Friday Find {Vintage Chicken Wire Enamelware}

While antiquing in Strasburg, Virgina a week ago, I came across something that

I have not seen before. Mary Alice was quick to tell me what the design was and stated

she had a French enamelware pitcher in this design. . . CUE THE ENVY GENE!!!

It was love at first sight, but it took me a while to decide on actually purchasing it.

After much debate on the cost (a real bargain) and comparing the price to the price of lunch…

it was a no brainer . . . off to the check out counter it went.

Chicken Wire Enamelware Pot-Housepitality Designs

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An Antique Find for the Laundry Room

Well, it is not actually a “vintage laundry” find . . .

~ ~ however, it is something that I wanted to place in the laundry room . . .

~ ~ ~ ~ to showcase my “vintage laundry” items.

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A Laundry Room “Addition” and A Visit From A Special Blogger…

I guess I have to count my blessings….

…..that my hubby does not like to “sit”.

He is in constant motion…

…..you rarely see him sitting in front of the TV…

……….well unless it is an important Yankee game or the upcoming Gator game…

So one evening this week…he asked…is there a small project I have for him?

……Ah, yes..plenty!!..

………….. but I had one in mind…something that has been in the closet for months!

Yes honey…the laundry room….

…..you want me to do laundry?….oh no silly…this…

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I do not know about you…but I always seem to have lots of laundry….

…..even though it is just the two of us!!

I came across this decal at Lacy Bella Designs…I saw it on a blog…cannot remember whose blog…

…..but I thought it was perfect!!

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So when I feel that drudgery of laundry…

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The constant wonder of how in the heck does two people create so much laundry…

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And loose socks….where do they go?…to the sock abyss?…

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But then I think…I should not complain..as I could be doing laundry….

…..with a contraption like this:

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And using products such as these:

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I thank goodness for the inventions of modern man…

and…

I AM THANKFUL FOR PILES OF LAUNDRY…

…..IT MEANS THAT MY LOVED ONES ARE NEARBY.

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In addition to the decal…I also had the laundry room repainted..

…..from SW Blonde…to SW Silvermist…

And now to that very sweet blogger friend who recently paid me a visit!

She and her husband were visiting his aunt and uncle who live in my neighborhood….

We had been reading each others blogs for a while…..

…..her hubby said that my house looked as if it belongs in North Carolina….

She emailed me about John’s comment… I said that I did live in NC.!!..

…..one thing led to another and we discovered that their aunt and uncle lived down the street…

SMALL WORLD!!!….

She brought me this beautiful basket of citrus..from her trees..

…..as she lives in Florida…not too far from where I used to live!

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She has been on a “blog break”…she and her hubby are working on a big project…

So without further ado….here is Whitney!!…of Drab to Fab Design…alongside her hubby John.

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She is beautiful inside and out…we had a short but very nice visit…

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I am hoping that Whitney will be able to attend Haven…..

…..so that many others could meet her too!!…

I am joining:

Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday

Common Ground for Be Inspired Friday

DIY by Designs Winter Blues Wednesday

Katherine’s Corner Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop

Jen Rizzo for Fabulously Creative Friday Linky Party

Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays

Stone Gable for Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits

Thistlewood Farm for Cowgirl Up!