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For no particular reason

Except that we like all things typewriter-ish. A court reporter's stenograph. Love how the long strips of paper fold out from the drawer. Part of the haul from two weekends ago.

An old set of saucepans with bakelite handles and knobs. Pity they are aluminium. Mainly to sit on top of the old wood burner in the kitchen. Except where do I put the copper ones I already have? Anyone know how to clean old enamel stoves? I've used oven cleaner and all sorts of caustic scrubs but there are still old stains I can't budge. Definitely not getting it re-enamelled. I never use it.

Notice all the brown I'm collecting? Think I might have to have a "Mrs Brown's Trading Emporium" pop up shop. Give away of course. Speaking of brown ...

... MORE monkeywood bowls and a 1950's leather bucket handbag. Think I might have to keep the handbag ;)

Reader Comments (5)

Anyone know how to clean old enamel stoves?
Try Brasso on a cotton ball and rub in very gentle circular motion

19 Aug 2012 | Unregistered CommenterElvisphile

Love all your finds (as I always do) - particularly the bag!

19 Aug 2012 | Registered CommenterKiM

Thanks Elvisphile. I'll give it a go this weekend. Might have to send you the bag then Kim cos I only ever use my leather backpack. Need to keep my hands free to pick up bargains.

20 Aug 2012 | Registered Commentermidcenturyjo

Try making a paste of baking soda and vinegar and apply it to the stains. Let is sit for awhile and then rinse off. You do not need to scrub at all. Let the solution do the work. It has worked wonders on my old stained enamelware so I hope it will work on your stove.

20 Aug 2012 | Unregistered CommenterArawa

Thanks Arawa. I'm going to it a try. Sounds nice and green!

21 Aug 2012 | Registered Commentermidcenturyjo

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