Tuesday, July 13, 2010

belated love for wash wednesday

I was intending to write a garden post, was looking through some pictures... then I noticed this photo below, the girls doing some washing out on the back deck...

It was early spring, still lots of snow on the ground, but sunny enough to enjoy some outdoor water play.

And here we have dollhouse laundry day, looking quite cheery on the line.

I really cannot believe that I never did a Wash Wednesday post. I was so excited when Nicole started the project, I'm sure she knew I would be, I remember emails we were writing to each other last year sharing laundry love thoughts.

I have always thought laundry lines we worthy of photographing. Laundry on the line has always made me happy. I really do find hanging laundry to be a very enjoyable chore!

We have a low laundry line on the deck, and a small drying rack also. It is sometimes a challenge to hang an entire load but we manage for now. Maybe someday we will put one down by the garden, but I am anticipating the convenience of this one in the winter. (Although it will not be at all convenient with three feet of snow on the deck...)

We do lots of pink loads!

And this photo above is one that Nicole recently included in a Wash Wednesday post.

Nicole, since you liked the little toes I included a couple more for you here. And in case you were wondering, those are "doll swings" tied underneath the stool...

I am glad to be able to share moments like this with others who find joy in these simple things.


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22 comments:

momma rae said...

i love the dollhouse laundry line! so adorable. those twos are pretty stinkin' cute, too! ;)

kendra said...

they are all so pretty! i love the doll's line - and thanks for pointing out the swings too, i wouldn't have noticed!

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

really great post- I love the doll swings and the doll house with its own laundry line. Very cute!

HomeGrown Life said...

So very sweet. And your laundry line looks beautiful with all of those pretty dresses lined up in a row!

the nest said...

very darling & meaningful as usual! have a beautiful day... :)

gardenmama said...

Awww Renee!
I am so happy to see your clothesline photos, they make me smile : )
And yes, sweet little toes! Your clothing itself is all so pretty too! Much love my friend xoxo

Linda said...

What wonderful wash day photos!

Kelly said...

Such a beautiful wash day!

leaningapplemama said...

your clothes look so lovely hanging out on the line...the colors and patterns are really beautiful.

Tahara said...

I love the wash day pictures Renee!...We don't have a wash line yet at this new house and I was just commenting to Germain today actually that we need to put one out back...I also love your drying rack...

softearthart said...

Oh so lovely, love the doll house laundry. I had your Steiner verse in my book by my bed and used to read it every day for 2 years, it is special to me. especially "hope I lay into all my doing", many thanks for looking at my bog from New Zealand, love and light Marie

suzanne said...

Renee~!

My goodness I have been rather absent of late. In all honesty, I am not in blogland mode. I find when I go into that zone, I do miss out on so much. Always here and happy just thinking elsewhere. I hope too that you are well. I have had enough of Winter now. Little gloomy here. I envy (in a nice way) your lovely free open garden. Your forest trees would be Aarons playground. Happy Summer days to you Renee. Your girls are looking so lovely.

Warm regards
Suzanne

Joy said...

Very sweet photos! Love all the calicos hanging from the line. And the doll clotheslines is just adorable!

Plain and Joyful Living said...

Love all the beautiful handsewn clothing - so sweet!

Woodspritemama said...

that doll house line is to die for!

Cadi said...

Renee,

I *must* get some cloth diapers *now.* I can't find the link to the store *again.* So sorry. One more time, please??? Pretty please???? Thanks.
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Bending Birches said...

I have always found a peaceful kind of beauty in the washline, too....now I know I'm not the only one:) Beautiful pictures, thanks for sharing:)

Cadi said...

You've got the babyname thing right on.
Nuriel. Yup.
Send me your address so I can get a lil' treat to you!
chocolatelilies at the gmail dotttttt commmmm. Thanks!

kyndale said...

I like all the pretty dresses on your line!

Melanie said...

I absolutely love these photos- the earthy, clean quality to them. And all the calicos! LOVE!
One of Ella's favorite things to do is dolly clothes washing by hand. :)

heather said...

oh i'm so inspired by the photo of he dollhouse outside with it's laundry out to dry. YAY!!!!

Sara said...

I love this. And I really love the dollhouse wash day. It just warms my heart. :)