The Profile: Heirloom Sugar Nips

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Heirloom Sugar Nips

Beautiful entertaining pieces should be used for a variety of occasions from spring parties, birthday celebrations & bridal showers to fall gatherings & even game day socials, particularly when hosting guests in your home. Heirloom sugar nips or tongs offer a bit of charm when creating a beautiful area to handcraft signature cocktails. Many times the items are etched with intricate details & in the South, we tend to always look for a location where monograms may be added. This particular piece known as Prelude & was made by International Silver & may be dated for production between 1900 to 1940. They highlight a talon or claw at the tip & measure approximately 4-inches in length. My aunt used them for a number of occasions throughout her years of hosting lovely gatherings in her home. Learn how to properly polish coveted pieces & don’t be afraid to display them when casual or elevated gatherings beckon. 

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A bit of cleaning will need to be addressed in order to have heirloom silver that gleams for use when making cocktails during festivities. To remove the tarnish quickly & effectively, particularly from serving pieces & barware with intricate details, my two step method will tidy them so that only minor polishing will be needed during the remaining season.

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Line a 13 x 9-inch baking pan with aluminum foil with the shiny portion facing upwards. Place the silverware in a single layer in the pan being certain all of them make direct contact with the foil. Bring 8 cups of water to a boil. Sprinkle 4 teaspoons baking soda over the utensils, then pour the water over them. Let stand a few minutes in order for the chemical reaction to remove the tarnish. Once shiny, remove them from the solution with a pair of kitchen tongs & rinse them under water. Dry the pieces & use a little commercial cleaner such as Wright’s Silver Polish & a soft cloth to buff them further for a beautiful shine. Wash the silverware well with soapy water before using. The silverware should only need a quick additional polish or two with commercial cleaner during the upcoming months. Tuck away the silver when not in use by placing in zip-top bags to keep it looking its’ best longer. 

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