Sunday, July 29, 2012

Silver cleaning rules to live by...

I want to put some %(&$#*#&$&#* into my post title to describe the smell of the latest silver cleaner that I found at WalMart this morning. Ack. Ew. Gross. Yuck. Poo!

Since my Pyrex finding have been well... tear... pretty much axed.  I haven't found anything in over a month.    I  moved  to silver.  Let's face it.  No one wants to polish their silver.  They just donate it and move on. They don't want to smell the polish.  No one wants to get their hands dirty.  Ew.  Thinking about it made me get goosebumps....

This morning when I ran out of my purple goop.

I decided that

1. I needed to go to Wal Mart stat
2.  I wanted something easier and faster to use
3. I was thirsty

Why did I need to go ASAP?!  Becuase I had some amazing silver trays that I wanted to clean up and see what was under all of the blasted tarnish.  I could have gotten more purple goop to sponge on on sponge off but that would be too easy.

I got the Tarn-X.  The bottle looked like straight up business.  The smell... the smell inside the bottle is straight up business.  EW. If you are going to use this stuff note the following:

1. Get something to plug your nose
2. Wear gloves
3. Work outside
4. Work alone because people will comment on the odor
5. Work fast

I am going back to the purple goop and will use Tarn X  if nothing else works.

Couples Bridge 3rd Place
Presidents Club

I have a few more but I put them up on Etsy.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Lots of Jars

No joke.  It rained blue ball jars yesterday. Rained straight into my arms... I wasn't hurt.

 I happened across a junk sale in the parking lot of a joint and decided that I had nothing better to do than stop in and see what was going on.  I scavanged through the small booths and found a booth with an old globe that I recognized... They told it was $10 but was "totally worth $40."  To heck they say... I saw that man checking out at Goodwill two weeks ago with it for $5...

You know what I didn't see him buying the other week... THE MASSIVE BOX OF BLUE JARS THEY WERE HIDING UNDER THE TABLE BY THE GLOBE!  Hello!!!!!!!!!!  Give me a price and let me run home and wash them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I didn't want to them to know how bad I wanted the box so I said real casually... "How much is the box of jars?"  She tells me $35.  I look at the box.  I put my foot on the box because the man behind me sees my screaming internally and knows how bad I want it... He inches closer... Offers $20... I then put my foot in the box so he can't see how many jars are actually in there... He talks the man up while I call Chad. I offer $30, give them a check, and run.

Yes I realize that there are alot more lids than there are jars. I find jars without lids more than I find them with lids. This enabled me to put tops on 4 other jars I already owned... now I'm stocked up and ready!

My Pyrex finds have been mega slim lately so I have collected jars instead. I might need to slow down with these and move on to something else but this was a really fun find!  Check out a couple of the ball jar ideas that I grabbed off of Pinterest.  I have a board that you can see more just click here...