July 5, 2011

New Thrifty Finds...

Never one to miss an opportunity to do some shopping while on vacation, I ventured out to a few of my favorite antique stores while we were away last week. This red toy iron came home with me.

When I picked up these washboards a few weeks back, I decided that I needed to add a few more laundry-related items to my collection.

I quickly filled a shelf with a vintage hand-stitched dish cloth, some doll clothes pins, buttons, spools of thread, and a few special items that my friend Renee from My Vintage Mending gave me.

I still loath doing laundry, but at least I have a cute room.

Linking up with Very Merry Vintage Style: Share the Love Wednesday

and It's a Very Cherry World: Rednesday

and Coloradolady: Vintage Thingie Thursday
XOXO

34 comments:

Lee said...

Adorable red iron! Your laundry shelf is too cute...
You always inspire me to look at things in a different way.
I have a bluebird handkerchief...wonder where I can display it!
Driving to Sleeping Bear Dunes this morning to show the CA girl more wonders of MI.
Thanks for sharing!

vivian said...

cute is what counts! thats my motto! one can never have too much cuteness! love how youve decorated you laundry room.
I hope you had a great weekend. I did.. and I am pooped out!
see ya later
xo
vivian

Jodee said...

Hooray for cute laundry rooms! Your red iron was the perfect addition! We need to get busy and finish our laundry room so I can decorate it! HA HA!

Jodi said...

and cuteness makes the laundry duty a little easier! I agree! Though my laundry room is not cute! So sad!

birdie blue said...

love the red vintage dolly iron, kim. it's darling.

xo
~molly

My Vintage Mending said...

That is just too much! How do you take a tiny iron and turn it into a centerpiece. Love it...too sweet...thanks for the nod. Still loving those dresses...smiles...Renee

My Vintage Mending said...

That is just too much! How do you take a tiny iron and turn it into a centerpiece. Love it...too sweet...thanks for the nod. Still loving those dresses...smiles...Renee

Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

You find the CUTEST things :) And hey, if it makes laundry a wee bit more fun Im all for it. Blech! I hate that chore

Katie @ Kayteejane's House said...

Kim, love your display of laundry related items. I also have a lot of "laundry" collectibles but haven't really displayed them. Yours is so cute! Love the decal on the little iron.

Heather said...

Your laundry shelf is very cute, especially with the adorable little red iron!

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

Wish I had a laundry room instead of a dank basement, but am grateful I have a washer and dryer instead of having to scrub the clothes on an old board! We gotta count our blessings don't we?!

Yours is very cute indeed.

Jill

Donna said...

What an adorable vignette, Kim! The light blue shelf is perfect for displaying all of your cute treasures. Just think of how fun doing laundry would be if we had to actually use those washboards!:)

Pam said...

The iron is absolutely adorable. Your laundry room looks so darn cute.

Jboo said...

Love that cute little red iron! Wish my laundry room looked that good!

Have a great week!

Janet

Jackie said...

I wouldn't mind doing laundry as much if my wash room was this adorable!

<3Jackie @ Let's Go Thrifting!
http://LetsGoThrifting.blogspot.com

Serendipity Handmade said...

Oh I am jealous! I would actually want to do laundry in a room like that! Very, very cute and the iron is just the perfect touch.

http://serendipityhandmade.blogspot.com/2011/06/fortunate-finds-danger-points-in-your.html

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

I am always in awe of your finds. That iron is a real treasure! I still haven't found a washboard. One day, sigh...completely agree with Lee, your finds make me look at things differently.

DearHelenHartman said...

That iron is adorable. Your set ups are so stinkin' cute I'd be envious but keep reminded myself I can look at them all I want on your blog and never have to dust a thing! (Ha! right, like I ever dust!)

GardenofDaisies (Gayle) said...

The little red iron is adorable!! :-) Your laundry room decor is so sweet!

April said...

so sweet! i need to do something with MY laundry room--but like you said, i loathe laundry. :)
that tiny iron is SO cute.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I would love to find the little dollie pins and iron...makes me want to go thrifting! Is that a sand pail in your banner? I love those, too! Very fun stuff....makes me happy to see them! Enjoy your week and your sweet family! ♥

Janet said...

That's such a cute vignette in your laundry room! The little red iron is the perfect touch!
Blessings,
Janet

Ann said...

I might enjoy going into my laundry room if I had a cute collection like yours. I adore the new little red iron.
Ann

LV said...

You should share these neat vintage things on Vintage Thursday. I have an old rub board like that but did not have sense enough to make it look nice as you. I love that little toy red iron.

Mecky said...

That is an adorable iron. Every laundry room needs some old vintage goodies, don't you think?

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Yes, the cute room will take your mind off your laundry troubles!

RED OR YELLOW?

If you have a penchant for red,
Then scarlet will go to your head;
But if it is gold
You’d rather behold,
Then plant yellow roses instead.


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Doughnut Seller

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

love your adorable little iron. Great idea hanging the doll clothes on the wash boards....I have one in my laundry room, I will have to try that!

Keetha Broyles said...

I LOVE that little toy iron, it would have gone home with me too!

AshTreeCottage said...

I have a little red iron very much like yours. I love your vignettes!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Barbara Jean said...

very cute iron, and love the rest of the display too

blessings
barbara jean

Annie said...

I collect little irons, too! I display them on vintage sleeve boards (ironing boards) on a shelf in my quilt studio. Don't have a laundry room in this house to decorate—I just have a laundry closet, which holds the washer and dryer!

A Vintage Green said...

Your laundry collectibles are so charming, and so authentic - the little red iron is so pretty. Found your blog from Colorado Lady. I am going to follow you. Thanks for sharing such happy items.
- Joy

Coloradolady said...

Oh, I think I NEED that iron....no wonder you said you needed it!!Oh, what fun it was to see all of these goodies! love it all!

very merry vintage style said...

Great finds Kim. I agree, laundry is a bore but your decorations will make it a bit more fun! Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday--
Mary