Do you ever wonder how Mr. Carson from Downton Abbey keeps the manor looking so spiffy? Well we have a few secrets around here and thought we might share them with you!
First off – Ironing – you know that the lords and ladies of the manor require their habillement to be as spiffy and starchily ironed as can be!
**A good iron is as essential to sewing as a good machine. It’s also essential to maintaining your linens, silks, fine cottons, and wools. The downstairs staff would be in heaven with a iron like this:
The Oliso TG1600 Pro features Oliso’s patented iTouch technology. Simply touch the handle and the iron lowers, ready to work. Take your hand off and the patented scorchguards lift the iron off the board preventing scorches, burns, and tipping. Less strain and 30% time savings are added benefits to this Smart Iron’s 1800 watts of power and horizontal or vertical bursts of steam. The TG1600 Pro features a 30-minute extended auto-shut off for sewers and quilters, a 12.7 oz side fill tank, a beadblast stainless steel soleplate, flat pressing surface, detailer tip, and a 12-foot cord for full range of motion.
**Use this iron cleaner to get off all the junk before pressing you best white linen blouses, silk dresses or skirts. You do NOT want to get your pale organza silk ball gown smudged with soot. We’re pretty sure as a maid, you’d be handed your notice.
I’ve used these Iron Clean Sheets quite often and love how it restores my iron.
**While you all know we use the Irish Linen Dish Towels to dry our dinnerware, what you might not know is that there are special cloths for drying and shining your crystal that we carry: The Irish Linen Crystal Cloth Towel
These towels are highly absorbent and because of the long flax fibres. They dry your drinks glasses without leaving smears and lint. An elegant and purposeful cloth. Don’t you feel just like a fine dame now?
**For our silver we use this brilliant cloth to polish that shine into your silverware, or serving utensils.
Pacific Silver Cloth – it has tiny bits of embedded silver in the cloth.
Pick up a trick of the trade or a tool of the trade from us and you’ll love running your manor house a bit more elegantly!