Saturday, January 22, 2011
We're pleased to be welcoming guests this weekend and in anticipation of their arrival have been swapping beds about ... turning the second guest room from a twin to a double room.
I dug out Mum's old bed linen to finish the look. Reminds me of lots of old words Mum used -- Marseilles bedspread, pillow shams, eiderdown, duchess, iron bedstead with half tester. The white china chamber pot is missing. And of course in those days floors like that were waxed and polished on one's knees by hand ... did plenty of that as a kid ... thank goodness for modern floor finishes and that fact that all that linen doesn't have to be boiled in a copper, starched, whitened with Recketts blue and pushed through the mangle before being hung in the sun to dry. How do I dare to complain about being tired from my work!
"The Lord blesseth the habitation of the just." Proverbs 3:33
Posted by Joan Elizabeth at 7:00 AM