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How to hang a flag on a wall

Before you investigate the best way to hang your flag, please check the prevailing etiquette of flag display in your country. Different countries have different rules for the display of their national flags, with America being particularly strict. Hanging the American flag must be done in particular ways. In the UK if you are displaying the Union Flag please ensure that it is displayed the correct way up. You can find information on this within our vintage flags collection. Find the Right Place Hang your flag in a way that looks great over time. Mark the spot where you'd like to place each flag. Then, attach to the wall using the methods below. If you're hanging multiple flags, consider drilling...

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How to remove water stains from wood furniture

Water stains are very common on antique furniture. They usually appear after long periods of rain or humidity, or from objects left on their surface. The problem is they don't come out easily. Learn how to remove water stains from wood furniture, depending on the type of stain. These techniques can also work on vintage wooden storage boxes. Some require professional cleaning services. Other ways to remove water stains can be done at home using simple household items. What you will need to have ready Clean Cloths Sand Paper  Rubber Gloves - If you're doing some serious work, wear rubber gloves to protect your hands. Bicarbonate of Soda - This is great for cleaning up spills and getting rid of...

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Vintage Garden Decor Ideas For Your Outdoor Space

Lets look at the basics of vintage garden decor Vintage gardens are becoming increasingly popular around the world. They add a touch of history and charm to homes. But what does it take to make a vintage garden? Here are some charming antique garden decor ideas to help you create a beautiful focal point for your home. We also have vintage garden decor for sale if you would like to take a look while you are here. 1. Add Plants and Flowers Plants and flowers are essential to creating a vintage garden design. You don't want to go overboard though. Keep things simple and choose easy-to-care-for varieties such as geraniums, petunias, begonias, impatiens, marigolds, daisies, pansies, and roses. The first step...

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How to clean your tin toys - simple practical tips

Do you own an old metal or antique tin toy or would like to add vintage tin toys to your home or personal collection? If so then you may be wondering about how to best maintain or restore your once gleaming acquisitions. Not sure? Well, let us give you some experienced practical tips to ensure you get the best from your antique metal toy collection. Let's get started. How to clean your vintage tin toys to sell or display  So you have acquired an old tin toy, whether that be a hand-painted one or a lithographically printed one. You may be wanting to sell it, or display it for your own collection. But it is filthy. So how do you clean...

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Wooden Chopping Board Hygiene

    Food safety is a subject uppermost in the mind when choosing and using kitchen chopping boards. "Is a wooden chopping board hygienic" happens to be one of the most-asked questions about food safety in our experience. For your peace of mind, this article shares our tips for keeping your wooden cutting board as sanitary and clean as you can. Here we're not going to consider plastic boards or bamboo cutting boards and their hygiene but focus instead on the most common wooden variety. Let's look in more detail. For daily cleaning, wash wooden cutting boards with warm water and dishwashing liquid. Never use hot water, because it removes the oils that protect the wood against stains. If you...

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