I’m a great believer that ambience changes everything.
Tenements have been transformed by the addition of window boxes in all apartments. Planted out with beautiful flowers. Tended by the occupants.
Add a lick of paint to the front door.
And you have a change of attitude about where you live.
Tonight in my farmhouse is the night I iron my cloth napkins for the week.
Many moons ago I banned paper napkins. And plastic dishes. Other than refrigerator storage containers.
From my farmhouse.
We use cloth napkins, in napkin rings, every day. Breakfast. Lunch. And dinner.
And I iron them once a week.
I take time out – it’s a welcome break – from running my worldwide business, The Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover And Other Goodies.
And I make an event out of it.
I bring my black vinyl swivel chair. That sits by my sewing machine in my laundry. Cum pantry. Cum sewing room.
Over to my ironing board. That’s covered in a beautiful Ebony Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover.
I lower my ironing board to just the right height for sitting at.
I turn the stereo radio on to ABC Classic FM.
By the way. I’m a rock and roller from way back. When I finished university. If I’d known that being a doo wop girl in a rock band was a career choice. I would have chosen that!
But when I’m ironing, I like the soothing tones of classical music.
Add to that, a vase of exquisitely fragrant Jonquil Erlicheer from my garden. Right at nose level.
And I’m in ironing heaven.
Half an hour later, I’m finished.
And in true Peggy Lee style, I ask myself . . . “Is that all there is”?
When the ambience is right.
The chore disappears.
And the joy of ironing takes over.
This ironing room. Courtesy of Better Homes & Garden. In a basement. Doesn’t cost a lot to fit out.
And with good lighting.
And splashes of colour.
Is a lovely space to spend some time ironing beautiful things.
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~Carol Jones, Ironing Diva❤
PS. This Ironing Diva loves leading an elegant life. Because. She believes in the power of the iron. And when it comes to ironing board covers, she only irons on a Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover.
PPS. I am not only an Ironing Diva. But as one friend says, I am ‘The Queen’ when it comes to ironing.
I Am The Purveyor Of The Tantrum Free Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover And Other Goodies
Made with love and care in RURAL Australia by men and women who have a disability.
It’s not for everyone.
But it’s definitely for you if you’re fussy about the cover you iron on.
And if you love to support Australian made.
And want to put something back into the community when you make a purchase.
The Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover cover has more than 350,000 customers in 29 countries. Because it lives up to its name. It ‘Fitz Like A Glove™’ every time you iron.
And these are the ‘Other Goodies’
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Photos of my rural property are courtesy of me, Ironing Diva – who is also known as Paddock Paparazzi – and taken at sunrise every morning.
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