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Scarf dos and don’ts.

Definitely do add fashionable scarves to your look this winter. Gently untie, smooth and hang folded gently so the wrinkles can naturally relax. Never iron a scarf after wear – the heat can darken and set invisible soils and skin oils. Do wear a scarf with fur, leather and suede to prevent collar soiling from skin oils or makeup. When your scarf needs freshening, ask for hand finishing to preserve the hand rolled hem or fragile fringe.

Sweater shape shifting.

Favorite sweater stretched? Of course, only your most loved knitwear would lose its perfect fit. Let us know and we can block it the right size and shape when we clean it. We’ll even keep measurements on file for special garments – remember, we’re customer service specialists. May we serve your sweater’s special needs?

Thanksgiving leftovers still on the tablecloth?

If your candles dripped on the tablecloth, let everything cool and peel the wax off with your fingers. If it’s stubborn, freeze the tablecloth, then scrape off the wax with a credit card. Wash in hot water to remove the remaining embedded wax. Better yet, and a lot easier, bring your tired and begrimed table linens to us for expert stain removal, professional laundering or dry cleaning, and wrinkle-free finishing.

Time to give thanks.

We’re inspired by author William Faulkner’s quotation: “Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.”

While we’re all getting ready for Thanksgiving dinner with friends and family, we’d like to take a moment to thank a few important people in our lives. Thanks to our staff, who deliver quality and service every day. Thanks to our community, without your support we’d be nothing. Thanks to our families, for understanding that running a business is a 24/7 commitment.  And thanks to you, our customer and friend. We’re all lucky, blessed and need to share our gratitude every day.

Show some tabletop style on Thursday.

Leave it to Martha Stewart and her staff of stylists to come up with great ideas for Thanksgiving table décor. From leaf-shaped trivets of cork to copper-covered gourd centerpieces, you’ll find easy, do it yourself ideas at http://goo.gl/uocT7y.  We like the wishbone napkin charms, the walnut placecard holders, and the Timeless Table featuring childhood photos as placecards. If your tablecloth and napkins aren’t ready for prime time, we can help. There’s just enough time for professional cleaning and finishing.