If you have ever rented your home or if you do now then you can relate to my dilemma with home projects....I am very limited. Some people paint walls, add different window treatments or shelving when they rent but we don't. We've lived with vertical blinds for three years now.....(no offense if you like them, I don't) and change is not something that Dave likes that much in terms of decor. He's an "if it ain't broke don't fix it" type and I...well, obviously I'm the "artsy, everything must look pleasing to my sensibility type." So I've had to limit my changes and dream of future home ownership where I can let my interior and exterior design diva out. When I came across this project in Garden Wise magazine last month I had a "I must remember this" moment. This my friends, is a clothesline trellis!
Isn't it lovely? Hanging out your clothes along side a flowering vine and doing that thing that I love so much: making a functional object beautiful. Clotheslines are so esthetically pleasing to me. I love sheets, dresses, tea towels, even underwear floating in the wind. The smell on the laundry when it dries this way is fresh, the sun bleaches out stains, and you save energy by leaving your dryer idle. In the article they even suggest planting lavender or rosemary beneath it to encourage your laundry to smell even more divine. Some day this will be in my backyard but until then my love affair with clotheslines will continue. If you want to check out some photo streams of clotheslines from around the world you can do so here and here. And for those of you that have one, lucky you!