washing day…
Posted in personal, pia's photos, the sydney cottage October 29th, 2012 by pia

Once upon a time, but not so long ago, Monday was my ‘washing day’. I’d do a week’s worth of washing in one day, about three loads (whites, colours, dark) – maybe with an extra load for woolens every now and then.

These days, every day is washing day, with more loads than I can count. Sometimes I might skip a day if I’m out and about. That’s never a good thing for the days that follow.

Having baby clothes amongst the laundry is delightful though, there is no denying it.



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  1. monique says

    yes that sounds very familiar, my washing day was also a Monday and now not so.
    very true about enjoying the ‘little’ clothes, it makes me smile when i hang them to dry as each piece has a cheeky or sweet memory attached to it.

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  2. Jane says

    Life certainly changes when there is a little one on the scene doesn’t it Pia! I sometime wonder how on earth they managed in the “old” days before washing machines.

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  3. mel @ loved handmade says

    This is the prettiest laundry picture. I’m in the habit of putting on a load every morning before the kids are off to school, you’re right, it’s often not a good idea to skip a day it certainly builds up quick!

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  4. chris says

    Ahh yes washing days. What a delight to find those sweet baby clothes in the basket. I remember the lovely sight of baby clothes drying in the sunshine xx chris

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  5. Kristina says

    yes indeed, little person washing is ritualistic; somehow soothing & rhythmical (even though its never ending!)

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  6. danasparkle says

    the smalls & the teeny tinys. *

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  7. Elisha says

    I agree, there is something particularly beautiful about washing tiny clothes- pegging these miniature constructions onto the washing line is especially touching.

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  8. sarah says

    your so right … missing a day is never good. teeny tiny baby clothes are the best though! x

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  9. Paris Rendez-vous says

    Monday is my washing day here in Paris Pia….(‘cos mostly everything is closed!) This is the one thing I find difficult about living in an apartment….not much room to hang/dry things…but your post is lovely and original as usual. A bientot.

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  10. Sabine says

    Such beautiful colours! The big and small clothes look so sweet together.

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  11. linda dacey says

    poetic image as usual pia
    {washing day is when the sun shines bright
    as am off grid and rely totally on solar energy!]
    and little lad is now 18 and clothes not so darn cute
    although gotta say he remains so… enjoy: time flys
    x … ***

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  12. Dee says

    Yes, doesn’t seem so long ago that I was washing everyday…how I loved to see the washing line full of nappies and little clothes. Now my boys are 16 and 18, and do their own washing, and I wash once a week!

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