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10 Tips on Washing Vintage Clothing

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10 Tips on Washing Vintage Clothing

As a general rule of thumb, I hand wash all vintage clothing. For antique clothing if the fabric seems sound, I will hand launder it, but if it's too delicate, better to just leave it alone. Here are my tips for washing vintage clothing! 10 Tips on Washing Vintage Clothing 1.] Use WARM water for natural fabrics (such as cotton), not hot. 2.] Use COLD water for synthetic fabrics (such as polyester) 3.] Polyester (and poly blend) clothes look better if they are hung to dry. I don't really know why, they just do from my experience. 4.] Make sure the...

Vintage Laundry Advice from 1912 Grandmother

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Vintage Laundry Advice from 1912 Grandmother

I just adore this little note that a grandmother sent to her granddaughter in 1912 as she is about to enter into marriage. I love that there are multiple misspelled words, and I just love the very last note especially! Laundry Advice to a 1912 Bride from her Grandmother 1.] Bild fire in back yard to heet kettle of rainwater. 2.] Set tubs so smoke won’t blow in eyes if wind is pert. 3.] Shave one hole cake lie soap in boilin water. 4.] Sort things, make three piles. 1 pile white. 1 pile cullord. 1 pile work britches and...

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