Monday, 30 January 2012

A Farm Fresh Pitcher


We made a quick stop at the Hope Mission Thrift Store today.  I was looking for new-with-tags boots for Juli that my friend said they had.  Unfortunately I had waited too long to go, and they had sold all of them.  I did find this slightly-chipped and unmarked white ironstone pitcher and an undated British copy of Little Lord Fauntleroy.  It has some sticky residue from tape or a sticker on the front.  Any ideas how to clean that off?


I discovered The Bedside Book of Famous French Stories at Value Village last week.

I can imagine the jug filled to the brim with fresh creamy milk sitting on an old farmhouse table while hungry farm kids settle down after chores to devour their breakfast. (I'm a country girl disguised as a city girl!)


PS: To a Pretty Life now has a facebook page and an advertise page...check it out and spread the word!








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9 comments:

  1. That is a very sweet pitcher. As for the book, there is a book sellers forum on Amazon that addresses the sticky problem and might be of assistance: http://www.amazonsellercommunity.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=185409.

    Hope that helps a little. Have a great evening!

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    1. Thanks Leanne, I'll check out that link! I'm still hoping to make it to your shop soon! I need to get some tulips for that jug ;-)

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  2. Love that pitcher! And the books too. I love finding hardback books at thrift stores to use for display!

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  3. I love it! I've been looking for one but in the Haviland china.
    Love your blog!

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  4. Great score and pretty vignette. I wish I had a solution for removing the gooey residue from the book, but my go-to "Goo Gone" would probably stain the delicate cover.

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  5. Absolutely beautiful pitcher! I love the white!
    blessings,
    karianne

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  6. Cute pitcher!
    You could try rubbing alcohol on that sticky spot. I would spritz it on, and then rub it gently with a brush or nylon scrub pad. I have no idea what this might do the cover. (I recently read that this is also a great way to clean microfiber furniture!)

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    1. Thanks for the suggestion, Jenn! I might try the rubbing alcohol if I can't find anything else. I have heard about a kind of putty that is used for cleaning cloth-bound books, so maybe I'll be able to find that instead.

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  7. Very cute pitcher, especially with the books. I have no clue how to help the books... I hate stickers on my books (new or used) and am always peeling them off, then trying to get the sticker residue off too. Post tips when you figure it out? :)

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