I’m working on my china cabinet today. Everything is coming out and then the cabinet itself will be cleaned along with all my china and crystal.
Once everything is sparkling, I’m going to work on the silverware drawer. It has a padded lining but I’ll add a layer of treated silvercloth purchased years ago from Martha Stewart in her pre-jail days when she had her online store.
My husband’s mother entrusted me with her family sterling silver flatware when we were married. The pattern is Durgin (now Gorham) Fairfax. It’s getting a good polishing today.
Last Thanksgiving, my mother-in-law and I found a vintage embroidered linen and flannel tablespoon keeper at an antique store in Fort Walton Beach, FL. Now that I’m spring cleaning my china cabinet, I’ve brought this find out.
A little mending and a gentle wash makes it functional again.
In preparation for storing my newly polished flatware in the drawer, I started sewing additional silverware keepers yesterday afternoon. The instructions are another one of those freebies I found at Jo-Ann’s Fabrics a few weeks ago at which time I also purchased dark-green treated silvercloth (they have it in brown, too).
The exterior fabric is from the home deco section at Jo-Ann’s and is leftover from one of my Amy Butler In Stitches Sew-along project last year (here’s the link to that photo).
I think I’ll sort out my napkin ring collection next since this is also stored in my china cabinet.