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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Snowy Day Thriftin'

Well, we got lots and lots of snow and ice yesterday and last night so it was a good day to stay in where it's warm and cozy and rearrange a few things here and there. You know how it is. You change one little thing and then that leads to another little thing and before you know it, you've rearranged and tweaked a laundry room here a cabinet there - ha ha, you know the story! I had gone to the local flea market one day last week and found a few treasures. I finally got a chance to pull them out today to find a special spot for them.

I put these fabulous vintage clothes pins in a cute little jar and then added a black organza ribbon. I had a few left over , so I tied them up in a little bundle then added a them to the vignette as well. These are now sitting atop my washing machine in the laundry room. I figure if I have to spend lots of time in there, I might as well make the room pretty right? I even have a chandelier in my laundry room!

Look at these old furniture parts. I found a huge box full of them - all sorts of pieces, shapes and sizes, from old chair rungs to beautiful bed finials. The best part?? The whole box was only $4.00 - SCORE!! I put a few of them in a cabinet that I inherited from my grandmother. I mixed them with my silver baby cup and rattle from when I was a baby. I really liked the rustic wood paired with the shiny silver.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful week so far. For those of you stuck in snow and ice, stay warm and safe!




Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Gosh girl.. you scored big... great finds.. hugs ~lynne~

Martha said...


Love your blog!

Martha from Elizabeth Hill

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

Great finds! Would love to see your laundry room!

Laura said...

That's cute!! I have mine in a basket and I like this idea much better. Thank you for sharing!

prof en retraite said...

Now I want a chandelier in my laundry room! What a fabulous idea!!!...Debbie

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

How precious are those vintage clothes pins in the jar and all!

A chandelier in your laundry room! I love it! May we see a picture of it?

Or maybe you already posted a photo... Could you please tell we when? Please and thank you.

We got lots of snow, but missed the ice, for which I'm very grateful! Do not, not, not like ice. Stay warm!

Aunt Amelia
"Shut in from all the world without,
We sat the clean-winged hearth about." ~~John Greenleaf Whittier, "Snowbound"

Olive Rue said...

When you score you score BIG don't ya! I need to take you with me sometime. Love what you did with the clothes pins.

Chrissy said...

HOw wierd is that, I just put all my old clothespins in a glass jar!!!!!!

Berlin Deluxxe said...

I love your view on making the laundry room pleasant if you will be spending quite some time in there. I honestly never thought of fixing it up, other than keeping it tidy. Thank you for the inspiration.