The Washerwoman

The Washerwoman

Friday, 3 September 2010

The Washerwoman's winter collection!


The return of the good weather has meant that I have been able to dig into my storage crates to see what winter clothing I have squirrelled away over the past 6 months.

Waistcoats and tweed jackets from the 1940's and 50's have been steamed and hung out on the washing line to air.

1940's pinnies come in all shapes and sizes



 Beautiful hand knitted rainbow coloured  fingerless mittens from deepest Devon. Although we are experiencing a fabulous "Indian Summer" a girl has to think ahead.


Locally made hand knitted cardigans and jumpers. 

Last years "best seller" scarves in all colours! The above will be coming with me to The Vintage Fair in Bath this coming Sunday, and then onwards to Ardingly Antiques Fair on Tuesday.

12 comments:

ted and bunny said...

A girl has to think ahead? - I'm sitting here wishing for fingerless gloves and a woolly scarf NOW! It's blimmin freezing here this morning!
xx

The Vintage Knitter said...

I like all your clothing - I used to have a thing for wearing 1940s men's waistcoats when I was a teenager in the 80s. I used to buy them at jumble sales for about 10p! The mittens look good too, I'm planning to knit some long elbow length ones this autumn for Christmas presents.

kelly said...

Hi Liz, tried to post a minute ago but seems like it didnt work so Im writing again. Ignore one of them if they both show uo please! Your autumn/winter clothing is lovely and rather rustic, I really do love tweeds and knits. I have only just read your previous post about the CK shoot. You must have felt so proud and excited!

elegancemaison said...

Lovely selection on your washing line Liz! I have also been sorting out my A/W season collection - somewhat relunctantly as I can't bear that summer is almost over. Good luck at Bath and Ardingly and see you at Shepton 3-Day.

elegancemaison said...

Oo-er Liz - forgot to wish you Happy 'Big' Birthday! Looks like you had a great time.Cx

BusyLizzie said...

Thank you for your comments, it is certainly chilly enough for mittens this morning! Have a great weekend everybody xxx

Shannon Fricke said...

such a pretty blog!

carol at home said...

ooh lots of lovely winter woolies and I love those pinnies.

BusyLizzie said...

sorry I am not able to respond correctly to anyone this evening... blogger is leading me a merry dance! arghhhhhg

OhSoVintage said...

Yes, the old exprssion 'Winter drawers on' comes to mind! Very chilly here, I've had the fire on this evening.

Purrfect Haven said...

just love those gloves and infact it is about time I swapped over to my Autumn clothes (I don't have space in the wardrobe for all the seasons so its a case of sapping and packing away). Helen www.happinesskindled.blogspot.com

Lyn said...

What a lovely post. I love the row of fingerless mittens!
love
Lyn
xxx