Thursday, December 10, 2009

Vintage Thingies

Check out Colorado Lady's blog to see who else is participating in Vintage Thingies thursday.








This week I am showing a collection of Christmas pins.


And I have a question for all of you. I found these beautiful salt and pepper shakers. However, there is some type of corrosion (almost looks like salt) around one of the lids. It is bad enough that the lid does not come off. Any suggestions on how to get rid of the corrosion without ruining the lid? Thanks in advance.

14 comments:

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

Not sure how to help with your problem. Someone will probably come along who can help. Cute pins!
Living it up at Lakewood,
Cindy

Allison said...

I love your cheery Christmas pins. I have a couple I wear every Christmas, but they're not vintage like yours.

Postcardy said...

That's a cute collection of pins.

RainGardener said...

Your collection of Christmas pins is great!
I'm not sure about your S&P's - I found sometimes getting the corrosion off also takes off the finish on the lids. It's a tough one! I hope someone will have a remedy for you.

Maureen said...

I like the first one - it's different.

Check this out for salt corrosion - it might help:

http://www.ehow.com/how_2265608_remove-salt-buildup-zipper.html

I've never tried it though so....

CC said...

Ooo, I love your sweet pins. They're so pretty.

Granny Sue said...

I wonder about vinegar, or vinegar and baking soda. I like the little shakers.

My Grama's Soul said...

Sweet collection of pins!!

Blessings,

Jo

Jennifer said...

Johnny says if you can get any warm water into it that may help.. I saw your question and thought I'd ask him if he had any ideas. "If she can't get water the space easily maybe try soaking it and see if it'll get into it that way.

Also... cute pins. :)

Keetha Broyles said...

I used to have Christmas pins - - - and I LOVED them. You have a nice little collection

LV said...

Thanks for leaving me a nice comment and for sharing those cute Christmas pins. Loved them. Sorry, do suggestions for the salt and pepper shakers.

Coloradolady said...

Good question about the S&P shakers, unfortunately, I have not a clue, I have a pair too that needs help...love your Christmas pins...very nice. Happy VTT!

Roslyn said...

Did you try some vegetable oil? I would soak them well with oil & leave them sit for a while. Worth a try won't hurt anything!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh what beautiful Christmas pins. They are so bright and cheerful!

Jocelyn
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