My great grandmother had two sets of sterling silverware.
One was for fancy occasions and the other was for everyday life.
Sadly, the everyday silverware sat in a cabinet unused, because I was only using the special silver during the holidays.
It does look sad, doesn't it?
One day, when I was looking at my stainless steel flatware, I thought it might be time for a change.
After all, my daughter would be moving out soon and would need something to eat with, right?
I'd be giving it to her eventually, so why not shine up that old "everyday" set and use it like my great grandmother did.
So, I went to work....
and shine it did!
Doesn't it look happier?
The pattern is Lotus by Wallace and was made in 1933.
Now it sits in its new home, ready to use.
I don't know if it's my imagination or not, but I think the food tastes better now.
My philosophy has always been....
use things the way they were meant to be used.
This was just another step in the right direction ;)