THE SPRING CLEAN

IN SEASON

Make like the Victorian’s: Spring Clean everything, especially the kitchen sink. Then reward yourself with another cup of tea.

Spring is the time when traditionally the grime from a winter of sooty fires, ash and dirt is scrubbed away. Carpets are beaten, curtains are washed. The season is welcomed with open arms and a very big CLEAN.

The nearest we managed to come to a carpet beater was the one we found in the dolls house (where there is a surprisingly well equipped utility room) but we were definitely able to come up with a sink full of the best looking ceramics.

Here is Simple Shape’s take on the domestic welcome to the new season.

Hand wash: Sherbert Lemon and Candyfloss Pink mugs and jugs

Hand wash: Sherbert Lemon and Candyfloss Pink mugs and jugs

Elbow grease essential

Elbow grease essential

Just beat it

Just beat it

Sherbert lemon pourer

Sherbert lemon pourer

Make sure your equipment is in order and be prepared to apply the elbow grease. Anything less is half measures.

Tools of the trade (if you’re a two inch doll)

Tools of the trade (if you’re a two inch doll)

Hand warmer: Sherbert Lemon mug

Hand warmer: Sherbert Lemon mug

And when you’re done take a soak in the bath, get into bed with all your clothes on (see below), or simply put your feet up with a well earned cup of tea and enjoy the warming rays of spring sunshine.

Spit spot. [Doll’s house, made by Ron Hickman as a gift to his wife, Betty, in c. 1980]

Spit spot. [Doll’s house, made by Ron Hickman as a gift to his wife, Betty, in c. 1980]