January 26, 2010

Feeding My Furniture!


When is the last time you fed yours?


I’m not going to apologize for this very fuzzy photograph.  Want to know why??

Because this is the way the foyer has looked since I took the Christmas decorations off  a month ago!!!  Can you believe it??   I’m totally a little bit ashamed.  Hey, it could be worse…the Christmas decorations could still be up!

I passed through the foyer today more times than usual and it just hit me like a ton of bricks during one of these passes, that this was just not going to work another day! Great first impression for guests, huh?

So, I got busy. This piece of furniture is really dry, so I feed it twice a year.   I  use “The Natchez Solution”.  The all natural product polishes, protects, and preserves.  Beeswax, lemon oil, and selected mineral oil feeds the wood with no wax build up.

I first started using this in Mississippi  8 years ago when I had some natural wood furniture in my antique booth.  I started using it on my own furniture when I saw how good it was.  This is the same bottle!



After blowing off the glitter (yep), I’m ready to go!



Use it sparingly with a soft cloth and leave it on for 2 hours to feed.




See the little lines I drew? 

The right has been fed.

The left is still hungry.

Look at the difference in the wood grain! 



           {I think I heard it gulping}


So for now, that’s all.  I will go and wipe off the excess in 2 hours and give it a light buffing.   It will be good to go until  July!

Tomorrow, I am going to do something new in the way of tablescaping it.  I have no idea what it’s going to be.  Maybe, I will dream up an idea tonight!!  I will be back in a day or two with the results.



  1. Can't wait to see your new table scape! Lezlee

  2. Hi Rhonda,
    I would have been over earlier, but my computer was in the shop. Wow, this stuff looks great! I'm going to have to get a bottle for my casegoods. I use Guardsman furniture polish, but I can definately see the value in this treatment. Thanks for the good tip.

  3. Rhonda,

    I will have to locate some of that online. I have a lot of parched antique pieces.
    Thank you for sharing.


  4. Hi Rhonda,
    Thank you so much for taking the time to visit with me. I hope you don't mind that I'm stalking oops I mean, following you..hehe.. you are so inspiring. I look forward to a long blogging friendship :)
    Take Care

  5. What a great space to decorate, Rhonda! I can't wait to see what you do.

  6. Thanks for the info...I can't wait to see the tablescaping you dream up!!!

    Have a wonderful day!!!

  7. Lovely post. I need to do the same!

  8. I'll have to give that stuff a try some time. I have a couple of pieces that look a little hazed from too much pledge being used over their long life.

  9. Wow. There is a big difference between fed and hungry! I need to find some Natural Solution for a few hungry pieces around here! Look forward to seeing your tablescape!

  10. I have seen this stuff but never used it...looks like I should! Thanks for the info:)


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  12. It seems my wife and I never remember to polish and protect my piano from 1914 given to me from y deceased mother. This all natural solution looks to be like a pretty good fit.
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