Well if we're talking about my HOUSE, I'd say NOT, especially if I have projects I'd rather work on. But in this case, I'm talking about vintage silverplate like this beautiful server I bought at an estate sale this weekend.
Just look at all of that pretty detail! And it's quite a substantial piece measuring 12" long.
I suppose if you were going to actually use it for serving food, it would be a good idea to polish it . . . maybe? I decided to part with this and it's in my Etsy shop so I'll leave it up the the buyer if they want it shiny or as is.
So what's your 'policy' about vintage silver and silverplate?