Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Laundry lines and feedsacks

There is something completely comforting and nostalgic about laundry hanging on a line to dry.
In the moment of modern suburbia, I am glad to have memories of playing and hiding in my grandmother's laundry line.

It is that memory that popped up when I saw this image of school girls lined up in white dresses just like my grandmother's clothes on a line.   It reminded me of feesacks, tiny buttons and faded lace.  This is an ATC which I created with that inspiration.

It was calling for a little grundge and sparkle.

and a little bit of cluny lace and millinery blooms.

I would love to have a laundry line today, complete with feedsack clothespin bag, of course!  However, I think my homeowner's association would have a fit, lol.  One day, if I ever get a farmhouse, a clothesline will be at the top of my list.

What is at the top of your wishlist?
Have a great one ~ xo's ~ Heidi


Barbara said...

A farmhouse would be the most wonderful thing wouldn't it? after that I think it would be a pond that was stocked and a fishing pole and tackle. lol

Hugs XX

khess136 said...

Absolutely darling, Heidi!! I especially love the sparkly trim around the edge which draws attention to the girls! Lovely!!

Natasha Burns said...

Love the gorgeous mixed media piece!
I'm still shocked when I hear about places in the US not being allowed to have clotheslines! imagine all that energy being used in dryers! plus, things don't dry properly, whites don't get white properly, unless they're in the sun!!

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Love the ATC ... I remember the wonderful smell of clothes on the line. There isn't anything like it.
At the top of my list is to get this old house fixed up enough to relax a bit.
Hope ya'll are feeling much better now and NO MORE sickies (())