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March 20, 2008

The closet project

Well, it took a month but the closet project is pretty much basically done. I won an awesome vintage flatware chest on ebay almost two weeks ago that finally arrived today, so my grandmother's silver now has a proper home:

Safe and sound

This weekend I start on the basement, a much larger and more sordid project altogether. But then, it's that time of year again: Discardia.

Posted by lisa at March 20, 2008 06:49 PM

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Do you use your silver regularly? If not, do you polish it?

Posted by: Joseph H. Vilas on March 21, 2008 01:22 AM

no, i have never used it, although to be honest i forgot i had it until i cleaned out the closet.

i polished it before i put it in the chest, but that's the first time i've polished it since i had it. i've been told that polishing removes small amounts of the silver so i don't want to polish it too often.

Posted by: lisa on March 21, 2008 09:49 PM

For bizarre reasons, I have some as my regular flatware. What I found was that if I left it put away, it tarnished badly. If I used it, it didn't tarnish so much (unless something bad got on it and didn't get washed off). So now I use it all the time and don't polish it. :) But it does look particularly nice after one polishes it.

Posted by: Joseph H. Vilas on March 22, 2008 12:07 AM

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