Friend Shirley Ann and I went to the city today. We had a great time at several Thrift Stores. Sometimes you find treasures, sometimes not . . . .
And at one today, I found --
This small silver pot. Bought because I thought I needed a silver pot for the breakfast coffee. Not Thrift Shop cheap because Thrift Stores are not as cheap as they once were. But not a bad price. But black. I tried to rub on it to see if it would polish up but I had no luck! So I took a chance.
For most of my silver polishing I like Hagerty's. It leaves a nice shine on the silver and something in the polish keeps the silver from tarnishing quite as quickly.
But . . . sometimes there are bits of stubborn tarnish. That's when I turn to this product
Maas Silver Polish. It polishes and polishes well, can be bought locally and is reasonably priced. I always keep a tube on hand.
The Maas turned that little black coffee pot into
This shining silver pot which will be perfect to hold our morning coffee. And there is nothing so elegant as morning coffee poured from a silver pot.
A little bit of money and a lot of elbow grease and I have a pretty new pot for our morning coffee!
And it's inaugural breakfast! The Johnson Brothers Indies (now our breakfast dishes), the German silver (now our everyday cutlery -- it has my German grandmother's initials on it -- perhaps?) and our everyday linen napkins.
It pours like a dream, silver always keeps beverages hot hot hot and it lends a bit of elegance methinks to the breakfast table. And the most important thing, I do have a nook to tuck it in when it's not in service! There was the perfect spot in the breakfast room sideboard that was just right for that size pot!
And breakfast this morning? Cheese omelets, toast, tomato juice and coffee with real cream. I have the perfect omelet pan for one -- just like the little ones you often see at buffet brunches or hotels that offer made to order omelets for breakfast. And it's nice to have an omelet for one rather than part of a bigger omelet -- looks better on the plate -- a whole not a half!
It's Thursday and I'm joining Susan at Between Naps On the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.