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Thursday, February 14, 2013

New Linen Closet!



Welcome to our new laundry room!
H has been busy painting for weeks....over 5 gallons to date!  He has painted the display cases in the hallway, the laundry room, and is now painting in the kitchen!
I hung this vintage laundry bag on the door.  It is monogrammed and has three pockets.
I am using the pockets  to store vintage hankies!
Collars and Cuffs...
I needed a door stop and this is what I came up with!   A bowl of white buttons!
Here is the before picture...what a difference some white paint can make!

I took all of the candles, cleaning supplies and general junk out   (you'll see where they went later!)

And now the shelves are full of all our linens!  I had no idea that I had so many until I started gathering them up from they were stashed!  They were all over the house...I need to get organized!
I have all my beautiful pillow cases all together...
I sorted them by color....

These are some gorgeous pillow cases that belonged to my mother.

I have all my table runners , table cloths, sheets, doilies...everything is in the laundry room!



I even had room for a little lace.
Sheets....I wish my sheet folding skills were better!!

I found Easter tablecloths.... 


Here's a sewing machine if I need to repair any linens!  It doesn't work...that's okay..I don't sew!  LOL

And I have plenty of vintage irons if anything is wrinkled!  They don't work..but that's okay...I don't iron!

Doilies in a cloche!
I can't wait to show you the rest of the laundry room...be back later!


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  • 72 comments:

    1. WOW, what a transformation!! I love all the linens!!

      Jan ♥

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    2. I LOVE all your vintage linens, such pretty embroidery! Your new storage is Fabulous!! Warm Hugs,

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    3. I swear I would spend all day, every day in that laundry room. It seems very peaceful.

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    4. That is one gorgeous linen closet! You have such lovely pieces and it's just fantastic you can display them now so prettily. Congratulations on such beautiful results!

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    5. Oh-It looks so nice, Penny! An amazing difference! Love the hanging cloth holder- xo Diana

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    6. Great laundry room. Love the vintage linens. Those peacock pillowcases are to die for. I think I need to put all of mine in one place. What a statement.

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    7. I love love love your laundry room - all I have is a corner of the garage and that's where EVERYTHING
      gets stored as here in sunny CA we have no basements or attic's to store anything. MY garage is a one BIG MESS even when I clean and organize.
      Your linens are to die for - they are beautiful! Have a small linen closet in the hall. Enjoy yours.
      Mary

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    8. Wow! Gorgeous linens you have! and what a transformation!!! loved it!

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    9. Penny,
      So pretty!! I wish I had a laundry room and a linen closet!! That's right... I don't have either. My washer and dryer are in the Powder Room behind bifold doors. And the towels are under the sinks.....
      You guys have been on a painting frenzy!!
      You have such a wonderful collection of vintage linens!!
      Happy Valentine's Day!!
      Hugs,
      Deb

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    10. Wow--so many linens! Looks like heaven to me :) Everything looks fantastic!

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    11. You have such a beautiful collection of linens :) I was right to hop on to your blog when I saw that pretty pillow case thumbnail at Flaunt it Friday! I so wanna share these pictures with my mom, so that we can make/get something like that.

      -Tanya
      http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.in

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    12. Pinned one of those beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing!

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    13. What a great linen closet! The white paint really did make all the difference in how bright and welcoming the laundry room now looks. Thank you for sharing with us.

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    14. Really beautiful, thank you for sharing ,love it all.

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    15. Hi Penny!!!!

      Great job with the laundry room!!!

      I love the sewing machine and irons that don't work. When you
      said they don't work, but, it's ok because you don't sew and iron...
      It killed me. You're a lovely person Penny!!!

      I always find white paint makes a room bright and cheery. It looks
      great!!

      Have a great weekend Penny!!

      Pam
      xox

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    16. I love those old linens especially with the embroidery. The new color looks good too, what is it?

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    17. What a lovely transformation!!! I love everything and the door stop is very inventive!!!
      Kisses
      Alessandra

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    18. Beautiful vintage linens! How I wish I had kept some over the years ... guess I just need to start collecting ones that belonged to other people. Your entire laundry cabinet is wonderful; love all the "accessories," too.
      Diane

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    19. Don't you love the feeling you have right after a project like that! I know you open those doors and smile! You have SO MANY lovely vintage linens, I can't iron so I can't imagine how you care for all that. I love all the white paint transformations you've been doing, looks wonderful!
      Jenna

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    20. Hi Penny,every thing looks very nice i love the beautiful embroidery linens ! H. did a great job on the painting.I love to paint and do all my painting,but getting a little to old for this now lol.Hugs Peggy

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    21. Wowza..Penny!! Linen Heaven. Who wouldn't want to spend time in there now?

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    22. WOW! Happy Country Whites Weekend! Thank you kindly for embracing your country whites and sharing your laundry room at the party.
      Farmhouse hugs,
      Cindy

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    23. Hi Penny, Love the transformation and the linens are beautiful.
      Love the door stop with buttons. So creative.
      Have a great weekend. Hugs, Celestina Marie

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    24. Great laundry room you have!The linens are just precious! Love them and all details!Thanks so much for sharing.
      Have a fabulous day!
      Hugs from Portugal,

      Ana Love Craft
      www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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    25. This sounds crazy, but until I saw this, I never thought of stacking all my vintage linens in a space like this. It is beautiful, Penny.

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    26. A little bit of white paint does really make a difference. I love what you have done. The peacock pillowcase is beautiful. Thanks for showing a part of you home to us.

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    27. Wow! What a transformation! You have added such beautiful touches too :)

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    28. So pretty! Just saw your link over at Six Sisters and thought I'd come and check out your projects :)

      I'd love for you to link up a few of your projects at my weekend link party that is going on right now @The Weekend re-Treat!

      Hope to see you there!

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    29. I have to admit, I'm envious! Such a "romantic" laundry room. I'd feel right at home here. Thanks for joining Country Whites Weekend and inspiring others! You have lots of "Country Charm". . . .

      Blessings from the Farmhouse,
      Dru

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    30. I love embroidered doilies but what I love even more is that you have it all neatly in one place. Take care, Linda

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    31. Love those pillow cases! So sweet. Beautiful linens!

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    32. How wonderful to have so much storage in your laundry room! And it looks so lovely with the white paint too! Thanks for sharing this on The Creative HomeAcre Hop!!! So happy to have you joining in the fun :)

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    33. Gorgeous!! You have such beautiful linens. Everything is lovely.
      Ruth

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    34. A lovely makeover. The storage room is wonderful and your linens are beautiful. Thanks for sharing, have a happy week ahead.

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    35. Wow, it looks great. Love the lighter cupboard doors.

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    36. Visiting from Mary's...

      What a lovely spot for your vintage linens. It really looks wonderful.

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    37. I could really enjoy having a linen closet like yours, very orderly too.

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    38. What a great transformation. Love all those embroidered linens!! I use to embroider all the time with my grandmother. I always think of her when I see embroidered pillow cases. You did a great job getting it all organized.

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    39. I love the white. Your linens are beautiful! You did a fabulous job on the makeover. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent.

      XOXO
      Kathy

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    40. Love the paint job and the linens. Those are definitely a treasure.  I'd  love to have you link this to Titus 2 Tuesday this week on Cornerstone Confessions.. I hope to see you there. 
      Kathy

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    41. Just beautiful! I love how you have all the linens stored and displayed.

      Cecilia

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    42. Never close those doors! The linens are too pretty to hide!

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    43. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!


      Cheers,
      Kathy Shea Mormino

      The Chicken Chick

      http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com



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    44. Beautiful linens

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    45. I love vintage linens ~ what a beautiful collection and I love how you have them displayed!

      Thanks for linking up to my new party, Project Inspire{d}.

      Have a fabulous week!

      Mary Beth

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    46. What gorgeous linens.

      -The Tablescaper

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    47. Nice job Penny. I'm loving the painted doors and pretty linens.

      hugs,
      Deborah

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    48. I am positively SWOONING! Vintage linen heaven!!!
      Hope you can stop by the enchanted oven for a visit.
      xo,
      Lisa

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    49. Such a fun ( and funny! : ) post to read...I have to say that the peacock pillow case is just stunning! What talent went into that!

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    50. So incredibly lovely! ;)

      Brenda
      ChattingOverChocolate.blogspot.com

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    51. Beautiful Makeover!! I love those beautiful pillowcases and the doilies in your cloche! So nice! Thanks for sharing!

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    52. What a beautiful transformation. I love all of your gorgeous antiques, so many wonderful pieces.

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    53. Penny,how beautiful your fresh white cupboards are. Can't beat white for freshness. Your linens are so beautiful,you won't want to close the doors. Some are a work of art :)

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    54. Ooo vintage linens, they look absolutely lovely!

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    55. Job well done. Really looks nice, but all the lovely linens blows my mind. I love them. You have a lot of great treasures in them.

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    56. What a stunning collection of linens & vintage goodness! What a great transformation. Visiting from DearCreatives.com thanks for sharing & linking up!! Hope to see you again this week.

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    57. Those pillow cases are amazing. I just love the peacock!

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    58. Hi Penny!
      I'm featuring you tomorrow! Your linen closet was a big success at Country White Weekend. I've been working with linens myself this week and couldn't resist the opportunity to showcase yours!
      Hugs,
      Dru

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    59. Oh, how pretty. I love all your vintage linens and you have certainly put them away as tidy as can be. I our fresh white linen closet. What a wonderful transformation.
      Thanks for sharing.
      Smiles,
      Carolynn

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    60. Penny Penny Penny!!! Oh I am just DROOLING over your beautiful space!!!
      The white paint was a wonderful idea and it is a lovely job...tell your hubby 'my house next'!!!! And your wonderful collection of linens...oh what a gorgeous display of lovlies!!! I'm so excited to have you join my little party this week! Thank you so much for dropping by.
      Blessings,
      Doni

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    61. How sweet Penny. I love your laundry room full of vintage goodies. I have an iron collection in mine also, but oh what gorgeous linens you have/1 Thanks for sharing with SYC.
      hugs,
      Jann

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    62. Paint really does the trick. The doors look so much better painted white! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!!

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    63. You have such pretty linens! now they have a pretty new home! Thanks for sharing!

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    64. Wow Penny, you're right what a difference a little white paint makes. I love your pillowcases and vintage linens. Thanks for sharing with us at Transformed Tuesday.
      Hugs,
      Peggy~PJH Design

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    65. Just lovely!
      Thanks for sharing!
      Stacey of Embracing Change

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    66. Oh how I love paint... what a great example of how paint can completely change anything. I'm featuring your linen storage in the PoPP Spotlight this week.

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