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SATURDAY SECRETS: Remove dents in a wooden bowl or breadboard by . . .

Our ancestors learned many household tips over the years. Here are a few that may help today.


  • To remove dents in a wooden bowl or breadboard, cover the dent with a damp cloth and steam with an iron.
  • Removing stain from silver caused by eggs –  Apply salt with a dry soft cloth.

  • Cleaning glass and mirrors- A soft cloth wet in alcohol is excellent to wipe off plate glass and mirrors, and prevents their becoming frosty in winter.
  • To Brighten Gilt frames- Take sufficient flour of sulfur to give a golden tinge to about one and one-half pints of water, and in this boil four or five bruised onions, or garlic, which will answer the same purpose. Strain off the liquid, and with it, when cold, wash with a soft brush any gilding which requires restoring, and when dry, it will come out as bright as new work.


Read more tips and hints in VINEGAR OF THE FOUR THIEVES: Recipes & curious tips from the past


Vinegar of the Four Thieves: Recipes & Curious Tips from the Past

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About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and All her books can be purchased at and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey


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