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$5 Update & A Mason Jar

I meant to get the update posted earlier this week, but the week got away from me.  I acquired a new pallet and Chrome decided not to get along with my laptop.  I really DO love Chrome, but sometimes it decides to stop working.  Anyone else have those issues? Thankfully my Tech Guy - aka Hubby, got it working again, but it took a couple of hours of his time!  But enough complaining - on to the good stuff!

Thank you to everyone who commented on my Really? Five Dollars? post.  I asked for your opinion on what to do with it and overwhelmingly you said, "USE IT!"  You reminded me that I am an 'out-of-the-box' gal and silverware can be used every day.

My wonderful husband got out the silver polish and cleaned the tarnish off of every single piece.  He said he didn't want the repetitive motion to aggravate my neck and shoulder - isn't he a sweetheart?  
Here's the final result:
How about a close-up?

We are happily using it daily and, hopefully, soon I can get my china and crystal out of storage!!

The box will be repurposed as a jewelry box.  Right now I'm looking for fabric to line it that is treated so silver jewelry won't tarnish.  If you have a lead, let me know!

Now, about that Mason jar....we were on our way to an outdoor festival when we walked past a yard sale.  We waved and said 'hello' assuring the lady we'd stop by on our way back.  She didn't have much left, since it was afternoon and the second day (wish I'd gotten there earlier!) but I spotted this Mason jar:
It was pretty dirty, but I loved the fact that the top was glass with a metal rim. It has the letters ABCD along with Made in USA.
The bottom has the number 89 in the middle.  Around the edge it says: PAT NOV 26 C7.
I can't tell you what it all means, but after doing a little research online I found out it's worth anywhere from $2 to $200!  How's that for a price range?
I thought about having it appraised, but I don't want to spend $50 to find out it's worth $2.  
For now, I paid $2 for it and I like it.  That's all that matters, right?

What treasures have you found at yard sales?  I love hearing about great finds!

Thanks for stopping by - have a great weekend!


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  1. Those old mason jars are so beautiful. I found on like your at an estate sale. It was buried in a huge box of old material that hadn't seen daylight in 30 years. Congrats on the find.

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    1. Congrats on your find, as well, Leanna. I just love it when there's a treasure at the bottom of a box of 'stuff'!
      Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.

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  2. I love old mason jars. I have about 5 or 6. My favorite way to use them is as a vase with flowers from my garden.

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    1. Lucky you! They do make great vases, hopefully, I'll find a few more.
      Have a great week & thanks for stopping by!

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  3. I love old mason jars. I love the old-fashioned look!

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    1. Me too - I think the color is just beautiful!

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  4. Great finds; I do love old mason jars!

    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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    1. Thanks, Cindy - me too!
      Glad you stopped by.

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  5. I love your practical approach, not spending $50 to find out it's worth $2 - sounds like a plan.
    I'm pleased you are using the cutlery, fulfilling it's destiny!

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    1. Thanks, Julie. $50 is not in my budget and it just seemed wrong to NOT use the cutlery. We're loving it!
      Have a great week and thanks for stopping by.

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  6. Kudos to your husband for cleaning the silver! I hope you enjoy using it everyday. Great find on the mason jar, too? Don't you hope that it's worth closer to $200.00 than to $2.00?
    Carol ("Mimi") from Home with Mimi

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    1. Thanks, Mimi - he is a real gem! I DO hope it's worth closer to $200, but, either way, I still love it.
      I'm so glad you stopped by, enjoy the rest of your week!

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  7. You never know what treasure you can find at a yard sale. The main thing is that you found a beautiful bottle you love and you can enjoy it :-)

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    1. Very true, Erlene. It's all about what you love!
      Thanks for stopping by.

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  8. I love yard sales and thrift stores, LOL, so many treasures to find!

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    1. I couldn't agree more, Carole. I've found some of my favorite things at yard sales and in thrift stores.
      I'm so glad you stopped by!

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  9. I just love those aqua mason jars--another great find! Thanks for sharing @ Vintage Charm--pinning!

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    1. I've been on a roll with yard sale finds. Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. Love your new Mason Jar. $2 is a great price!

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