Silver Buyer’s Anonymous?

I bought myself a little early Christmas gift Monday. Yes, it’s really, really tarnished. And I normally love tarnished, but this was tarnished on a whole different level.

So I got out my silver polish and polished it just enough to get it to a prettier tarnished state. To be truthful, I think I could polish this for the next two weeks and never get it to be bright silver, but that’s fine with me. I like my silver with a little character.

And then I promptly went out and bought some pine boughs to put in it. They smell heavenly.

I have set up the ice bucket on my kitchen counter along with some other items.

I am pretty sure none of these will stay here long. Otis has already stuck his face in the pine boughs a few times

and he keeps trying to steal my chenille candy canes.

He has knocked this reindeer over twice while trying to get to the pine boughs

and every time he knocks it over he is in danger of breaking my vintage ornaments. The tops have been lost and there’s no way to hang them, so I just sat them in a silver tray (which of course looks pretty darn enticing to a cat).

And that pretty much sums up why I don’t have a live Christmas tree!

So anyhow, when does buying silver become an addiction?

Edited – I am linking to Kim’s Before & After Party at Savvy Southern Style.

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  1. says

    If it is an addiction I must need a twelve step program! I was pretty sure I was addicted when I bought a box lot of it for $10 without even examining all the pieces. I saw one and I was gone.Enjoy.

  2. says

    I have some silver pieces myself and I did get most of it a really good price! If your not hurting anyone or it is causing difficulties in your life then it is not an addiction….right? Have fun with it and enjoy!~Hugs, Patti

  3. says

    Pam, I am green with envy…gorgeous piece of silver. What is it with kitties and sparkly, shiny things…they are attracted like a moth to a flame!

  4. says

    Hi Pam-that looks beautiful! So simple and festive.
    thanks so much for your warm comments on my blog, and sorry I haven’t visited.

  5. says

    Pam, I love your silver champagne bucket. I bought one this year, too. So great to decorate with. The tinsel deer is too cute. Where do you buy those pine boughs? Florist? I know I can go get free scraps from Home Depot or Lowes, but sometimes they are too dry to use. Thanks so much for joining the party!

  6. says

    As addictions go it is a mild one. I bought another oil painting and Joe just might fire me one day. This ice bucket is lovely. Do you ever try the spray on polish…I have never used it. Otis is being a curious cat. Clovis is not paying attention to all this stuff he is just crawling all over me! ♥O

  7. says

    I love your christmas present Pam! I’ve been looking for one for a while yet with no luck. So glad you found one and the arrangement look wonderful with the candycanes and tinsel deer(so cute).

  8. says

    That is gorgeous Pam…Don’t look at it like it’s a problem, but more of an investment, um yeah, an investment silver is a precious metal, so see there, rationalized away! Love your vignette!

  9. says

    That silver urn is gorgeous, especially after you gave it a little elbow grease.

    As far as the addiction meter goes, I’ve heard it’s official when there’s no food in the refrigerator and the electricity has been turned off. I think I see a light on in your kitchen so you must have a long way to go yet! :-)

  10. says

    Pam~ it looks great! I am still loving that little silver reindeer…he is just so darned cute…and yes..I certainly understand addictions…mine change from moment to moment-;>) Hugs-Diana

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