Sunday, December 21, 2008

Decor to Adore: A bit of pom pom for Friday Freebie

Decor to Adore: A bit of pom pom for Friday Freebie

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Snow Day in Everett WA











































A BEAUTIFUL DAY OUTSIDE. SNOW AND ICE EVERYWHERE. 12/18/08. SPOT THE DOG IS WEARING A  FOOT BALL SWEATSHIRT. HE LOVES THE SNOW, AND CATCHES SNOW BALLS WITH HIS MOUTH. DAISY MAY THE DOG WHO WEARS NO CLOTHING (HER WISHES) WANTED TO GET OUT OF THE SNOW ASAP. I PLACED HER IN THE SNOW. SHE WOULD QUICKLY HEAD FOR THE HOUSE. 











Monday, December 15, 2008

Mixing Styles, Eras, and Proportions that all blend seamless






















Merry Holidays! Holiday open House at "Vicky's Place Collectible Art Curio." Email me and say "I am from the Holiday Open House."  I will give you a 10% discount off your invoice.  

CREATE VINTAGE DECOR IN YOUR HOME  OR OFFICE.  LOOK IN THE STORE FOR ITEMS THAT WILL BLEND TOGETHER TO DESIGN YOUR INDIVIDUALITY. 


Merry Christmas Comments















 























































































REMEMBER TO STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON! 




Friday, December 12, 2008

2 DAY SALE IN VICKY'S PLACE EBAY STORE

A SALE FOR 2 DAYS ONLY, 12/12/08 AND 12/13/08.  DON'T MISS OUT ON SAVING MONEY. GET A CUP OF COFFEE, OR TEA, OR CHOCOLATE AND SHOP.  USE BIGCRUMBS AND SAVE MORE MONEY.   I HAVE  EASY SIGN UP FOR BIGCRUMBS ON MY "ME" PAGE IN EBAY.  HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

A RUG TREASURE AT VICKY'S PLACE

I WAS AT A STORE GOING OUT OF BUSINESS. THEY HAD MANY BEAUTIFUL RUGS. THE RUG IN THE PICTURE CAUGHT MY EYE.







A CONTEMPORARY STYLE THAT WOULD GO INTO A ANY STYLE HOME. THE EARTH TONES ARE BEAUTIFUL.  THE PRICE WAS $265.00. THE RUG IS LISTED IN VICKY'S PLACE AT A BARGAIN PRICE.

THE RUG IS 100% WOOL, MADE IN INDIA. HAND MADE. THICK PILE. 2"-4" X 3"-11"

AN INDIAN HANDMADE DECORATIVE RUG. THIS WAS A DISCOVERY OF BEAUTY AND QUALITY. THE MAGIC IS IN THE WEAVE.

A HANDMADE INDIA RUG CAN LAST 25 YEARS. I HAD A LIST OF THINGS YOU CAN DO TO CARE FOR A 100% WOOL RUG. I SUGGEST TO COPY THE LIST. KEEP THE LIST IN A HANDY PLACE TO REVIEW WHEN A MESS IS ON YOUR RUG. LISTED ARE  MANY GOOD HINTS ON HOW TO KEEP YOUR RUG CLEAN.

Caring For Your Rug

Day to day care of a decorative rug depends on how much dirt is tracked into the room. Just as some rooms of a house need more attention then others, some rugs will need more attention than others.

Anything dropped or spilled will land on the carpet. Spots and dust from the air settle and sift down between the pile of the rug and stay there if not cleaned promptly. If not cared for properly, moths may settle and damage the rug.

Vacuuming does an excellent job of getting at the surface soil that settles on a rug. It fluffs up the nap of the rug and helps it retain a fresh look. It is wise to use the vacuum's attachments to reach into far corners and under unmovable furniture. This helps keep areas of the rug that see no activity free of moths. Be very careful when vacuuming old, weak rugs because they tend to lose a great deal of wool, especially in spots that have been repaired. The key is to vacuum in the direction of the pile.

If milk, tea, or coffee spill on a rug, use white paper towels or a white hand towel to blot the spot where the liquid spilled. Wet the towel and rinse the spot. Blot again. If the rug is wet through to the back after blotting and drying, raise the back of the rug to allow the back to dry.

If a semi-solid substance has spilled on the rug, scrape it up with a knife or spatula and blot the spot dry. Sponge it with soapy water and blot dry again.

Household pets are bound to have "accidents" on rugs. When you discover them, absorb as much moisture as possible with a cloth or paper towel. Dilute white vinegar with an equal amount of warm water and pour it on the spot, soaking it will. Blot the excess moisture. If the spot has dried before you discover it, repeat this treatment several times with hopes that the stain will disappear.

To ensure the longevity of an area rug, it is better not to neglect its care---clean it and repair it as needed. Always consult with your rug dealer. He will be able to give you professional advice.

When it is necessary to store a rug, it is best not to fold it. Instead, roll your rug and try to place it inside a cylindrical tube to help prevent the rug from being bent.

Cuts and tears in rugs should be repaired as soon as possible. Holes and threadbare spots should be re-knotted immediately. Old rugs that will not stand much wear can be hung instead of being left on the floor. Beware, however, of moth attacks. Hanging or stored rugs are much more susceptible to moth infestation. Most rugs are treated before they are exported to prevent moth infestation. Many times, it is possible to find a spot in the house where the rug can be placed and only be occasionally walked on.

It is best to always keep a rug flat. To ensure that it does not wrinkle or slide, have the dealer cut a piece of rubber padding just a bit smaller than the rug. Lay the pad down in the desired location and place the rug on top, being careful to smooth out all wrinkles. By making sure that the rug lies flat, it will be sure to stay in better condition for a much longer time. Also, make sure the rug is rotated 180 degrees once each year.

Carpets should also be washed every few years. When it is necessary to send a rug to be cleaned, one should use a firm that understands the cleaning process. Ordinary cleaners who do not specialize in cleaning rugs could permanently damage a carpet by using hot water and alkalis, both of which leave wool dead and lusterless.

By caring for a rug promptly and properly, you will give it a longer life, thus protecting an investment in a true work of art.
Should a rug become stained then the spotting guide on the following pages may help:

Spotting and Care Guide

The following three solutions will be required together with a dry cleaning solvent such as “Dab-It-Off” and some white absorbent cloth or tissue.

1) Detergent solution: One teaspoon of neutral detergent such as “Stergene” to 1/2 pint (1/4 liter) of warm water.

2) Detergent/Vinegar solution: Add one teaspoonful of white vinegar to the detergent solution.

3) Ammonia Solution: One teaspoon of household ammonia, such as “Scrubs” to one cup of warm water. Test the solution on a small out of the way area, and then tackle the stain by working from the outer edge towards the center.

Check for color fastness prior to carrying out any wet process on your carpet.

Alcohol/Wines: Blot up the surplus spillage. Use detergent/vinegar solution. Work from the outer edge of the stain, using a little at a time and blotting up with dry cloths frequently.

Blood: Scrape up excess with a blunt knife. Use detergent solution, starting at the outer edge and blotting dry. Follow with ammonia solution. Blot dry.

Chewing Gum: Scrape up with a blunt knife. Use dry cleaning solvent followed by detergent/vinegar solution. Blot dry.

Chocolate: Scrape up excess with a blunt knife. Use detergent solution, starting at the outer edge and blotting dry. Follow with ammonia solution. Blot dry.

Coffee: Blot up surplus spillage. Use detergent/vinegar solution. Work from the outer edge of the stain, using a little at a time and blotting up with dry cloths frequently.

Egg: Scrape up excess with a blunt knife. Use detergent solution, starting at the edge and blotting dry. Follow with ammonia solution. Blot dry.

Fats: Scrape up with a blunt knife. Use dry cleaning solvent followed by detergent/vinegar solution. Blot dry.

Fruit: Scrape up excess with a blunt knife. Use detergent solution, starting at the outer edge and blotting dry. Follow with ammonia solution. Blot dry.

Glue: Scrape up excess with blunt knife. Use detergent solution, starting at the outer edge and blotting dry. Follow with ammonia solution. Blot dry.

Grass: Scrape up excess with a blunt knife. Use detergent solution, starting at the outer edge and blotting dry. Follow with ammonia solution. Blot dry.

Gravy: Scrape up excess with a blunt knife. Use detergent solution, starting at the outer edge and blotting dry. Follow with ammonia solution. Blot dry.

Grease: Scrape up excess with a blunt knife. Use dry cleaning solvent followed by detergent/vinegar solution. Blot dry.

Ice Cream: Scrape up excess with a blunt knife. Use detergent solution, starting at the outer edge and blotting dry. Follow with ammonia solution. Blot dry.

Lipstick: Scrape up excess with a blunt knife. Use detergent/vinegar solution. Work from the outer edge of the stain, using a little at a time and blotting with dry cloths frequently.

Liquid Foods: Blot up the surplus spillage. Use detergent/vinegar solution. Work form the outer edge of the stain, using a little at a time and blotting with dry cloths frequently.

Milk: Blot up the surplus spillage. Use detergent solution, starting at the outer edge and blotting dry. Follow with ammonia solution. Blot dry.

Nail Polish: Scrape up with a blunt knife. Use dry cleaning solvent followed by detergent/vinegar solution. Blot dry.

Oil / Wax: Scrape up with a blunt knife. Use dry cleaning solvent followed by detergent/vinegar solution. Blot dry.

Perfume: Blot up the surplus spillage. Use detergent/vinegar solution. Work from the outer edge of the stain using little at a time and blotting up with dry cloths frequently.

Pet Urine: Blot up the surplus spillage. Use detergent/vinegar solution. Work from the outer edge of the stain, using little at a time and blotting up with dry cloths frequently.

Shoe Polish: Scrape up with a blunt knife. Use dry cleaning solvent followed by detergent/vinegar solution. Blot dry.

Soft Drinks: Blot up the surplus spillage. Use detergent solution, starting at the outer edge and blotting dry. Follow with ammonia solution. Blot dry.

Solids: Scrape up with blunt knife. Use dry cleaning solvent followed by detergent/vinegar solution. Blot dry.

Tar: Scrape up with a blunt knife. Use dry cleaning solvent followed by detergent/vinegar solution. Blot dry.

Tea: Blot up the surplus spillage. Use detergent/vinegar solution. Work form the outer edge of the stain, using a little at a time and blotting up with dry cloths frequently.