Oh, and one more laundry-related topic. I decided I wanted a nice-smelling linen spray (scented detergents and Febreze are, in my opinion, nasty, and make my nose hurt) and found this recipe. It's for an 8 oz bottle, and mine is 22 oz. I adjusted the recipe a bit because the amount of EO used seemed high. The $9.99 bottle of lavender EO I had contained one tablespoon, and I couldn't see using the whole bottle in one measly 8 oz spray. So I used about 3/4 Tbsp (10 ml), 2 1/2 cups distilled water, and about 1/4 cup vodka. The scent is nice and strong, and it really makes ironing a bit less torturous. AND I decided to be REALLY thrifty, and bought some mega-bottles of lemon and lavender oils from LuckyVitamin.com (they have great prices on many of the health food store brands I like, like Tom's of Maine, Seventh Generation, etc.). They sell a 4 ounce bottle (8 times the $9.99 bottle I had) of NOW Foods brand lavender oil for $14.99. One important thing to note: when deciding on an oil for your linen water, be sure to choose a light-colored one, so you won't risk staining the garment.
And now, on to the rainy day preview...all items coming to the Etsy shop this week!
Sleek black 1950s L'Aiglon dress; you can't see in this photo, but the fabric has a really cool diagonal rib.
Horse and clover print 1970s blouse by Vera Neumann.
Beautiful 1950s blue suede pumps with cutouts at toes, by De Angelo.
1960s blue flying saucer hat:
Great transition-to-fall dress in plaid seersucker by Jonathan Logan.
1950s plaid blouse with big button tabs at waist.
Mod floral sleepover suitcase.
Buttercup dress, with nubby chenille texture.
Uber-pleated! Peridot dress.
Crazy canary mod raffia hat with tassel.
1950s back-to-school plaid dress, an R&K Original.