At first glance it isn't much to get excited about but I could see there was some serious beauty hiding underneath years of neglect.
Poor thing, it really wants to be pretty. All it needs is a little help from this guy:
Yes, toothpaste! Simply take a soft, dry cloth and add a little toothpaste (it has to be the white paste, not a gel) to it. Now, gently rub the toothpaste onto your piece of silver (works great on jewelry too!) and you'll see all of that nasty crud melt away instantly. Rinse it clean and behold! I know it sounds a little goofy but just look at the results I got today:
Glorious! Hard to believe that only 5 minutes of polishing with toothpaste got such a dramatic result.
Now all of that beautiful detail on the scalloped edge can really be appreciated.
Now this definitely looks well worth the $7.99 I paid for it. I'd say that's a pretty good find wouldn't you? I've got just the perfect spot for it too...
As a jewelry holder, my thrifted treasure adds a lovely bit of femininity to the dressing area I'm creating in our master closet. It's nearly finished so I'll be posting the entire reveal tomorrow.
Have a great day!