What if you happen upon a cute little antique shop with just about anything you could ever find under the sun, so many things to look under, in, around and behind....then suddenly a box top that would otherwise be ignored, just happens to catch your eye and you look to see what is inside this tattered box top and you find a treasure trove! Jackpot! Lots and lots of vintage silverware..not in the best shape to speak of, but very old, tarnished and weathered...some very ornate. And this is the best part.. you get all of it for $20!
Well, once I got it home and went through piece by piece what I had to deal with and what sets there there, I had to figure out what I would keep and what I would use for a project or two...or three :)
After grouping the "sets" or what was left of them together and setting aside the lonelys.. now all that is left is to decide is: do I leave them tarnished or do I renew them...hmmm. I love both looks to be honest. But I do think it depends on the flatware itself, by that I mean, does it have a lot of design to it, is it that gorgeous silver, what I call "white" silver that just glistens..or does it have just that right amount of tarnish that it looks great. So I ended up doing just that, deciding what would look best...old or new.
So with the pieces that are the strays and don't really require cleaning them.. I'll have to get crafty and use them for some projects I've been wanting to do.... stay tuned for the DIY projects with silverware!