One of our family's favorite things about the arrival of fall, is the steady agenda of fall festivals. There is one close by almost every weekend. The first one of the season is Two Tops...food, music, tractor and horse pulls, crafts, food (oh, I said that already, didn't I?), and.....fleas!
Okay...we arrive. And the first stand I walk up to has a utensil organizer with tarnished and dirty silverplate in it. I ask...how much? "Oh...50 cents apiece." Cool, I think to myself, and pick out one place setting. $2.50. Pretty good! While I'm picking them out he says..."Or you can have the whole thing for $5." I assume you can figure out how long I hesitated on that one. I walked away with 1 knife, 3 tablespoons, 11 teaspoons, 5 dinner forks, and 7 dessert forks of Community silver plate in 1932 Lady Hamilton pattern.
I love the magical transformation that takes place with a little silver polish.
Also included was the heavy duty, perfect condition stainless steel utensil tray which cleaned up beautifully, a few miscellaneous pieces, and this cute little brass thingamajig with a lid that unscrews.
As I polished it up, I rubbed extra hard in case there was a teensy tiny little genie in there. No....