On the line

Is it just me or do you sometimes marvel at the beauty of washing hanging in the sunshine on a perfect Autumn day? The simplicity. The colours. The joy? Me neither.

But, just in case there might be some people that really like it, and actually like it so much that they would take a picture of it, I thought this blog post might fill that niche blogging audience market. I mean as IF I would do that. SO boring!

Check out my new napkins that arrived from the Temple & Webster sale on Aura by Tracie Ellis. Aren’t they a bit special? I do love myself a proper linen napkin and these great colours and patterns are going to look great at our table. Plus, I like to use the word napery as often as possible as this gives me another reason to do so.

On Monday this week I took the girls into town to get a pair of winter shoes each. All of a sudden Daisy had grown out of every single shoe she owns except her School shoes so we trotted off to the proper shoe shop where you sit up the back of the shop, up the steps just like I used to when I was a little girl. Even better was that Harper’s were free because of a loyalty rewards program they have at the shop. Afterwards we were walking to a cafe for some morning tea when I spotted a fabulous frock in a kid’s shop. I figured because Harper’s shoes were free, that I could get the dresses and it would all kind of balance out. Right? Notsomuch. BUT! Check out how fabulous these simple jersey dresses are. The colours amazing and they will be worn all through the year here because they are so lightweight. It’s the closest I will get to dressing my kids in the same clothes. Afterwards when we were sitting in a booth at the cafe, eating some cake and looking at our new shoes and frocks I remembered some of my very favourite childhood memories with my own Mum doing exactly the same thing after a shopping expedition. Except the babycino would have been a strawberry milkshake and the cake would have been an egg sambo cut in quarters with a little fancy curly parsley. Just the way I still like it.

If this weather keeps up there will be some more washing this weekend, some gardening and hopefully a little entertaining to get those napkins on the table. Hope you have a great one too!


  1. All I have to say is: bring back curly parsley. It’s about time it makes a return I think.

  2. Love the title of this post.

    Love your colours, your swirls, your layers, your depth. The napery and dresses are great too.


  3. Loving those frocks…just getting stuck into round 2 with your superb Chilli Suffed Roast Chook….love it loads.

  4. I’m in the niche! Love the colours.

  5. I still do curly parsley. Had it on the egg sandwiches at Abby’s birthday. Wanna come over?

  6. A napery niche no less. Love the geometric prints and colours – gorgeous dresses too!

  7. Oh Beth I cannot tell you how many pictures I have taken of our clothes hanging on the line..I am your market audience today……:-)….

  8. Luff the frock and would wear it myself.

    Meanwhile not one, NOT ONE piece of washing goes on the line at the Fuchsiadome because I shove every single thing into the dryer. Even cashmere. Time saving being one of my special areas of interest.

    Your fabrics are very Jonathon Adler meets Anna Spiro. Nice combo. x

  9. And another thing. I went to this fashion thing at Jean Brown the other day and apparently at the Paris Collections everything was mixed print and crazy colours so little Harper is Right on Track in a Directional Sense.


    I know you’ll be relieved.

    • I will let her know. And I am just grateful that someone knows the effort and lengths I go to to ensure that my children are right on track in a directional sense! x

  10. Those napkins are bangin’


  11. napery napery napery.,.such an underused word in modern day society!! I would settle for some sun please…nasty rain up here again πŸ™ Those dresses are gorgi!!

  12. Im one of those sad people who lives a line full of washing on a sunny day, especially after lots of rain! Although Mr Bonds hi vis shirts are not nearly as gorgeous as your new napery πŸ™‚ my dad always put a sprig of curly parsley on my scrambled eggs and a sprinkle of paprika too!

  13. I’m one of those saddos that LOVEs seeing washing dancing on the line, regardless of colour, I just love the fresh air and sunshine taking care of my washing. And bring on this weekend with plenty more of it.

  14. Fab napkins, like ric-rac into chevron, two great loves!! I do stand back & admire my clothes line, it’s pretty special & such a major part of my day, i might as well do!!
    Was in Berrima yesterday, with my Bowral sister, stunning day, you live in such a pretty area. Love Posie

  15. Oh no, does this mean I am super weird cos I LOVE a good washing line photo?? Hundreds of them from Italy. Hundreds. May have even hung them in the laundry at one stage.
    and I love this blog post title.
    Happy weekend.

  16. Great dresses! I just love when things I do with my kids spark a childhood memory…I too remember those steps whilst trying on shoes. Hooray to washing and sunshine and gorgeous autumn weather don’t you think?!

  17. Love this dresses!

  18. You take such good pics of washing on the line. So much colour and perfect blue sky… just the way we like it! Happy memories here lady, it must be awesome to get to do that with your gals. Cute little dresses too xo

  19. I love your post – so simple but so meaningful! I look forward to creating similar memories with the little girl currently 29 weeks along πŸ™‚

  20. Great sheets – previous post – great napery (!), great dresses, great photos You’re out of my league!

    Nice post.


  21. Ok for a minute there I thought you were going to infringe on my pictures of hanging washing niche, and I was all like “NOOOOO! Anything but that!”
    But I think I can relax now.
    Thanks for leaving room in the blogging world for me πŸ™‚

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