Saturday, 3 March 2012

Today's vintage washing line

This week has seen me spend the best part of two days in rubber gloves - sadly, haven't been doing spring cleaning or housework (who has the time for that anyway?), rather washing my latest stock shopping.  Last Saturday I went to a brilliant vintage fair in Lincoln organised by Judy's Affordable Vintage.  If you see one of her vintage fairs anywhere near you, I would strongly recommend that you go along with plenty of shopping bags a-ready.  Huge thanks to the lovely Nik from Harrogate for all the scarves.  Today's vintage washing line sees many scarves and hankies from all eras - 30s, 50s through to 70s - aprons from 40s, 50s and 60s, a Newlyn fisherman's smock, and a divine 30s net, silk and lace evening dress.  Yep, I wash the lot, thankfully with few disasters.  Coats, jackets, ballgowns, everything gets washed here - I have nightmares about allowing bundles of old textiles into the house for fear of moth attack.  I sometimes wonder whether the neighbours suspect mr. brocobelle & I indulge in some rather eclectic dressing up chez nous. By the same token, I wonder if they suspect we have a stormy menage as they see me leave & return to the house several times a week carrying very large holdalls ...

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