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June 01, 2007


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Ohh cool, I am off to buy some Biz. It is that time of year when I pull out all my old white linens that has foxing and wash them all. I will try your method. Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions. xoxox Clarice


I've had really good luck using Oxy-Clean for the stubborn stains. Let them soak for a while, even overnight. You can also make a paste by adding a little water to the powder and scrub it in with a soft toothbrush. Just make sure you rinse it out really well.

I don't worry too much about stains either. You'll still end up with tons of fabric to work with!


I have also boiled the linens in water that has detergent mixed in, for about 5 minutes...its amazing how white they get!!

Daisy Cottage

Bless you for sharing this with us Susan! I'll definitely try this with the ones that I find!

Tea Party Girl

This is great info! Thanks for the pictures, too, always a treat on your blog.

Gina E.

In Australia we have a produce called Napisan which I think is equivalent to the products you mention here. Oh Susan, are you selling the cloth and napkins with the teapots on? If so, may I have first pick?? I LOVE them to bits! Tell me how much you want for them!!


Thanks so much for sharing this, Susan. I've tried Oxy-clean with some luck. I had no idea the old linens were colorfast. I also learned a new term - "foxing".

Cheers! LA


I forgot to ask - is this sink in your house or the shop? I love the striped cabinets. :)



That's my laundry room/mud room at home. I painted the cabinets to match the wallpaper in my adjoining kitchen. It's super easy to do. I just used painters tape to tape off the stripes.


Thanks, Susan...all good advice. And that's the cutest laundry sink I've seen in a long time! xoC


I've looked at several web sites for advice on how to launder old linens, but this was by far the easiest to follow. Thanks, Susan!

Jordan 1

This really is an wonderful written write-up, Thanks for yet a different insightful post, as consistently!

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