If you follow the blog on Facebook, you saw a couple of my finds from Goodwill hunting earlier this month. But what you didn’t see is that I also picked up two silver plated bowls. With the addition of 2 more, I’ve apparently started a collection of Revere style bowls. They are often referred to as Revere bowls (or Liberty bowls) because Paul Revere was commissioned to create a thank you gift for the House of Representatives in 1768. The original bowl (engraved with their names) now sits in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
I am not sure what I am going to do with this collection, but I just love the classic shape of these bowls.
I’d decided not to pick up any more silver (plated) pieces because I like silver when it’s shiny and bright and that requires regular cleaning. I already have enough to clean. But I saw these two prices on the bottom, with the Revere ($0.99) and Sheridan ($1.21) silver plated markings, and could not resist. I looked up the same sized bowl online and the least expensive price listed was $69.
They make for great table centerpieces and the smaller ones are perfect for placing around the house to collect jewelry and any odds and ends. Not that I need to be on the lookout for any more silver pieces, but I also love how Kelly over at Electically Vintage is using her silver pieces – no cleaning required!
Have you found any great items at a thrift store recently? Started any collections? Like items just seem to look better in groups.
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