There’s something about linen and clothing from earlier times. All that beautiful work, painstaking stitched by hand from colonial times, when women really did have such busy lives. I really admire all that beautiful work, and got to see some at the Firth Tower Museum recently. Both the homestead and an adjoining cottage had rooms furnished as they would have been, and cabinets full of lovely things.
Colonial bedroom with yo-yo bedspread
Hand made lace
Children’s bedroom with quilts on the beds
The old mangle and water pump reminds us how physical domestic life was back in those days. And make us appreciate all of our modern labour saving devices.