On a recent trip to Italy, I was enamored by the narrow, cobblestone streets of Trestevere and the clotheslines strung between buildings. Clotheslines, for me, bring back a bit of nostalgia because my grandmother used one in her front yard when I was a little girl. She would hang sheets and towels with wooden clothewspins and they would dry in the warm Michigan summer breeze. I love the tiny wooden clothespins in the Maggie Holmes collection, and was thrilled to see some show up in The Pier as well! I have two projects for you today that feature these little nostalgic bits of loveliness!
First, I used a vintage frame and the Maggie Holmes collection to recreate a clothesline inspired decorative piece for my craft room. I started with four photos which I attached to fabric frames, then filled in with fun, embellished tags and ephemera, all clipped with wooden clothespins to two lengths of twine.
I love the way it brightens my room!
Next, I created a layout with The Pier. I'm totally in love with this collection and simply couldn't wait to use it! One of my favorite items are the Stand-Outs, especially the clothespin clad letters that spell out the word "Fun"! I chose three summertime baby photos of my oldest daughter, matted them on three different patterned papers, and then recreated a clotheline feature along the bottom of my page with Stand-Outs and ephemera from The Pier.
I hope you'll use these cute wooden clothespins on a future project! I love the detail and dimension they add!