Wednesday, October 7, 2009

VINTAGE THINGIES THURSDAY: Laundry Room Remodel Part 2

Welcome to this weeks segment of Vintage Thingies Thursday. Thursday is the day to showcase your vintage treasures and to share your special things with everyone. If you are visiting and would like to join us, please do. It is very easy!
To participate, all you have to do is:

* * * * * * * Please everyone, follow these guidelines!

(1) do a post about something vintage.
(2) Visit all the participates and leave a comment.
(3) Link in with the link at the bottom of this post, please use a perma-link to link in with, that way, anyone can refer back to your post if they can not get to it on Thursday.
(4) Be sure to refer back to my blog so everyone can see who is participating today, and if you like include the VTT button in your post. Please be sure to have your post up before linking in.

I had these pictures ready to go for this weeks post...the continuation of my laundry room remodel. I will have one more post about the vintage items in this room, it will be next week. So for now....here we go....

These are some of my vintage linens, I just love the colors and the cute little chickens. These were all estate sale finds.

This salt and pepper shaker set belonged to my grandmother. I have kept these safe in a drawer for many, many years. I decided to bring them out and enjoy them, I put vintage buttons in each, and it sits on the shelf....now, I can enjoy them.

This is a real gem. I have had this ever since I was a little girl. My Aunt Joyce had one similar to this, it was the same type of thing...a Weather Forecaster. After a visit with my Aunt, I looked for one myself...and found this one. (At least, I think that is how I aquired this...my Aunt may have given it to me, but honestly, it has been so long...I can not remember) OH MY.......I guess that is a sign I am getting OLD! Nonetheless, it still works, and I have treasured it for many years...and girls...it is ALWAYS right!

Here is the back of the little weather forecaster. I would guess I got this in the mid 1970's. I wish I could remember how I got this...but for the life of me...I can't. So if my Aunt or mom reads this...Leave a comment if you remember!!! Don't you just love it??? Have you ever seen one like this, that actually works? Do you have one similar??

Here is a snapshot of the wall all my goodies are displayed on. The little shelf was purchased at an estate sale, I asked the guy, "how much?" he said "$1.00", I said "sold". It was brown and ugly, but I saw how sweet this would be painted a fresh coat of white paint. I think it holds all of these vintage treasures rather nicely.

Here is the whole wall. The vintage wall picture was purchased at an estate sale. I love the colors of the flowers and the mountains in the background. The little plates on the top of the shelf came from Goodwill. I liked the size of them, they were small and had really nice scenes painted on them.

Well, that is it for the show and tell this week. I will finish up next week and show the whole thing...with the before shot......Have a great week everyone..... I hope you enjoyed looking at some of these vintage goodies...some you may have seen before, but I think most of them are new.....

54 comments:

  1. Love the Mystic Weather Forecaster! My husband is a weather nut and he would love this.

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  2. love that sweet little shelf & those darling vintage linens, esp the chicken one...what a lovely display :)

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  3. I have one of those forecasters! I've had it since I was little too.
    Your laundry room is looking as cute as can be! I love that little shelf. And I'm glad you brought your grandmother's S&P shakers out, so you can enjoy them. I have a few things that I'm so afraid to have on display because they're so precious to me. You're much braver than me!
    Happy VTT!

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  4. I have never seen a Mystic Weather Forecaster, but now I am intrigued by it!

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  5. ... of course I love LOVE the silhouettes best, but it is all lovely.

    Have a lovely eve. TTFN ~Marydon

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  6. This is your laundry room? Everything is so nice.

    I love, love, love that you filled those shakers with buttons. Goodness gracious sometimes the simplest things can be so awesome! I am finally using things that I have hidden away for a special day because what's more special than today?

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  7. Sister has so much stuffed, she may have had this weather forecaster. I just do not remember it, but that is nothing new. You still floor me with all you come up with. As always, a VTT post well done.

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  8. I love the display in your new br, and how you gave us all the close-up pictures. My parents had one of those weather forecasters. I know we (probably my sister) broke the thermometer, but it was still around last time I was there.

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  9. Oh, your weather forecaster brings back memories! My grandmother had one and when we visited my brother and I would get up each morning to see if the witch or the children were out. Hers was dark wood. Good idea for the little salt and pepper shakers. Love your shelf!

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  10. Lovely post-the linens are always a favorite with me & I never thought to out vintage buttons in the S&P.
    I have NEVER seen a weather station like that, fascinating!

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  11. I never saw that kind of weather forecaster with things that move.

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  12. PS. Your laundry room is almost too cute to do wash dirty clothes in,LOL!

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  13. Such awesome stuff! Your laundry room has pizazz and so much personality!

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  14. Hi Suzanne, I am going to join the fun on Thursday. I love your event. Your laundry room looks large with all your vintage items in there. You have used some unusual things to display and they look great. The weather thingy is really interesting. I love it all.

    See you tomorrow.

    Hugs, Jeanne

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  15. Suzanne...girl I love how you did the S/P shakers what a very cleaver idea you had there...Love all your vintage things you do have a great eye for collecting stuff my friend...Thanks for sharing this...May you have a great day my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  16. What a lovely display of vintage
    treasures and finds, I'd want to
    stay and enjoy this room!

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  17. Love the linens. And the darling shelf. Seeing the potential in things is a talent!

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  18. These are such a reminder of old family belongings, especially the Weather Forecaster. Ours was solid brown plastic (bakelite?) and the witch was fearful to behold, all pointy and grimacing.

    Your laundry room is charming; it gives me hope for the unceilinged one I've had for twelve years. Time for a little cosmetic sprucing-up and you're the impetus. Thank you!!

    rachel

    ps The button-shakers are just delightful---what a great idea to use black and white buttons!

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  19. Love your laundry room and those sweet linens. I didn't get my post up soon enough this week to participate..but I can go visiting and see all the pretties the other ladies have. Happy VTT...
    p.s. My dad's weather predictor told him when the best fishing days would be..according to the colors it somehow changed to. So long as my dad paid attention..he always caught fish. :)

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  20. That is one beautiful wall you've got there - every item is perfect, and that picture is heavenly! You've got my stamp of approval!

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  21. Suzanne,
    Love ht buttons in the S & P shakers!!

    Thanks for hosting again.
    You do such a great job.

    blessings

    barbara jean

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  22. I enjoy your idea of showcasing your vintage treasures! The weather forcasting item is just wonderful. I hadn't seen one like that before.

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  23. Those linens bring back so many memories. My mother always embroidered towels and pillowcases. I have some of them and I cherish them. Your laundry room is adorable and you have done a great job posting about it. I can't wait to see next weeks post!

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  24. Wow, lovely vintage things!

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  25. We had a weather forecaster like that, I think it was Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf coming out of the cottage.
    You have done such a lovely work for your laundry room!

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  26. Great display! Love all the treasures and the Mystic Weather Forecaster is wonderful!

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  27. love the vintage linens. I search for those everywhere I go!

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  28. Hi Suzanne.. oh gosh.. I really miss you a lot and miss the VTT meme's too.. your laundry room is pretty.. and i want that white wall rack display too! :P hehehe.. been looking for one too actually..

    I try to join your VTT next week if time permits..

    take care & have a great day!

    xoxo
    fitty

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  29. I love vintage linens and I love how you've displayed them!

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  30. I remember these little magical weather predictors!!!! Do you remember the ones that were a boy and a girl and their skirt/pants changed colors? I think I NOW know why they worked - - - they had a chemical that was a hydrate (will collect water to itself) and the hydrate changes colors when moisture is attached to it.

    That's what I learned teaching science!!

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  31. Aw... I remember the weather forecaster. My MIL had one and I'm sure my mom must have as well. Very cute.

    I like the estate painting you found; the colors are gorgeous!

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  32. I haven't seen one of those weather forecasters in forever! They were really fun... and it seems everyone is redoing their laundry room which is scary! Mine is so small - room for the washer the drying - the heater and the AC/HVAC and one person. its such a mess honestly and im afraid to tackle it. most days its seems pointless.

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  33. We used to have the wether forecaster too, when I was growing up. I have a 1885 book on touring Colorado up - I think you will like it.

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  34. ah it all looks so pretty! Happy Thursday!

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  35. LOve your linens...I just found your blog party and added it to my linky party list. Looks like fun and I can't wait to see what everyone has :o)
    peace!
    cindy

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  36. Suzanne, you do realize that someday I am going to just show up at your house and start stealing stuff, right? LOL! I am so in love with the towels! I have been extra interested in vintage linens lately. The salt and pepper shakers are so totally cool and I really love them with the buttons inside! And that weather doo-hickey ROCKS! Seriously! That is like the coolest thing EVER! Totally vintage and totally cool!

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  37. Where do I start?? Love the wall. The button idea was brilliant for the s/p shakers. Love the forecaster. Wish I could find one. I bet there are a lot of us looking on ebay today. And, we need to compare prints. I think I have two by the same artist. I'll try to write down the name and share. Take care. Lane

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  38. Hi Suzanne,

    thank you for hosting this gresat event for us again. :) You did a great job with your shelf. Love how you displayed the little towels on there. What a great idea to put buttons in the salt and pepper shakers.

    Debbie

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  39. Suzanne,
    I love your salt and pepper shakers the best. The tops are adorable. Thanks for sharing!
    Living it up at Lakewood,
    Cindy

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  40. The weather forecaster is amazing! My daughter would love something like that--I think I will start looking for one.

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  41. It must be a lot more fun doing laundry now that you remodeled! What a great idea - think I'll re do mine. Or should I say 'do' mine! Love the vintage items you have in there too. Great idea!!!

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  42. that mystic weather forecaster has to be the neatest thingy i have ever seen you feature
    LOVE it!

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  43. Even your laundry room is a treasure trove!

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  44. Nice grouping! I love that you got that rack for a dollar.
    Putting old buttons in the salt&pepper shakers is a great idea.

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  45. Suzanne!

    I love your wonderful weather forecaster. I collect them and this one is just too precious. Thank you for stopping by my blog today and leaving the most wonderful comments. I would love to invite you back for a stay!

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat
    http://godsheart-heart2heart.blogspot.com

    http://ark4god.blogspot.com

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  46. I love your linens and the display looks so great!

    Jocelyn
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  47. I love, love, love the towels!!!! I wish I had a whole closet of them!!!! ANd I love that yuou started this Vintage Thingie Thursday! I so enjoy going to every one's blog and seeing the goodies!

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  48. OMG... that stuff is so cute! :) Now I want to check out everyone else's vintage things.. :)

    Have a great weekend.

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  49. Suzanne,

    I love your vintage things! Especially your linens :o)

    Blessings & Aloha!

    (still behind in blog reading...ah! this is the norm!)
    I'll be back to get caught up :o)

    Hope all is well!

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  50. Hi Suzanne, I came by to thank you for your comment yesterday. We are waiting for the puppy to come home. Puppy love is very big here right now and all we have seen is photos. The Breeder is in Georgia.

    Have a great Sunday.

    Hugs, Jeanne

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  51. My what a variety this week, it was
    interesting! Have a great week!

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  52. I love how it's all coming together! Black and white buttons in the salt and pepper shakers! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

    I am trying to get back in the groove of blogging regularly, so I hope to be back to sharing on VTT soon.

    Oh... and the potato soup turned out great in the crock pot! The only thing I'll do differently next time is add the broccoli later. Maybe heat it in the microwave and then add it at the last minute, so it doesn't get mushy. Overall, the recipe was a big hit with my family! Thanks for sharing!

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