shop news: yard sale!

sheila maid

Sheila Maid

pixie boots

Pixie Boots

Cheshire Cat Canvas Tote

Yard Sale! A few items from the sale … including the fabulous ‘Sheila Maid’ from Nutscene UK … stop by + check it out!

shop news: attention shoppers … sale ends ‘leap day’!

Tinder’s Midwinter Sale ends on Leap Day … aka tomorrow …!

A bonus sale day for our kind visitors, cheers!

‘Polar Bear Leaping’ via National Geographic’s Arctic Climate Change Photo Gallery

shop news: midwinter sale further markdowns …

Sheila Maid Ceiling Airer: very nice new Midwinter Sale price $129.95 {down from $159} …!

Further markdowns in the shop … up to 50% off … from now to Leap Day … 29 Feb!

shop news: temporary ship/shop operations {v} …!

These Tinder goods, and any others not yet pictured, will have a delayed dispatch date with options of your choice:
1. Orders can be ‘Wait-Listed’ {we reserve your order until you’re ready to buy/we’re able to ship} …
2. Orders can be ‘Pre-Ordered’ {we process your order now for priority shipping as soon as we’re able to} …

Just give us a shout for info!

… These goods are not currently available from Tinder to/from the UK … but maybe someday soon!

… Ship/shop updates will be posted here in the coming weeks …

Thanks so much for visiting, folks …!

shop news: the sheila maid is here!


Sheila Maid Ceiling Airer … now in the shop!

Old fashioned common sense: ‘hanging clothes to dry rather than using an electric dryer will save an average household $100 a year in energy costs’, from ‘Hang ’em high — and dry’, in the Vancouver news not long ago …

shop news: sneak peek … the sheila maid

Sheila Maid Airer

The Sheila Maid: traditional ceiling airer from Britain; for drying clothes with naturally rising heat, not rising fuel costs …

Our shipment has arrived in Canada, and will soon be in the shop!

Supplied to us by the long-established Domestic Paraphernalia Company in Britain, this original Victorian design laundry clothes airer/pulley system has been in use in Britain for over a century, and is still favoured today for its old fashioned charm and economy.

For folks not familiar with this clever British device, we’ve assembled a quick collection of links for you to survey:

Here’s a timely mention at the fab resource known as Remodelista.

Seen at Manufactum {fantastic fellow retailer of the Logmatic Wedge Axe!}, and a similar model discussed at Apartment Therapy’s Re-Nest.

In the news via the Telegraph and the LA Times {please note: the ‘Sheila Maid’ is not currently available at Urban Clotheslines}. Likewise at HGTV {‘Sheila Maid’ pictured, not Kitchen Maid}.

Also spotted over the fireplace here, and this quaint thatched Devon cottage has one over the Aga.

We discovered the Sheila Maid featured in the fine publication, Selvedge, in the blog and drygoods section. Speaking of Selvedge, you can spot Angel Hughes’ handmade ceiling airer for drying lovely hand block printed fabrics, found at Tobias and the Angel block printing workshop in Surrey, England. We found another crafty use of the Sheila Maid employed in an Irish cottage.

Last but not least, some British-based economic and ecologic benefits to consider here and here.

The Sheila Maid is also commonly found in French stables to air-dry horse blankets and in Swiss chalets to air-dry ski gear … practical in many ways … !

The Sheila Maid is coming to Tinder … we’ll keep you posted …