Monday, August 22, 2011

Laundry Day

Now, I don't know about you, but there is just something I love about fresh laundry hanging outside on the line to dry blowing in the wind. I am all for new technology, and I am thankful for my dryer......but there is just something I love about freshly washed clothes on the line. It is almost therapeutic. I love this sweet little sampler, that I found hanging on the wall of someone's laundry room, and the saying is so true!

Love this sweet print by Maude Humphrey. It is entitled Laundry Day, and I have the switch plate in my kitchen.

I thought this little guy was so cute "hanging on the line"!

This line of clothes reminds me of being at my grandmas in Va. When I was about 10, and we vacationed there in the summer, I would help my grandma with the laundry. Mondays were laundry days, and she had an old wringer type washing machine. Then, we would take it out, and hang it in the sunshine to dry. I loved it then, and I love it now.

Putting fresh clean sheets on your bed, after they have blown dry on the line is heavenly. Ahhhh, the smell devine! With the birth of my first daughter in 1972, plastic diapers weren't perfected quite yet. I used the white cloth diapers. After I washed them, I would hang them on the line, and they were just so sweet smelling. Mr. Sunshine helped to make them snow white.

I don't hang towels on the line though. They come out feeling like sandpaper to me. Drying clothes on the line, also helps a little with the electric bill.

I love to hand wash delicates and hang them as well. Vintage linens come out wonderful when washed on delicate and hung in the sun to dry.

Hanging clothes on the line, seems to have become a thing of the past. People are much busier, and don't have the time. Young moms today have no clue about this wonderful relaxing pastime. Spring and fall are my favorite times for hanging out the laundry. The first beautiful day in spring, my windows are open, and the sheets on the line! When I do my fall cleaning, the curtains get washed and hung on the line. My whole house smells fresh and clean. I hope you enjoyed your visit today, and thanks for coming by!


bj said...

This is so funny...I just finished a post about clothes on a will publish sometime next week.
I like some things line dried and others, in the dryer with plenty of softener sheets. :))
hugs, bj

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I love fresh sheets that have been out hanging on the line...ahhhh

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Hi Debbie, I tried to send you an email after you commented on my blog about the Tea House in Plant City, but it was returned as undeliverable. Thanks for your sweet comment. Shari and I have emailed since she started her blog about her new house.

Jocelyn @

Suzann said...

What beautiful "laundry"!!!

Enjoy your day!!
Suzann ~xoxo~

C'est moi Claudette said...

I also found out that if you put white linen in the sun to dry, they come out much much brighter white.
Mom used to hang our clothes on the line all the time, till the new dryer came.
You are so right about the towels. YUCK... crunch.
Thanks again for your sweet note and gift tag.
You have touched my heart. It only gets better and better as I get older.
Love You
Love Me

Leann said...

I hang out pretty much anything and use a good fabric softener on the towels and they seem to stay fairly soft. Did you see my living room curtains in my header photo on my wash line?

Love the clean fresh scent!


Rhonda's Rose Cottage Designs said...

Dear Sweet Debbie, I love your laundry post! I have to show it to my Matthew who is 6 . That pic of the little boy being hung out to dry is so funny! You know hanging clothes out is a simple pleasure! It is joyous ! I did it all summer one year.I loved how it got me outside on days I might not have went out. I made my Matthew a clothes line outside this year by the play house. He thanked me & hugged me & told me it was the best clothesline ever ! A happy joyous heart and memories for both him & myself that is what life is all about!. Your beautiful blog is all that of remembrances & it has been a joy to view! Loved it all!!! I must send my sister inlaw here to your post on Woolworths . She's in LOVE with anything Woolworths ! I seen her cry tears of joy over a single Woolworth crayon.I can't imagine what a whole box would do for her! Sorry I post too long . Gabbing comes way too easy for me! Hugs to you friend ! xoxo, Rhonda Sometime ago you bought a slice from me! Thank You Debbie ! Hope you can visit me over at my blog too!

sissie said...

Hi Debbie,
Oh what wonderful memories came flooding back as I read your post.
I can remember playing chase and running under the sheets and towels hanging on the line. I can still remember the sweet, clean smell.


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