what’s on the bench?

A snapshot from Melissa’s bench. Literally.

silver plated steel… who silver plates steel?

It’s stamped “silver plated” (but is awfully clean for an op-shop find), and I found that it can be held by a magnet (the swarf jumped onto my scissors. Want something more scientific than scissors crusted with iron filings? The second stage of testing, using an actual magnet, was conclusive.) So I have my doubts about it’s silvery-ness, and I’m inclined to believe only that which I can prove…