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Saturday, January 28, 2017

The Unexpected Finding Of A Treasure ...

Hello my dear friends,

with the thought of decluttering in mind, my younger daughter recently had gone through her wardrobe and gotten some cloths together that she didn't want anymore. She did well, a full large bag full for the Goodwill Store and that is where we headed day before yesterday to drop her donation off. 

Of course if you are just around the back of a thrift store dropping something off, you have to head around the front and visit the store too, right?! Lately I seem to be very fortunate with finding some very special pieces and even though I wasn't there specifically to buy anything this time, I did take a look around. I did find a few little things that I liked. Pieces like a little silver tray and a set of salt and pepper shakers that would come in handy one day I am sure. As as I turned around and glanced at the shelf across the aisle, I stopped. There on the shelf was something that almost jumped at me. I saw this unusual but beautiful treasure. I literally dashed over and grabbed the item. I could feel a smile on my face.

A little later back at home I researched my newest finding right away and if I am right in what I read, then what I have found is a rare treasure in the shape of a silver plate baby cup from the 1890's!

I am so buzzed about it because of how neat it is. ...Would you like to see it?!

Here it is ...

Isn't it just so lovely?! 

It has lost almost all of it's silver plate but that doesn't even matter, it is a stunning piece no matter what in my eyes.

The little tarnished cup has a little cat sitting on the top of the handle that is watching ...

... the little bird sitting in the bottom of the handle.

On top of that the little cup is embellished with a beautiful etched pattern.

Just look at all the detail ... just so perfect.

I love the detail so much!

Didn't I tell you it was a very neat piece and amazing treasure?!

I now have to decide if I am going to keep this lovely and special little cup or if I am going to turn it into one of my pincushions creations. I think, I might need a little time to make my mind.

Thank you for stopping by and visiting me here today at Todolwen, it always so nice when you do.

I hope you are well my dear friends and life is treating you kind.

Have a peaceful and creative day.


  1. Oh it is perfect for your creative hands Karen,
    I am waiting to see what it will be later on.

    Hugs Ines♥

  2. it is an amazing treasure to find!!! Most won't know IT is a treasure and look at it askance if at all. So good for you spotting a rarity among the mass that isn't. take care from Iowaa

  3. OMGoodness ... this certainly IS a treasure! I love how the fact that it's been loved and used.

    Great find!

  4. Oh Karen what a great treasure found. I know you can make this into something so special but I think you should keep this one. It is really a special find. Think of the workmanship that went into making that piece so long ago for a special little someone. Oh love to think of the history of that cup. Enjoy your treasure.

  5. Karen you amaze me! I have been to thrift stores all over, and never find the awesome things you do! I think I would just display it, and admire the beautiful work that went into this. Gorgeous!!

  6. I think this one is definitely of the keeper sort! I know I couldn't part with it. In all my thrifting jaunts I have never found a single interesting piece of tarnished silver beyond a cute little teapot that I know isn't silver at all but made to look as if it is.