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Friday, April 24, 2015

Vintage Wash Day



I got the old wood clothes pins at the auction yesterday.
The basket I've had in my collection for years.
They just seemed to go together!
Charming, aren't they?



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  1. Oh - I love that look, Betsy!

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    1. I do, too....worn, soft and lovely! :)

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    2. Chocolate covered pomegranate seeds? Cool!

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    3. You have to try them! So good!

      http://www.brooksidechocolate.com/usa/products/dark-chocolate-pomegranate

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  2. Hi Betsy - wonderful little collection ... fresh laundry with old clothes pegs ... lovely to see and think about: washing blowing dry in the gentle breezes .. cheers Hilary

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    1. Laundry on the line always looks charming, I think...although I've never actually done it myself!

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  3. Very country. They would have gone perfect at Mom and Dad's house, especially in the "country room" where Dad paneled the walls with old barn boards. Sometimes I miss being a kid in that house. *sigh*
    :0)

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    1. Yes, they would look perfect in a room like that! Barn board walls? What a neat idea!

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    2. Yup, there are no slivers left in those barn boards. We got them all when we were kids.
      :0)

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    3. What were you kids doing, climbing the walls? :)

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  4. I seen a few of those at my grandmothers place
    Used to break them apart with a smile on my face lol

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    1. They're worth some money now.
      Little bratty boy you were, and how!
      lol....

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    2. lol whoopsy
      Don't tell her they were worth money

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    3. Next visit to Nana's house you need offer to clean our her unwanted stuff.
      Set up a little etsy store and and make money til you have enough. ha.
      How's the job search coming anyway?
      Anyone want you enough to pay? lol....that sounded funny.

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  5. I remember those old clothes pegs from when I was a little boy and butter would not melt in my mouth . . . :)

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    1. Do tell what that funny expression means....lol....

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    2. Eddie, shall I tell her, or will you?

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    3. He has a really cold tongue? ha.

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    4. Ok, I'll spill the beans. The allusion in this expression is to people who maintain such a cool demean or that they don't even have the warmth to melt butter.

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    5. I suppose you will want to know what "spill the beans" means now?

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    6. Well, since you call me "Old Bean", yes I think I do!

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    7. Oh dear, "couriosity killed the cat". It means to divulge a secret that is better kept to oneself. Now do you want to know what "curiosity k. . . .. . oh, never mind, we could me here forever! Ha!

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    8. Curiosity killed the Cat Whisperer? ha!

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    9. careful...I've willed all 14 of them to you!

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    10. No Keith is wrong !. . . "Butter would not melt in my mouth" means I was such a good boy I was totally uncorrupted by this big bad world . . . . like I am still . . . lol

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    11. I'm never wrong! My ex-wife used to tell me.

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    12. If I had guessed, I would have guessed that it meant you didn't lie....as if lying made your tongue as hot as hell and it would melt butter. :)

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    13. Zebadee must not be related to Nicodemus. ha.

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    14. We use those expressions a lot too...

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  6. They are called "Dolly Pegs" here in the Mother Country. During the last war children (and some adults) used to paint faces on the top bit and clothes on the body with trousers on the legs. Some even made little dresses for them! Toy dolls were a rarity then, so the kids made do with what they could find. They are not so old here, you can still buy them at hardware shops. I use them to peg my smalls out on the clothes line even now!

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    1. They made them here during The Depression, too! They were really cute...some painted clothes, and some glued on fabric for little dresses...yarn or string for hair. I should make some! :)

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    2. I remember making some of those with my grandma's old pegs - brings back such sweet memories.

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  7. Beautiful!
    Would look great with some flowers in it! hahaha!
    Bloody cold here today!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. haha...it's too expensive to throw dirt in it!
      Chilly here, too....sunshine, though, fortunately...but not a good day to do yard work.
      We had frost this morning!

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  8. Betsy I'm getting a picture in my imagination of Pioneer Betsy hanging the sheets on the line the wind whipping around your legs and the Mister chopping wood in the distance. I love old wood clothes pins, and the basket is perfect.

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    1. haha...just like Little House on the Prairie! :)

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  9. Yes, so charming! I can't believe you've never hung up laundry. Sheets dried outside smell so good!

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    1. I know! I didn't grow up with clothes hung on the line...and I've never had a clothes line.
      Everyone says things smell so good dried outside. I think they smell good coming out of the dryer, too! haha....
      I do love how they look blowing in the breeze, though.

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    2. See....I really am a city girl out here in the country! lol....

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  10. It's true - they do smell good coming out of the dryer, but still!
    I grew up in the country and we hung all our clothes outside. I still have a clothesline, but I don't use it nearly as much as I used to.

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    1. Our neighbors hang his underwear out on the line that I can see from my windows. That part is not charming. lol....I think it's funny that hers don't go out...only his. :)

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    2. That is not so charming!

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    3. No, I wish they would hang out quilts or something pretty! :)

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    4. Oh my gosh, on a windy day there are sticks strewn about the yard and his underwear on the line. I think there might be a country song in there. LOL!

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    5. haha.. so true! Oh gosh, that is SO funny! Where's my guitar....

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    6. lol...oh dear. I won't be able to look out the window now without laughing....
      They do keep us amused, I will say that. And the mister and I accuse each other
      of being Mr or Mrs Kravitz from Bewitched as we watch from the kitchen window! ha!

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  11. Charming indeed! When I saw the title of your post I thought-please don't tell me she is doing her laundry with a washboard! You have a way of making me feel lax!

    Jane x

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    1. A washboard? Like I have time to do that. lol.....Talk about lax...I won't even carry it out to hang on a line! haha....

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  12. I have a clothesline here. Bring your pins over and I'll let you try them out! You have some great finds.

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    1. Well, that would be fun! :) You need to live closer!

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  13. Well yes, they are charming. I used to love to hang clothes on the line, but it ended one day when Cliff was riding his horse through the yard and they got hung up in it. Down came the whole clothes line. He even pulled up the poles. It was all the clothes lines fault, of course. LOL!

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    1. Oh my goodness! I think if the poles came up I'd resort to the inside dryer, too! hahaha....

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    2. Wash day has never been the same. Lol!

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    3. Well, I guess not! haha. I've never had a horse come through my yard ever...much less to take out the laundry! :)

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  14. Charming for sure..a perfect combination. You have a good eye for pretty vintage things.

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    1. Well, my auction job makes it easy...such a variety of things to be exposed too!
      And I come from a family that loved pretty vintage things...several generations back!

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  15. Looks beautiful!!!
    Have a great day

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    1. Thanks, Manu....you have a lovely day, yourself!

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    1. Do you hang your laundry out, Tanna? I bet it dries really fast in that dry hot air.

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  17. Oh, what a wonderful haul! Us crafters are always looking for those kind of clothespins...we wrap our ribbon around them to look pretty in glass containers.

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    1. That's a cute idea....I like that better than the original use! ha.

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  18. When I was a kid a long time ago that style of clothespin was all that was for sale. My mom would hang her laundry out with them. I know she eventually switched over as these kind could eventually break from clipping jeans to the line.

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    1. I'm sure when the wire hinged ones came out it was a really big deal....just like it is when new products come out now and we are excited! :)

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  19. This just makes you want to do laundry.
    I can't wait to hang out my laundry.

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    1. And you have a lovely new back yard to 'break in" :)

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  20. Love it! One of my favorite boards I've made on pinterest is all about laundry day.

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    1. What a great idea for a board! Do I follow you? I can't remember! I'll have to come take a look!

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  21. I used to make dolls out of those. My mum had a whole basket full just like that..

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