Abbots - I have a tea set from my great-grandmother & grandmother's house. It is beautiful but I have let it go.
Did you know polishing silver is easy? I DID NOT. I mean easy. You just keep polishing. I saw in HGTV Magazine that Vern Yip said this is a task you shouldn't put off because it is easy, there are these amazing wipes (I wasn't paid for this, I seriously just bought the wipes on Amazon and used them. I'll pay full price for these babies.
Weiman knows its stuff. Just wipe until the wipe gets dirty, then get a new one.
Here's after one wipe. There are still black spots, especially the handles and feet, but a good start huh? The entire set took me about 20 wipes.
But man is it worth it. I'm so happy I cleaned these. Let me know how your silver polishing goes, and whether you feel like a second footman, or perhaps Anna Bates?