Autumn Leaf Care Instructions
China - it’s indestructible as far as the sun goes. Never put it into the dishwasher because that will take off the gold. Never use anything abrasive on it so you won’t scratch the gold trim or decals. Treat it like your fine china - just hand-wash it a couple of times a year with liquid dish soap and hand-dry. Some folks use a little ammonia too.
Glassware - Never put it into the dishwasher because that will take off the gold and ruin decals. Never use anything abrasive on it so you won’t scratch the gold trim or decals. Hot water strengthens glass - wash it a couple times a year in mild sudsy water and dry thoroughly to prevent spots.
Paper & Cardboard - Wrap your cardboard itmes in clear plastic wrap to preserve them. Some people use shrink-wrap. Keep those items out of the sun and don’t expose them to a lot of artificial light for extended periods - to prevent color fading.
Linens & Oilclothes - If necessary, wash your linens with milk soap (Ivory Snow or Woolite) and then iron them as usual. If they aren’t stained or dirty when purchased, don’t launder them, especially if they are in new condition with the labels intact. Keep them out of direct light for extended periods - as they will fade just as regular fabrics do. Keep your oilcloth items out of direct light. Some folks prefer to roll the oilcloth tablecloths to keep them from having folds - folds may crack with age. Don’t store any of the items in an attic or anywhere there are extreme temperature changes.
Tin - When it comes to the coffee dispenser, bread box, round canister set, sifter, cleanser can holder and cake safe - DO NOT put any water or abrasives on them. If there is an area that is really dirty - you might take a very soft cloth with a little bit of car polish and cleaner - such as turtle was (rub the wax into the cloth not onto the item), wipe lightly over the dirty area and then wipe with a dry cloth. Other tins - such as the rectangular canisters, waste can and product tines, can be washed with a damp cloth and then dried and polished with a good car wax and clearner (turtle wax). If you have a tin with excessive rust, you may want to put some WD 40 on the rusted areas. Keep these items out of the direct sunlight too.