Are you ready for Fall?

Fall and cooler temps are arriving sooner than you think. Here is some advice on getting your closest ready for the new season. Take some quality time with your clothes and accessories. Open your closest, be honest with yourself and before you go shopping follow the steps below to make room for your fall wardrobe purchases. Preparing your closest for the new season Label six bags as follow: Toss, Donate, Consign, Store, Repair and Clean Toss anything with holes that … [Read more...]

TALE OF A NAVY PEA COAT

Nancy brought in her father's vintage navy pea coat hoping that we could restore it for her son Alex to wear. Below are some pictures of how it looked when we first received it. Front and Back before restoration As you can see it had definately seen better days. George A. Love served in the Seabees in World War II and in the Navy in the Korean War. In WWII, he was assigned to the Seabee Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit No. 623 as a Machinist Mate Second … [Read more...]

Life at Oakwood Post 8

Do you have a vintage wedding gown? One of the best things about life at Oakwood is definitely our family of customers and hearing their special stories. We see all kinds of vintage clothing including wedding gowns. Rita came in months ago and told me about her gown which was over 40 years old. I had been waiting for her to bring it in which she did just recently. Rita walked in on a chilly November day with the metal chest pictured above in hand. Of course I was curious as … [Read more...]

GREEN or not Green

Throughout the years more and more people are becoming eco-friendly conscious. We all want to live healthy , conserve energy, recycle whatever we can, and use products that are deemed “green”. So what does make a product or service “green”? It takes research, but that means knowing what to research and where. The least I can do is give you some information on Oakwood “The Greener” Cleaners. Here at Oakwood Cleaners we like to think of ourselves as the “Greener Cleaner”.  We use a … [Read more...]

Vintage wedding gown from 1800’s!

The Association of Wedding Gown Specialists Convention a few weeks ago  proved to be so helpful. Not only did we learn how we can help you, the bride, take care of your precious memories but we were presented with a piece of history that had been preserved since the 1800's! Can you imagine finding a wedding gown from your ancestors in almost perfect condition? Well, think of your family and how they will feel when they get to experience your special day when you show them your … [Read more...]

A Wedding Dress Saga…

It was December of 1978. I was a bubbly 22 year old in what I thought back then was the most perfect wedding dress I could ever have! It is now September 2011 and WOW,wedding dresses have definately changed! My husband Alan and I became the proud owners of this wonderful dry cleaners in April, 2011, almost 33 years later. We, Oakwood Cleaners, specialize in wedding gown alterations, cleaning and preservation. Like most brides, I had my gown preserved and never paid attention to it … [Read more...]