WELCOME to HAPPY TO BE...This is a blog about my love of Antiques, My family, humor, as humor keeps us laughing and my every Day life...I hope you enjoy your visit...Please leave me a comment to let me know you Came by so I can visit with you Thank You !!...Hugs and Smiles, Gl♥ria

June 28, 2010

~What time is it~

Why it's Marty's at "A Stroll Thur Life" table top tuesday time.... It seem's all over blogland I see everyone into this new French look...Well today I wanted to show you one of my oldest Railroad station clocks this clock is 2 faced....This clock hangs down from the ceiling in my laundry room ( hey Marty a ceiling is just a tabletop turned upside down Right lol!!) ....Oh and speaking of Laundry rooms I have been wallpapering and painting mine...I still have to finish all the little things like decorating it the way I want to and putting up my fret work at the door ways......But thought I would give you a sneak peek of some of my olden things I'm working with...
Found this shelf about 2 months ago...Did I tell you I love wood craving??


Also found this old frame about the same time took some Rub -n- buff in antique gold to the corners of it...and knew it would work great for my 1950 "Life Magazine" advertisment of Duz Soap.... I bet a few of you in blogland remember the Old saying "Duz's does everything" This picture covers up the circuit box in my laundry room


One of my Coal Iron's....

A gas Iron....



A feather duster...these were use to hit Pillows with to get out the winter dust....Look you can see my new wall color which is Mocha Tan and new beadboard wall paper and trim...Len did a wonderful job painting and trimming...I did all the wall paper...will show it all to you when I get it all fancy up... You would think I was redoing the Golden gate bridge it has taken me so long ha ha!!

These Duster's are rattan...they also made metal ones but those were used for beating rugs..


1 of my Ball Fruit jars turned lamp...and of course I have it filled with old clothes pins....It sits in an old blue/white granite pan.... The red iron is also a coal one...



I found this shade many years ago at a country shop I worked at...I know it's not laundry looking...But just loved what it says on the front of it...Can you see it ? It says God Bless our Home...

My child's ironing board sits at the end of my washer...And no laundry room would be complete without a pair of doll bloomers and scrub board ha ha!! See that little iron well I found it many years ago yard sale'n and its a tape measure...is it not too cute...I just love old children things....


I love my soap boxes...and you know why after all these years there still full never been opened...It's very hard to find ones that aren't empty....

You see the "Bon Ami" bar soap...well years ago that's what you would clean mirrors , windows, and Chrome with...You would get it wet and rub it on with a rag waited until it dried and wipe it off...I remember as a kid my mama using it....Took forever...so glad we have Windex now ha ha!!
Len finally got my window all done...I just love it...I hung my sock stretcher's and sat a shoe last in the window...Hung my old tin sign above it...Len just got the framing at Lowe's last night for the sign so he can frame it for me in Black...I think it will make it stand out even more...don't you??

This old wringer sits on top of my dryer...love it I still have the original box for it....This iron is a stove top iron...years ago you would have a t least 2 of these...while you were using one the other would be getting heated on the stove....

What did you do with those Wet boots year ago...well you hunged them up to dry....


I use this to hang my clothes hangers on.....I hope you enjoyed my sneak peek today of my olden stuff in my dreaded room...I love all this olden stuff...But sure am glad all I have to do is push a button to do my laundry ha ha!! Now if only I could find a machine to fold and put away the clothes afterwards....




Thank you for taking the time to visit me...Now be sure and go see Marty for some great tabletops today...And Please don't forget Marty is having her Cloche Party on July 16th so girls dust off those cloche's and get ready...I just love this party and all the wonderful things you girls do that inspire me....




Until next time from my mountain to yours...





Hug's and smiles Gl♥ria

39 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Neat, Gloria! Loved seeing your treasures. It's always an education when you show us some of your interesting finds. I learn more from your antiques than anyone's I know. Thanks for sharing!

XO,

Sheila :-)

sissie said...

I just love all your vintage and antique laundry collectibles. The soap boxes are great and to think they are still unopened with the contents inside!

Love the boot dryer, the old rug beaters and the scrub boards, love it all.

Great post.

hugs
Sissie

Karen said...

OH GIRL! If you find something that folds it and hauls it up the stairs - PLEASE - let me know.
Can you imagine having to move all the furniture, and lug all the carpets outside, throw them over something and then beat them to death?
Thank you Mr. Hoover.
:) Loved this!
Hope you are feeling better and better!
Big hugs! Karen

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Everything is so amazing it almost (almost) makes doing the wash fun! Think I need that feather duster though... Have a happy day!

Connie said...

OOoooooo, I love your laundry vignettes, honey! Adorable...
xoxo,
Connie

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Gloria, I just love your laundry room with your wonderful vintage collectibles. I have my laundry room on my to do list. It is awful and too dark. I have to brighten it up so I will maybe enjoy doing laundry a little more.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Gloria, I just love all the wonderful antiques in your laundry room. Who wouldn't want to do laundry in there? Your wall colour is very close to what I have in my living room. Nice post!

Blessings,
Sandi

Mary Ellen said...

Gloria my drops open every time I look at all your treasures!! You are a virtual museum!! Love your laundry room with all of it's charm! Don't know if it would make me want to do more laundry having a room like this but it sure is cute!!

How have you been feeling these past few days? Hope you are mending quickly -

bee blessed
mary

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Haha! I just laughed out loud at the pot at the end of the rainbow. Too funny. What cool old stuff. Whew! Glad I didn't recognize most of it. Oh, my! I can't imagine cleaning windows like your mom used to. Shoot, I'm lucky to get the windex out once in a blue moon. I never knew there were coal and gas irons. I knew about the stove ones, but not the others. I don't think I'd want coal or gas near my clothes. As always, Gloria, this was a fun post. I hope you and Len are feeling much better these days! Enjoy your week.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I love it all...I would love a child's ironing board...I mentioned that in my LR post. I have my childhood toy iron....wouldn't that be cute?

Nancy said...

Gloria,
I have so much fun coming to your blog! I really enjoy seeing all your pictures. Your laundry room is really cool! All your old things are so fun to see. I have a childs ironing board just like yours! Thanks for sharing!!

Hugs,
Nancy

Sandra said...

Hi Gloria! Oh my goodness, woman! I really enjoyed this post! I am catching up with all my blogger friends and here I am:) Gosh, I'd go nuts in your home. You have beautiful beautiful things!
Have a good evening!
Sandra

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh you know that I just love every single thing that you have in your laundry room. I would steal it all if you weren't looking. You do have it displayed so beautifully too. I just drool every time you show some of these pretty things. Thanks so much for joining TTT and thanks for the shout out about the cloche party. Love ya. Hugs, Marty

Melissa Miller said...

Gloria I love this post! This may be my most favorite of all the things you have ever shown us! The wood carved shelf is just beautiful as well as the unique items on your laundry room shelves. Everything looks very pretty and full of vintage charm. Lovely, lovely job!

Thanks for coming by sweet friend. I took a blog break and had missed you. I hope you and Len are feeling much better these days.

Have a good week. ~Melissa :)

Sailing Simply said...

Very cool! You have some really neat vintage laundry items there! I didn't know those were dusters. The first one you showed I thought for sure was some antique yard game piece, like a badminton or something. LOL! I love learning about old stuff! Thanks for visting me too and your sweet comments!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Loved seeing all your laundry collectibles! Yes - Thank you for windex!
Have a great week.

9405018--Pat said...

love your laundry room....wonderful vintage collections...thanks for sharing...Pat H

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Gloria, even your laundry room has the neatest vintage treasures! It MIGHT even be fun to do laundry in this room. Loving that window. It's gorgeous! The little bloomers and doll dress on the ironing board are just way too cute, and so are you (the ceiling is just a table turned upside down!). Have a wonderful holiday weekend sweet Gloria. laurie

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Your laundry room is wonderful! I adore all of your collectibles! This is a room that could almost make doing laundry fun...almost;)!

Enjoy!
Cathy

Dawn said...

I was just thinking today that I need to do something with my laundry room. Maybe I can find some of that olden stuff in the attic or one of the out buildings!

Will miss you if you don't go to Second Sunday but that must be some cabinet if it's gonna blow your yearly shopping budget! Can't wait to see it. Hope it's still there for you!
Hugs,
Dawn

Tootsie said...

okay...I want a laundry room big enough for something pretty...mine is just an ugly space from hell...and so is the amount of laundry I do...so for that much time spent It should be bigger don't ya think??? me too...perhaps this Toots will do some renos...hmmm
at any rate...MOM>>>>>what doesn't fit back in there...would be welcome in your lil Toot's house....hint hint...haha
love you mom...hope to talk to you in a couple days or so...lots to tell ya...missin you too!

Marilyn said...

WOW....I love your laundry room!! The items you have collected are wonderful!! I so enjoyed the visit....
Have a Wonderful Day!
Marilyn
xxoo

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

You never fail to make me want to go back through and look again. Such neat stuff! And..yes I am one of those that remembers DUZ! lol
Hugs,
Mona

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Gloria, why do "olden" things look so charming? I don't know, but your collection is amazing. But the thing that I like best is the French railroad clock - s sides - wow! Oh, I still use "Bon Ami"! Linda

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

OMG GLORIA,
I think your laundry room is about the cutest one I have ever seen!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE all the neat old vintage laundry decor! You have it all!!! So darn cute!!!
Can't wait to see the rest, but how could it get any cuter!!!!
Hugs,
Cindy

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Gloria...what an fabulous laundry room you have. I love all the vintage soap boxes and bars. I remember having a little ironing board just like yours! Wonderful post :)

Blessings!
Gail

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Mornin' Sis...

Ohhh my...Girl, you have been a busy little bee! Hehe! Your laundry room is looking absolutely gorgeous and you know that I love all of your old paraphinalia!!! I love, love, LOVE that wall color...it looks great with the white! Loving all of your beadboard wallpapering too! Everytime I see it, it makes me want to find somewhere to use it! Hehe! Sis, I love your new window...it's gorgeous! Ohhh yes, that tin sign will look great framed! Everything looks sooo pretty, Sis!!! Thank you for sharing all of your antique goodies with us...you know that I love seeing them! Wow...and after looking at all the antique laundry items, sure makes me feel blessed and thankful for all of my modern day conveniences! Hehe!

Well Sis, just stopping by with my mornin' coffee...to say hello and see what you're up to today! I have sooo much that I need to do! I have been sewing all week...in on my dining room table! Girl, you should see the mess I have! Hehe! Second thought, I'd be embarressed for you to see it! I was just throwing the thread and fabric scraps on the floor under the table as I was working. Well, don't know how...but now all of that mess is strung from one end of the house...to the other! Eeeks! Guess I better go and get busy! Have a great day, sweet Sis!!!

Love ya,
Chari

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Gloria, I love all the laundry things and the clock is just fabulous. Lovely things!!

Hope you are doing well.

Hugs, Barb

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your tabletop vignette is just gorgeous! I adore the iron.

Gypsy Heart said...

So neat to see! Your paint color is very nice and I love the wallpaper too. Both of you are very professional "fixer-uppers" ~ :-)

Have a wonder*filled week my friend!

xoxo
Pat

Shelia said...

Hi Dear Gloria! Oh, I'm speechless - so much wonderful olden things!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Hello, Gloria!!
I just love seeing all the wonderful and unique treasures that you have in your home!!

Love the lamp shade on the ball jar lamp!!
So very cute!!
Hugs,

Debbie

Marydon said...

G'eve Gloria ~ Fabulous treasures! I do remember well beating G'ma Maggie's rungs on that old clothes line every spring & fall ... yucky job! And we also used that old scrub board to do clothes on ... not fun. We kids had a darling ironing board, similar to yours ... GOSH! memories are flooding, sweet lady.

Love your vingettes! & moments to recall ...

Have a lovely 4th!
TTFN ~ Marydon

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Gloria,

I loved seeing all your antique collection, the vignettes are wonderful and thanks for sharing.
So glad that we have come along way, with the modern iron and washing machine.

Hugs
Carolyn

Diann said...

Hi Gloria!

You always have the coolest stuff! that railroad clock is beyond awesome! I love it! And all the other vintage pieces you showed us are jsut wonderful. love the rug beaters!

Have a great day!

Jan LaFollette said...

So glad you came to visit today and mentioned your laundry room redo....you have some fine antiques and collectibles. Not only were the old irons hot and dangerous...the clothing, especially, women's had to have been difficult to iron, aren't we lucky! I like the look of the wallpaper, in photos anyway, it looks just like the real thing.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

I am so glad I was able to visit you tonight and catch up on some of your post.
Been laid up on my back for two months so have not visited too many sites.
Girl this has to be the neatest and coolest laundry room I have ever seen in my life.
How creative and lovely you have everything fixed and organized.
Wow just great
Hope your doing well
Love
Maggie

Rettabug said...

Oh my goodness, Gloria, this is just absolutely the most charming laundry room I have ever been invited to view! What spectacular collections you have of everything olden...super finds over a lifetime, I'm sure.

Thank you so much for sharing all your cute ideas. I just might talk DH into installing some similar shelves in ours. Hmmmm....

Hugs for a Happy 4th,
Rett

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

oh Gloria.. what pretty and unique vintage items you have.. that new beadboard wallpaper looks GOOD, the mocha color too..

hugs
Sonny