A soap solution made with mild dish washing liquid is often enough to remove light accumulations of dirt and tarnish.
Rinse the silver tea service with hot water and dry thoroughly with a clean cloth.
Dip a clean sponge in the baking soda paste and wipe the paste onto the dirty and tarnished surface.
A silver tea service makes having tea alone or with friends a special occasion.
Well made silver tea sets can be passed on from one generation to the next if cared for and cleaned properly.
While there are commercial products for cleaning silver tea services, at-home remedies save money and will clean and polish your silver tea service just as efficiently.
Place mildly tarnished silver tea service in the soap solution and wash with a clean cloth.
There is a tray, a creamer, a sugar bowl and a slop bowl.
Obviously, I can't carry the tray fully loaded, so I assume that to actually serve, some of the items are placed on the tray and some to one side for ease of service. What is the slop bowl used for, and where does it go when setting up? From what you describe, you have inherited a complete tea set that includes a coffee pot as well.I've had tea parties before, but it was just with simple teapots, and it was a little more straight-forward. Most tea sets will come with a coffee pot since it is common to offer both beverages.(This does not mean that you need to do so, it's optional.)The kettle would be used if you are having a large gathering, you could have a supply of hot water on hand for making more tea and you wouldn't need to wait for the water to boil.Scrub the tea set again with the sponge or an old toothbrush and rinse the baking soda paste off with warm water.by Dian (Sharpsburg) Question: I've inherited a silver tea service, or maybe it's a coffee/tea service, I'm not sure. Are they for different types of tea or for tea & coffee?There is a kettle with a built in burner (which has not been used).I assume the kettle is for hot water, but why/how would you use it,since the tea in the pot is already brewed?