My Little Pebbles

Welcome to my blog. My Little Pebbles is a family business I have started to give my family an extra edge for the future. I was looking at the costs of putting five children through college and a monthly investment account was not an option. We sell many items from Home decor, collectibles, figurines, tea sets, monkeys, lions, pewter, fairies, angels and crystal. We are growing and expanding. I hope to use this blog to expand on my products and things I learn along the way.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

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Monday, June 25, 2007

Thursday, March 29, 2007

New Pewter Designs

Some of our new Pewter Designs

Mini Mini Tea Sets Collectible

These are some of our new mini mini tea sets

Thursday, December 07, 2006

We have lots of new items in the store! Stop by and check them out.

We have these great new Curio Shelves.

These are just a few of the new Tea Sets. Some are miniature tea sets.

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Monday, November 20, 2006

How to Clean and Polish Pewter

There are a few different ways to clean your pewter. First we will start with Antique Pewter which usually contains lead may develop a dark patina. This is a result of the lead. This patina creates an antique look that many manufacturers try to imitate. That patina layer acts as a protective layer and should not be removed. If removed the layers underneath are exposed and in time will corrode again. Lead free pewter or modern day pewter does oxidize over time.

Polished Pewter
Polished Pewter is very shiny and smooth. It needs to be cleaned a couple of times a year.

Make paste with 1 tsp salt, 1 cup vinegar and 1/2 cup flour.
Apply to pewter
Let sit for 15 minutes to 1 hour
Then rinse and dry with soft cloth.

To take out fine scratches you can use a polish called "Mothers" that can be found at the hardware store. Apply a small amount and rub in a circular motion with a soft cloth. You must be careful as you rub it wil remove a fine layer of pewter.

Satin Pewter
Satin Pewter has a bit rougher appearance. It is not shiny and has a grain type finish.

Wash in warm water with mild detergent.
Dry thoroughly with soft cloth.
Every few years you may want to buff out or brush this kind of pewter. Use very fine steel wool that can be found at the hardware store. Rub in the direction of the grain and do not press hard.

Polish pewter with a paste made of rottenstone (decomposed limestone available at hardware stores) and boiled linseed oil. Rub in one direction. Then wash pewter in warm soapy water. Do not use silver or brass polish. Rinse. Dry and then buff. For a lustrous satin finish, rub in one direction with a paste of whiting and denatured alcohol. Then wash, rinse,dry and buff. Use a commercial pewter cleaning product if desired.

A Few Last Things
Never wash pewter in the diswasher
Pewter can be stained or corroded by acidic foods such as citrus juices.
Do not use an abrasive cleaner.
Some people use cabbage leaves to polish their pewter. Simply peel them off and use as scrubbers.

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Sunday, November 12, 2006

New Pewter Crystal Stands Fairy leaf Butterfly

We just got in lots of new Pewter Crystal Ball Stands. Some of our new designs include Fairies, Frogs, Angels, Dolphins and Butterflies. Please stop by my ebay store to see some of these and the beautiful Crystal Balls you can get to go with these wonderful stands. Do you know someone who loves Fairies or Dolphins. This might be the unique gift you are looking for. We have lots of other designs of Pewter and Crystal. Some include Isis, Yin Yang Dragon, Old World Sun, Silk Winged Faeries and more.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

New Fairy Dust Wand Necklace

We have a new item in the store I am very excited about.
This is a pewter Fairy sitting in front of a moon. Inside the vile is Magic Fairy Dust with a tiny little fairy wand good for one wish. They come in Purple, Pink and Blue. Please check out my ebay store.