Monday, May 8, 2017

Apple Orchard Whiites

 Visited an apple orchard to taste sparkling cider.
 A small display of white undergarments and babies clothes.
The farmers wife's were so busy helping in the orchard that they only washed their clothes every 8 weeks. Surprised at how white the clothes stayed. Beautiful embroidery and handmade lace.







Old sewing kit.

3 comments:

  1. These beautifully embroidered linens must be for 'best'. The everyday wear would not have survived, going by the state of my underwear drawer!

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  2. The linen reminds me of what used to be in the houses of the "oldies" in the family, the youngsters having given up making such beautiful things. Wonderful to see that is has been kept and is shown to remind us of the past.

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