Hello sweet friends!
Alejandro is sick in bed with a bad cold, so while I've been a 'sweet nurse,' and the fact that I feel alone, as he's busy been sick, watching TV and working with his computer... I decided to get busy myself and started to look at all my dirty and dark-gray silver in the antique buffet.
I gathered them all and headed for the kitchen, determined to start my chore, Asap!
Here is my 'shining silver' after polishing it like a mad women...one and a half hours later!
All of a sudden I felt like screaming...hi-yo Silverrrrr...lol!
You all remember that great cowboy TV show from the 60's, 'The Lone Ranger,' who had a horse named 'Silver' and dad, my brothers and me never missed it, hehehe..
I also created a table for lunch tomorrow, when we'll be four, with my new 'balsa-wood' place mats. Balsa wood is very light weight and light in color, like a cream beige and there's a lot around here and there are very pretty products made from it as well.
I found these very pretty cut out place mats, which I know you would've bought them too, if you saw them.
They're made here, in Ecuador.
Ok, here goes my lovely silver.
|The antique Belgium buffet had dirty, dark gray silver for so long; sadly displayed on top of it, as the last time I buffed and shined and polished them was last October for a dinner party...hehe..|
|I'm so happy and proud of my work so I wanted to share before I forget to shine them again... not that I loved doing it, either, lol!|
|This antique piece has a tier where I have the small silver and sterling heirlooms. The antique Dutch teaset is pewter, so no need to clean!|
|My lunch table for Monday. I used my 'Spanish country dishes, I haven't taken them out in a very long time.'|
|I loved these 'balsa-wood,' cut out place mats I bought the other day. I have eight of them. The painted finish is just like the 'Spanish country dishes' I used for this setting.|
|I know these dishes don't make a great contrast with the placemats, but I liked the softness of it, like 'beige on beige.'|
|I also made yesterday some 'Italian Anisette Cookies' hubby loves.|
The recipe is at the end of this post.
|I love the contrast the placemats make on the wood table.|
Some of you know hubby bought this gorgeous vintage 'French' table a couple of weeks ago. In the back side board my new blue and white finds.
|I'm still admiring the lovely carvings of the vintage French table, which is what made Alejandro decide on it.|
|The amber wine stems are 'Italian' and the water etched glasses are 'Bohemian-Czech Republic.'|
Thank you so much for coming sweet friends, as you always make my day!
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Italian Anisette Cookies with Sprinkles
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