Friday, October 5, 2007

Show & Tell Friday--Laundry Cubbies--Insides

Last week for Show & Tell Friday I shared my laundry room cubbies and my friend Marian requested a peek into each one, so this is for Marian.......

This huge corn bowl--not one of my favorites--was one of my husband's purchases. It reminded him of the old corn ware that his grandmother had--but this bowl is huge and it's hard to find a spot for, however it does lend nice color to the shelves. The watermelon bowl I found at a Dollar General store years ago and the paper mache watermelon I've had forever.

The basket was a thrift store find and the darling little pillow was made by my friend Robin as part of a laundry room swap we did a few years back. It says: Where oh where are all the matching socks? I don't think we'll ever know the answer to that question.

The watermelon bowls again from Dollar General many years ago and the wood mammy and watermelon game board from a thrift store and the little black doll holding the kitty is from a swap I did with my friend Emily Franz a few years ago.

The chicky shelf---the 2 little white salt & pepper chickens were my grandmothers and the other chicken given to me by my oldest daughter sits in an old McCoy bowl my mother gave me.

This poor little shelf needs some more things added to it--but that's a good thing. The little sheep is from a swap and the other things were from yard sales and thrift stores.

Another chicky that belonged to my other grandmother, a cannister that I found at the thrift store--I just love the cross stitch sampler look of it, a little apple that I made and one of my potholders in my collection.

A rooster weather vane the husband bought for me, a little corn husk doll that was part of a wedding gift almost 26yrs ago and a neat little red retro metal box.

The mammy shelf--I've collected these little pieces from the thrift stores over the years, except for the large mammy in back and she is a really neat vintage quilt applique piece that my mom gave to me a few months ago-she's one of my favorite pieces.

An old iron--that still works, china tea cup and a mammy shelf sitter that I made several years back. I love her cotton boll fabric she's wearing.

Old sewing drawers that the birds have taken roost in, a piece of cottage ware that was my grandmother's and a neat pincushion on a bedspring.

The shiny stuff--all thrift store finds.

One of my favorite shelves, because it's so dainty and farmhouse-ish. All thrift store finds and the little sugar bowl and plate just almost match in design. I would love a whole set of these.

And for the very last one my .50 cent copper tea kettle, raggedy andy cookie mold and red rose potholder--all from the thrift store. Speaking of which I must go for now as I'm off to the thrift store to see what treasures await me today. Keep your fingers crossed!

Don't forget to stop by Kelli's and see all the other wonderful Show & Tell Fridays.


Penless Thoughts said...

This was a wonderful Show & Tell. I love the way you've made the boxes with themes.

Hootin'Anni said...

This is in your laundry room!!! Wow---if I could only have a beautifully decorated laundry room like this!!!

My washing and drying is done in the garage! So, my decorum is tires and tools! *gag*

My show n tell is shared, won't you drop by?

nannykim said...

So were these shelves all part of one unit or what!! I was a bit confused, but what a lovely neat display--so many interesting things.

Susie said...

I loved seeing your laundry room last week, but this closer peek at the cubbies was really special. You have so many treasures to feast your eyes on while you tackle laundry!

ellen b said...

I'm so glad you showed us the filled cubbies...

Sharon said...

Thank you for sharing all your goodies! I love all of your things. You should check out my blog, I love to thrift shop too and most of my possessions are from thrift stores, flea markets or garage is so fun!

Hugs! Sharon

PEA said...

Omigosh, what wonderful treasures you have in each cubbies, I so enjoyed admiring it all!! xo

Kelli said...

I'm so glad you shared what was in each cubby! Such darling items!!


Mica Garbarino said...

I love it all especially the Mammy and sewing areas... I love Mammy's in a laundry room. You sure have a happy place to go and do your dirty wash though!!! Hey I have been really sick and now my kids are ill... I hae not forgotten to send your treat from Garb-oodles..... I hope to get out of the house to do that this week!!! Sorry I am late!!! Have a great weekend!!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What neat goodies you have inside your cubbies! Thanks for showing us!

Your Halloween ornies below are really neat too!


Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts said...

That was fun! We used to have a platter that looked like that corn bowl.

Crystal said...

What a fun display in your laundry room, all I have up in mine are the extra paper products and cleaning supplies since I buy in bulk at Costco.

If I had fun little cubbies like that it'd be hard not to decorate them though.

So cute!

I really like your mammie dolls. You have so much history in all those fabulous thrift store finds.

Thanks for your comment on my blog too.
The website I mentioned for finding locations also has the tri-fold holders. You can also sometimes find them for sale at the gift-shops that have these machines. They're usually pretty cheap. I started using them because if I didn't see them all together I'd occasionally forget something I got and if I revisited would get a duplicate. Fortunately my dad collects too so we swap sometimes.

crazyhaberdasher said...

Oh Cathy! Thankyou so much! You made me feel really special....I hope it wasn't too time consuming to get all that at a time would have been fabulous, so thankyou - I really appreciate it!
And what a treat for me!
I loved seeing everything you have in all of your cubbies, the mammies, the sewing drawers, the xstitch cannister, the chickens, the beautiful crockery, the pot holders ....everything!
When I move house, I am going to have a big laundry with shelves just like yours.....I have some laundry collectibles, things like old pegs, and those laundry sprinklers/ironing maids (don't know what you would call them in the US) and old ads, etc. all with the hope of someday displaying them properly. Thanks again for sharing all of your fabulous collectibles with us...have a great weekend!

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Cyndi Lewis said...

Great displays! I love them.
Thanks for looking at my quilt show and tell.


Paula said...

Great job displaying the items. Quite impressive for your laundry room! I bet the rest of your house is stunning!!