I have been on a search for silver!
I keep seeing these cute ideas on pintrest with pieces of silver.
I grew up with silver in our home, polishing it every
few months or so, as it became tarnished.
When it was time to pick out things for our wedding, I told my mom,
I don't want any silver! I never want to polish silver again!
Seriously sounds like a youngster doesn't it?
I gave her a few pieces of silver that were gifts to us
at our wedding, never thinking once that I would ever want them
back. Mom passed away a few years ago, and I have
polished her beautiful pieces for dad a few times.
Not regretting any minute of the time. An act of love really.
I always thought that it was way out of my price range to even
consider ever even purchasing a few pieces for myself,
even it they are showing silver tarnished and not polished
in the magazines.
I learned a few months ago, not true!
We came across a few pieces at a second hand store,
and the first one I bought was this silver plate.
I could not have looked any worse! Someday I will
show how it looked originally, it was $2.50.
So I looked up on the internet how to clean it, when it
looked so back, lots of corrosion on it.
Not bad or too hard, just lemon, vinegar, and a lot of elbow grease!
The result was this beautiful platter.
I have since been on this vigil looking for old pieces of silver for my home.
I love how it looks, polished and unpolished.
And it just depends on where it is or what I want to do with it
as to weather I polish it or not.
Here is another piece, under $15 that I found for my kitchen
to put wooden spoons and silver kitchen tools.
These pieces are not silver, they are just metal,
but I still liked them.
The heart dish is silver.
But they make a fine addition to the corner of the counters
in the kitchen.
So over the last few months I have picked up some really fun pieces.
and continue to do so. Here are some of my
This old box was found in our shed, I asked my husband if there
was an old box or fruit crate around and
he came up with this, Not use what I am going to do
to it, but maybe a decal of some sort to look
Parisian. I keep thinking on it.
I will keep looking,
I didn't realize that in a few months I had found so much!
Our youngest daughter loves silver too,
so there are even some pieces we have purchased for her
too. Some really nice pieces.
Til next time!
Drop a note on and off and let me know what you