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!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09334181966209041832 Corinne – Daze of My Life

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

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02005492484650666091 BabyMac

      I reckon there would be a few cafes around still trotting it out!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11937511046069347576 edenland

    Love the title of this post.

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


    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02005492484650666091 BabyMac

      Eden, I am SO deep. You know what I love? The fact that you just wrote napery.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11748693883918173837 Lipstick and Licorice

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

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02005492484650666091 BabyMac

      We’ve never had leftovers. Tell me of this phenomenon….

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11748693883918173837 Lipstick and Licorice

      No, let me explain, we gobbled that chicken down so fast there was absolutely nothing left….its round 2 feast time…twice in 5 days….cooking my wings off!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01666281477122102076 Red Dalish

    I’m in the niche! Love the colours.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02005492484650666091 BabyMac

      I KNEW there would be one!

      P.S Have I invented a new niche? I am the QUEEN of this joy.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09393571810604343918 Veggie Mama

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

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02005492484650666091 BabyMac

      Um, yes please.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09890862541890241422 Raine and Sage

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02945710703939292438 kelly

    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……:-)….

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17317677066408030053 Faux Fuchsia

    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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17317677066408030053 Faux Fuchsia

    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.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02005492484650666091 BabyMac

      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

  • http://www.stylechicinteriors.com/ Tegan @ Style Chic

    Those napkins are bangin’


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08421916141889047331 Jen R

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05857533895297228753 Erin EatPlayBond

    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 :) my dad always put a sprig of curly parsley on my scrambled eggs and a sprinkle of paprika too!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06831011852011619884 Liza

    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.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07422068499429667636 Posie Patchwork

    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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14055604277114897438 Dee

    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.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10208633197266540403 Maryandlil

    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?!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04339773113889860348 Miss Pink

    Love this dresses!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13151973819133926868 Mama of 2 boys

    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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12124831265480163064 wsb

    I love your post – so simple but so meaningful! I look forward to creating similar memories with the little girl currently 29 weeks along :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07285709209953730580 Fraudster

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

    Nice post.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02372695554793237026 Jess@Diary of a SAHM

    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 :)