do any of you dear ones,
enjoy doing laundry??
grab your baskets of freshness ~
you're invited to the
laundry day fete!!
won't you join us anyway
and maybe ~
by the end of this post
a warm, sunny morning
...a fresh basket full of wet, beautiful sheets,
this is one of the things that we did during our visit to the cottage farmhouse
...put up a clothes line!!!
I have one in Neveda ~
and have enjoyed the process
sooooo very much that I suggested to my mom
that maybe she would too :)
she immediately agreed
we ordered this kit from the
this is also the kit that I use and absolutely love it
and would recommend to any of you "on the line"
(tee,hee... ~ I just couldn't resist!)
about a clothes line for your very own.
You can stand in one place
and pin your laundry on and move it down
more empty clothesline,
ready for your next piece o` laundry :)
and I know what you're thinking
~ yeah ~
sign me up...
drying your clothes is already a necessary task
so why not do it in a way ~
that it will actually GIVE back to YOU!!
as you reach your hand down into the basket
that you have carried out with a joyful intent,
and pin the wet fabric onto the line
you sometimes catch a breeze
and when the coolness of the laundry
brushes up against your skin,
it is wonderfull!
you begin to relish the quiet, alone time
~ to think...
...to sing in your heart ~
to plan a tasty dinner menu
...to be still
to find joy in the simplest form
and once you start ~
it calls to you...
you wake up every morning
it IS summertime!
and find a fresh ~ renewed you...
smoothed out from the fresh air :)
who says that the laundry should
be the only thing sun kissed?!!!
it is very satisfying to know that
you will also save on energy!
a few more $$'s goes into your apron pocket
and who wouldn't appreciate that
I ask you??
maybe purchase a few lavender plants with your small windfall (tee,heee)
and place them nearby your clothes line for
a natural dryer sheet, if you will
that can also be cut for a bouquet
to tuck in between
your clothes here and there.
even more benefits :)
come on ~
give it a try,
and see if it doesn't
add to your joy meter!!
let's celebrate this joy!!
this vintage, wooden ironing board
can be used as our table
another benefit of a clothes line is
more give back :)
now add a linen, ruffley ironing board cover...
~ some pretty pinwheel sandwiches,
fresh organic cherries...
a lacey bottle of cold sparkling water
a beautiful sunny day
and you have ~
where simplicity meets elegance
what do you think??
are you enjoying the laundry day fete?
would you give, laundry on the line, a try?