Marketplace: Polishing Silver

I love collecting silver of any kind – jewelry, photo frames, serving dishes, etc. I blame my mom. She has an amazingly beautiful collection. Both of us have built our home collections after many trips to estate sales, antique stores, thrift stores, and vintage treasury shops in Canada and the US. Up until recently, we each rely on products like Twinkle and Silvo to polish up our silver. They’re both good products and have done what we needed them to do. But, I now have a new favourite silver polish.

Let’s go ahead and skip some of the small talk and get right to the before and after photos.

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Pretty incredible, right? Trust me, if I hadn’t tried it myself, I wouldn’t have been convinced. So, what is this magic product? It’s called Universal Stone and it’s amazing. It sort of has the consistency of Twinkle (except it’s harder). It takes zero effort – a couple of rubs and that it. The magic (yes, magic) product and sponge do everything. It’s unbelievable! Universal Stone is also eco-friendly. It took me about 1 minute to clean each of the above items…without even scrubbing!

If you live in Waterloo, you can buy this at Household China & Gifts (that’s where I bought mine).

p.s. Mom, are you reading this? Did you see these transformations? Guess what you’re getting for your birthday. Secret is out!

Sponsor Spotlight: Caviar20

Today I’m so happy to share some of the amazingly stylish products from Caviar20. Troy carries so many exceptionally gorgeous pieces – and they go quickly – so if there’s something you’ve got your eye on, go ahead and get it before it’s sold!

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David Hockney The Older Rapunzel etching, $3000

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Rachel Whiteread “untitled” ditone print, $3000

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Fornasetti¬†“Suns and Moons” ceramic serving tray, $475

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Veca¬†“Fontana arte style” sconces, $1750

 

The Friday Five: Caviar20

Caviar20 has just launched its e-commerce site which makes it so easy to buy exceptional antiques online. Not only that, but Caviar20’s loft space in Toronto is now open so be sure to stop in if you’re in the city (open Thursdays).

Today I am happy to feature five pieces from Caviar20 that are true delicacies for your home. Kudos to Troy for making Caviar20 such an amazing source of beautiful art, furniture and accessories.

Dylan McKinnin console table, $1900

Jean Luce for Arzberge porcelain plates, $225

Handkerchief chair by Massimo Vignelli for Knoll, $375

Bound Octagon Venetian light, $525

Maru side tables by David Chang, $1200

You can read more about Caviar20 here, here, here and here.

Images courtesy of Caviar20.

The Friday Five: Parzinger

I have a new love…Parzinger.

Tommi Parzinger cabinet via Shop Rago

Tommi Parzinger white lacquered chests, via Todd Merill Antiques – 1st Dibs

Tommi Parzinger silver-plated serving pieces, Dragonette Ltd. – 1st Dibs

Tommi Parzinger bar, Palumbo – 1st Dibs

Tommi Parzinger side table, Metro Interiors – 1st Dibs

Now all I need to do is win the lottery!

Many thanks to Troy for introducing me to the fabulous world of Parzinger.

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