While on holiday a couple of years ago I bought a heap of mismatched glorious silver cutlery. I love it. My sister does not. She likes symmetry, matching, neat. These do not match, they are different sizes, they need polishing.
Actually once I got home I realised a couple of them are not real silver. I have Antiques Roadshow to thank for this. And for some reason I did not get 8 teaspoons. I got 4 plus a special one. Weird!
So they are not the set we use every day. They come out when I have people over for dinner or when I want to feel fancy.
This is my favourite spoon. It is engraved with Johannes and Katherine 13/11/1929. I assume it was a wedding gift, I would love to have the whole set. Sadly only this one was there.
I am still using the same cleaner that I bought years ago for a candelabra that I have. It is running out (thankfully, the chemicals are horrid) but I don’t want to buy more plastic, more chemicals. Is there a zero waste, eco friendly way to clean silver?