Thursday, October 20, 2011

Repurpose Thursday - Silver Vintage Champagne Bucket

If you're anything like me, sometimes it's just too difficult to part with some things.  In this case, it was a very special silver champagne bucket that was given to us by one of our bridesmaids.  It has sat in our sideboard for years, not receiving the spotlight it deserves.

I was inspired by a photo I saw in a magazine recently that used a similar silver piece for a flower pot.  So, I decided to resurrect our silver bucket.  Upon removing it from the sideboard, I discovered that I had quite a cleaning task ahead of me.   Here is what it looked like....I'm actually embarrased by its state of tarnish.


So, I contacted my dear friend, Joan (the best antique dealer around!) and she recommended a product called Simichrome Polish. She guaranteed me that it was the best and easiest silver polish around.  Apply as directed and you'll be amazed by the results!!


I am thrilled with my repurposed, glistening wine bucket that now holds recycled silk orchids and moss.  It sits proudly on my server in my dining room and I'm loving it!


Let me know what you think....

25 comments:

  1. Wow, look at that shine! Your winebucket/vase turned out gorgeous!

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  2. Heather, this turned out beautiful...love the arrangement!

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  3. What do I think? I think it's beautiful.

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  4. Hi there, I am a new follower from Blog Hop Thursday. I hope that you can follow me back at my Kids e-Connection blog. Thanks, have a nice weekend!

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  5. Wow!! It looks just beautiful and I think you did a wonderful job giving it new life. :-) Thanks so much for sharing this at Inspiration Friday this week!
    Vanessa

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  6. This looks great! Love it!

    Jenny
    www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

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  7. Gorgeous creation you create here, there are no doubts on it. You give a new life for those flower plants. Welcoming and thanksgiving it will best.

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  8. Very pretty! I recently ( a couple of months ago) had a similar where I put an orchid in a silver champagne bucket!

    Thank you for linking to Potpourri Friday. I appreciate your participation!

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  9. That turned out so great! Thanks for sharing at this week's BFF Open House

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  10. Wow, that is some polish, gonna get myself some. The arrangement is beautiful! I'd sure love it if you would post this at Sunday' Best Party, open now! Got to share this!

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  11. Oooh, so beautiful and shiny. Love it!

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  12. Hmm its de lovely and looks so chic and classy. Great job.

    Veronica

    Tassels Twigs and Tastbuds

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  13. Lovely! And just think, it can now be enjoyed every day. Thanks for the tip on the silver polish-- have to grab some to get my shine on for the holidays. :)
    Visiting from SSS

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  14. Now there is some info I can use! So glad you linked this up to Motivated Monday at BeColorful. I hope you are having a productive week and thanks for visiting.
    Pam

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  15. Really? I can't believe it cleaned up that well!

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  16. I love this!!! So darling!! Thank you for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!

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  17. Hi Larissa, the silver bucket turned out beautifully. I bet you are so proud of yourself. I recently found your blog and will continue to follow you. Please pop on over to mine and I would love for you to follow me also. Hugs, Chris

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  18. Wow, it brought it back to life! Beautiful!

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  24. Hello Heather, your friend Joan, unfortunately, gave you poor advice. Simichrome is an incredibly abrasive polish that will eventually remove the silver from your plated bucket. The reason both you and Joan like this product is that it removes tarnish quickly. That's because it's SO abrasive! Compare Simichrome to the other silver polishes at my Silver Polish Abrasion Ratings here: http://www.hermansilver.com/silver-polish-abrasion-ratings.htm. As a silver restoration specialist, I offer the most thoroughly researched and practiced silver care information on the Web.

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  25. Hello Heather, your friend Joan, unfortunately, gave you poor advice. Simichrome is an incredibly abrasive polish that will eventually remove the silver from your plated bucket. The reason both you and Joan like this product is that it removes tarnish quickly. That's because it's SO abrasive! Compare Simichrome to the other silver polishes at my Silver Polish Abrasion Ratings here: http://www.hermansilver.com/silver-polish-abrasion-ratings.htm. As a silver restoration specialist, I offer the most thoroughly researched and practiced silver care information on the Web.

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