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Pairpoint Silver Bowl

Welcome back!  Is it starting to feel like Fall at your house?  This morning our temperature was in the 30's.  It's official, summer is over, but let me reminisce about it though, by showing the silver bowl I found last summer at a yard sale:
It didn't look that good at the's the 'before' picture:
It was pretty dirty and tarnished.  I took this pic after giving it a washing.  Sadly, it looks like someone used it for a plant saucer to catch the extra water.  I'm not sure what to do about that, so if you have any ideas, let me know in the comments.
It is made by Pairpoint and from what I can tell from my little bit of internet research, it's worth more than the $5 I paid for it.
Here's a close-up of some of the detail...look at those leaves, before & after:
All it needed was some silver polish and elbow grease to makes it shine as a great fall centerpiece.

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  1. What a special find. This is an item that you will be using all of the time.

    1. Thank you, Debra. It was a "have to have it" moment!
      I'm so glad you stopped by - come back again soon!

  2. It's a lovely piece. You may try Barkeepers Friend or Zud as a scrub on the inside.

  3. What a beautiful piece and how unusual! Xx

    1. The design really caught my eye - under all that dirt and tarnish!
      Thanks for stopping by, Jenny. Come back again soon, won't you?

  4. Pretty piece! What a find. Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Hope to see ya next week!

    1. Thank you, Kim. You'll definitely see me next week - thanks for stopping by!

  5. What a wonderful find! I think autumn decor is my favorite of all. Thanks so much for sharing with Party in Your PJs!

    1. Thank you, Lynda. Fall certainly has the best colors!

  6. Score! The detail on the piece is beautiful. Thanks for sharing on Sunday's Best.

    1. The detail is what caught my eye. Thanks for stopping by, Rhonda!

  7. love finding great treasures like this many of which my grown children would love to have but sorry they will have to wait I am not giving them up
    come see us at

    1. I completely understand, Angie...I love my treasures too.
      Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you'll come back again soon and I will visit your blog soon!

  8. That's a beauty, Ann! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

  9. I'm so glad you spent the time to beautify what was a sad looking little bowl. It is lovely now. A bird's nest of Spanish moss and some eggs would camouflage the inside at Easter. If you use it for food, you could line it with lettuce leaves, then add some beautiful Bing cherries in season. Or the design cut from a paper napkin and will have lots of uses, I'm sure.

    1. What wonderful suggestions, Kathy. I will keep them in mind.
      Thank you for stopping by the Cottage - come back again soon!

  10. The silver bowl you found has such lovely details. It was an excellent find. Thank you for sharing at Snickerdoodle.

    1. Thank you, Sharon - so glad you stopped by!

  11. Wow, that came up nicely, it looks beautiful with those fiery coloured leaves.

  12. That's a gorgeous find Ann, so unusual. I would have no idea how to clean the inside though. Hope you find something

    1. Thank you, Michelle. I may just have to line it with another bowl.

  13. That certainly cleaned up well. From trash to treasure, right?


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