Thursday, March 15, 2012


Waste is worse than loss.
 The time is coming when
 every person who lays claim
to ability will keep the
 question of waste before
 him constantly. The scope
of thrift is limitless.

~ Thomas Edison

After reading about Cory
hosting a Thrifty Thursday
I knew I needed to make it
to at least one local thrift
store this week. I only a
a few minutes so I did a
quick walk around and tucked
into the corner of a shelf I
spotted this little silver sugar
bowl and creamer on a tray.
They are a bit tranished, but
for $2.50  I don't mind! I have
discovered a great way to clean
Line your sink with aluminum foil
and lay your silver on top.
Sprinkle with baking soda, then
pour boiling water over it.
Let is sit a little while then dry!
It the piece is too large for
your sink you can repeat until
all the tarnish is gone.


  1. Beautiful find and a wonderful tip... maybe I won't be so hesitant now about picking up tarnished pieces!

    Have a lovely day, Debbie

  2. what a great find! i like they way you clean it up, i'll have to try it your way next time.

  3. Those are lovely! Does that work with silver plate? I have an old platter that needs to be cleaned and I know it's plate. I don't want to damage it, but it's got lots of nooks and crannies that are a pain to clean.

  4. I found that way of cleaning silver out and was amazed! I had really old gross silverware that had not been washed in what looked like 20 years. It bubbled and bubbled like a witch's cauldron.
    Beautiful Tracey!

  5. Beautiful find!! I cannot believe the price either, you lucky duck :) I think I see a tea party in your near future.

  6. i love the edison quote too. how perfect!

  7. That is a great find! Even before you gave your cleaning tip, I figured it was worth it, but an easy way to clean silver? That makes it even better.

  8. That is a charming find! Thanks for the polishing tip

  9. Proof as to why every corner needs a peek. You never know what you'll find! Beautiful set!! And a really great price! :)

  10. What a beautiful little set! I especially like the pineapple knob on the sugar bowl!

  11. Great find and wonderful quote. Like many of you, I'm sure, I take immense pleasure in repurposing someone elses trash.

  12. Gotta love the thrift stores!! What a find!

  13. I have a creamer that I found years ago and I love it dearly.

  14. "waste is worse than lost" what a lovely sentiment!

  15. I'v never heard that way to clean silver! But I like it. Sounds much better than that scary chemical pink polish that I have under my sink. Thanks for the tip!

  16. I'm going to have to try that silver cleaning technique--so much gentler than the abrasives in the silver cleaning jars!!! I'd say that was definitely a treasure you found!!!

  17. Thrifty Thursday sounds like fun-- I love browsing in thrift stores. The tea set is a nice find. Hope you received the advice you were looking for to help with your sweater. You inspire me with your perseverance.

  18. I've done something similar when trying to clean a pair of earrings. Do you find this method makes the tarnish go away but has a dull finish? Do you have to rub it afterwards to make it shine again? Love thrifting! The only thing is, right now, I'm trying to declutter - always a quandary. :)

  19. I can't tell you how much these Thrifty Thursday posts are going to help me and inspire me! Never knew this about baking soda!! Awesome!!!!!!

  20. Wow, I want that. I'm going to a consignment store this afternoon-hope they have something that nice.

  21. This is just like a set my mom had when I was little. Many memories. Thanks for the easy polishing technique! I have some silver that could use that treatment!