Don't you just love crawling into bed after you have put on fresh, clean linens? It is something soothing to the soul as far as I'm concerned! I love the old fashioned notion of it, too. I have happy memories of helping my mom put up and take down many a load of wash from our clothesline as a kid. (Although I am pretty sure I complained about it back in the day - "why can't we just put the clothes in the dryer, mom?!")
We have been in our current home for thirteen years and have never had a clothesline. We had a fabulous one at our old house, but nothing here. Occasionally I would MaGyver something together with lawn furniture and tables, etc. to dry a blanket, quilt, or comforter, but it was not the same as an honest to goodness clothesline. I have been secretly lusting after one for years. Now, I am not talking about giving up my dryer - not happening! - just a little line to hang linens, quilts, towels, and such.
One magical day in June (out of the blue), Mr. Bluebird decided we needed a clothesline and he hooked me up with one between a tree and our pavilion. Today was it's maiden voyage and our sheets are a-blowin' in the summer breeze! I added a healthy scoop of fragrance crystals (right now I have Gain Fireworks, but there are other brands - this was just what I picked up on sale) to my wash water for some extra "oomph!" Have you tried scent crystals? I am a scent-a-holic and when these came out I was all in! They really make your clothes and linens smell awesome-sauce - they really do! Have you tried them?
So today I share with you my little scrapbook of laundry line love - truly a simple summer pleasure!
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