Thursday, April 24, 2014

Just Not Right Thursday #47


Ummmm, I'm pretty sure I can handle this by myself.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Local Thrifting Treasures

I stopped into one of 2 local thrift/resale shops we have here and found a couple of treasures.  This smiling sun is about to be painted in some cheerful colors and will be hung on the wall under the back porch light.  He's about 6" x 8" and made of plaster so I will probably use a sealer even though we don't get much rain here.  He was a whole dollar.
Then I spied this treasure.....
Yes it was only a dollar as well.  That's the Tower of London in the center.  I have red transfer-ware dishes with British castles on them and this little plate will look nice with them, I thought.  Then I flipped it over....
Yup, it's a Wedgwood piece!  I looked it up and this is the under-plate for a gravy boat, a complete set sells for over $40 on Ebay.  I have a red gravy boat and plate already so I won't need another, this piece will stay as it is, a little serving plate.  

I love bargains, don't you?

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Friday, April 11, 2014

DIY to Unclog Sinks and Toilets

I can't remember where I read about this but it is certainly a great tip that could save you lots of frustration and money.

If you have a clogged sink or tub or toilet, put in about 1/2 cup of Dawn dish soap straight down to the drain.
Let it sit for about 15 to 20 minutes.  Then add 4 or more cups of boiling hot water.  The drain should clear.

I tried this with a somewhat clogged toilet, it was not over flowing but it was not flushing completely, only the water was sort of going down.   I added the Dawn and let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes, added about 4 cups of the hottest tap water, boiling would probably be better, waited another 5-10 minutes and flushed.  It whooshed right down and the toilet was clean as could be.

Apparently Dawn is the secret weapon of plumbers.  

This is not a paid for review, just my own experience.
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