And I do like to bring the outdoors. Indoors.
Living on 54 hectares. And cultivating a hectare of garden. I don’t lack for greenery to bring indoors.
Especially in winter.
When indoor greenery dresses up. And brightens. My farmhouse. In what can be grey and gloomy days in my hills. 970M up above sea level.
My favourite greenery is the grey green, petal shaped leaves of the Euphorbia Characias perennial plant. Of which I have many. As they are prolific self seeders.
The stems also have a poisonous milky white sap. Which leaks out into the vase water. And leaves a hard to clean residue.
I’m averse to using chemicals to clean with.
So my favourite cleaning trio is . . .
. . . Cleaning vinegar.
. . . Cleaning Bicarb.
. . . And. . . Borax.
When it comes to dissolving the stains left in a glass vase from sticky milky white sap, Borax is a champ.
One tablespoon of Borax. Warm water to fill the vase to the top. A swirl around with the bottle brush to dissolve it. A soaking overnight.
And that hexagonal, green Spanish glass vase is sparkling the next day.
The hardest part?
Lifting the water filled vase to empty it. It IS one heavy dude! Which is very slippery when wet!!
Next time you have a tricky cleaning problem, give Borax a try.
Available at Bunnings. And all good hardware stores.
What are your favourite cleaning tricks? Email me at the bottom of this post.
~Carol Jones, Ironing Diva❤
PS. This Ironing Diva loves leading an elegant life. And I love having beautiful objects surround me in my farmhouse.
PPS. I am not only an Ironing Diva. But as one friend says, I am ‘The Queen’ when it comes to ironing.
I Am The Purveyor Of The Tantrum Free Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover And Other Goodies
Made with love and care in RURAL Australia by men and women who have a disability.
It’s not for everyone.
But it’s definitely for you if you’re fussy about the cover you iron on.
And if you love to support Australian made.
And want to put something back into the community when you make a purchase.
The Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover cover has more than 350,000 customers in 29 countries. Because it lives up to its name. It ‘Fitz Like A Glove™’ every time you iron.
And these are the ‘Other Goodies’
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Have a question? Email me at the bottom of this post.
Or phone me, Carol Jones, in rural Australia on 02 63 588 511.
Photos of my rural property are courtesy of me, Ironing Diva – who is also known as Paddock Paparazzi – and taken at sunrise every morning.
A Fledgling. A Cute As A Button Hooded Robin Out With Mum.
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A Nibbled Magic Mushroom.