A few weeks ago now I posted about a visit I'd paid to a local jumble sale and how I'd bought quite a few vintage table/bed linens and pretty aprons for £2. I didn't post pictures of most of the items I'd bought as there were a few stains on them and I wanted to wash them and see how they came out.
I washed them normally on a hot 60 degree wash for the whites and a 40 degree wash for everything else, but unfortunately most of the stains didn't come out. A week or so later I tried again, this time with a scoop of a stain remover I'd bought from Approved Food and never used. Result. This pretty table cloth came out much better. There are still some very feint stains but they seem to blend in pretty well so are hardly noticable. I may actually use this fabric for something else anyway as I like it so much.
This pretty little gingham pinny came out almost perfect too, save for what look like a couple of tiny nail varnish spills. They too are hardly noticable though. The floral pinny didn't come out quite as stain free though, but I still like it. I may still try again using the stain remover and see what happens.
Another table cloth, which I have since decided I don't actually want to keep, but which has come out much better after the stain treatment, I will give to the charity shop and I may do the same for some napkins. All in all though, I am pretty happy with the haul and will be keeping most of the items which will be added to my vintage linen collection.
Have you picked up any bargains at a local jumble sale or car boot recently?