January 23, 2010

Gone To Pot(s)!

I love silver tea (and coffee) pots! And I try to get my mitts on them whenever I can!!




(Yes, that is the reflection of blue sky & fluffy white clouds! No rain today...so far!)





I love all their details!





And curves!




And they always make me think of Chip & Mrs Potts!


Now I hope you "true blue" silver girls will not go apoplectic or consider this outright blasphemy, but I have to admit that when I buy something silver that's a bit too far gone I don't cherish it's primitive shabby state...

I PAINT IT!!!!! ;}



And I find that my painted silver...





and my "naked" silver can quite happily & prettily coexist!!!






Hurry over and visit THE GYPSY FISH for more SILVER SUNDAY!!!


And Chari for HAPPY TO DESIGN
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52 comments:

  1. Funny! No, some of us probably wouldn't paint the silver...I am personally surprised you haven't glittered one....!! Happy SS!

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  2. Very different, but I think I may like it!

    xoxo
    Jane

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  3. Oh my G! Go look at my post! you'll laugh so hard!

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  4. I think that is thee coolest idea ever! I can't wait to try it! Thanks...marcia

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  5. I love both your painted silver and your naked silver! The tea and coffee pots are stunning... xoxo Julie Marie

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  6. Love your silver coffee and teapot. I don't thin I would ever have thought of painting it. Hugs, Marty

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  7. No glitter????
    I'm shocked.
    But, it's really nice. I'm surprised - I didn't think I'd like painted silver - but it's lovely!

    I love that tissue paper! LOL Where did you find that?

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  8. Eeeeeeek...you painted silver...isn't that considered blasphemous! Love that teapot, just what I have been looking for. Plenty of coffee services in my area, but no teapots. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. It's ok I'll let it go this time:)) haha! It's really a great idea. I wouldn't have tried it but now I will. Paint is a decorators greatest friend! Love your photos too!
    xo,

    Carole

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  10. You're right, I probably would never have thought of painting old silver but if a piece is too far gone...why not! I loved the look of your painted pieces.
    Jane

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  11. I adore them all,,,the 'naked and the 'painted' and as Ceekay seems to be challenging you...the glittered.
    hugs

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  12. Ooooh! That painted silver is
    absolutely gorgeous! I usually
    pass up silver plate because it
    doesn't polish or wear well, but
    maybe I'll start buying it & try
    my hand at painting. Thanks for
    the tip!

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  13. I have never thought of painting too far gone... do you spray paint it?

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  14. Such pretty pictures, and I love your painted silver....I resort to this as well if a piece is in really bad shape.
    Happy SS!
    xojanis

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  15. It looks so pretty painted. I'd never have thought to do that. I'd like to know the best way to paint it too.
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  16. Haha, yes I agree, you need to glitter one!!!
    I love your coloured tea sets, I think they have charm and personality, like you!!!
    Happy SS to you!
    Hugs,
    Margaret B

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  17. I have a pair of candlesticks that were in really bad shape. A lot of the silver plate was gone, so I went with it and painted it black. Then I rubbed off the paint and silver is showing through the high spots. It's different. I'll have to post them.

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  18. I collect tea & coffee pots too!!!
    Just Love them and wonder about all the tea parties they've attended :)
    Do you use spray paint?

    Trying to dry off too out here in the I.E... aren't the mountains beautiful right now!!!

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  19. wow~ love it! I would have never thought to do that but it looks beautiful! That's why I love blogging! I am so amazed at the wonderful & talented girls I meet!! Just found you btw...so I'm anxious to browse about!!

    Shellagh

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  20. I probably wouldn't have had that idea but I love your painted silver! Especially the pink pot talks to me very loud :-)!!!

    Have a wonderful Silver Sunday!

    xoxo,
    Julia

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  21. Lovely tea pot and the painted silver very nice. I have a cake server I thought of painting but wasn't sure now seeing yours I will be painting it. Now I just have to pick a color????

    Thank you
    Rebecca

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  22. Painted or naked...it's all beautiful! Thanks for coming...see you next Sunday!
    {{gypsy hugs}}
    Beth

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  23. One can only accommodate so much tarnished silver... painting puts a fresh new twist on all those beautiful filigreed trimmings.
    I have a girlfriend that is a silversmith and she takes all the discarded, dented silver she can find and breathes new life into it, making some of the most gorgeous jewelry you can imagine.
    Thanks for popping by for a visit.
    Susan

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  24. flipping heck ,I have quite a bit of silver packed away now I,m going shabby chic, I took a gallery tray to the charity shop----------cottonreel

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  25. lovely!!! how did you get your pictures SO very ginormous...please share:)

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  26. thanks for stopping by my blog. I love how you have painted them (especially the pink one) but I myself like my silver pots all tarnished.. I am hooked on it too......My silver collection is growing and growing and growing!

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  27. I really like your silver, and although I never would have thought of painting any, I do like what you've done with your pieces.
    xoxo
    Donna

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  28. These painted pieces are to die for...who would have thought...such creativity! I am also waiting for a glittered piece...just for the fun of it!!
    xOxO Nerina

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  29. I inherited all my silver and I am affraid that my mother would turn around in her grave (as we say it) when she saw that I was painting her silver, but I like it! Have a lovely pink Saturday!

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  30. Oh my husband was talking to me, did I write Pink Saturday of something like that? I cannot see it anymore of course, anyhow I meant happy Silver Sunday of course!

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  31. I have to admit to painting pieces that are just too far gone, for even a pleasant tarnished effect. What can't you do with a can of spray paint? Thanks for sharing.

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  32. Love that silver teapot. Paint fixes just about anything -- so if a piece is too far gone, I guess a little paint helps bring it back to life. Have a blessed Sunday. :) Tammy

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  33. Explain the pink teapot.You painted it? It looks beautiful. Is it still functional or just for looks?

    Very creative!

    Susan

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  34. I learned something new today! I have never thought of painting the silver, but I LOVE it! Your pink and white pieces are just too cute! I love how you accent them with ribbons and paper. You are such an inspiration!Thanks so much for sharing.

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  35. Wow--I love, love, love your painted pieces! The pink pot made me go weak in the knees! Brilliant idea!

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  36. Your silver is absolutely beautiful. I love the look of it painted. Have a lovely day.
    xxoo Valarie

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  37. Oh, I love your very beautiful photos!!!!
    Hugs, Yvonne

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  38. ~WOW! It's all so gorgeous!
    I adore the silver and the pretty old handwriting. ~Lovely!

    Have a blessed Sunday.
    ~Melissa :)

    PS Thanks for your sweet words today my friend. You are so funny. He!

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  39. Your photos are great and I love the silver and the painted ones.
    Cleaning the silver is such an awful job, even the smell of the cleaning solution.

    Happy week
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  40. Thank goodness for Beth and S.S. I love your blog, just went through some of your older posts and am now following you.(that really does sound a little like stalking, doesn't it) I like the pink tea pot, so sweet. Great post ~ Theresa

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  41. What a pretty! I am not a diehard silver fan, but it will be interested in how they feel about the painting.

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  42. Hello...

    Ohhh my...I love your beautifully painted silver! You know, I love my silver but after seeing your pretty painted pieces it got me to thinking about why I like silver! Of course, I do like the pretty silver color but what I really like about silver are the beautifully ornate designs on it...and your painted pieces just accentuate the pretty designs! Love, love, LOVE it!!! Girl, you will have me looking at silver in a whole new way! Now when I see a piece that's a little worst for wear...I'm grabbing it and painting it! Love this idea!!!

    Thank you so much for sharing your pretties with us today for Sunday Favorites...this is a great post!!!

    Have a super Sunday, Darlin'!
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  43. Oh, how pretty!! Love the pink painted teapot!!! Everything you paint and glitter just turns out beautifully! I'm too chicken to paint anything :(

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  44. What a pretty coffee pot! I love the idea of painting silver!! The detail in the pieces you can't find anywhere else...so what a great idea...next time I need a pink teapot I'll think of you! Great idea! Miss Bloomers

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  45. Love the silver pieces! I've never thought of painting any of it, but if it is silver plated that might make it look quite different. Yours did!
    Ulrike

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  46. I'll have to remember that if I see something with a great shape but in bad shape :)

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  47. OMG I know exactly who's teapot that was... I can't believe you painted it PINK!!! That is a mortal sin u know...

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  48. Well, aren't you the crafty one? I like your silver but I LOVE the pink!!

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  49. Absolutely gorgeous pictures!!! I love the silver tea pot with the antiqued paper stuffed in it. Gorgeous blue with that ribbon.

    Ruth

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  50. Never Ever would have thought of it ~ and should have. Really nice look. What is the process? Even the spoons - too cute. I love that glittered Fleur de Lis as well. Happy SS!!!

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  51. I've never seen painted silver before but I must admit, it is really pretty - no glitter??? Sorry my Sunday Silver visit is so late but I do love your silver post!
    xoxo...Kathy

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  52. This is something I have just never seen or thought of until this last SS. That pink teapot is just darling. I agree, when something too far gone, it doesn't work for me. These are just so sweet!
    Debra

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