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July 01, 2011


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Into Vintage

It's one thing not to have an Ikea nearby but I would think a scarcity of laundry collectibles would more than justify a relocation for you and your family.


Oh my goodness, I can't tell you how much I miss my clothesline. What a very strange thing to say out loud. My name is Kathy and I miss my clothesline. There. It's out.


Those clothes pin bags are so cute, I almost feel like doing laundry!

birdie blue

love your vintage dolly finds.

absolutely darling.



So adorable! I'm going to attempt to copy one of those clothespin bags (in vintage fabric, of course) and send it to you so you'll have a "sort of" real collection. How many more chapters are in this estate sale book, anyway? Gardening? Art? Glassware? Furniture? My mind is reeling.


Yes, I would be happier with the broom, too! That is cute!

two crazy crafters

Just adorable! I've been enjoying reading about that awesome auction! Have a safe and wonderful holiday weekend! Twyla

laurie magpie ethel

Cute clothespin bags and three (even if one is unattractive) does make a collection. Love the dolli-pins. I have one of those cards as well with the clothespins, but did not realize it was missing the clothesline...now I know why there is an empty spot above the pins. Yours is in much better shape than mine.


That surely was one epic Auction B - amazing the little treasures you can find - good for you! J

Carol @ Old Glory Cottage

Well it took alot of restraint on my part, but I'm happy to say that I was able to stop myself from looking on Ebay for one of those clothes line sets! Of course I can't say what's going to happen as soon as I'm done posting this comment though...
Instead I want to talk about that lovely shade of green paint that's on your door. It reminds me of my grandparents' house. All of the trim and the garage door were painted that color, and they had some of those great old metal chairs sitting on the porch, painted red. LOVE!


Love your blog..I live in Westchester NY..and sales are way too high here.


I found your blog thru Vintage Rescue Squad blog, and I do not remember how I found that blog. I have just finished going thru every 1 of your blog's dates that still exist in the archives - I think back thru FEB 2008. You & I could never shop together - we would be grabbing for the same items. I live in Dallas TX. I have managed to find some well priced vintage stuff at estate sales & flea mkts. I have been collecting for 30 years, and my house is full. I am hoping a friend opens an antique shop, so I can be a part-time picker for her. LOVE YOUR BLOG & PICS OF YOUR "STUFF" & YOUR PETS TOO - loved the sleeping squirrel pics way back! Thanks

Musings from Kim K.

Your clothespin bags are simply DIVINE!!! A week ago I hung up two washboards with doll clothes in my laundry room. I think I need to start scouring for clothespin bags now too.


eeek too cute
and great. now i want a dolly clothesline!!!


I'd gladly exchange places with you and you can have Ikea...that place is always like a major traffic jam inside. My dreams are simple...I want space, grass, trees and a clothesline!


Love the clothespin bags. I have one in my sewing room. Also love hanging things out to dry. That fresh air smell...That was an epic find...I love everything so far.

Mitzi Curi

Cute finds, Barbara! I have to tell you a quick story. I had a clothespin bag that I tagged "baby dress" in my antique mall booth. Someone corrected me quickly, of course, regarding my error. I didn't inspect it with a mother's eye (I've never had children). That's my excuse, anyway!


A charming grouping of little household things Barbara, and a timely post for me too. Just yesterday, I drove past a consignment store displaying some old things on the sidewalk; an old laundry basket with linens inside it, and an old washboard, ect. I thought it made for such a nice and nostalgic display. I think there was a red geranium on a small table next too,a nd a few other things. I immediately thought of my mom, and how she used to "sprinkle" her ironing, and hung her laundry on the line.

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