I am a sucker for an elegant, beautiful, round soup spoon. I started collecting them 15 years ago when my sisters and I went to Ireland. Finding one is always a thrill for me...and finding a matching set?? Well...you can just about imagine!! I discovered on ebay that these spoons are sometimes called "gumbo spoons"....AND I LOVE THEM...
|I have A LOT OF old silverplate...and it gets very tarnished.|
|Unlike Seabass -- nobody wants a blackened spoon.|
Then, of course, in the new world we live in -- PINTEREST showed me a better way....
Here it is: De-tarnish ALL your silver at once... line your sink with aluminum foil, add 1/2 c table salt, 1/2 c. baking soda, fill with hot water, then dump in all your silver! Let sit for about 30 min. The tarnish all transfers to the foil!
|Hey -- I HAVE ALL THOSE THOSE THINGS. LET'S DO IT!!|
|Instead of using my sink -- I used a cake pan.|
|And I did exactly what Pinterest told me to do...|
|Pretty impressive, eh?|
|And -- oh -- I also collect unique spooners...|
|For me -- many things qualify as a spooner....it can be a vase, or a large mug...I think this was actually intended to BE a spooner...every now and then, it's important to do something conventional and expected...|