Saturday, March 11, 2017

What's On Your Clothesline?


Last month I was chatting with my friend Charlotte (My Pixie Blog) and she said something that started me thinking. She mentioned she'd just bought a pretty new garment but couldn't wear it on her blog because it's a swimsuit. Her modesty was understandable. Most of us probably have items we don't display on our blogs for this reason. Only a brazen hussy like me would wear lingerie in public (here).

I chewed over this dilemma and finally found a solution. A clothesline! Like our grandmothers used for drying clothing after a wash. I believe we can "appropriate" old technology to meet a modern need. Even better, it's female technology that women have used for generations.

I really like this idea because it's something we can all do. I encourage you to duplicate the method with whatever you might want to show us. This idea, like my pink boxing gloves and mermaid tail projects, is a something we can share.

The results of my project are visually beautiful in a hypnotic way. Maybe it's just me but I love to look at feminine lingerie and clothes. They give me a warm feeling inside.

Are you interested in hanging your own clothesline? Try it on your blog!



















32 comments:

  1. What a great idea! Our beautiful 'intimates' deserve the spotlight once in a while. This will work for air drying after laundering as well. I won't post them on my blog just because it doesn't go with my theme :) I just bought some beautiful underwear and it feels so nice to wear beautiful underthings. love your choices here. They're gorgeous! I just popped over from twitter. I'm a regular at Charlotte's blog too.

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    1. Hi Lisa! Thanks for the nice comment.

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  2. My " intimates" aren't that pretty!
    I laughed over the old fashionedness of clotheslines. I see this a lot with modern America. We in backward ( and sunny ) Australia consider it normal.
    I remember after living in Canada for 3 yrs with the dryers, diving myself into my line dried washing on return to Australia, and taking a big sniff. Oh the heavenly scent of sundried garments!
    Xo Jazzy Jack

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  3. You're a genius! I LOVE this idea. Your photo displays are great, Ally.

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  4. Another awesome post Ally ... Here in South Africa we mainly dry our clothes on a clothes line ... Our electricity is very expensive so tumble drying is the exception for most of us rather than the rule. And like Jazzy Jack I LOVE the smell of sundried laundry.

    I most certainly would not show off my intimates as they are certainly not pretty - they are just functional. :(

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    1. Time for you to get some new undies!

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  5. Cute idea 😊
    Clothes lines are still regularly used in the UK.

    I have a new suspender belt (do you call them garter belts in the USA?) and this is a perfect way of showing it off, as I am never posing on my blog in it!

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    1. It's surprising how the rest of the world still uses clotheslines when, in America, they are considered archaic. I certainly understand their value and used my own a few years ago. American culture portrays them as signs of poverty or backwardness. I'd like to rescue them from that.

      A suspender belt? Yes, please! Show us.

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  6. This is such a cute and smart idea, you know! Italy is pretty famous for clothelines hanging from a balcony to another one in small streets, especially when it's pictured in movies from abroad...actually it's seen only in some places. I will be using a clotheline to show off something soon and of course credit you for the idea :) Hugs my friend!

    Fashion and Cookies - fashion and beauty blog

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  7. Hee! What a cute idea. My favorite part is the socks!

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  8. Great idea! I'd use this even for regular clothes, not just lingerie...I'm not happy with my body so I hardly ever post pictures of me wearing the things I love - this is a great way to show off your favorite outfits without having to post a photo of yourself.

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    1. Please do it! I wanna see your clothes.

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  9. Love the idea, very nostalgic and a great way to show off the lovely underpinnings! Now i just need a clothesline!
    xx, Elle
    http://www.theellediaries.com/blog/

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    1. Any drug store will sell you one for about $5.

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  10. What a great way to show off clothes you might not want to model for the public :)

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    1. That's the idea. I know so many women who want to display items but don't.

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  11. such a cute idea! i like it even better than actual modelling because when some body is shown I tend to get distracted by the body (such as with your legs Ally)

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  12. Well, what a fun way to showcase your lingerie! I love all the brights!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  13. A tasteful way to display these indeed Ally ! what a great idea.

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  14. You brazen hussy, you! ;) This is a great solution!

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  15. I'm so disappointed in myself--I thought I left a comment but I don't see it appear! I LOVE this idea so much. What a perfect solution to display some of your beautiful intimates and swimwear :) PS: Your bumblebee socks are cute AF :)

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  16. Yes I'll do it! I'll find some time and let you know when I have a post up. Perfect idea.

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  17. I tell you, your lingerie is sexier than most of mine! :-D

    Have a great day,
    -Kati
    Almost Stylish

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    1. *blushing* Well... I like pretty things. :-)

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  18. What a sweet idea! You have Bumble bee socks like Louisa Clark's tights in Me before you!

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