one step at a time.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Mental!

It's all gone nuts again here... but today is a day off... woo hoo! I'll have a quick browse just now to see what you're up to but must start practising soon.

Have you seen what's going on down South? It's scary! My hometown is flooded, but our house is at the top of a hill, so Mum and Dad are ok.


While I realise it's not a laughing matter this photo is funny. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_pictures/6914349.stm



Before I head for the spare room to tootle on my trumpet, I would like to ask you for top tips:

Does anyone know how to clean silver using any household stuff (ie. without having to go and buy silver cleaning things)?

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

have heard toothpaste works on silver

TopChamp said...

Anonymous - thanks!

Julie said...

But I don't think the gel type works.

Google it baby!

Bond said...

oh my water water everywhere...

'tootle your trumpet' heheheheheheheheheheheeh sorry that just opens up so many doors!

TopChamp said...

Julie - Google says:

Baking Soda: Apply a paste of baking soda and water. Rub, rinse, and polish dry with a soft cloth. To remove tarnish from silverware, sprinkle baking soda on a damp cloth and rub it on the silverware until tarnish is gone. Rinse and dry well.

Aluminum Foil, Baking Soda, and Salt: Place a sheet of aluminum foil in the bottom of a pan, add 2-3 inches of water, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon salt, and bring to a boil. Add silver pieces, boil 2-3 minutes, making sure the water covers the silver pieces. Remove silver, rinse, dry, and buff with a soft cloth. This method cleans the design and crevices of silver pieces.

Toothpaste: To clean off tarnish, coat the silver with toothpaste, then run it under warm water, work it into a foam, and rinse it off. For stubborn stains or intricate grooves, use an old soft-bristled toothbrush.

Bond - Glad you liked it!

the108 said...

Toothpaste works pretty well, my dear...

keep us updated on those floods for heavens sakes!

June Aitken said...

http://www.hintsandthings.com/utilityroom/cleantips.htm

Scroll down to Silverware.

Travis said...

Tootle on the trumpet? LOL!

Whoa - the flooding is pretty bad. But that photo is kinda funny too.