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Friday, August 24, 2012

My Vintage Laundry Room

Welcome to my laundry room!  

I've made a window treatment from vintage pillow cases.

This one is my favorite sets of pillow cases, my mother got them for me on one of her many antiquing trips!

The big white tub was bought for me by my granny when I was born.  We lived right next to her on the farm when I was a little girl.  She bought this for my mother to bathe me of my most treasured items!!

There is a large desk in the laundry room for folding clothes!  I also do my hair and make up here so it is kind of like a third bathroom!

This little pin cushion is also one of my most valuable treasures!  It was given to my grandmother by her grandmother! And then it was given to me!

My grandmother wrote this on the back...1929 From Grandma Trapp.  The thimble also belonged to my grandma Trapp!

If you need to iron something in the laundry room, I have lots of old irons. My mother collected them and I have bought a few!

There is lots of storage in the laundry room.  I's on my todo list for this winter to get all the cabinets painted white!!

I store all kinds of stuff in there!

These are the cabinets on the opposite wall..You can see that getting them all painted white is a really BIG job!

I have a collection of figurines stored in part of the cabinets.

And a couple of shelves of candles!

If you go to the backyard, there is a vintage machine and a clothes line.....think I'll use the modern ones today!!

And here is another on that is on the front porch!  I hope you have enjoyed seeing my laundry room. I would love for you to leave me a comment!!

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  1. Oh my how fun. I love all of your antiques and your laundry is such a fun place to work. Super storage too. Hugs, Marty

  2. Love it....we have several similar things....How precious to have things from your family.

  3. What a great laundry room, if you covered the washer dryer you would never know it was a laundry room. Love all your vintage pieces and especially the pillow cases and crocheted doily. xo

  4. Penny, You have a wonderful collection of old washing machines. You have also used them in clever ways. I truly love your laundry room. It has memories for many of us. Smiles to you,Susie

  5. What a lovely home filled with great family treasures and memories.

  6. I love all your treasures and beautiful antiques, how fun! Your washing machine collection is fabulous and very unique and I specially love the one in the garden, adorable. I enjoyed your post, thanks.

  7. Oh-even your laundry room is sweet and feminine. I love it and love the collection! xo Diana

  8. The vintage pillowcases and washing machine {with flowers!} are my favorite parts!
    Thanks for sharing!


  9. They are all so very charming! Thanks for sharing. Happy Pink Saturday!! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

  10. Penny,
    Hi! I am following you back thank you for visiting. you have some wonderful vintage pieces, thank you for sharing them. I am Pat nice to meet you.

  11. Penny - love your laundry room! What fun!

  12. Penny,your laundry room is perfect. You have wonderful collections. Love the darling pin cushion with such memories. x

  13. Dear Penny, also your laundry room is' re incredible!

  14. How wonderful to have treasures with special meaning and memories! I looove your laundry room and your old washing machines. Thank you for sharing some of your memories. (())

  15. This is just darling! Love all of your sweet vintage goodies!

  16. you are so fortunate to have those precious family items passed down to you! I love antiquing and wish my mother had kept things to pass down, but she is just the opposite, she is a minimalist to the extreme, ha. ha. Anyway, your laundry room is adorable, should be featured in a decorating or antique living magazine - it has such a pleasing look. Hope you have a fun Pink Saturday!

  17. Oh you remind me of me! I have a thing for vintage wringer washers, old irons and enamel pans. Love that you have things from your Grandmother...I do too and I cherish them just like you do. I also love your window treatment and that has given me ideas! Thank you! I enjoyed your post. Happy Pink Saturday!

  18. I'm stopping by for a blog visit from Kelly's Korner.
    Your vintage pieces really make the space.

  19. Oh, every detail is adorable!

  20. Came over from Twigg's. My absolute favorite thing has got to be the pin cushion. I love the history of it!

    Distressed Donna Down Home

  21. Absolutely gorgeous! Hopping a little late from Pink Saturday.

    My PINK, come and see when you get a chance.
    Have a lovely Sunday!

  22. Penny,
    What a delightful laundry room you have.
    You always have such pretty things to share with us!
    My washer and dryer is in a closet in my Powder Room so I do not have a laundry so to speak.
    My mother still had a wringer washer when I graduated high school in '75!! They were still selling them at Sears and she kept buying wringer ones until my sister and I finally bought her a modern washer...


  23. Love the button bowl and your vintage items. The room tells a story

  24. Well I never thought a laundry room cute be cute but you just proved me wrong!

  25. Too too cute Penny. I love your vintage displays in the laundry room. Thanks for sharing.

  26. So pretty. I would love for you to visit me at My Dream Canvas. Have a great week. Anu

  27. Hi Miss Penny what a beautiful blog you have here and a great Laundry Room thanks so much for sharing I found you from 1929 Cottage
    come by Ewe Creek Cottage and visit some time
    RaNae oh ps I am a new follower

  28. Penny your pillowcase window treatment adds pizazz~! Love it.

  29. Very cute. My grandmother had an old wringer washer on her porch. I used to love to play there on wash days. She put blueing in the rinse water, and I would play in the water while I was supposed to be helping her. Great memories. I wish I had that old washer.

  30. Just lovely...what a laundry!

    Hug Helena

  31. It's like a little step back in time, but not too far, after all, we do so love today's washers, as you suggested. Well, I'm loving the irons and the curtains and the pillow cases hanging below the windows. Sweet!

  32. What a sweet room! I want a laundry room.

  33. If my laundry room looked like yours I would get a lot more excited about doing the laundry!
    What a darling atmosphere you have created!
    have a happy day, my friend,

  34. Your laundry room is charming -- makes me wish I had one instead of an old dark basement :)


  35. Love you laundry sweet!

  36. I love your vintage laundry room, I feel as though I went on a time machine, back in time. I kinda of like the cabinets dark, all your beautiful color in the room makes them pop. A beautiful room - Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  37. I adore all your family pieces. Having the little tub that your granny bought for you as a baby is such a treasure!



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