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The Vintage Washerwoman!

The Housewife Is Efficient If The Clock Is Correct, Rocking Dog

The Housewife Is Efficient If The Clock Is Correct

I have been the Vintage Washerwoman! Laundering, starching and pressing, Rocking Dog has been dealing with a mountain of vintage hand embroidered table linen. The delicious pieces will be for sale at Rocking Dog’s festive sales (Saturday December 5th The Original Vintage & Handmade Christmas Fair at Chipping Sodbury and Rocking Dog’s very own sale on Sunday 13th December).

I particularly love the German wall hanging in the large photograph. Being someone who is persistently chasing her tail I like the ironic phrase “The housewife is efficient if the clock is correct”. I think this piece will be adorning my kitchen sometime very soon!

There are festive cloths sewn with pine cones, stars, candles, holly, baubles and bells. Another laundered stash feature florals. Violets, apple blossom, roses, daisies and other embroidered flora ramble over table cloths and tray cloths. How lovely to lay up a table with snowy sprigged linen, vintage china and delicious homemade cakes. What could be more lovely than enjoying a vintage tea in front of a blazing fire.

Continental window panels have been reconfigured by The Dog into pretty decorative cloths. Oh too lovely to dry dishes but sweet hung from a kitchen peg to add detail to a tired kitchen.

Vintage Washerwoman, Rocking Dog

Vintage Washerwoman

Laundered & Starched, Rocking Dog

Laundered & Starched

Festive, Rocking Dog


Floral, Rocking Dog


Drying Dishes, Rocking Dog

Drying Dishes

Time For Tea, Rocking Dog

Time For Tea

The Rocking Dog Elves Are Back! Yikes!

Iconic Christmas Rhyme, Rocking Dog

Iconic Christmas Rhyme

Yes, the Rocking Dog elves are back, and have started on the task of crafting jolly advent calendars.

2015 sees the creation of some advent calendars utilising Clement Clarke Moore’s iconic “‘T was the night before Christmas” rhyme. It is said that New York resident Moore wrote it for his own family on Christmas Eve 1822.

Stripes, gingham, stamped numbers and rhyme, together with cute little mice will all come together to create calendars with room to stash little treats.

I’m sure there’ll be other advent creations along the way… but the elves have made a good start.

These calendars are for life and not just one Christmas!

Wishing you a lovely weekend when it comes about.

Rocking Dog is delighted to be returning to the Vintage & Handmade Christmas Fair at Chipping Sodbury Town Hall on 5th December. There will also be some festive Rocking Dog sales at the Hambrook kennel. Dates will appear soon.

The Cunning Plan!, Rocking Dog

The Cunning Plan!

Inky Letters, Rocking Dog

Inky Letters

Words & Numbers, Rocking Dog

Words & Numbers

Fun In Paper Bags!, Rocking Dog

Fun In Paper Bags!

Candy Cane Detail, Rocking Dog

Candy Cane Detail

Advent Elf, Rocking Dog

Advent Elf