Yesterday I bought an old Victorian Flat Iron. I've been looking for one for a while now. Despite not being fond of laundry I can't wait to use it.

I've been reading up on the Flat Iron and apparently Flat Irons were used in pairs so that one could be used whilst the other was being heated up. As one iron started to cool it was switched for the other. The irons were either placed face up in front of open fires on stands known as trivets, or they were suspended over the fire using hangers. So I guess I need a pair before I can really start using the Flat Iron. The laundry will have to wait! Just until I find another one which may be a while as this one was hard to come by.


Ryan Ormonde said...

I dedicate a y chromosome to your new old iron: http://poeticpracticejournal.blogspot.com/2009/08/y-in-jonny-ball-for-karen-sandhus-new.html


Beckwina said...

I will keep an EYE out for another!
I love this!

karen sandhu said...

Please do :-)