Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Colorful Tablescaping Ideas...

It's Mismatched Table Time.....
Get Out The China You Rarely Use .....



Add Some Crystal & Greenery



Don't Forget The Little Extras Like Placemats & Napkin Folds


Now Get ready To  Have a Good Time...

All Pieces Available Down @ Robinslane 

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Natural Ways To Polish Old Tarnished Silver

I Love Polishing Old Silver. Seeing the Old Tarnished Piece Give Way to Shiny and Sometimes Blissfully Gleaming Silver, Makes the time I put into it Seem very worth while. But I don't like chemicals and Fumy acid smells and awful stuff that makes your skin burn. So here's a really easy way and also safe way to keep your silver looking almost just as good as the day it was made.

Tooth Paste! Yes, that is right get an old cloth and some cheap toothpaste at the dollar store and your good to go. Just make sure it's the paste and not gel.


Now if it's REALLY Tarnished you Know with those Kind of Blackish Pits going on, Don't Despair Simply boil up some water, get a nice long roasting pan or use your sink and line it with Aluminum foil. Now add a tablespoon ea, of Baking Soda and Salt and pour the boiling water over the mixture
( Be careful here! ) Plop in the Tarnished Silver and wait a few moments ( up to 30 Minutes if real bad.) and Voila! You'll Be amazed!! Gorgeous silverware you can be proud to use! Oh if any Black Stuff remains.. well, simply finish polishing it with the toothpaste and a cloth. Hope You enjoyed this little tip.

Sincerely

Robin

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

These have to be my favorite! Colorful teacups just waiting to be displayed so pretty on your table!
Find them now at robinslane.etsy.com

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Cooking With Tea a Really Fun Idea


Recently I've Started The Wonderful Journey Of Tea Cooking .... The Hot Cider is Sublime but so were the Cookies and Truffles Compliments of the Art of Tea




And If You Need Some Warm Chocolate Butter tea Cookies These are the Perfect fix...



On These I simply Switched The Odd Ingredients Like the Almond flour and Paste to Flour & Cocoa Powder and Hazlenut Butter Oh So Yum Yum Good



Thursday, October 8, 2015

Add A Bit of Country Charm to Your Table with Mismatched Stoneware

 
These are recent table ideas using some adorable mix and match stoneware plates. 
I wanted the look of pretty blues and yellows to compliment some bright yellow napkins I had.
                               The Over all effect to me was quite charming!

Oh So Pretty Blues and Bright Yellows...

Is there anything else I should add to the table besides some Chicken Cordon Bleu?
Oh and yes they are in my shop @ robinslane on etsy




Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Rare Vintage China...Collections of the Past



This is my favorite of all my collections. A New York Haviland called the Roselinde pattern.It was discontinued in 1959.One of the wonderful things about this china is the fact that it's delicate charm lends itself to mismatching wonderfully and oh yes, it also makes tea taste sublime.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/246397086/set-of-2-new-york-theodore-haviland?ref=shop_home_active_18

This Charming Set Sold Within three days after posting.. Sadly, I Only have two teacups Left. I almost hate to sell them, such is the life of a vintage seller, always lamenting on whether to let something go and then realizing that this is what you do so you own up to it...and say goodbye.


https://www.etsy.com/listing/246397086/set-of-2-new-york-theodore-haviland?ref=shop_home_active_18
New York Haviland Teacups in a Mismatched Summer tea!