Posts Tagged ‘Ironing’

Pressed Glass Bobeche

Pressed Glass Bobeche

So you’re hosting a Holiday Party? How nice! Is it going to be a dinner party with your table set with fine china and white linen?  Or a cocktail party with guests milling around, wine glass in hand?  Either one could spell disaster for the hostess.  Well maybe NOT exactly a disaster but certainly upsetting IF after all the guests have left, you discover that those lovely white tapers dripped beyond the bobeches and deposited globs of wax on your heirloom linen tablecloth.  OR somehow, some way, someone moved some of the lit candles you had around the house AND sure enough, there is solidified wax on your living room carpet.  Could happen…

What to do?  Don’t panic, don’t throw the tablecloth out.  Or you could refer to my previous post Count Down To Christmas-December 7th Let’s Light The Way!

How to Remove Candle Wax
On table linens: Scrape off what you can with a spoon. Using an ironing board, place several paper towels under the stain and a few on top and press with a warm iron. The paper towels will absorb the wax. Replace the paper towels a few times to avoid transferring stains back to the table linens. Sponge any remaining stain with Tide Boost Pre-Treat spray; blot, allow to air-dry, then wash, using bleach if the fabric allows.

On the rug: For wool, cover the wax with a brown grocery bag (one layer) and press with a warm iron. To remove any wax that remains, use WoolClean Dry Spot Remover No. 2. For a synthetic rug, follow the ironing advice for a wool rug, then apply Goof Off with a dry cloth; rinse with a damp cloth. Dry with paper towels.

These stain removal tips are sourced from Real Simple.


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This past weekend the weather was about as glorious as you can get.  Not too hot, not too cool, not too windy – JUST PERFECT!  Everybody was out and about on Saturday including Pbenjay’s staff photographer, Murray Head.  I, on the other hand, was still switching my winter clothes with my summer cl0thes and ironing and ironing and ironing.  Luckily for you, dear readers,  while I was ironing, Murray was moving around the City and snapping some great scenes.


Union Square, chess game, gambit


On any given Saturday, you can always find lots of chess players.  Some come to learn, some to watch and some to win!

New York City, Manhattan, Chrysler Building

Looking Uptown

Union Square Greenmarket, radishes,
purple flowers, green heart, spring in New York City

A Tiny Green Heart

Union Square Greenmarket, flowers for sale

Flowers for Sale

butterfly, spring in New York City

Long Live the King

All photos courtesy of Murray Head

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