Greetings Friends! I love collecting thrifted vintage silver and as I've said before, I really don't mind a tarnished patina. That being said, when my favorite tea set appeared to be solid black, I decided it was time to clean the silver! Recently, I found an easy, effective and chemical free solution that really works...
I have only been collecting silver for a few years and it's been awhile since I made the attempt to clean any. To be honest, I found the products I've tried and even a few home solutions I've read about, to be lacking. They were time consuming without very effective results. So I was pleasantly surprised when I "googled it" and found something simple and chemical free that works! See for yourself:
It shines like new and you won't believe how easy it is! Now, my readers are so resourceful I bet some of you have been using baking soda for years. That's right--baking soda! Just boil a pot of water, then remove it from the heat and line the bottom of your pot with foil. Submerge the tarnished silver...
...and sprinkle baking soda on top. It will bubble immediately and then dissolve quickly. Pull the silver out, rinse with cool water and dry with a soft cloth.
Sparkling silver and more time to stop and smell the roses! The pretty pink fairy roses are from my garden.
This is the set that looked almost solid black before, even the tray! For larger pieces like the tray, line your sink with foil and follow the same process by pouring the hot water on top.
I'm still enjoying my whimsical teacup chandy and the silver tea service makes the perfect pairing.