Always cleaning and getting rid of!
It is a metal ring with the clothespins permanently attached. The metal has patina-ed perfectly with that white-ish coating that metal gets.
Dad said, "I don't need it, I don't hang "panties" to dry!
I also acquired some extra clothespins, which I need to find a special jar or bowl to display them in. For now I hung this on my vintage towel drying rack, along with a brand new rooster towel purchased at my local Thrift Store for .99 cents.
My Mom's dearest, closest friend Klara, was German. She stitched things for my Mom on occasion in her language. Of course, unless told (and remembered by Mom) we could never tell what things meant. One thing I know of, was a pillow Klara made my Mom to hold after Mom had heart surgery. So when she coughed she had something soft to hold onto against her chest. I have not seen that pillow and hope that one of my sister's has it or maybe it is still tucked away and has not been found. But, on my last visit down I did rescue this from the Goodwill box and immediately claimed it as mine. My only problem is, I have no idea what it says! Maybe one of you could tell me. Then I could stitch it on the backside so I can remember what it says!
This beautiful pillow is nicely aged. The red is still a great red and the background is sort of a tea aged white. How could anyone, seriously, get rid of something like this of our Mom's?! Not me!
I do have a few other things that I have acquired. I don't have them placed quite yet in my Home where I want them, so I will share those another time. As the year passes on, I am sure there will be other things. Mom was a giver and a collector, not necessarily of valuable things, but like alot of us, things that interested her. Some don't hold those things to heart, maybe in the way I do. Thru the years, I have been given, by Mom, some of the more precious things to me. But, there are still things, that maybe are forgotten, that may now find there Home with me!
Just a little side note. My Mom's dear friend Klara passed just a few month's before Mom. We like to think they are together now, again, laughing, joking and talking, just like they used to! My Mom's heart was broken when Klara passed and it seems that's when she started going down-hill herself. I believe, she missed her friend terribly, just like we miss her now!