Monday, March 13, 2017

Polished to Perfection


Bonjour et Bienvenue `a My Little Paris

I, am polishing silver........and I love doing it. There's something so calming, so relaxing, about it. It's solitary work and the silver feels warm and smooth under my hands, it feels good to restore it to it's original grandeur. Most of the pieces are completely black as I begin, and it brings me pleasure to see the results of my work. It's gratifying. 

On the day of my wedding,  my Granddad gave me the silver tea service that he and my Grandy had received as a gift on their 25th wedding anniversary. I thought I was the luckiest girl ever to have it, and I took great pride in using it and caring for it. Shortly after, my mother gifted me the silver pieces that she had received at her wedding in 1952, and I have always cherished them.  Over the years, my collection has grown and I love all of my silver, from the ruffled footed plates to the monogrammed baby cups. 

My hope, through the vintage part of my little boutique, is to get things from the hands of people who no longer love and appreciate them, into the hands of people who do. There is such an abundance of love and life in these vintage pieces, and silver, in particular, has a rich patina, with so much history to share. 

I was fortunate the other day, to come across quite a few pieces of vintage silver....they belonged to a couple who were married in 1947, I expect they were wedding gifts.... and these are the pieces that I've been polishing. They're  for you, for my little boutique, and I want you to see all of them at their very best. I know the trend now is to leave silver tarnished........but, I've never been much into trends, and besides, I think, if you want it tarnished , that's up to you.......but, I can't do it. The pieces I've polished have a rich patina and the designs are lovely....the silver picks up the light in the room, whether it's the sun streaming through the window early in the morning, or the dancing firelight of evening, just the presence of silver gives the room a warm, inviting glow...............it's my hope that you'll stop by the boutique, and appreciate this lovely bit of the past for yourself.
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