My laundry room is a 'work in progress'. It's not yet what it will be. I enjoy seeing the laundry rooms of blog friends. Some have been thoughtfully decorated. Some are creative. Some are full of laundry-themed decor. And some display vintage treasures of all kinds.
My dear little mother's laundry room is like no other in her neighborhood, I'm sure. It's not unusual for a first-time visitor to enter her laundry room with a gasp of surprise. It is like walking into a lovely antique shop filled with all kinds of wonderful things. Her home is decorated with blue. Blues in all shapes and sizes. Her laundry room echoes the same hues. Pictures can't really do it justice. Words can't describe each carefully-placed thing that she has gathered and collected through the years. She has a special way of putting it all together. Many things are garage sale finds. Some were found in the recesses of little shops many years ago. Others were gifts from family and friends. Whatever you see, it was probably a bargain. And there is a story behind each wonderful piece.
Blue granite ware and utensils with blue handles are hung throughout the tiny room. My mother's great-grandmother crocheted the lace on the shelf near the ceiling.Corners are filled with treasures.
There are more around the corner. An old, wooden ironing board holds many things to see. And across the room, there's more above a little white dresser that held my baby clothes!No one notices the hot water heater that is nearly hidden. Reminders of laundry rooms in years past share the space. Don't be in a hurry. You need time to see things up close. Old coffee pots, a coffee grinder and a tiny metal teapot. Another shelf hold special teapots. And old, wooden pop box holds pretty little things. Look at this sweet old potholder. A lovely, old cookbook that belonged to my grandmother is tucked in between special treasures. An old blue dustpan and little broom stand nearby.Is there room to do the laundry? Yes. It's amazing how many things are in such a tiny, little room. Yet it feels open and spacious. My dear mother often tells me that this is part of my inheritance. She reminds me that when she is gone I can sell it all. I always say, "No, I'm going to put up a sign and open a museum!" Maybe we should do that now so she can be the tour guide. She knows the history and the stories about each of her special treasures. It would have to be an all-day event! This is just one room of her sweet little cottage home. We would have to serve lunch on the grounds so you would have a chance to see it all. Let us know when you plan to arrive. Lunch will be ready!