Since my Vintage Tea Towel Collection post was so popular I have been thinking about another display on my ever trustworthy, lets use the sun and the wind to dry clothes for free, ol’ Hills Hoist, clothesline. I have said it before and I have to say it again, things just smell wonderful when dried in a breeze on a sunny day. So, I have gone through my, I can’t possibly use all of these number, of tablecloths and picked out some of my favourites.
The clothesline is attached to the reinforced top of our in-ground 9000gallon/40,000 litre rain water tank (each house has its own tank). We harvest rain water because it is our only supply of water as the property is not on the mains water or sewerage (we run an environmental septic system that the 2 houses and unit on the property are attached to, but that’s another post). All the down pipes feed into the tank and the water is run though an under the sink filter system. During the drought a few years back we did have to buy our water a couple of times over 10 years (not bad). There are water carriers that fill the tank with mains water. It is amazing how little water you can get away with using. We have short showers, use the eco setting on the dishwasher (hand washing uses more water), plant water wise garden plants, don’t leave water running, empty water bottles into plants etc., etc., I didn’t mean this post to be about wise water usage tips, back to the tablecloths. There is nothing prettier than sitting down to a meal that is set on a lovely tablecloth. I love the colours.
|This is one of my all time favourites and I have had it for years. Yes it is plastic, for like a thin soft clear vinyl. It is one of two that I have, the next picture is of the other one.|
|My ever present laundry trolley and wicker basket.|
|No it's not a tablecloth, but I noticed the white azaleas in the pots by the front steps are just about to go into full bloom, yes I got distracted by a pretty white flower.|
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