Thursday, July 18, 2013

On a recent trip to Adamstown..

Well, this past Sunday my mom and I went to Adamstown, PA. She has never been there but I have several times. It was an awesome trip...I did not bring any Pyrex back with me. Everything that I saw I already have! I did however bring a nice collection of cookbooks back with me, vintage that is!

Aren't they lovely? I have not really read any of them through YET...But I will post of each one very soon.

I also other nice things there be continued.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

MAGIC stain remover for vintage tablecloths!!!

Don't you just love vintage tablecloths? I DO! Don't you love the graphics, and the beautiful colors on them? I DO! The different themes or floral patterns are so great, but do you love the horrible stains on this beautiful linens? I DON'T! 
Often you see vintage tablecloth's with stains on certain areas of the cloth or all over the tablecloth and it looks like it is doomed and headed for the tablecloth graveyard.....but I will NEVER turn down a tablecloth that has stains on them EVER!

Why you may ask? I was researching and researching to find a way to get these horrible stains gone! 
Some people said clorox, but other people said the color would come out..maybe? 
Some others said BOROX, but others said it didn't quite work..
Some said BIZ 
And one women said TILEX! Yes!!! Tilex! For Mold & Mildew.
It contains bleach but doesn't seem as harsh as the regular Clorox.

It works!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hurray!

I found it on this women's blog, thank you thank you thank you!!!!
You can see her blog HERE

I found this awesome 60's tablecloth at a tag sale this past weekend. I got it for $10 but it had such horrible stains on it...I tried stain remover advanced, didn't work. I went to the store and bought BIZ, I left it soaking in with a cup of BIZ for about 1-2 hours...your suppose to leave over night but I do not have a washing machine in my apartment so I just put 1 gallon of water in a bucket in the bathtub and 1 cup of BIZ and the tablecloth....the BIZ how ever did get the stains to fade, they were more suddle.

The TILEX worked like magic, I swear! All I did was spray the tilex all over the tablecloth, first try a little patch to see if the color stays...which most of them do, back then they made the tablecloths to where the color would stay and not turn. 

I then let it sit for a minute or so and then rinsed it off in the bucket with warm water and used OXY CLEAN color boost detergent..washed and washed that (I do not know how many women did this back then but this is hard work!)

and then soaked it in hot water and washed and washed.
I put it back on cold water and washed all of the detergent out and my husband had to wring it out because I was so tired by then! All the stains gone! And the color as bright as ever! I hung it out on the cloths liner and it is currently drying out in the wind! =)

I will post my photos of it when it is finally dry!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Blog alert! New blog for cookbook recipes!

I finally made a really nice blog (besides this one! This other blog is all about vintage recipes from the 1920's-1970's. I am still keeping the Pyrex Junkie blog for my treasure finds and such, but I have another passion and that is cooking and especially cooking vintage recipes! They are so fun and different! So this new/other blog that I started is about taking vintage recipes whether it is from vintage cookbooks, hand written recipes, jello mold recipes, Family recipes, the most delicious recipes and the most disgusting, god awful recipes you can find and putting them to the test!
I will always post with the recipe and original scan from the cookbook and will show you how it is prepared with pictures! Then at the end I will show you the finished look and give you the verdict!

How fun is that? And not only will I be testing out recipes but would love for YOU to come and join in on the fun! You can send me scans of the recipes to my E-mail and I will post the recipe you sent!

The blog is called Retro Cookbook Recipes

Check it out! And follow me for updates on new recipe posts!

I would love this site to take a lift off and be something really fun!