Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Vintage Linens and Old School Laundry Day

We saved a handful of vintage linens from Moran Place consisting of some tablerunners, placemats and handkerchiefs.  Most of them have stains from their daily use by Moran's back in the day.  I didn't know what to do with them but yesterday I decided to wash them the old fashioned way.  I got some Woolite and some bowls. I'm handwashing a few at a time and then hang them to air dry in our kitchen. Once these are dry I'll pull out the iron and ironing board to complete my old school cleaning routine. Heck, at this rate I might just want Kent to put up a clothesline out back, get myself some clothespins and start hanging our linens out to dry.  I always did think towels and sheets smelled the freshest and felt the best when they were hung out to dry.  Of course that memory of sun dried freshly folded linens may be better than the reality!


Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Tatted Lace

I'm not a very crafty person.  I do cross stitch and needlepoint and can sew on the occasional button and that's about it. So I'm in awe at what I assume are tatted items that some Moran woman produced. I wonder what garments and which Moran ladies they graced.