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Light cleaning

Go ahead, put that dusty chandelier in the dishwasher. The manufacturer recommends it. No kidding: The DaVinci chandelier, made with Swarovski crystals, comes apart in sections to fit into the dishwasher. It's available in four diameters: 10, 12, 18 and 24 inches. From the Geometrix collection by Schonbek, the DaVinci ranges in price from $1,750 to $15,000. Watch video clips and find dealers at

Home show at the Trop

Mark the calendar for next weekend. Friday through Oct. 1 (yes, it's almost October), the St. Petersburg Home & Remodeling Show is at Tropicana Field. Thousands of exhibitors, lots to see and do. Among the stars of the show: Ed Del Grande, better known as Ed the Plumber, from the DIY Network; design diva Gail Steves; and DIY expert Mike Ferrara, who will talk about kitchen and bath remodeling. Show hours: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Sept. 30; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 1 (there it is again!). Tickets: adults $8, seniors 60 and older $6, free for children 12 and younger. Information, schedules, ticket discounts:

Toss the throw pillows

Somebody finally said it: Enough already with the excess of throw pillows on the bed. "Who wants to waste precious minutes tossing pillows off the bed just to find a spot to sleep or risk being buried under an accent-pillow avalanche?" asks Rachel Martin in Real+Life Decorating, a special-interest publication from Better Homes & Gardens. "Limit your pile to three decorative pillows, plus the standard pillows you need to sleep."