I found this tea tray doily at the Salvation Army op-shop last week. I couldn't resist the beautiful lacy border - so fine and intricate. I admire the work gone into the making of it.
But the condition the doily was in........ - it had brown marks and stains all over it. I should have taken a photo. The lady behind the counter said ' one dollar' ? I decided to take a chance that I could get the stains out. After an overnight soak, the doily came up lovely and white.
It looks right at home in my great-grandmother's china cabinet.
The lacy edge is so pretty hanging over the shelf.