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OMG - I now understand how it felt to be a Victorian parlourmaid!

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MissMillament Fri 24-Feb-17 14:13:21

I just spent three hours cleaning the fireplace fender. The pic is from half-way through! What a difference. I reckon the last person to clean it was a Victorian!

rachllsn3 Fri 24-Feb-17 16:26:14

Ooooh but it looks lovely- worth all your hard work!

MrsHiddleston Fri 24-Feb-17 17:53:35

Ooh it looks so shiny!

LittleWingSoul Fri 24-Feb-17 22:26:57

I want it! Love those tiles!

llamadramawoes Fri 24-Feb-17 22:30:47

Look how pretty it is! envy

SparkyBlue Fri 24-Feb-17 22:32:06

It's gorgeous

NoTractorsAtTheTable Fri 24-Feb-17 22:33:43

Beautiful. Your tiles are gorgeous too.

Very, very envy

MollyHuaCha Fri 24-Feb-17 22:34:35

You're doing a great job. Please post another pic when you've finished (so we can check yr work...) wink

empirerecordsrocked Fri 24-Feb-17 22:37:46

It looks beautiful. What mine should look like but doesn't!

fleur34 Fri 24-Feb-17 22:38:04

Argh I want a fireplace fender like yours!

thenightsky Fri 24-Feb-17 22:40:42

We had a brass fender like that when I was growing up. My mum used to curse at having to clean it every week. Yes.. every week!

In our Yorkshire village it was gossiped about if you didn't... 'Eee 'ave you seen the state of 'er brasses...common as muck'.

Following by bosom hoiking grin

EnidButton Fri 24-Feb-17 22:47:20

Oooh that is impressive! Look at that shine! Can we get a finished pic? <rubs thighs>

EnidButton Fri 24-Feb-17 22:48:31

thenight Did she also scrub the front step every week? Might be been more your Nanna's era but a scrubbed step was very important on done Northern towns.

EnidButton Fri 24-Feb-17 22:48:37

*in some

empirerecordsrocked Fri 24-Feb-17 22:53:34

Is that where the saying 'common as muck' comes from? Was it all about your fender?!

PragmaticWench Sun 26-Feb-17 21:02:33

That was my job as a child, it's hard work!

echt Tue 28-Feb-17 08:09:04

You've missed a bit.grin

thenightsky Tue 28-Feb-17 18:19:08

oh yes, front step scrubbing went on too grin

CaroleService Tue 28-Feb-17 19:12:26

what are you using??

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