Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Tatting Tea Tuesday 9-29-09

From Tipnut.com:

How To Remove Coffee & Tea Stains From Mugs
If that favorite coffee mug of yours is getting a nasty brown ring inside, here are a few different methods for making your mug look brand new again:

Method #1

Wet a cloth then rub the inside of the mug with baking soda. If the stains are stubborn, soak overnight in hot water and baking soda.
Method #2

Soak the mug in bleach OR vinegar for several hours or overnight.
Method #3

Fill mug with boiling water, add two spoonfuls of dishwasher detergent then soak overnight.
Method #4

Try a paste of corn starch and vinegar, apply and let sit for a few minutes then scrub away.
Method #5

Drop two denture tablets in the mug, pour hot water over top then soak overnight.
After soaking mugs and removing the stains, rinse and wash very well before using–especially when using the bleach method.

How To Clean Stains From Teapots
Teapot Cleaning Soaks

Fill a teapot with boiling water, squeeze the juice from a wedge of lemon (1/4 lemon) and toss in the peel, add 1/8 cup of baking soda. Soak overnight, wash well in the morning.
Fill teapot with boiling water and add 1/4 to 1/2 cup Realemon juice, soak overnight then wash well in the morning.
Fill teapot with boiling water and add a couple denture tablets. Allow to sit overnight then wash with soap and water in the morning.
Put about 1/4 cup dishwasher detergent into the teapot, cover with boiling water and soak for a few hours or overnight. Wash well to remove all detergent residue.
Put 1/4 cup of washing soda in the teapot, cover with boiling water and allow to soak overnight. Wash well in the morning with hot soapy water, making sure to remove all traces of the washing soda.
Teapot Cleaning Scrubs

Sprinkle a small spoonful of salt on a damp cloth and gently scrub.
Gently scrub stains with a baking soda & water paste.
Gently scrub tea stains away with a baking soda & lemon juice paste.
Make a paste of salt and vinegar, scrub onto stain and wash off a few hours later.
You could also try the cleaning methods listed for coffee and tea stain removal from mugs. The tips above will help with mug or tea cup stains as well (modify amounts as needed).

These stain removal tips are for ceramic or common materials, for fine china or delicate porcelain teapots, choose a gentle cleaning method like baking soda soak (or paste) or try some of these tips.

After your teapot is clean and shiny, here are some tips you might enjoy for How To Make A Good Cup Of Tea.

I've uploaded the beaded blossom brooch to my Esnips site. You can click the link below or the folder link in the right sidebar. I don't know why it shows a little red x in the preview because there was no photo, only the pdf icon. Maybe it will show up when published. Ha! Famous last words! It's still clickable.

Beginners Beaded Blossom Brooch
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So set yourself down with a cup of tea that reminds you of Autumn and tat this little beaded brooch!


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