Thursday, 28 March 2013


Loving this embroidered linen bag in the shape of a house.....where the lady in blue is up to her elbows in suds outside and the lady in yellow is scurrying through the door with a basket of laundry.
Huge red roof tiles and a part open, shuttered window complete "The Laundry" picture.
The reverse has a simple, vertical opening edged in blue.

"Let your dainty undies stay
Safe in here till washing day"

Those were the days when ladies took care of their underwear until doubt hand washed on a Monday.
Unlike today, when the M and S are dropped in the laundry basket, then straight into the front loader any day of the week.

It will be coming to the Antique and Vintage Fair on Good Friday at Willowburn Leisure Centre, Alnwick, Northumberland along with this 1940's embroidered couple.....what a dandy with his lace edged, big cuffed and collared suit!

Looks like it's going be a busy weekend for me, with another Fair too on Bank Holiday Monday at Gateshead Stadium, plus more building work at the Bastle in between.
No rest for the wicked as they say....

Bye for now and hope you all have a lovely Easter.
Julie x


  1. Goodness, you'll be exhausted after the weekend! Hope it all goes well. Love the linen bag. The embroidered gent looks like Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen! Abby x

  2. What gorgeous treasures you find Julie, hope you have a great weekend. Happy Easter, hope to see you soon. Jayne x

  3. Hope you find time to catch up on that hour of missed sleep on Sunday! Sadly, I don't think I will.

  4. What sweet treasures Julie. I wonder if my thermals would fit in there? ;o)
    Rose H

  5. That is so charming! Hope you have had a good day today. Hopefully you were indoors; I felt so sorry for the brave outdoor stallholders at Goodwood antiques fair today, it was bitter.
    Ruth x

  6. What a sweet way to store your smalls til wash day.