I love vignettes with old washboards and I wanted to do one of my own. Maybe it's because I love old linens that I find his old wash day relic appealing. But I notice that I am not alone! Isn't it practically required in country decorating to own one or two? Mine is always stowed low against a wall in the corner of my dining room almost out of sight.
A couple of vintage gowns hanging softly in the late afternoon light share the same corner.
A small baby gown is as cheery as garden flowers to me, and I think they can be displayed just about anywhere.
But my real inspiration came from the heavy cotton laundry bag I just found. It appeared at the same market as the embroidered one I featured here. Isn't it odd how you can get a theme going when you're out junking?
How long ago did it have to be in order to have only a three digit phone number do you suppose?
My enamelware felt like the perfect foil for a pile of soft linen.
An old wooden spool. . .
A creamy homespun napkin with monogram. Don't you love the texture?
My collection of very old table and bed linen is really quite small. Incredibly smooth and soft to the touch after a century of use.
Another beautiful monogram, and soft worn pins. These are actually worn off at the ends with years of use. I find old clothespins irresistible when they turn up!
I may have to leave this cheery little corner display up for a little while!
Welcome to August!
I hope you have a wonderful weekend planned.