Wednesday July 01st 2009, 10:59 pm

old wooden dolly pegs

I thought you might like to see these old clothes pegs. With a company called The Laundry it was inevitable that I would acquire some interesting laundry related things over the years. I haven’t set out to collect these things avidly but chancing upon them, I have just picked them up along the way. Old wooden clothes pegs have such a lovely hand-crafted look about them and these ones would most certainly have been hewn out of British timbers, hard enough to stand the test of time and repeated use.

old wooden dolly pegs

I discovered some of them in an old peg bag found at a car boot sale. You do sometimes find all different shaped pegs jumbled up together and if you are lucky there might be some special examples in amongst the bog-standard ones. The three big chunky pegs were sold to me as blanket pegs and one of them has a few woodworm holes.

old wooden dolly pegs used for blankets

old wooden dolly pegs

old wooden dolly pegs

old wooden dolly pegs

Makes me thing of the maid who fell victim to the four and twenty blackbirds

Comment by EAT PICTURES 07.02.09 @ 11:25 am

I never realised there were so many different types of pegs. All of them such beauties as well.

Nina x

Comment by Nina - Tabiboo 07.02.09 @ 2:03 pm

each peg is so interesting.

Comment by Hena Tayeb 07.02.09 @ 5:18 pm

love the pegs!!!

Comment by celine 07.26.10 @ 4:39 pm

I love these! They’re all so wonderful. I’ve only seen the kind in the top photo – we used to make little people out of them when I was a kid, though I don’t ever remember actually using them on the laundry line. What delightful little treasures! 🙂

Comment by Farmgirl Susan 08.08.10 @ 4:06 pm

A lot of tined band pegs wear made and sold by gipsies door to door a long time ago.

Comment by m. sherwood 08.22.13 @ 11:12 pm