Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Collecting for the table.
Here's what to consider when buying items to use for serving food.
  1. Buy dishes without chips or crazing.Food liquids sink into imperfections and permanently discolor dishes.
  2. Select pieces for color and shape without worrying that all back stamp match.
  3. Keep a list on hand of the sizes and numbers of collectible piece that you already have so you know yours needs when you shop.
  4. Test dishes for use in a microwave oven.Fire-King and dishes with metallic trim are not microwave -safe.To test any type of dish,put water in a cup and heat it for one minute.If the cup ,rather than the water ,gets hot,the dish is not safe for microwave cooking.
  5. To use high-quality plates for a special occasion,top each piece with a glass liner that lets the pattern show through but protects the vintage china.
  6. Clean it up,protect your dishes and extend the life of your favourite pieces by hand-washing them after use.

Off the table.

It's easy to put vintage dishes to work in other parts of the home.

  1. Plates and platters add a lovely touch hung around framed wall art or grouped above a sofa or side board.
  2. A deep platter makes a useful tray on a Ottoman,coffee table or window seat.
  3. A dainty saucer become a frame.Cut a small portrait in a circle and adhere it to the center of the saucer with glue or double sided tape.
  4. Glass tumblers act as votive holders.A piece of stemware placed upside down holds a pillar candle.
  5. Flat,divided pressed-glass dishes make useful catchalls in the bathroom or on a vanity.Compote dishes can hold decorative soaps.
  6. Pitchers is pretty color and shapes or with unique patterns make perfect flowers vases.
  7. An enamel ware bowl holds rolled washcloths or face towels in the bathroom.

Monday, August 6, 2007

Why A Home Security System is Important Today?

In today world's , people Working harder than ever to own their homes.But because of the long hours at work,most people are not at home to ensure that their assets or even loved one safe.To enjoy true peace of mind ,security should be a top priority.

However,it's never enough to just protect your home with secure locks and barriers.A basic home protection or burglar alarm system should also be considered.

This will help deter criminals,detect house breaking attempts and alerts residents or security personal of any intrusion.

And if your apartment is vacant for most of the day or if you go on regular business trips,you may also wish to consider subscribing to a remote monitoring services to view video images of your premises via the Internet or you mobile phone.you can pay a 'quick visit' to your home and check that nothing is amiss.

A checklist for protecting your home.
  1. Lock all door and windows when leaving your home.
  2. Change your locks when the corresponding keys are lost or stolen.
  3. Leave your keys with trusted neighbours.DO NOT hide them outside your premises,under mats or in potted plants.
  4. Active your alarm system whenever the house left unattended and before bed time.
  5. Check your alarm system regularly to ensure that it is in working condition.
  6. Keep large sums of money and valuables in banks and a safe deposit boxes.
  7. Engrave identification numbers on valuable items.This can be done at most police station.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

House As a Mirror Of Self.

Have you every just fallen in love with a house, knowing that you were meant to live there? Have you ever had an apartment that seemed to suck the energy right from your body after a long hard day at work? Are there certain places in your home that are “yours” or “your spouse’s”?Unconsciously we are all seeking to become our genuine selves. In this quest, we tend to surround ourselves with ideals, examples of what we feel matches our deepest parts of ourselves. These examples come primarily from past experience. For instance, we may have had a special place in a childhood home where we felt safe, loved, and free. Alternately, we may subconsciously associate a large dining room with sadness after the loss of a parent or unvoiced hostility in a dysfunctional family setting. House As A Mirror of Self brought to light many of the things that I had forgotten in my childhood and many of the situations that I hadn’t really thought about. It is truly interesting what you gravitate towards because of your previous experiences and how those decisions get combined and complicated with that of your spouse. I even figured out why I was feeling that there was something not quite right about my home office.