.

  5. This is a beautiful display! Such lovely finds! It’s great linking up with you and the other Thrifty Style Team ladies! xoxo

  6. I’ve been excited to see your ideas since I first saw the photo you submitted for this month! I always pass by the silver at the thrift store and think that there’s so much potential there. Love the idea of combining the silver with plants and flowers in various ways!

  7. Such a beautiful way to decorate with thrifted finds and family heirlooms. I’m always on the lookout for silverware, urns, horse trophies and of course anything with a monogram. Can’t wait to try some of these ideas! Hugs, CoCo

  8. You ladies have so many fabulous ideas for your vintage silver. I love the contrast of the rustic silver and the bright tulips or green succulents. Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for inspiring me.
    Have a great week.

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