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Stonehaven remains.


  1. LOL that first one is a headscratcher at first I thought it was at sea.
    Is the green and red contraption a washing machine?
    Hugs HiC

    1. Hari OM
      laundry related... it is a mangle; run wet clothes through to wring out as much water as possible and to start the flattening process for easier ironing! The size and decor of this one suggest it came from a laird's house or one of Scotland's many castles. My granny had a more domestic-sized one which was used almost daily and I can recall getting plenty warnings about keeping wee fingers awa'!!! Yxx

  2. We actually ironed on the mangle. Knee operated controls, a hot bed and the pressure roller, raised and lowered by the knee operated controls. The clothes went through the wringer to dispense with water, but we had to protect the buttons.

  3. That washer is pretty cool. Our Mom remembers her Mom had a washer when she was a little girl that had those wringer rollers. Boy, that must have been a lot of hard work.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  4. Very nice shots! We especially like the skeleton ship!

    Keep Calm & Bark On!

    Murphy & Stanley

  5. Oh My! I do LOVE the sculptures! Do you know who made them?
    Love Barb

  6. I love the castle on the island with the sea all around it!

  7. Interesting shots!!!
    Hazel & Mabel

  8. that is beautiful... it is so great to remember the past and to honor the old things what were brandnew once...like the mangle ... my granny had such an old thingy and we feared the day when we did the bedding stuff and the table cloth ;O)

  9. What a delightful group of sculptures. Nice series of photos from your day. Thanks for sharing. janice xx

  10. These are wonderful photos! Well done. Still frozen in the tundra, here!

  11. These are some awesome snaps! Thanks for joining up at Wednesday around the World. I hope you join us again.

  12. Oh, I just love these photos! Although they made me miss Scotland... I lived there for a while over ten years ago!

  13. Oh those are brilliant sculptures



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