Thursday, April 11, 2013
Absolutely! To care for your floorcloth simply mop it as you would your floor, using any gentle cleaning product that you dilute with water. DO NOT USE alcohol or ammonia based cleaning products, If unsure, blot test on the reversed glued edge. If you spill liquids or your pet has an accident, the floorcloth should be mopped immediately or the liquid may create water spots on the piece. Once you have cleaned your floorcloth, make sure that the floorcloth is dry before placing any furniture on top of it.
Here are a few other tips for extending the life of your floorcloth -
Regularly rotate your floorcloth like you would your mattress.
To prevent uneven wear patterns on uneven floors, ie: slate, brick, etc... place newspapers under your floorcloth.
If your floorcloth tends to slip on the surface on which it lays you might try using double stick tape (carpet tape) or a thin mesh pad to keep it in place. We have several floorcloths in our own home and find that we don't need anything underneath to keep them in place, especially if furniture rests on top to keep them in place.
If you just purchased a custom floorcloth that was created specifically for you, please be aware that the paint is still "green" and will need 3 to 4 weeks (or longer in humid conditions) to completely harden. Aggressive cleaning, heavy furniture, high heels and animal urine are some of the things that we know can and will damage an un-cured floorcloth. We recommend letting your floorcloth rest in an out of the way spot or if needed sooner, at the very least make sure you place felt pads under any heavy furniture that will rest on top of the piece, until the curing has taken place.
Over time, your floorcloth will need to be refinished. All types of flooring start to wear eventually. We use water based varnish applied with a 4" foam brush. Clean your floorcloth first before varnishing to prevent dirt from being trapped under the varnish.
We hope that these tips help to extend the life of your floorcloth. If you have questions regarding your existing floorcloth or if you planning to purchase please feel free to call us at 888-887-1820.
We look forward to hearing from you
- Noel & Verge
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
For a preview of how Maple Syrup is made, check out this short video clip from "Goranson Farm - An Uncertain Harvest," a documentary made about our local organic farm here in Dresden, ME.
This year's Maine Maple Celebration at Goranson Farm takes place on the 23rd & 24th of March. For more info visit their website, call (207) 737-8834 or email at email@example.com
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
My, my how quickly time flies! Where did the first half of January disappear to? With the Holiday Season officially behind us we find ourselves once again enjoying the start of a brand new year full of optimism, hope and promise! We were thrilled to hear from so many of you last year via our blog and facebook page! With so many questions and comments we took the time to think about how to enhance our social media connection with you this year.
What better way than by providing practical, useful and inspiring content that covers topics that enhance our homes and lives while complimenting your interest in Circa Home Living. We continue to believe its important to reinforce our connection as friends by sharing interests, stories, advice, opinions, information, inspiration, encouragement and a laugh or light hearted moment as needed.
As you might know, we are both passionate about 19th century styled homes and period wares, and as you might expect it takes time to realize the potential of any home. Whether it's lighting, mouldings, furniture, floor treatments or finding the perfect coverlet, choices and decisions are at every turn. A home is always a 'work in progress', an ongoing investment of time, patience and money. We might not have all the answers but we have lots we want to share with you this year and hope that Circa Home Living provides the inspiration you are looking for!
Here's to a Happy, Healthy 2012!
Ever your friends,
Noel and Verge (Elphie too!)
Friday, October 28, 2011
and Bee Skeps
For the backyard and garden we couldn't pass these by. Bring any outdoor setting to life (literally) with an added touch of whimsy and charm. Gourd Birdhouses come in assorted shapes and sizes with drainage holes and jute hanger. Bee skeps are made of lightweight cement composite material, can be used indoor or out and come in three sizes perfect for collecting.
This attractively aged and sized Wood Bin holds an ample supply of wood and provides storage for all those fireplace accessories and decorative touches to boot. A great organizer of all things around the fireplace or woodstove. Aged Mustard over Black. 23"w by 42"h by 16"d. (8"d at top.)
Tin Floor Lamp
Elphie truly admires this new Tin Floor Lamp! Makes a statement in any room. Features a weighted cone base. 4 candelabra base sockets are rated for up to 40 watts per socket. Primitive Aged Finish. 57" high with a 12" diameter base.
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Sunday, October 16, 2011
|Cropped & Elphie approved|
for the new catalog
|Setting up the shot.|
ur catalog is mailed direct to tens of thousands of customers here in the USA, Canada and as far away as Tasmania!
|Color proofing at our local print shop.|
Ever your friends - Noel & Verge
Saturday, July 9, 2011
We've recently acquired a wonderful, hard-to-come-by selection of pewter plates, candlestick holders, pitchers, trays, peppermills, canisters, measures and more ~ all from the talented folks at Old World Pewter.
We invite you to browse our newest offerings by clicking here or by visiting our website and clicking on the pewter category. Many of the items shown have very limited quantites available. We are expecting more pewter in the coming weeks so be sure to check back.
Friday, April 29, 2011
Saturday, April 23, 2011
The tradition of the May Basket, or “Bringing in the May”, can be linked to the ancient Druid holiday of May Day, a celebration of spring and the forthcoming pleasures of summer.
leaving enough on the ends to form a loop to hang over doorknob.
and then vanish like mist in the morning sun.
With that said, spring flowers might be substituted for little trinkets, sweets for a child, or perhaps a pot of honey for a tea aficionado. If our offering proves too cumbersome for the doorknob, we place it before the threshold. We hold firm to the notion that it’s not the offering or the way in which it is presented that counts, but rather the thought.
Saturday, April 16, 2011
A diluted portion of Purple Grape Juice
Monday, April 11, 2011
Friday, December 24, 2010
Not a creature was stirring, - not even a mouse:
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there....
~Clement Clarke Moore
Photo by M.K. Moulton - taken at our home.
Friday, December 17, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Although the leaves have now fallen here in Maine, we couldn't resist sharing an image of the beautiful fall foliage taken just a few weeks ago. The leaves just come and go so quickly! The old wavy glass throughout our home gives the impression that the images were captured in a pool of water.
It's such a wonderful time of year- the temperature cools, the pace of day to day life begins to slow and preparations for a cold winter begin. Fall is a special time of year here in Maine, where a feeling of transition and transformation takes hold.
We hope that you enjoy your weekend!
As Ever - Noel & Verge
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Judy explains that historically, decorating with greens is as American as apple pie. For hundreds of years, people have been using natural resources to beautify their homes. Decorating with natural objects has become a time honored tradition, going back as far as the beginning of our civilization. It has been a way to connect with things from our past, while teaching our children about nature and tradition.
Judy takes us through some of the most beautiful homes, decorated with simple and elegant greens. It's as though you are taken on 11 home tours, from the comfort of your very own home!
Saturday, April 3, 2010
For those who missed it, here are a few images from “our” episode of LOST. As you can see ~ the Oval and Round Sconces and Skillet Candleholder were used in several scenes. We believe that we spotted an oil lamp as well but the scene was so dark that we couldn’t get a good screen capture of it. Thanks to all who watched and a BIG thank you to Carol – one amazing set decorator! This was one of the BEST episodes ever!