Then I met Terry and Shonda drove home in time for the boys getting home from school..Terry and I did a bit of shopping..
I went to a thrift shop while he went to Walmart.. He is not a thrift store shopper.. grin.. I was looking for some 100% wool to make
a few crafts that I want to try... I actually found 3.. smile..
I have to felt them first.. Have any of you girls tried felting anything?
And then I did get a good deal ... All this silver for $5.00...
There are several good pieces there.. Some Rodgers...a couple of pairs of tongs in neat shapes...
It will need to be cleaned and I thought I would share this homemade recipe for cleaning it with you...
HOMEMADE SILVER CLEANER
1 T. salt per quart of water
1 T. water softener per quart of water
a sheet of tin foil
Place the tin foil in the bottom of the container that you are using to wash the silver.. I use a rubber dishpan.. Add your HOT (boiling) water, salt and water softener and stir.. Place silver on top of tin foil for 10 seconds and rinse in cold water and then buff it...
If you don't have water softener you can use baking soda...
Pretty easy, eh?
And no chemicals which some people are allergic to..
There are other recipes online but this is one that I have used
I love picking up old silver cutlery.. I like using it everyday especially when it does not match.. Martha Steward recommended that years ago and I have done that since..I have a lovely big set at the cottage.. My everyday set here has ivory handles but it is diminishing for various reasons so I will add most of this to my everyday set here..
Another reason I like to find old silver cutlery is so that Terry can make wind chimes..
We sell them at the shop but I do not have one for myself.. smile..
Here is another idea I found on line ages ago but do not know where it came from.. Before the days of pinterest.. grin..
Drawer or door handles.. Neat, I think.. It would look nice on an old kitchen hutch or even regular cupboards..
Just an idea for you..
Also, here is a LINK to another posting I did with a neat idea on how to store your cutlery...
Here is the old recipe book I told you I found.. It was in a collection of books and I just came by it..