Be Creative ___ Make Jewelry - Wind Chimes - Decorative Drawer Handles
They bought from local silversmiths. These makers took enormous pride in their work, and in the families who collected. Signifying wealth, silver was passed down to the next geneneration.
Stunning & Unique Interior Decor
Early children's silver and silver plate pieces create a unique corner table setting.
Even the most modern open-spaced home touches of silver has subtle impact.
Bed & Bath
Younger family members recall using it as a child. A keepsake.
Hmmm...Where Do I Start? Isn't It Expensive?
With the 250,000 pieces currently on eBay, the supply is great, so even with a limited budget, piece by piece...just like the old days.
Some collectors and designers suggest a mix and match approach
Let's say you have a bit of silver, not using it, but want to do something different.
How about a flatware silver handle on a chain
Or, long dangle earrings made from matching plain silver antique spoons or forks.
Dress up a door, or drawer, or make a narrow shadow box.... Unique doorhandles, and especially kitchen and bath drawers.
Frame a collection of unique or ornate silver inside a small shadow box frame with a black or blue felt interior.
On eBay land there are huge arrays of patterns...from the ornate and elaborate to the simply plain elegant...just looking for a good home.
I'm Blu with blukentucky...thanks for stopping by. While I'm not a bona-fide expert, I've collected and sold sterling and silver plate for years. Many of our clients use silver for some of the reasons above. I hope it was useful. Thanks.