Life Lesson #6: Heritage matters
I didn’t let that defeat me, though. I contacted Susan and bought a container of the Restoration cleaner she recommends in hopes that I would be able to brighten my dull-looking veil. I also asked her advice on how to handle the tear–and she suggested Fabri-Tac.
After the success with my veil, I decided to try the Restoration on some other items. My Father’s naval hat was dirty and dingy with age, and we wanted to use it as part of one of the centerpieces for the wedding.
I also had a pair of my Mother-in-law’s gloves we were planning to use in another centerpiece, but they, too, were dirty and yellowed.
Finally, I had two vintage runners and my Mother-in-law”s baby dress that also showed their age.
I decided to try to clean them all! Once again, I filled my kitchen sink wit hot water and added the Restoration. I put all of the items into the sink.
I was a little concerned about my Dad’s hat; after all, it was roughly 70 years old. I didn’t want to ruin it, but we also didn’t want to use it in our centerpiece looking dirty…
You’re going to have to come back tomorrow to see how Lori’s story turns out. Were her results 100% successful? 50%? Did her persistence pay off? Does it ever–or is that just a myth?