But before we get to that I have to show you what I found!!! I was in the thrift store once again, and I had wandered through the store, had a few things in my cart, and was headed back to the housewares section when I saw a lady who works there, with a cart full of stuff she was about to shelf. I browsed her cart from a distance when I found this silver thing screaming at me to take it off her cart before she puts it on the shelf and someone else walks away with this beauty. So I did, I snatched it off her cart and felt wonderful for having it in MY cart.
I didn't know what I would do with it yet, it was just too pretty to pass up. But moments later it hit me. My daughter's birthday is coming up! perfect!!!
Would you have snatched this beauty?
Here is the recipe I followed to clean this set up. (Don't you love google?)
Home made Silver Polish Cleaner
A big pot for all your pieces
Bring water to a boil
Put a piece of aluminum foil in the bottom of the pot
Dump in 1 tsp of baking soda for every 2 inches of water
2 tsp of salt
Place silver piece in boiling water and let sit for a few minutes
Remove and place another piece in the water
Dip silver in a sink of warm soapy (not too soapy) water quickly and remove
Dry and rub with a clean dry cloth
It worked great! I love homemade recipes!
Here is the end result:
Now, you may be thinking I am nuts to give this to my daughter who is a toddler, or you may be thinking it's great! But can I just say that my girls LOVE playing tea party...
and when I bought my older daughter (P) a tea set for Christmas that was SO cute, it ended up like this...
Am I crazy for buying ceramic!!! Poor tea set.
This ceramic tea set was $8.99, and the silver one was only $9.99!
I figure at least a silver one will last, and it is extremely cute as well!
Her birthday isn't for a few weeks, otherwise I would have caught a few photos of her using them. I'll have to post some later, after the party. I can't wait. She may just love to play it it now, but I think this will be something she will love to keep later! And if she doesn't, I will!!
I am linking to the parties on my sidebar.