I've been AWOL from Vintage Thingie and Thrifty Thursday for a looooonnnnggggg time, mostly because I ran out of things of my own to "show off."
Today I'm BACK with a really cool find.
While on one of my summer jaunts to Wisconsin, we had a buffet style lunch at my friend Gwen's home. She had a really cool solution for the "what to do with the flatware on the buffet" problem.
Don't you just hate trying to figure out how to arrange the silverware when you're having a buffet? I've tried all kinds of things - - - using a glass as a silver holder - - - spreading the silverware out in some semi-attractive pattern. But each of these has its own set of drawbacks.
Well, just look at Gwen's flatware serving solution:
Crystal Silver Servers. How cool are these??? I had never seen anything LIKE them, but I want to FIND a set.
There's a little story to go with them that makes them an even BETTER prize.
Gwen found them at a yard or estate sale for little to nothing. I don't remember the exact price she paid, but I believe it was less than $5.
Gwen's sister-in-law, Lois, ALSO has a set, but her's weren't found at a sale, and though she wouldn't tell me what she paid, she raised one eye brow and said, "It was A LOT more than Gwen paid."