Shopping Guide: 10 Metallic Party Picks You Won’t Want To Miss

Shopping Guide: 10 Metallic Party Picks You Won't Want To Miss

Before we know it, the holidays will be upon us… and we’ll be rushing to buy supplies for parties and dinners and get-togethers. So we thought we’d help you get a head start by sharing some of our favorite metallic goodies perfect for your next shindig. And here’s the best news – nothing on this list will set you back more than $40!   


Shopping Guide: 10 Metallic Party Picks You Won't Want To Miss

1. Gold Number Wine Charms from Amazon: $16

Shopping Guide: 10 Metallic Party Picks You Won't Want To Miss

2. Silver Striped Hexagon Plates from Cakegirls: $7 (set of 8)

Shopping Guide: 10 Metallic Party Picks You Won't Want To Miss

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The “Does It Work?” Challenge: Polishing Silver with Baking Soda

created at: 03/12/2012

In observance of Cleaning and Organization month on Curbly, we’re staging our own version of Mythbusters and trying out some fabled household tips and tricks to see if they really work. Yesterday, I tried cleaning windows with newspaper and coffee filters. Today I attempt polishing silver with a shortcut using baking soda, but not in the way you might think….
First I gathered up my tarnished silver. Despite my high falutin’ nature, I didn’t have that much to choose from.
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Bruno & Alicia’s Hanukkah Table

Our Hanukkah table setting.

We’re a Christmukkah house (or a Hanumas house, if you prefer). I love the fact that we celebrate both holidays, because it provides us the opportunity spend time with loved ones, share traditions, enjoy amazing eats, and decorate.

Hanukkah begins at sundown this evening, and our table is already set. We assembled a simple table incorporating the colors blue, silver, and white. Using a vase we had on hand, and our everyday dishes, we spruced things up a bit with a few key holiday entertaining items from Pier 1 Imports. Continue Reading

Frumpy Dresser Makeover

created at: 04/19/2010

Good choice!  For $75.00 each, two outdated, chipped Bombay chests were converted into updated, reflective silver leaf stunners. This silver leafing process is not nearly as intimidating as it looks. See step by step how Jenny at Little Green Notebook de-frumped her bargain Bombays and turned them into glamorous showpiecescreated at: 04/19/2010

created at: 04/19/2010


created at: 04/19/2010

See more step by step photos and instructions on Little Green Notebook.

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String Rings

created on: 09/11/08

Jewelry is not a usual topic here on Curbly, but when I spotted these String-Rings, I just had to post them. Of course they are a play on the old notion of tying a string around your finger to remind yourself of something; but these .925 sterling silver bands raise the practice to something much more beautiful. And meaningful. Each ring, sold for $25, comes with a gift bag, polishing cloth and 20 different-colored strings. Continue Reading

How To Clean Silver [the natural way].

It's the most wonderful time of the year…and by wonderful, we mean getting out your fanciest china and tableware.  If you have a sharp looking set of sterling silver, keep it tarnish free with this natural, earth-friendly cleaning method.


  • Silverware (or jewelry, if you please)
  • Saucepan
  • Aluminum foil
  • Baking Soda
  • Tongs
  • Clean, soft rag

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White or Silver Christmas Tree?

Well, the Curbly holiday posts have officially begun, so thought I may as well solicit the ideas of the Curbly geniuses before the pre-Holiday sales are over

The blue-spruce-alike Christmas tree and cutesy country ornaments and tree skirt I inherited from my family totally clash with my wish-it-was-space-age-modernism decor in our living room. And I love Christmas…I mean love Christmas, so it's pretty problematic, as our tree is up ASAP, and will remain so until mid-January. Continue Reading

The Secret Life of Toothpaste

Any gal with a diamond knows that a toothbrush and a little toothpaste will make that rock twinkle. But toothpaste has other more lowly pursuits than putting the spark in your bling.

Cast Iron Sinks

Toothpaste will remove pot marks from cast iron (and vitreous glass) sinks and it’s a cheap alternative to more expensive cleaners. My Pepsodent (the lowest-priced I could find at the store) is a fraction of the cost of Kohler’s fancy Cast Iron Kitchen Sink Cleaner. Continue Reading