Not everything on my clothesline is vintage… the first item is a pair of bloomers that went with a cute little outfit my daughter wore when she was little (mid-1990s)… next is the red ribbon I won for table-setting at the fair a couple of years ago (2006)… (See there! Blue just wouldn’t have gone in my kitchen nearly as well!)… then a little smocky apron “Mother Shumaker” (my great-grandmother) made for me when I was a little girl (1970s)… the little yellow piece in the neck of the apron is a vintage square doily… then a white linen hanky with my initial on it (not vintage)… a red doily made by my mother-in-law (not vintage)… the black-and-white gingham child’s apron was also made by Mother Shumaker (I think)… and the little wool scarf comes from a different great-grandmother… (I asked my mother what such a tiny scarf was used for and she thinks that Granny probably wrapped it around her baby’s neck to keep it warm!)… the red P is my high school letter for academics (yes, our school actually gave letters for academics!) from 1981… and then a red-work “flour sack” tea towel that I just finished!
You can click on the picture to enlarge it to see the details, if you like.
And guess what? I found David’s pajamas a couple of days ago!! Since I think my clothesline needs a little more color, I think I’m going to take down the bloomers and hang the teddy bear pajamas there. I’ll show you the pajamas next week.