for the past few years, i've been collecting a ton random silver utensils. whenever i ran into a flea market, i'd buy a fork or spoon. now i have this reserve of really nice silverware. and with my mantra of "everyday luxuries," i packed them in my suitcase and brought them with to our new house in the netherlands! 

the problem is that we never used them before. like ever. so they were realllllly tarnished. and i'm fairly certain that we'd get lead poisoning if we tried to use them in the state they were in. so i used some baking soda and cleaned them up! 

i know all of you are rolling your eyes. go ahead and laugh. i'm a total nerd. BUT THIS WAS AMAZING. IT WAS LIKE MAGIC. i can't tell you how happy it made me. 

silver + magic. utrecht, 2015.

silver + magic. utrecht, 2015.

silver + magic. utrecht, 2015.

silver + magic. utrecht, 2015.

silver + magic. utrecht, 2015.

silver + magic. utrecht, 2015.

silver + magic. utrecht, 2015.

silver + magic. utrecht, 2015.

silver + magic. utrecht, 2015.

silver + magic. utrecht, 2015.

silver + magic. utrecht, 2015.

silver + magic. utrecht, 2015.

silver + magic. utrecht, 2015.

silver + magic. utrecht, 2015.

can you tell i really loved chemistry in high school? 

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