Finally out of the Closet

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Show and Tell - Share your treasures' started by Another Time Antiques, Aug 15, 2017.

  1. Another Time Antiques

    Another Time Antiques Trade Member

    Rochester NY had a great store "back in the day" named Edwards & Sons. It closed in 1972. Sad because it was a favorite in our family. I still have mom's "metal charge plate" somewhere in a box!!

    This dress was sold from that store in the late 1960s. When I found it in an estate, the closet was full of summer shifts from that period and most all still had tags! This gal has remained, closeted, in my inventory till just this week. She need a cleaning and I had been lazy. Finally just "threw it in the short cycle" and line dried. Some old stains remained and I was bummed. So.... left out on the line while we went away camping.

    Wha La! I came home to a perfectly clean and super condition dress! I call that my Me & G Laundry. washingmachineemoti

    Picture 1 is before cleaning
    dressbutterfly (13).jpg

    These are after cleaning - the colors are sooooo Miami & kitschy fun
    dressbutterfly (1).jpg

    Label
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  2. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing Administrator Staff Member

    WoW that came out beautifully...so leaving out on the line worked like a charm. How long were you away, Barbara? I know I have had some success with leaving items out but at other times they have faded, this one sure did not fade!
     
  3. PastPiecesVintage

    PastPiecesVintage Trade Member

    Gotta love those butterflies!
     
  4. yumyumvintage

    yumyumvintage Trade Member

    I wish I could just do all my laundry that way. :)
     
  5. Midge

    Midge Trade Member

  6. bycin

    bycin Registered Guest

    oh that is CUTE!!
     
  7. Sweet dress and looks lovely after it's freshening up!
     

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