That’s Miss H’s name for our adorable, hardworking kitchen brush. I was first introduced to the concept of a dish scrub brush by Auntie M, who stays here at the farm for extended periods from time to time. Auntie M is someone who REALLY knows how to keep house. Unlike yours truly, M learned about swiping baseboards and cleaning fridges at her mother’s knee. We met in college, and happily she grew fond of me before she realized I didn’t have any idea that the inside of a fridge wasn’t auto-clean, like those ovens. Or that baseboards weren’t supposed to look like that, all fuzzy on top. On her most recent stay here, months ago, she very sweetly explained to me that just glaring at pots and flicking a rag at them was never gonna do the trick. She pried my clenched fingers apart and nestled a scrub brush with a lovely, long, clear plastic handle into my palm. “You’re going to wonder how you ever lived without this,” she said. I couldn’t imagine at the time how something as utterly prosaic as a plastic scrub brush would ever find a place in my household, let alone my heart.
Then, about three weeks ago, something really awful happened. I used M’s lovely, elegant, simple scrub brush to try to clean the salmon oil out of the dog dishes. AAAAAAUUUUUUGH. Totally ruined. Salmon goo, stinky, fishy, yucky salmon goo, is now permanently stuck to the bristles. I mourned for a couple of days, realized I couldn’t go on without it, and went in search. Target? No. New Leaf? No. Drugstore? No. Of course M is off in Paris, incommunicado, so I can’t ask her where she got it. Then I went online, and found not THE brush, but something pretty dang close, dressed up like a blonde in a black strapless sheath. She now has a home on the sink and is doing a great job. And needless to say, Helen is crazy about her and wants any excuse to use her to clean something. Who knows, maybe it could work for a guy, too?
It’s in the store, pals, under “Auntie L Keeps House.” Just in case you could use a sweet blonde pal in the kitchen. I think she comes in brunette and other flavors, too.
|Boston Warehouse Fashion Doll Kitchen Brush…
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