Today's Corner View was tricky! At first I thought I'd cook or bake something. But what is my favorite? I couldn't decide. So then I started looking around the house for my favorite dish. Hmn. I have lots of favorites, but I couldn't figure out how to make them photo worthy with the items that I had around the house. They're pretty plain looking, and I wasn't feeling particularly imaginative in how to present them. Not enough fruit to fill a bowl, I wasn't making french toast this morning, so the flat bottomed blue bowl that used to be grandma's and that I use often wouldn't work. Finally, I happened across this. This creamer set was given to Mom by my Great-Grandmother, Grace Schreiber. We named our daughter after her, her middle name being Grace. About three years ago, Mom was going through her things trying to downsize a bit, and asked me whether I'd like to have it. Would I?! Of course!
So I brought it home. It was black with tarnish, and I just tucked it in the china cabinet for safekeeping, telling myself that I'd polish it one day. That day was this morning. I had read somewhere that baking soda and water worked great as silver polish, so I mixed a bit of goop together and rubbed it on. Holy Hannah! It was like magic! Turns out that this set is actually copper with a silver overlay. Pretty nice, eh?
Now I feel that I need to bake a cake and have someone over for a cuppa! Would you like to come by? Maybe I'll bake Jane's chocolate cake, which can be found here along with a list of other Corner View participants.
Have a lovely Wednesday!