Posts Tagged: Laundry

Spring Drying In My Backyard

While I was making sun tea in the front yard yesterday, I was drying in the back yard.  Drying my laundry, that is.  The days without rain are so hit and miss around here.  So when it looks like it’s going to be dry for awhile I wash up a load and get ‘er drying! … Read more »

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 »

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 »