Thursday, October 28, 2010

Laundry Finds

I live in a small cabin in the woods with no laundry room. That means I have to go down the road to the laundromat to wash my clothes (something I have not done since college). One nice thing about it is that on laundry day, every last bit of dirty laundry gets a fresh start. I love hanging most of my clothes to dry outside on a clothesline and I found this vintage clothesline at a moving sale. I saw it in the backyard and when I asked them how much, they said they had forgotten they even had it. I got it for only $10 and it saved Mr. Rubbish from having to build me a clothesline.

At another estate sale in Carmel Valley (great place for estate sales), I found this vintage laundry bag (love it!) amongst a pile of linens in the master bathroom. I heard envious gasps from the line behind me when the other women saw what I found. That is what I get for always spending so long digging through old linens. It was a very expensive estate sale, but I managed to find all the cheap items in the house. I think I paid $2 for the bag. It is perfect for taking my clothes to the laundromat in style!

This gorgeous, embroidered, linen tablecloth came from another yard sale and it only cost me $1. It is in flawless condition and the linen has a nice slubby texture.

I love having a place to hang my laundry outside. It is very therapeutic for me to spend time in nature while hanging my clothes to dry. It reminds me of being a little girl and standing outside with my grandma, handing her clothespins from the bag, as she hung her clothes on the line in the warm sunshine. My grandma had a dryer at that time, but she used it soley for storage as she preferred the old-fashioned way of drying her laundry.


High Street Cottage said...

What a great find, and I'm the same way with linens, I spend so much time in the thrift shops, and have found the most amazing pillow cases, table cloths, and more.

Deborah said...

Great finds Amanda!
I too love hanging my clothes on the line..I have the same clothesline!
That laundry bag is perfect..lucky you!
The linen tablecloth is lovely as well..

Have a great weekend friend..

Deborah xo

mary said...

شركة فاست هوم لنقل العفش
شركة نقل عفش من جدة الى الرياض
شركة شحن عفش من جدة الى الكويت
شركة نقل عفش من جدة الى الامارات
شركة نقل عفش بجدة
شركة نقل عفش من جدة الى الاردن
شركة نقل عفش من جدة الى سوريا
شركة نقل عفش من جدة الى الدمام


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