Reinventing this antique silver butter dish base has been fun. It is one of those easy to find pieces that can serve you very well, each season of the year.
The first use finds the silver base holding a simple bird nest and the side knife slip holding a vintage bird... simply charming.
Second, would be great on a side table nestled near a potted plant. I used the base to hold a crystal ball and an antique postcard of the Paris Opera House rests in the knife holder... unexpectedly unique.
Third use is the perfect guest bath soap dish. I placed a sweet transferware saucer inside to hold a bar of soap and set a small beveled mirror into the knife holder... beauty, form & function.
The fourth look is lovely looking and smelling! I filled the base with fresh lavender buds and a mercury glass heart rests on top. I slipped an antique victorian pin dish in the knife holder. The pin dish is one of my favorites, it features cupid riding a lion... a sweet nod to Valentine's Day.
Lastly, this piece is the perfect base for a cloche. Filled with fresh live lavender and ivy surrounding a fine porcelain bird on a branch... the possibilities are endless.
Do you have a piece similar to this? It's uses may surprise you. Give it a try. It is always so interesting to see reinvented vintage and antique items used as accessories in people's homes, it shows imagination and ingenuity, not to mention it is green to reuse. Happy Hunting Everyone!