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Once I've looked the pottery over and made sure there are no chips or other damage, I remove the STICKERS because I'm using these for everyday. I peel as much as I can off and soak the sticky parts in a baking soda/water paste. Removal is much easier, and no residue.
Yep. I'm cray-zee to use my pottery every day in a house full of children, but there you go. And see the luv-lee cups on my kitchen cupboard shelf? The children drink their milk (or soymilk) in them in the mornings.
Nobody quite got the riddle, but Chris came the closest! :)
Can you tell I'm a bit overly attached to the stuff? Three posts in a row, I'm going on about my new stuff. But Elf I think is the most taken with the pottery. He is counting the number of uses of each plate and the soap dispenser. I am trying to dissuade him from keeping track because we're up in the twenties and I'm sure he won't be here at all times to remember which person used the dispenser when, and I don't want to be saddled with keeping track. Seriously.
Meanwhile, D says he will never use it but prefers old plastic "Cool Whip" bowls. When they break, you can justify another purchase of treats or update your "collection" seasonally, I guess...


  1. Hmmmm....never heard of that before. I'll have to keep that in mind. :)

    They are beautiful dishes, glad you are enjoying them!

  2. Are you serious that baking soda will remove sticker gunk? I am going to my kitchen RIGHT NOW because my Britta pitcher had a gigantic, stupid sticker on the base of it and the gunk has been driving me crazy for TWO YEARS.

    * I shall let you know if it works. It is possible I will hold you responsible if it doesn't. Have courage.

  3. Blondee, I googled it to figure out what to do... and this came up. And it worked! :)

    Thank you for the compliment, Twisted Cinderella!

    Deb... I'm trying not to cringe here, but of all the strange solutions I've found on the internet, this seems the one least likely to damage things. One "solution" called for nail polish remover! As IF I would ever put that on my new pottery!

    So... did it work??

  4. The experiment is ongoing, but things are looking good! I can't decide if the soaking is what helps, or the fact that baking soda is a non-scratchy abrasive.


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