Monday, May 27, 2013

Vintage Laundry Basket

Hi There,

Hope you are having a great start to your week. How was your Memorial Day weekend? Mine was busy -- going to the beach, running, walking, painting, working in the yard, etc.

I wanted to share with you a recent find that I picked up at a local consignment shop near me. I have to say that I usually have luck at this store every time that I visit. So here is my find -- a vintage laundry basket. What do you think?

I added the basket to my bench at bottom of my bed and placed some pillows in it.

The basket only cost me $10.00.  YES $10.00.  Can you believe this?  I was so thrilled when I got it!

I remember my grandmother having a laundry basket something like this one that she would use daily for her wash.  Such good memories of her washing her sheets and hanging on her clothesline on a nice spring day and placing them in her willow laundry basket when dried.  Well actually my grandmother ironed her sheets, I can still remember this when she would iron her sheets and starch shirts with Spray Starch!!

Hanging sheets on a clothesline is one of my favorite things!  However, where I live now, no such thing!  So now I just place them in dryer, I do lightly iron them and when I have company, I spray the pillow cases and sheets with French Lavender Spray!  It smells so delightful!  Have you ever used Lavender spray on your bed linens?

Have you had any great finds lately?

Thanks for your visit!
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  1. Very nice! Saw it on Make it Pretty Monday!

  2. Your basket is so pretty! It looks nice and big too. My grandmother ironed her sheets too. I have some lavender spray, but I've only used it on guest beds. I should try using it on my own sheets. :)

  3. Great find and it looks wonderful with pillows in it. I found an oil painting of pink roses that I love on Saturday.

  4. I also love line dried sheets but haven't had a clothesline in about 20 plus years. You got a great deal on that basket, especially for that size.

  5. Love the basket! Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

  6. Love it! Nothing better than something beautiful and functional! Great find. Thanks for sharing,liz

  7. Great basket!! I remember the days of hanging sheets on the line and ironing them when they were dry.
    Mary Alice

  8. What a great find! I'm always on the lookout for baskets, I love them. Enjoy the weekend

  9. Kelly, I adore this vintage basket...this one is especially the finish on it.
    xo bj

  10. I love your basket! I had one that I gave to one of our daughters and now I wish I had it back!




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