Friday, January 25, 2013

All That Glitters is Not Silver

My dining room has a secret. I have a small collection of sterling silver displayed on the sideboard. But right in in the center sits a big fat fake. My silver pheasant is made out of plastic! 
I found the pheasant in a basket of junk at a local dollhouse store. When I bought it, it had a heavy brass base that was way too big for 1/12th scale. I assumed, because of the weight, that the bird was made of some type of metal too. When I finally managed to pop it off the base, I was shocked to find out it was lightweight plastic. It photographs a little darker than the sterling silver, but it's a perfect match in real life. Sometimes a good fake is all that's needed!

8 comments:

  1. Hello Eliza,
    That is a great faus silver piece. You absolutely cannot tell the difference.
    Wonderful fin.
    Big hug,
    Giac

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  2. Beautiful and you really can't see it's faux. Love the wallpaper on the wall! gr. AM

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  3. Plastic? It looks silver. Wonderful piece!
    Bye Faby

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  4. Looks real from here! Great work - and great find. Keep up the good work.

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  5. How Lovely! My Father has a pair of these on hide mantle piece!
    I guess they come in all sizes! LOL
    It looks perfect
    x

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  6. It does look real! It's always such a shock when plastic looks exactly like a natural material.

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  7. If you hadn't said, I would never have guessed. It's a nice looking little piece.

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