Le Petit Marche

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Dressing Appropriately for Housecleaning

Housecleaning is the theme for ESN this week.  And although I have no housecleaning items that would help you with any of those mundane house chores it did get me to thinking about our 1950's counterparts and the next thing I knew I was thinking of Margaret Anderson from "Father Knows Best", and June Cleaver from "Leave it to Beaver",  and Donna Stone from the "Donna Reed" show and of course who could forget Harriett Nelson from the "Ozzie and Harriett" show.  I don't know how clean these women's homes were but they sure dressed for it.  Clean, fresh ironed apron over a clean, fresh ironed dress with kitten heels (I bet they even wore hose!), hair, makeup and lipstick perfect!  And let's not forget... wait for it.... the PEARLS!  You cannot clean house without wearing pearls.  Of course, I don't think I ever witnessed one of them actually cleaning house, although I think I did see June or Donna yield a vacuum cleaner once. I'm going to give wearing pearls a try this week-end, if I decide to clean that is, and see how much it helps.  I don't have any white pearls in my store but I do have a lovely black bead necklace that might just do the trick if you want to give cleaning with pearls on a try.  They come with a pair of dangle earrings too, heck go all out!  So visit Le Petit Marche and check out this lovely set.

And if gray/black isn't your color, check out what else I  might have that suits you to clean house.  Go ahead, dress up to clean!


  1. It does help as Flylady says to dress "to the shoes". Pearls should help the morale and motivate us even more. Good thinking.

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    1. Like your take on the housecleaning theme. Wearing pearls to clean reminds me of someone I know. lol

  3. I had to smile as I saw your take on the housecleaning theme. Did those ladies really clean house? I mean it was always clean to start with...especially with all those kids!? Really?
    I think June was Mrs. Cleaver. Ward was the hubby, a great guy who could fix the car in a suit and tie!
    Terrific post! Now where are my pearls? The vacume beckons!

  4. Thanks for the correction Wolfie, my mind was muddled yet again! Haha, like the comment about Ward fixing the car in a suit and tie, ain't it the truth!

  5. I just love the creative way you connected black pearls and housecleaning.