Summertime just calls for an ode to laundry, and it's been a while since I've done one. We have the perfect weather for it in Albuquerque today. Lovely and calm, and in the high eighties after a couple of pretty blustery and hot days.
I promised a better look at the wonderful quilt I found on my last trip to Santa Barbara, CA., and here it is. Right at home with a couple of zinc washtubs that I found flea-ing a few months ago. I'm in love with all the weathered grey.
A lacey throw gets an airing. . .
and a sweet basket full of vintage napkins and towels.
It's a good day for festooning things in trees and among the bushes. Either to dry, or to set a scene. (The hanging willow wall basket is from Cost Plus.)
I came across this beautiful antique apron with a handmade trim some time ago for a pittance. I think it just needs a day in the sun. There's so much romance in a pretty old apron, don't you think?
An old pitcher and washbasin completes the scene.
With the fragrance of roses wafting in the still air, I'm ready to call it an old fashioned washday. . .
Such a lovely day in June. I hope you're having one too!
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