The Profile: Heirloom Silver Snowflake Christmas Ornaments

Heirloom Silver Snowflake Ornaments By Rebecca Gordon Editor In Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary Entertaining Techniques. Christmas Decorating Christmas Decorating Cookies Parties Cooking Baking Tutorials Modern Southern Socials Rebecca Gordon Southern Hostess Pastry Chef TV Cooking Personality Birmingham AlabamaHoliday Entertaining Essentials

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Heirloom Silver Snowflake Christmas Ornaments

Holiday entertaining pieces are such a lovely way to style your home for seasonal festivities. Heirloom Silver Snowflake Christmas Ornaments are a beautiful addition to any tree trimming or decorating around the home that may be in order. Gorham Manufacturing Company have been releasing a new item each year for over 50 years & these particular ornaments feature the 1999 & 2000 designs. Before 1980, the ornaments when made of sterling silver with post additions consisting of plated & other materials. No two snowflakes are alike, they average approximately 3-inches in size & generally begin in design with a 6 pointed star that is embellished year to year. Learn how to properly care for these cherished ornaments during the holidays & beyond.

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How To Polish Silver

A bit of cleaning will need to be addressed in order to have heirloom silver gleam whether when entertaining. To remove the tarnish quickly & effectively, particularly from vintage silver tree ornaments with intricate details, my two step method will tidy them so that only minor polishing will be needed next season.

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Line a 13 x 9-inch baking pan with aluminum foil with the shiny portion facing upwards. Place the ornaments 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 items, 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 silver ornaments with soapy water before hanging them. When ready to put them away, wrap individually in tissue paper & stack the ornaments in clear plastic bins for long term storage.

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