Wednesday, June 9, 2010

My Laundry Room

Another entry in showing my home. Our laundry room is little more than a glorified closet. I love my washer and dryer, but it made the shelves for shorty me impossible to use for products. So what is a woman to do? Fill em up with old laundry stuff!

My hubs surprised me one day and hung up my Aunt's old ironing board. The outfits hanging on the line are my hubby and my baby outfits....the little clothespins are mine from childhood. I have my mom's old scrub boards and mommy and daughter washing picture. I would love to find a child's old ironing board from the 50's to go with my toy iron.....
Washing clothes isn't my favorite thing to do...but it is more fun with all the ole "stuff" around me!
Linking up to Marty's Tuesday Tabletop...


Julie Harward said...

What a good idea and now it must be fun to be in there with such dear family items! :D

Shelia said...

Hi Ceekay! Oh, what a cute laundry room! I love it! I'm a little envious of those beautiful machines you have! Love seeing all your little olden things. You've done a great job in arranging everything.
Thanks for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

NanaNor's said...

Hi Ceekay, Love your laundry room!
All the antique touches are wonderful-I have an old washboard and three antique baby gowns from my family as well as a few photos.
Hubby always closes the door but I like to leave it open cause it is so cute.
Have a blessed evening!

Annie Joy said...

Your laundry room has a lot of personality for a small space. I love it! Annie

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

I love your laundry room! I too have the same problem with shelving over my washer and dryer...I'm too short for shelves too. Now I need to get busy looking for laundry items too! Thanks for the inspiration.

Blondie's Journal said...

Your laundry room is darling~if a laundry room can be that. Mine is sort of like a dungeon. I have a fear of being locked in it until everything is done!!

How nice that you shave those little outfits you and your husband wore. And the little hangers are precious!

Hope you are having a good week, Ceekay!!


Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Ceekay!
You make me want to start collecting old washday stuff! I love how you've displayed everything. It's wonderful to have your baby clothes and old clothespins! Love it!

Your laundry room is really special.
I'll be on the lookout for a child's ironing board for you. We have one at the shop and it just sold!


Love Bears All Things said...

I love your decor. I've been wanting to do something in mine. I bought a sign but haven't hung it yet. I have Mom's Ironing board(wooden), scrub board, and a flat iron. I have cabinets above my washer and dryer so not much room for some things. I like the idea of hanging the ironing board. I hadn't figured out what to do with mine yet. Which reminds me, I need some ideas about where to put my baskets. They sit on the dryer at present.
Mama Bear

Connie said...

I am SOOOOOOO glad someone else froufrous up their laundry room like I do, sugar! Makes me seem kinda normal, ya know... LOL

Mevely317 said...

This, I LOVE!!! ... My l.r. shelving is very similar and packed w/ the usual boring miscellany -- no wonder I hesitate to set foot there. LOL.

Have a great evening,

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I just love it, what a great idea for those too tall shelves.
Hugs, Cindy

Decor To Adore said...

Oh I love the baby outfits!

Yes, I stenciled the burlap. :)

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

How I envy your laundry room!!!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. Your Bentley is precious!!!!

Cynthia K. said...

What a wonderful laundry room!! You've made it so appealing - always love the vintage washing items - they add such atmosphere. My favorite part is the old ironing board hanging above the doorway - very clever of your husband.

Reminds me that I need to do a couple of loads of laundry - I'm getting a little behind on it - and it never seems to be completely done, does it?!!!

Cynthia K. (Beauty and Blessings)

Cyn said...

What an awesome laundry room! I love how you decorated the space you couldn't use for "normal" laundry things! Thanks for sharing!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Ceekay, I think you win the prize for cuteness in your laundry room. Look at all of that fun stuff! I love what you've collected. Just adorable! GREAT job!



Minimalist Farmgirl said...

Very cute room. I kind of did the same thing only my laundry room has the back stairs to the upstairs which gets used, so I had to limit my stuff or it would get knocked down. I can admire yours though

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Now girl you know I just drooled on my keyboard over all these vintage things WOW!! I love it my friend and I do have a child's ironing board in my laundry room...which we have been painting and I hope to show maybe by next week if I get my old rear in gear...May you have a Wonderful weekend my dear friend...Hugs and smiles to you, Gl♥ria

Sonny G said...


your laundry room is adorable. what a sweet room, you have made. Pretties on the wall sure makes doing the wash a more pleasant task..


GwendolynKay said...

What a realy sweet room. I love that you have your old baby clothes hanging in there. The fact that you even have them is awsome!!
Blessings and hugs!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE that laundry room, Ceekay!! How clever of your hubby to hang the ironing board like that...and wonderful that so many of the items were yours or family members!

I hope all is OK with you!! L, Dana

A Hint of Home said...

Love all the antiques you have. It's such a cute room to do laundry. Walked through it a few times myself. lol
You did a great job on the pillow. Just adorable.
Those are such sweet "bear" bowls you found. A great find, just waiting for you.
Enjoy tonight!

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

What a darling wash room you have Ceekay! You have some wonderful vintage goodies there! Did I ever tell you that you are an inspiration to me? Think of you often and pray for you!


Kendra@Creative Ambitions said...

Hi CeeKay! Looks like you have alot of history and memories in that laundry room! How cute to put your childhood clothes up in there!

Kendra @ Creative Ambitions

Unknown said...

What a DARLING Laundry Room!! I love all the great antiques!


Email me so we can plan lunch....

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Ceekay,
What a wonderful laundry. You sure made it a room enjoyable to be in. I love the old ironing board hung like that. I have one and want to paint it for me. Not sure that day will get here!
Your antique touches are perfect.

Thank you for stopping by. The pics of Miss B are pencil drawings I did of her several years ago.

Hope you have a great week.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Barb said...

Hi Ceekay, your laundry room is adorable. I love all the cute items you have on display. Love your washer and dryer, too!

Barb ♥

Unknown said...

Love your laundry room. What a lovely space for doing my least favorite chore :)


Sandra said...

Wonderful keepsakes in your laundry room...I have an old wooden ironing board too...never thought to hang it sideways...clever!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Just a couple of minutes to pop in. You know that I LOVE your laundry room and all of your wonderful antiques. You do have them displayed so beautifully and everything is so interesting. Just gorgeous. I am so thrilled you are showing your wonderful home. Thanks for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Sue said...

What great fun to be in your laundry room, Ceekay. Loads of laundry AND loads of goodies to gaze upon! Where did you get all that stuff? Did I spy a roller from an old wringer washing machine up there? I got my hand caught in one when I was young. Screamed bloody murder for my mom to unlock the rollers and take my fingers out. OUCH!
:-) Sue

Decor To Adore said...

You are just adorable! Love lives within every room of your home.

Be blessed dear friend.

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

You have so many treasures in your laundry room! I loved those baby outfits when I first saw that photo, but to find out that they were yours and your husbands makes them that much more special. laurie

Phyllis @Around the House said...

I love the wonderful laundry room, would love to have those machines, so cool...adore the shelves above full of the most wonderful things, such memories

Lindy said...

Enjoyed my tour of your home. Just lovely. Love all the neat stuff in your laundry room -- so very interesting...

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