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Thursday, June 23, 2016

A Warm Glow


Having an older home adds another element to the housework routine-
Polishing!
In addition to the rolling monthly/quarterly routine of windows, skirtings, cobwebs I have added polishing. 


The door fittings, window fittings and even some light fittings are brass.


We have always had a big silverware polishing day in the weeks before Christmas but all the extra brass and copper requires a quarterly routine. By doing it regularly it prevents tarnish building up and keeps it a relatively quick job.


I actually quite like polishing.
I love the satisfaction as the shine is revealed.
I even like the smell of polishing.
Perhaps I wouldn't have enjoyed it 200 years ago without the benefits of modern conveniences like vacuum cleaners and washing machines that make light of our chores these days.


Nothing nicer than a warm golden glow about the house on mid-winter days.
And waxing.....
did I mention waxing......

"Bright copper kettles and warm woollen mittens..."



2 comments:

  1. Oh Tanya, you just took me back to when I was a teenager and I was employed on weekends and school holidays to go over to the "Big House" and polish.! I polished silver, and brass and beautiful wood furniture until they all showed my reflection....I love to polish (not that I have much to polish), but the memory is dear... thankyou for reminding me..
    Keep warm
    Cheers
    Jane.

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  2. Oh Tanya, you just took me back to when I was a teenager and I was employed on weekends and school holidays to go over to the "Big House" and polish.! I polished silver, and brass and beautiful wood furniture until they all showed my reflection....I love to polish (not that I have much to polish), but the memory is dear... thankyou for reminding me..
    Keep warm
    Cheers
    Jane.

    ReplyDelete

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