every woman deserves a relax-sit

And to do the ironing at the same time, maybe while watching television or supervising the kids homework. Mind you in the heels this lady (in a judges wig?!) is wearing, standing for any length of time is bound to be a tad uncomfortable. Those shoes may appear elegant but my feet feel blistery just looking at them.
Personally I like to do my limited amount of ironing standing up and listening to the radio. I'll most likely be wearing ugg boots, slippers or thongs, depending on the season. Hopefully while G makes dinner or feeds Grace. Contemplating a big relax after dinner.
These images are from an Australian Women's Weekly dressmaking supplement from the late fifties, early sixties. Lucille Rivers is described as a famous American dressmaker and demonstrator and was touring Australian capital cities demonstrating easy, professional dressmaking. The following equipment was displayed during her demonstrations;  Beutron Tecpearl buttons, Coats supersheen thread, Lightening zippers, Realax-sit Ironing Boards, Singer Sewing machines, Sunbeam Steam Irons, Mc Calls paper patterns...

And a big hello to visitors via Brocante Home. Lovely to have you.


8 comments:

  1. I think I'd be much more inclined to do ironing more often than a month if I had one of these! I hate ironing.

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  2. Nowadays household products seem to get sold by appealing to their environmental credentials or ease of use. I link we should go back to the dayswhen things sounded Jetsons-esque. Supersheen! Lightening! Beutron! They're great names.

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  3. I love it. I wonder - could it still be left in the middle of the living room for four days until someone (okay me) trips over it one last time and puts it away finally!

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  4. I've got one of these ironing boards and have had it for 39 years - wedding present. It is fantastic, however, it is now showing signs of age. I would love to replace it with something similar but I can't find any ironing boards like this anymore. It is a little temperamental now and I only have to brush the lever which collapses the board and it suddenly comes down -

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    1. I have had one for 53 years (originally my Mum's). The on;y problem is getting replacement covers as all I can find these days are shaped at the end. I would also like to replace the cord holder as the rubber hardened and broke.

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  5. I have a Relax-sit ironing board too - wedding present in 1969 and it's still going strong. I don't have the chair any more - don't know what happened to that. This ironing board will last forever!

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  6. Thanks for this information, I have just come accross one of these. Now I know a bit more about it๐Ÿ˜Š

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  7. Thanks for this information, I have just come accross one of these. Now I know a bit more about it๐Ÿ˜Š

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