Laundry Room treasures fill my laundry room to make it a more happy place
to do the dreaded chore of laundry.
A few months ago, I came across a pretty tole shelf in an antique shop in Strasburg, VA,
that I thought I could use in my granddaughter’s room.
However, we are going in a different direction in that room,
so the shelf would not work.
I love this shelf and was determined to find a place for it.
Isn’t it a cutie? … love the whimsical flowers.
I filled it with my vintage laundry items.
Like this old Rit Dye container.
And this cute Laundry Sprinkler …
When our power went out during Hurricane Matthew, I took advantage of the down time
and started gathering things that were waiting in the wings to be hung on the wall.
This shelf was one of those things.
The blue in the flowers were a perfect match for the wall color.
(Sherwin Williams Silvermist)
When you are in a room that is pretty much for the purpose
of doing a chore, that some may feel is not very pleasant, having fresh flowers in the room,
as they are in my laundry room, is always a good thing!
An old clothespin bag, that reminds me of one that my mom had,
a 1971 blue and white plate with a wonderful laundry day scene,
and my enamelware bowl and pitcher that I have had for many years.
A vintage stool showcases more vintage laundry items.
Another item that I purchased from the same antique shop in Strasburg (over a year ago)
was this chicken wire enamel covered pot. I use it to catch lost socks!
Now moving over to the other side of the room.
The laundry themed prints are by P. Buckley Moss. I love that artist.
I have a large gallery wall of them in which I have never showed you.
Just so hard to photograph in a hallway with not a lot of light. One day…..
More vintage laundry items in a hanging Ikea basket flanked with pots of faux plants.
About 15 years ago (yes that long) Yankee Candle came out with laundry inspired
candles and accessories….this is a laundry basket votive candle holder
in which the sink stopper fits perfectly in.
This container with the laundry theme contained a linen scented candle
and the topper/cover is a cute clothesline scene.
This candle was the inspiration for a mural on my laundry room wall in one of my houses.
I kept this lovely faux painting artist very busy between me and some of my clients.
Here is a photo of a photo of her in action.
Painting the picket fence and the clothesline of clothes swaying in the breeze.
She painted a bookcase for me with a design on the doors that mimicked the design
in the wallpaper of the guest room bath. The bookcase was in the guest room and now
it is in one of my guest baths. …. (Not a great pic as it is a photo of a photo!)
The other end of the laundry sink is my vintage wringer
with the blue and white enamelware berry pail filled with clothespins.
A laundry day print that I bought in Charleston a few years ago,
and my cute bird house paper towel holder that my son bought me
a bazillion years ago … it will always have a place in my home!
Thank you for stopping by and taking a tour of my laundry room.
Where . . .
“I am thankful for piles of laundry,
it means that my loved ones are nearby”
Have a most beautiful day!!!