I wanted to thank Vanessa and Heather
over At The Picket Fence for
featuring my Blue Print Artwork
last week for Inspiration Friday!
I am deeply honored!
I also wanted to thank Barbara
over at 21 Rosemary Lane
for passing along to me the
Once again Barbara....
a heartfelt thank you!
If you have never visited Barbara
it is well worth the time to pop over to say hello!
She is full of yummy recipes!
Furniture Redos and much, much more!
Last week I finally took a minute to unpack
my silver that had been packed away for
the better part of the year during our move.
Needless to say,
it needed polished!
And wouldn't you know it...
some where during the move my silver polish went MIA!
I had heard there were homemade alternatives
so Friday afternoon
I conducted a few experiments!
I first tried the Hot Method.
I filled my large pot with water (about 3 inches).
In the bottom I placed a piece of tin foil.
On top of the tin foil I put about
1 1/2 teaspoon of both salt and baking soda.
the next step involves patience...
let your mixture come to a
Then simply.... dip!
Repeat if needed...
I was shocked....
Not only did it work,
it only took a few minutes per piece!
and I have to admit, my silver has never been shinier!
side by side... after and before!
I have to also confess that the job
of polishing the silver the traditional way
always "seems" like fun.
But no sooner than I get started
I am ready to be done!
This method had me searching the house
for more things to dip!
I did have to apply the second method (good old toothpaste)
on a few stubborn or super sized pieces including...
My monogrammed antique serving spoons
and my large serving tray!
I stepped out of my comfort zone...
and painted it blue!