Jan 13, 2011
Up for the challenge!
I have never been afraid of a dirty piece of vintage porcelain, in fact, I love the challenge!
I love taking a neglected, once beautiful and well loved piece, and bringing it back to life!
Not only do I love the hunt for pretty vintage china and porcelain, but I also love cleaning my new found treasures. Yes, you heard me right, I love it!
My two favorite cleaning products are Goo Gone and Bar Keepers Friend. If you're going to buy just two cleaning products, I highly recommend these two!
Goo Gone can be found at most drug stores and a small bottle will cost approximately $2.00, and last you quite awhile! It's great for getting stickers off of your pieces. After rubbing just a bit with a paper towel, the sticker should come right off, then just give it a good washing with your regular liquid detergent.
My all time favorite product is Bar Keeper's Friend! This also can be found at your local drug store and is very inexpensive! It's gentle enough to use on fine porcelain, and it's great on stubborn stains that often can be found on the old Pyrex! It's not abrasive like Comet. It really is my favorite, so pick some up and try it; I'm sure it will become your favorite too! (Be sure to wear gloves, and wash the piece with regular liquid detergent after cleaning with this product.)
So don't be afraid to buy that old china, porcelain, or Pyrex! Take the challenge, and bring it back to life!
I am a mom...always my first and most important job...I have beautiful daughter, Lindsey, soon to turn the big 30 (wow!), a beautiful daughter, Katherine, who is 20..and a handsome son, Mark, who is now 21! It's amazing, my kids are getting older and I'm getting younger! My latest adventure started on April 1, 2008 (April Fools Day)..I opened my shop on Etsy, and I love it! I now have 3 shops on Etsy, be sure to check them out! http://www.jenscloset.etsy.com http://www.mymilkglassshop.etsy.com and http://www.thechinagirl.etsy.com