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Monday, June 14, 2010

17th Table Top Tuesday - Laundry Room


Welcome to the 17th Table Top Tuesday. I am having so much fun visiting all of you and seeing all of your wonderful and creative vignettes. Thanks for joining again this week.

My laundry room is a galley space off the hallway with a door leading to the garage. Since it is used on a daily basis, I wanted it to have a little personality too. I showed this room last year, but hopefully you don't mind seeing it again and I have made a couple of changes. When your house is small you decorate every square inch. lol


On the right as you walk in there is a wine rack and a storage cabinet that holds crafting supplies and tablescaping candlesticks and accessories. So of course I had to create wall and table top vignettes here.


On the wall I've hung some primitive pieces that I've had forever. Some quilt blocks that I made, some tole painted placques that my mother did and an assortment of other pictures and favorite treasures.


On top of the cabinet I have a collection of irons, my dad's planer, a toy trike and a jar full of pecans that came off my folks first crop on their pecan tree. It's sitting on an old brick that came out of the streets in LA. Hubby gave that to me when we were dating. Now I figured that he got it and was a keeper if he knew that an old brick was wonderful.




A better view of what's hanging on this side of the cabinet. I did this quilt block also, and the poppy was painted by my mom.


On this side you can see the cute kitty pictue and a 1929 calendar. A rooster planter, apothecary jar and some books not currently in use rest on top of the wine cabinet. The ironing board hangs behind the door, so it is easy to get to.


This is what you see on the left side as you walk in. A couple more quilt blocks and a welcome needlework that I did.


My grandchildren rogues gallery is on the refrigerator. I know the fridge and the washer and dryer are old, but they work beautifully and they fit, so if it ain't broke don't fix it. lol


My antique wood American Flyer wagon sits on top of the fridge holding a plant and an old tea tin from Montgomery Ward.


On top of the cabinets is my dad's tool box filled with ivy and sunflowers and an antique horse pull toy.


The Ivory sign is part of an old crate that soap was shipped in. I keep a glass cutting board on top of the dryer. I use it a lot when I am doing glue gun crafts. It's a perfect piece to just scrape all the glue gun drips off of.


The needlework above the door to the garage and the welcome are also some of my handy work from years ago. Just part of my treasures from years past that I can't seem to part with and perfect to give me a smile when I walk into the laundry room.


Do you create vignettes on every table top and surface in your house, or am I just a little nuts? My house is small and I have all these treasures that I love seeing, and it really does make me enjoy this room. So my motto is to dress up every nook and cranny and just enjoy it all. lol

Thanks so much for stopping by. I always look forward to your visits.



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51 comments:

  1. Hi Marty, I love it that all the things in your laundry room have meaning and history. What a welcoming place to come do "dirty work"! You make every place look inviting! Linda

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  2. Marty, I do create vignettes everywhere, but I could NOT show photos of my laundry room. Yours is so clean and pretty and filled with such treasures. I love that wagon! You obviously come by your creativity naturally. Your mother's art and your quilt squares are beautiful. Your washer/dryer look very similar to mine. I hate to spend money on something like that, so if it works, I'm keeping it. Thank you for hosting. laurie

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  3. Thanks for all of the great ideas! I just got a set of those big washer and dryers and now my laundry room looks ghastly. You've inspired me again!

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  4. Marty, what a nice size laundry room. I love the homey touches you have added to it. How nice to have room for an extra fridge, too.

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  5. You know I love your laundry room. I am going to link mine up with you today.....

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  6. Marty, it's adorable! I, like you, love to have things around that make me smile! I can see where you got your talent- from your very artistic mom!
    xoxo Pattie

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  7. Your laundry room is wonderful, Marty.

    You can't beat those old Kenmore washers and dryers...they don't make 'em like that any more, that is for sure! I had Kenmore's that lasted a long long time and every one that I've had since have not lasted long at all.

    We arrived at the lake this afternoon and discovered the internet has been fixed. So happy about that.:-)

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  8. If only my laundry looked like yours! The door stays firmly shut on mine and the camera is banned. Love that you have some of your treasures in there, beautiful, just beautiful :o)

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  9. I love your laundry room. I think it is nice decorated. Mine isn't because it is just too small. How nice you can get a spare fridge in yours.
    Thanks fro hosting.
    Sherry

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  10. Hello Marty~

    Great job on your laundry room, so neat and clean. Love the big and small bicycle's, and the old irons are so darling. Great job! Thanks for the linky party too. Jenn

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  11. Love your primitive items and how you displayed them all. Looks very homey in there Marty....and who really says that often about a laundry room?

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  12. Oh, I just love the wagon and anything quilted makes my heart go "pitter-pat" :).

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  13. Marty, that's really cute, honey. Like you, we have a small "senior, last house we will ever live in" house! At 1800 sq.ft. it takes a lot of creativity to find places to put "stuff" and my laundry room is also a pass-through to the garage. I do have a closet in there though. Nice to see an old Kenmore still working. Ours lasted 30 years and we now have a Maytag top loader. But you've put as much personality in there that is possible, chick, and did an outstanding job doing it. ;-)
    xoxo,
    Connie

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  14. Now Marty you know I'm drooling over your antique things here...your laundry room is just darling and fun girl...I have that rocking horse but would love that wagon WOW!! Thanks you another fun day Marty...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  15. Hi Marty,
    I could love doing laundry in that room!
    You have made it a feast for the eyes!
    So many wonderful vintage treasures to enjoy!
    I hope your enjoying your trip!
    Hugs, Cindy

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  16. Marty, I used to have the very same model washer/dryer from Sears! Mine obviously didn't have the longevity yours has had, though! LOL
    Your room looks so homey and comfy- what a place to do your laundry. It's all so neat and tidy, too. How fun that you have meaningful things from your family. I really love that wagon and horse.
    :-) Sue

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  17. Hi Marty! I loved the tour of your laundry room, each item in it's neat place and OH, the beauties you have in there. My last home I decorated my Laundry room really sweet with lovely teacup prints and made a special drape for on the window that coordinated - I think that was the cleanest I ever kept any laundry room because it was too pretty to make messy. I need to do this to my new homes Laundry room now...need I say more? haha! Miss you dear friend! Blessings...~CC Catherine

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  18. You have made one of the dreariest rooms in a house the most warm and inviting room. Laundry will never feel the same for you.
    Love what you did!
    Have a great week.
    Pam

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  19. Marty..what a wonderful space for doing my most dreaded chore, lol! I love you collection of irons and the planner.

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  20. Hi Marty!

    I love your laundry room. It is filled with so many things that have a history with you. It is a pretty additional room. Filled with fun treasures. And as far as the washer, dryer and fridge go, my opinion is "If it still works and it is paid for, it is in fashion!!". LOL

    Have a wonderful day!

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  21. So nice to have so many meaningful things to make laundry chores go faster!

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  22. Hi Marty! I love your laundry room! YOu have so many wonderful things! Mine is a walk through space as well and I needed some inspiration! Hope you are having a happy week!...hugs...Debbie

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  23. Marty, I love your collections and I think it is great that you decorate with items that have meaning to you. The one post you will never see from me is my laundry room! I don't even want to go in there.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  24. I think you are just very creative and make excellent use of your space. I guess I have something on most surfaces, but until blogging...I didn't really think of my things as vignettes and I didn't always "pose" them well.

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  25. Hi Marty! Oh, I love seeing your laundry room! You have it looking so lovely with all of your pretty things! I have the same Sears washing machine as you! :) We've thought of buying some new ones, but this booger just keeps on keeping on! :)
    Love that little wagon on top of the fridge!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  26. Beautiful laundry room. I especially like your needleworks and quilt blocks.

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  27. Wonderful items in your laundry room...decorating with things you love and that have meaning is the best way to go. I had an old Kenmore set that I replaced not to long ago...the old washers and dryers use to last forever.

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  28. Marty, your laundry room is charming. Like you, I love to create vignettes here and there. It's the perfect way to enjoy living with one's treasures.

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  29. Marty, you laundry room is just adorable! It almost makes me want to get busy washing and drying clothes. I especially love the pieces that you quilted and the things that your mother painted. I'm sure these items hold a special place in your heart. I'm glad to be participating once again in Tabletop Tuesday! This is the first time I've used the new linky thing...I hope I've done it right.

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  30. Your laundry room puts mine to shame.....I need to put reorganizing and sprucing my up on my "To Do" List. I LOVE all of your family treasures.....I love to surround myself from things that so meaningful too. My mother and my husband say that my home is just TOO CLUTTER! How dare they!!!? Thanks for sharing! And NEVER part with the things that mean the most to you!

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  31. Your laundry room is so pretty, you could use it to entertain guests, lol. I love all the vintage items you have displayed....Christine

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  32. I'm really lovin' that wagon. Great job on the whole room.

    Janet

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  33. Oh Marty, even your laundry room has eye candy! Mine only has chaos! I'm so happy to be able to join tabletop Tuesday for the first time!

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  34. This might be the best laundry room I've ever seen.. you and your home is an inspiration to me..

    Sonny

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  35. We love your laundry room and hope you'll love the China Room we're showing today. Thanks as always for hosting Marty. Jane F.

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  36. Your laundry room looks amazing! I posted about my laundry room yesterday. Mine's not as pretty as yours, but it sure functions better for me now.

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  37. This entire post just made me smile. Just like it always does when I come visit. You have SUCH a warm and welcoming home. The photos today just ooze love and tenderness. I would so do my laundry here.

    Thank you for hosting dear friend.

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  38. It's wonderful!! It should be given a prettier name than the laundry room;0) Thanks for sharing!
    ~Holly

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  39. Hi Marty! What a happy spot for doing laundry. I can see that you have put lots of time and thought into fluffing up this room. Very charming!! Thanks for another great Table Top Tuesday!!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  40. This is an amazing laundry room, Marty...very pretty.
    Thanks for hosting this fun meme.

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  41. Marty - this is such a charming & personality-filled space! I love it!

    My washer & dryer are in an alcove in the guest room & I have every intention of decorating & making tablescapes, too I should be fun.

    Part of the charm of this post is the fact that your washer & dryer are NOT the latest and greatest. I appreciate you "keepin' it real" because there are many of us who have the same philosophy of "if it ain't broke - don't fix it"!

    Thanks for sharing!

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  42. Hi Marty!

    I'm with you on "if it ain't broke..." I keep wishing my fridge would break LOL! I love the ones with the freezer drawers on the bottom.

    What a charming laundry room you've created. I love the pieces you quilted and the tole paintings. I also like to dress up every nook and crany - more is more and that's a good thing!

    Manuela

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  43. Oh no, did I do that Marty? My desktop crashed so I have been using my laptop and the old picture must be the one saved in my Pictures folder. I'll correct it next time. Thanks for pointing it out to me...Christine

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  44. That's about the prettiest laundry room I have ever seen! You are amazing!

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  45. Your laundry room is so organized and cute! I love all the vintage/antique pieces you have displayed. That wagon is so cute with the tea tin inside. I have a few old tins to!

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  46. Hi Marty!
    The rest of your home is beautiful so I'm not surprised by your laundry room....it's beautiful and so many wonderful things to view.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  47. Marty, your laundry room is great and filled with much love and personality. I'd hate to have to show mine today!! I especially love that you used your very talented mother's painted pieces and your dad's old tool box! Special treasures for sure.

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  48. Hi Marty...

    My friend, I do believe that you have the prettiest laundry room in all of blogland! I love it! I'm thinking that doing laundry would be a pleasure in this pretty room...so many pretties to look at! My favorite is your old wooden wagon that you have on top of the frig...I just love that!!! Thank you for sharing some of your fabulous collections with us...you have them all displayed beautifully, my friend!!!

    Love ya,
    Chari

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  49. It looks so warm and cozy, Marty. If you can believe it, my laundry area is even smaller. And the cabinets go to the ceiling. No room for decorating at all!
    Brenda

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  50. Your mother's art and your quilt squares are beautiful.
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  51. I like all your keepsakes....my house is small to and I have gotten rid of a lot of things I wish I still had. Trish

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