No One Needs Four Silver Services… or Five

Last week when I was cleaning for the CAQ meeting to be held here at the house, I waited until Sunday morning to do some silver polishing. Most things I have are in chests or display cabinets, but the things out in the dining room always need a touch up. Well, I got the 4 silver services down and took them to the kitchen. I

The new silver service.

The new silver service.

decided to polish them before I got a bath. Good thing. I had polish all over me, the floor, and the counters before I got through. The one I use the most is the big one I got the year after I divorced. My present to me that Christmas. Then Joan gave me one that was on her back porch. I got one set in a box of silver and  bought the other set for $20 I think at a flea market. Well, I thought I was doing great. Everything was cleaned and up. But, when the first group of chairs, hall, school. CAQ meetng, art 107people came in one of the girls handed me a huge tote and said she brought me a surprise. It was a huge tote of silver plated serving pieces. She wanted the tote back, so I put the pieces on the counter by the sink. It was  a silver service without a tray, 2 candle holders, a ginger jar, a mug and a cup. They were almost black. But they did polish up. Thanks!!!! I found an extra tray for the service. Looks like it came with it. So, now it’s complete. Now where to put it……………silver services 1silver gifted 1

About Jim Gatling

Artist: primitive watercolors, colored pencil. Quilter: Original designs, Scrap quilts. Craftsman: Woodburning, Recycling Teacher: Retired MHS, SHCS K-12 Part Time. Collector: Antiques, Quilts, Glass, Buttons, Petit Point, Needlepoint, Hankies, Figural Perfume Bottles. Son, Father, Grandfather, Neighbor, Friend.
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