I am a big fan of patina on silver. I adore the look of silver peaking through the the caramelized tarnish. I find it lends a feeling of warmth to an otherwise pretentious piece. But, every 6-8 months my silver get a little too tarnished for even my liking.
|A silver bowl holds an assortment of gourds on the kitchen table.|
There are numerous silver polishing methods, like those mentioned here and here, but I've always stuck to the tried and true silver polish. I am quite tempted though to give toothpaste a try next go around.
After a quick shine, the pieces are gleaming again. The freshly polished tea & coffee service are at home in the living room secretary. While the large service tray is displayed on the dining room buffet.
So what are your thoughts; polished or patina?