I actually got
I decided it would be perfect for the retirement vignette my friend, Isabel, had made me when I left Sir George Simpson School. The vignette had to be cleaned first, of course, then the base had to be trimmed just a bit so it would fit.
But I couldn't/wouldn't stop there...
My friend, Dani, in Maryland says if you give your miniature silver a fine coating of VO5 oil, it will prevent tarnishing. So when I was out a couple days ago, I finally after all these years remembered to pick up some.
The only problem is that you have to clean the items first. I actually rather enjoy cleaning silver in RL - it looks SO good when you're finished! But when you're trying to clean egg cups that are tarnished black and are less than 1/4" tall, it's a nightmare!
But I persevered. They're not great but much, much better than they were.
|The candlesticks and egg cups are by John Meacham of Canada. I made the punch ladle and carving knife in classes that John taught at Camp Mini Ha Ha when I attended.|