At our cottages, we may have had a fully equipped kitchen but one thing both lacked was a dishwasher. So, dishes were all done by hand!!! But for the two of us, it wasn't all that bad -- a quick wash and dry and the kitchen was all in order again.
And upon arriving back at Linderhof, I did realize how few dishes we used for breakfast and lunch and tea and usually not much more for dinner. So . . . I decided to once again wash dishes by hand.
There is really something soothing about the process -- the hot sudsy water, washing and then rinsing the dishes, and stacking them to dry.
And in the basement, was something that I had bought eons ago -- something that I just had to have. It wasn't cheap by any means and when I decided I no longer wanted it in the kitchen, it was relegated to the basement -- I still liked it and might use it again so . . .
Up from the basement it came . . .
The dish drying rack. It was unusual, which is why I bought it -- I think I bought it not for use but rather to display things on but really, Linderhof's kitchen is a work horse of a kitchen not a showplace of a kitchen and so . . . the rack got put in the basement.
How glad I was that firstly, I bought it and secondly, that I kept it -- it is perfect for drying dishes and stores easily under the sink!!!!
I hosted the Garden Club Meeting last week which meant lots of cups and saucers and plates -- in my beloved blue and white, of course, for they set a pretty table!
After, it was simple to wash up -- to dry and put away. The blue and white transferware looks good on the iron drying rack!
Will I continue to forever wash my dishes by hand -- probably not -- but it's been fun these last few weeks to do so. And I think I'm saving energy by doing so!!!
It's Monday and so I'm joining Smiling Sally for Blue Monday.