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Upon my mother's passing, while going through pictures, etc. I found a pair of my baby shoes (from 1952). I'm not sure what they were made of, but probably satin. They are very stained, mostly because of age, I believe. Is there any way to clean them and preserve them?
Jo from Pensacola, FL
Check out this site. It tells how you can Bronze baby shoes http://tinyurl.com/pyvgn If you are not interested in doing it yourself, check google for bronze baby shoes. You will find several sites that offer it for a price.
A few years ago I unpacked a box of my son's baby clothes. He wanted his baptisimal outfit for HIS new son! I was heartsick! All the pretty white clothes had huge, ugly brown stains on them (although they had looked snow white when I packed them away)! I decided to experiment since they were useless to us at this point. I put about 1 1/2 or 2 gallon of very hot water in a plastic bucket and then added 1 cup of BIZ and 1 cup of Clorox II. I stirred it until everything was dissolved and let it set until it had cooled to room temperature. I then put all the stained baby items into the mixture.
What about NOT cleaning them? My mother just ran across an outfit of my grandmothers, including satin type shoes, and she didnt clean them.