I love to go “treasure hunting” at antique shops near and far. This weekend a friend and I spent a couple of hours treasure hunting at local antique stores. I was thrilled to find several treasures.
My first find of the day was a pair of brass candlesticks. I already cleaned and polished the first parrot. I used Bar Keepers Friend to give it a good cleaning then polished with Wenol metal polish. These are two of my favorite products for tough cleaning jobs. Below is a shot of the pair showing the polished one and the unpolished one. They stand almost 14 inches tall and I think I will make lamp bases out of them.
I have a small collection of antique wooden kitchen paddles and I found a couple more. I plan to use these as bread plates at each place setting.
I also found a pewter salt shaker and pepper mill just like another one that I already have. Now I have one for each end of the table!
I stumbled across a group of copper cookware that I couldn’t pass up. It seemed to be nice heavy weight. Several pieces were made in France, the roasting pan was made in Italy, and the 3 small pans were made in Sweden. All of them will need a thorough cleaning and polishing.
Looks like I’ll be busy polishing for a few days!
I’m still sorting and labeling my pictures from our trip to Europe so I will get those up as I am able. Click on the home button above if you missed the previous posts that I did on the trip.
I hope that you have a nice Memorial Day a great week! My hat is always off for those who have served our country!
I’ll be linking to Thrifty Treasures at Southern Hospitality Blog. Click the link to see the other finds.