I took these pictures early last week, before I broke my foot.
Yes, that's what I said. I figured I may as well
"fess up" cuz it has become an established fact that I am a drama queen. I have, this year, officially been a paying guest at ever ER in Savannah. I just want to know... why do you feel so stupid when you break a toe? Every other bone has an interesting story, skiing accident, ice skating, sliding into home base. Nope, break a toe, you feel stupid.
Definitely not looking for sympathy here. Like Sargent Friday "Just the facts ma'am". Keeping it real!
Now, back to the pretty picture.
You do think it's pretty?
I did it with iphoto and the watermark with imark.
Do you detect a trend here?
I started out to clean the exotic "fuzz" that had attached itself permanently to the facets of these decanters.
As I was cleaning one decanter I noticed that the port wine had discolored the decanter. I picked it up, swished it around and decided I had a big problem. You see, I have had experience with "sick glass" before. While this was not my the problem here, I still needed to act quickly so as not to permanently damage my crystal.
I didn't think about taking photos until I was into the cleaning process. I then decided this might be information to share with my blogger friends.
After disposing of the contents there was a thick, stubborn coating up to the level of the previous liquid.
In the kitchen I took out "Old Faithful"
I placed several spoons of uncooked rice in my decanter. Don't use the instant kind. I partially fill with water and a small amount of dish detergent. Now for the work.
SHAKE, SHAKE, SHAKE!
In this instance, there was a
"whole lotta shaking going on".
I use as little water as possible, that will concentrate the rice and you will get more efficient contact between the rice and the glass.
I used the bent straw to get the last stubborn spots to turn loose. Rewash with a little vinegar and dish detergent. Rinse, dry and Voilà!
There was absolutely no residue left.An easy fix and restored to its' original beauty.
To avoid this problem and "sick glass" don't allow water or other liquids to stand a long time in your container. Make sure you change the water in flowers often. Don't allow water to evaporate in your vessel.
This shot is just for your pleasure. Blooming early. Normally blooms in May.
Hope you enjoyed the tip and this vignette by the dining room window. I love the sunlight.