Tag Archive: Care

May 10

You Never Know What Treasures Await You at Wendy’s Mystery Box in Gladewater

Wendy’s Mystery Box held a Grand Opening Celebration in Downtown Gladewater this month featuring door prizes and special sales on their entire collection of antiques, gifts, collectibles, primitives, and vintage, new¬† and limited or hard-to-find items. With new items in the shop each day, it’s worth a trip to Gladewater to just to see what …

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May 03

Care Tip: Antique Linens

  These helpful hints are brought to you by our friends at Fancy’s Run Vintage and Gifts in Tyler. We hope these helpful hints keep your vintage and antique linens in better condition for generations to enjoy.   Hand wash when you can. If stained use a product like Restore and white vinegar to soak …

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Apr 11

Care Tip: Antique Furniture

  Avoid placing in direct sunlight. Avoid placing your antique furniture in front of heating and air conditioning vents. Avoid too much change in the level of humidity as changes in relative humidity can cause wood to expand and contract. Avoid storing in hot, dry areas such as an attic. Dust with a soft, lint …

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Apr 10

Care Tip: Antique Glass

Do not store glass in direct sunlight, especially clear glass pieces that contain magnesia oxide, which will turn purple when exposed to ultraviolet rays. Handle glass with clean, bare hands, free of rings or other jewelry that can cause scratches. Never apply any sort of tape to the glass. Tape can leave a film that …

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Mar 08

Care Tip: Antique Jewelry

Apply hairspray and perfume before putting on jewelry. These can stain gold or silver and damage pearls. Soap and water or a little dab of mild toothpaste and soft toothbrush can clean most antique jewelry. Avoid ammonia based cleaners. They will ruin your jewelry.