Thursday, January 1, 2009

Sterling silver candle holder

Happy New Year's Day!  I hope everyone had fun celebrating last night!

My mother-in-law gave me this beautiful sterling silver candle holder, well it would be beautiful with a little cleaning. I've always heard that you can use toothpaste to clean silver, but I haven't ever tried it. My husband had heard that you could use ketchup, so we thought we'd try it. It worked a little, but you really had to scrub to get the petina off. He then thought that you could use Coke, so we tried that. The only thing the Coke did was take off the dirt. So...I went and got the toothpaste. It really works! The first picture is after my hubby finished cleaning it. The last two pictures are when we first started using the toothpaste. It turned out very nice. 
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1 comment:

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Welcome to blogging! That is lovely!