Last time, we looked at the staging of Virginia's Family Room. Her Family Room has wonderful bookshelves. Virginia had some great accessories that were fun mix and match with a few things I had. I kept the mid-section of encyclopedias. The books are beautifully bound, add elegance and ground the other sides.
Virginia comes from an old Southern family and has tons of beautiful silver pieces. I raided her silver closet (yes, really--she has a closet for her silver) and picked out some to-die-for-pieces. The silver was tarnished. I decided to let the patina stand alone. The older ladies in our neighborhood turned their nose up at my audacity to display silver without polishing it.
Take a look.
Sorry about the poor quality of the before picture. It will give you an idea of how we started.
So my friends, must silver be polished before it is put on display?
Yea? or Nay?