I've recently been collecting teapots and cups for use at a retreat for mothers, which I will be hosting this coming weekend.
Can anyone share ideas for cleaning them -- both physically and energetically -- to get them ready for the retreat??
Salt. Seriously run hot as you can water in the teapot & then add a bunch of salt & swirl about, the salt will scour it clean. If it's copper then use a baking soda paste & scrub it. Cleans really well. For the cups use a magic eraser.
I second the salt idea but otherwise just wash them like you would your own dishes.
You can soak them in a water and Borax solution, then wash them by hand with dish washing liquid..
if you haven't spent a fortune on them and they aren't really "valuable" then just put them in the dishwasher. We created a tea-set for my DD's with thrift store purchases - they don't match, but they are functional and cute, and I don't care if they break them. (they haven't)