Sunday, March 6, 2011

Fresh Laundry

Spring Cleaning calls for fresh linens and washing everything.
The "back porch" at 1515 has been transformed since my Grandparents lived there to a wonderful large laundry room with great cabinets and counter space.

A great place to display old bread boxes and tin trays. Wanna grab a water from the old 7 up crate? Even a power strip for all of us to plug in our electronics. Of course I painted the walls a light yellow and have the same black and white tile floor that goes into the kitchen.

Also made a great place to set up for treats and drinks when we are having a family get together.

Don't you love the little girls doing their laundry? I got the print from Rebecca from Ella Mae's Barn Gathering. The washboard is vintage and hung on the wall in my Mom's laundry room.

The door to the water heater is a chalk board with hints for those guests staying at 1515 when I am not there. It really is like a family Bed/Breakfast.....ah well maybe just bed!

Vintage clothespin bag

The picnic basket and a vintage towel

The shelf was made for me by my painter who is very cleaver. All the items on the shelf have a story, the KFC is what we always brought Grandad for lunch, he always had Folger coffee, and the old pop bottles bring back memories.
Vintage match holder and laundry bag...I love the doggie!
This is my Grandad's railroad flashlight. My cousin Tom was so generous to bring it, he said "it always hung here by the back door so Grandpa could grab it as he went out the door". So it is back where it started.
The ice pick and tongs were my Grandad's also.

Sorry for the glare..but as you go out the back door there is a picture of my Grandmother in 1939 with her chin high coleus!! And they were right outside the back door.

Hope you enjoyed the little tour. It is nothing fancy but it is home!

Since there is a counter top featured I will join Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for
Table Top Tuesday!


Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

I have ALWAYS dreamed of a laundry room like yours- LOVE it! and your laundry collectibles are precious!


Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

I love the Seven Up crate! Too cute!! And ever since my mom showed me a clothespin bag like that at an antique shop, I keep seeing them everywhere!

Keetha Broyles said...

I'm loving EVERYTHING about your laundry room!

Donna said...

How lucky you are to have such a nice big laundry room! I adore the doggie laundry bag, it is just way too cute!!! And all of the family mementos are perfect, that coleus is unreal!!!

Grannys Attic said...

I would love to have a laundry room like yours. Great decor too! Thanks for sharing, Vicky

Diane Mars said...

I love it my laundry is in the attached garage, I would love a space like yours! So perfect for family get togethers~ oxox, Diane

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

I love the laundry room! When I was there I didn't get a close look, but I am SURE you have added some treasures :) They are all great! I want that picture!!!

Sunny Simple Life said...

You lucky duck to have such a huge laundry room. I am jealous. Also, love your header picture!

~~Carol~~ said...

I love your laundry room, and the way that you've decorated it, using family heirlooms! I hate doing our laundry in the basement. Can I come over and do a load or two?!

Rebecca said...

I love your porch area! Sooooooo cute and fun! Thanks for mentioning Ella Maes barn!

Debbie said...

My dream laundry room!!! You've done a wonderful job of putting it all together. Love all the vintage touches.

Tete said...

Great room- your grandparents would have loved it. Have a fun week- it's supposed to start warming up now.
Hugs- Tete

AshTreeCottage said...

You have some wonderful treasures!

Lots of love,
Susan and Bentley

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Wow! your laundry room is wonderful and you have so much room...I love it! I enjoyed seeing all your vintage collections. Ann I just read your Feb. 28th post and guess what, your floral couch is the same as my big overstuffed fluffy chair.We have the same floral fabric! LOL I love the fabric! (May I say you have exquisite taste)hehehe.
Have a sweet day and hugs, Elizabeth

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Its me again..
check out my post from Nov. 21, 2010 and Nov. 18, 2009 you can see the chair really good there..mine has the sage green back round with a floral design too.
Just go to my side bar the years and months are listed to find it.
Hugs, Elizabeth

Pam said...

Holy cow, that's a big coleus. Love all your vintage goodies - match holder, clothespin bag and all of it really. BTW, I have that box of clothespins on my laundry room shelf also.

mississippi artist said...

I love your laundry room and all of your vintage treasures. I would love to have a picture of my grandmother and her flowers.I am now following.

Faye said...

Great post, I enjoyed reading it. The bread boxes and that large laundry bag are really fun treasures!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a lovely vignette! I adore the vintage clothespin bag.

Have a wonderful Fat Tuesday!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

I LOVE your laundry Room. Love the yellow walls and the black and white floors are stunning!

I have the same wash board!!

I see that you are a nurse too! Are you still working?

Thanks for your recent visit!!