Posts Tagged: Clothesline

Vintage Laundry and Tide – No Rinsing Needed?

This is a fab vintage Tide ad from Ladies’ Home Journal,  January 1951.  I love how it portrays neighboring housewives comparing laundry over a white picket fence.  Of course they are drying their laundry on clotheslines, as most households at that time didn’t have automatic dryers.  Hearing tales from my mother and grandmother, it was… Read more »

Spider Webs and Clotheslines: Autumn is Here

We have had an amazingly long and beautiful summer here in Seattle – oh wait – it’s autumn already!  I rather feel like I’m living in an alternate universe; this uncharacteristic dry and warm weather feels like we’ve been transported to California.  I can’t remember the last time it rained, but I can definitely say… Read more »

Clothesline Transitioning

I find that one important factor of being a 100% air-drying laundress, is also being open to constant transition.  I was reminded of this today while hanging my laundry outside on the clothesline;  summer is on its way out.  I hang my clothes in the backyard, which usually gets full sun for most of the… Read more »

Vintage Backyard Clotheslines and Lawnmowers

My backyard clothesline has been finally put to good use this summer.  After an interminable cold rainy season, I once again am able to enjoy hanging the laundry out in the fresh air and sunshine.  Nothing, I mean nothing, compares to the exquisitely poignant scent of air-dried laundry.  Especially sheets!  Slipping into a bed with… Read more »