Rosie the Riveter has quite a job to do. She’s on the assembly line all day while careful to keep her lipstick intact.
After all, she has a reputation to keep.
She maintains appearances, so to speak.
Imagine this World War II heroine coming home after a long day’s work. Man’s work.
She casts off her head wrap, peels away her overalls, and slips into her comfortable house dress.
I imagine her dress is much finer than our vision of a house dress. Pearls in place around her neck? You bet!
An immediate refreshment.
Dinner for two, although it’s not with her man. He’s at war. Her mother has prepared the two of them a simple meal. Places are set with their finest.
Only the best for her hard-working daughter. Bring out the silver.
Cloth napkins, too.
Coffee to wind things down with a perk-up for the evening.
Sugar for you, dear?
I’ll take two…
Rosie feels refreshed and thanks her mother.
They enjoy quiet conversation on the porch just before sun down.
Not for long, though. Rosie will retire for her night’s rest soon. Another day tomorrow.
Another Day of Labor.
I collected old things from around the house for this Labor Day tablescape. HH’s grandmother’s Piggly Wiggly China pieces are newer than World War II era. The silverware, too. Everything is newer, really. But it was fun to pretend.
I think you’ll enjoy this video of what life was like for Rosie the Riveter and her co-workers.
We’ll enjoy Labor Day without them this year. But, we can honor them just the same.
I’m sharing at Tablescape Thursday.