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Thread: grandmas clothes pin holder

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    My husband grandmother used to hang out her clothes into her 80's. this is starched and ironed!
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    I just love it! How nice that you have it now. I still hang out my clothes in the good weather.

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    I used to hang my clothes out in the 70"s, but I didn't have anything that cute to hold my clothes pins:)

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    Thanks for sharing that clothespin holder. My Mom had one very similar, except the skirt was pleated. A dear friend of the family, that we called Aunt Kate, made them, however, none have survived. She made them on her treadle machine, just like she did the patchwork aprons, shaped like tulips, and her beautiful quilts. She was a very dear lady, but I wish I could have had the opportunity to learn some of her patchwork before she passed away.

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    oh so pretty! I have one like that my grandmother made. :)

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    That is so cool. My mom used to hang all her clothes up on the line outside too until she couldn't stand up anymore....into her 80s. What nostalgia.

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    After retiring I started hanging out my clothes again. Hubby washes his own laundry and he machine dries most. I love it for bathroom rugs and my jeans don't shrink.
    I need to make a clothes pin holder, I just leave mine on the line.
    We also ironed sheets, pillow cases, and my dad's boxer shorts lol!!!!!

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    My clothes are hanging out now. I remember my mom always had pins in a hanger like that. Then she used one of my old dresses when that one got too bad to use. Sooo, when I needed a new one, I went to Goodwill and bought a cute dress that was marked down to less than $1. I sewed the bottom shut and half way up the buttons on the front of the dress. I now have a really cute clothes pin bag hanging on my clothes line, blowing in the breeze right now. I love my sheets dried on the line. The smell so much better.

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    I love it!

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    Adorable!! I have one similar but it's a lot newer and I use it whenever the weather permits :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by laceybritt
    After retiring I started hanging out my clothes again. Hubby washes his own laundry and he machine dries most. I love it for bathroom rugs and my jeans don't shrink.
    I need to make a clothes pin holder, I just leave mine on the line.
    We also ironed sheets, pillow cases, and my dad's boxer shorts lol!!!!!
    When I was growing up, my Mom had us iron sheets and pillowcases, Daddy's handerchiefs and his boxer shorts. By the way, there is a right and wrong way to iron them. [giggles]

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    I used to have one of those.

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    very nice. My sheets are on the line right now.

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    My grandma had a clothespin bag like that. She left it hang on the clothesline, that way she always knew where it was. I don't have a clothesline,darn. I love the fresh smell of sheets dried outside.

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    Brings back memories of my grandmother hanging her laundry on clothesline.

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    Making one of those is on my 'to do' list. A few weeks ago there was a thread about these with several links to patterns. I thought I bookmarked it, but can't find it. I hang out all my clothes, sheets, towels, etc. My kids complain about scratchy towels when they are home. I just tell them they are spoiled and I like scratchy. They are more absorbent.

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    My grandma always had a cute clothes pin bag - she hung laundry outside except when the weather was bad. I was thinking of making one of those clothespin bags.

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    I remember those... in fact my mom sstill has one... a cute little red and yellow number..... it was the best part of hanging clothes out as a kid...

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    I love it! I remember seeing these all the time :D:D:D

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