Happy Tuesday my friends! This post is brought to you by popular demand. Yesterday I posted a before and after picture of my silver tea set on Instagram and got so many questions. So, I thought I would share my little silver polishing secret with everyone! It’s Wright’s Silver Cream!
***For my regular readers, I’ve shared this product before, but in case you missed it or are new to my blog~here you go!
My husband and I have entertained quite a bit in the last year and a half since moving to our new house. We’ve had two showers and numerous family gatherings and parties. I love using our pretty serving pieces when we host and I noticed some of the silver pieces were really tarnished and dirty. So, I pulled out my favorite silver cleaner and rolled up my sleeves. This silver polish is called Wright’s Silver Cream and comes in an 8 oz jar for about $5. (If you get it at Bed Bath & Beyond you can use a 20% off coupon.) It’s also available online or at most grocery and superstores like Walmart or Target.
Wright’s Silver Cream polishes silver, silver plate, flatware, antique silver and jewelry, as well as porcelain and chrome. The manufacturer recommends testing the cleaner on an inconspicuous area before proceeding. Then, using the sponge provided, apply the cream (which has a consistency of toothpaste) directly to the piece and gently rub and remove the tarnish. As you polish, the sponge will turn black, so be sure to rinse it out periodically. Once the entire piece is free of tarnish, rinse it under running water and dry it thoroughly with a soft, dry cloth. (I like to use paper towels and a microfiber towel for a nice shine.) Below I’ll share a few of my favorite pieces of silver all shined up and given new life!
Here is a silver tray I bought for $10 a few months ago. You can see how tarnished it was on the left. The photo on the right shows how nicely the silver cleaner works!
With a little elbow grease, the tarnish comes right off! And the tray looks shiny and beautiful! I used this tray multiple times over the holidays. Once I used it a a charcuterie board holding meats, cheeses and crackers. Another time I used it for cakes, cookies and homemade truffles.
I wanted to use this silver ice bucket as a centerpiece for my daughter-in-law’s baby shower, but it was quite tarnished too.
So, I shined it up and took it to the florist where they put together this stunning arrangement for the dining table. Gorgeous!!
This vintage tea set was given to me by my sweet Mother-in-law a few years ago. She would probably be mortified at how I let it tarnish. So, yesterday I whipped out my Wright’s silver cream and set to work.
And now here is how it looks all polished up! It only took me about half an hour to polish up the set, but boy, what a difference! Now it is proudly displayed in the Butler’s Pantry!
Some of the pieces I own are merely silver-plated, and if the silver plate has worn off, the piece will not shine up very well, or not at all. You’ll know as soon as your start to clean the piece. So, if that bothers you, simply donate the piece, or paint and repurpose it.
Meanwhile, all of my silver pieces are polished and ready for their next entertaining gig! I’m a big fan of using your “good stuff” and of course this includes silver. I have many cherished silver pieces from my Mother and MIL and it’s fun using them when we have guests. And I think they get a kick out of seeing them out to be used and enjoyed!
Well, thank you my friends (and family of course!) for stopping by today and every time you do! One of my New Year’s resolutions is to be better about working on my blog and bringing things to you that you find interesting and informative. And if you have something you are particularly interested in seeing or seeing more of, please let me know! And if you say, chandeliers, you KNOW I’ll oblige! Have a great day! Until we meet again! xoxo Dell