If I had more presence of mind I might have posted this space for the Where Bloggers Create party. It is certainly the place where a heck of a lot of Cabin & Cottage stuff happens! And it is the very first room I ever posted about, here, in a post called THE NURSERY, in the spring of 2010 when I became a blogger. . . . Even though it's not a nursery anymore, not a lot has changed.
You may already know that I love linens and that I do a lot of ironing. I prefer leaving up the ironing board even when I need a guest room. It's usually just my grandgirls, so I toss something pretty over to make it more functional.
In this case it's a white tablecloth with an embroidered tea cloth layered over. It makes a nice night table, and the girls use it for books, whatnot's, and as a station to power up their "gizmo's" as one of their Dads calls them. (It's where two worlds collide, so to speak.)
The room is our happy place! Bright and sunny and full of fun things. Even when the girls depart I leave the ironing board covers on for as long as I can, just pulling them back a bit when I need to iron.
An ironing board makes a good work surface at a standing height. Handy for this vintage lamp shade I'm working on. And with great light in front of the window there's no need for the lamp!
The vacant bed almost always has a few projects happening on it. Piles to iron (or already ironed). The surface is my flat "idea board" and cushy work table. It would be a luxury to leave it all there forever, but that's life in a cottage! Sometimes you have to clean up your act. (Thankfully, not every day.)
Today I ironed this sweet vintage apron. I love that pink rose print on yellow fabric. Don't you love the rick-rack?
Somebody was muscling in on my territory when I nabbed this at a fleamarket. Who knows what else I might have found, because I ceded the field. It doesn't make sense to me to scrabble over piles of cheap stuff in a few square feet of space, even if were the first one there! ! !
( . . . But, back to my happy place. . . )
Apron back view. . . .
As I was pressing out the ties I was musing over how I have possibly lived long enough to outlive the expression "cutting the apron strings!" (But I'm still going to hang onto the aprons!)
I'm sure that people have good lives even without the vintage textiles. Just don't ask me how.
This little lady will probably just hang here for awhile because it cheers me up so. It also gives me the chance to show you the cool set of vintage wood hangers that I found at Lonesome Dove Antiques at the Grand Canyon a while ago!
Nice and round, and with fabulous patina. . . .
(The girls loved trying out the new dressing screen we added, by the way.)
This room is also the roundup corral for most of my fleamarket booty and the seat of the high stakes pressure of whether to keep it or not! It's a tough job, but somebody has to do it. . . . (only kinda kidding here. . . .)
The most recent doily intake. . . .
An enormous vintage net lace tablecloth in unused condition. . . .
Pretty china. . . .
I am loving these wheat colors with the touch of pale blue. (Oh help!)
It all needs a soft place to land while I figure things out.
So back to business. . .
Gotta get back to those junk piles!
Still lots of weekend left.
Hope it's good for you!
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