I have been putting off polishing the silver for months...fellow blogger mette commented on one of my posts that she might polish silver on a rainy day and that got me thinking that I was remiss in not getting on with the job.
Today it was rather grey and foggy so I took out all the tarnished pieces and got down to business. I am happy to say that it only took a little over an hour and now it is done and gleaming ready for the next family gathering...
I do procrastinate and wonder why, when I do accomplish a task or chore that is not as pleasant as I envision, I feel very proud and smug. (I did it)
The Baby rattle is on the left! It might be in Isla's sweet little hand sometime soon.
The flatware will be polished another day
the sun came out and I went outside to the garden to deadhead my roses...
I'll try not to wait too long...maybe the fog will come out or it might rain
and that will be my cue.
Look at all the butter pats...
I use these for tea lights, they reflect the light and can be arranged to add ambiance at the buffet or dining table.
My parents were married in the 1950's and silver was a common wedding gift.
When I was married in the 1970's pottery replaced silver in it's popularity
we received 2 or 3 pieces of silver; candlesticks, goblets and a tray.
I received a fraction of Mother's silver, my sister got some too.
Mother has a cabinet full in her condo that she makes time to sit and polish her collection regularly!
I do not think Procrastination factors into her daily round.
I use Twinkle Silver Polish...
a little round sponge moistened and a bit of soft paste goes a long way
coat silver, rub gently, and rinse with warm water, dry immediately.
a word of CAUTION..
do NOT cover your silver with Saran Plastic Cling film
it looks incredibly TACKY.
I was invited for an afternoon tea at a Naval Officer's home hosted by his wife,
a delightful, well spoken, well groomed, English lady
it was a "meet and greet" Tea.
She served us all tea using her finest silver service
and bone china cups and saucers
On the buffet
and in full view
covered in plastic
sat the rest of her silver!
(it was impressive and very ornate but dressed for the rain)
am I being judgemental?
The mere fact that I was included and that a blissful tea in the good company of a variety of interesting women
should have been sufficient...
20 or more years have gone by and what I remember is the cling film!
(what do you think?)