Pressing Garden Matters

Today I used the old wooden ironing board that I painted white last weekend in a vignette.





Along with a Kwik Way vintage iron that was $3 at a rummage sale.


And a homemade clothespin bag.


A basket from the thrift shop with the shape of a laundry basket.


And two  Rose Star Calibrachoa annuals planted in a coconut liner.


The annuals have a little growing to do, but here's the finished vignette.


I am going to drill a small hole in the ironing board top for the hanger to slip in so the clothespin bag doesn't blow off.

Just one of the outdoor vignettes that I have been working on for the patio.  Thanks for stopping by!



















23 comments:

  1. You should have a workshop at yourome for gardening with unusual items. Love that clothespin holder. I saw an old toy iron last week with electrical cord. Oh my.....can you imagine..

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  2. Very cute! I never thought to use one of the coconut liners for baskets before. Great idea. Now my dirt won't slide out the holes.

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  3. I love those clothespin holders! How cute to set up a wash day vignette with a laundry basket of flowers!!

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  4. The clothespin holder is darling and I used to use one like that when I was a kid to hang up clothes. Cute all around.

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  5. Cute Carlene! I love the clothespin bag. I bought a basket just like that today at the D.I. I have my green ironing board out on my front porch for Spring. Love it so much I think I'll just swap out the plants and leave it a while longer.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  6. what a cute idea! you are such an inspiration! :)

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  7. Another cute vignette for your outdoors, Carlene! Love it!!
    Mary Alice

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  8. Cute!
    Love the little clothes pin bag...
    Pat

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  9. Very cute vignette, love the clothespin holder and the basket with the flowers is very pretty!

    Cynthia

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  10. Cute idea Carlene. That old ironing board will look so special loaded with your lovely flowers. Love the little clothespin holder. My daughter uses a old ironing board just inside her back door entry where everything gets thrown. They make wonderful tables. Good that you protected yours with paint.
    Blessings.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  11. I love vintage ironing boards and that old iron is so cute! Such a sweet vignette. Visiting from Country Whites and new GFC follower!

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  12. Hi Carlene, Love your vintage ironing board and the whole vignette is so darling. I have an old ironing board that needs painted too. This is such a cute idea. Thank you for the inspiration.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

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  13. Cuteness abounds inside and out at your house. That clothespin bag is unbelievably adorable!
    Liz

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  14. Carlene it looks beautiful! I wish I had a creative mind like yours..

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  15. Holy cuteness! The entire vignette has me smiling wide!

    Have a gorgeous day!

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  16. Carlene! I knew that was you before I ever clicked on the link! So cute and charming! Thanks so much for sharing at Country Whites Weekend! You helped make it a great party! Hope to see you again next month!
    Hugs from the Farmhouse,
    Dru

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  17. Really cute Carlene!
    I love your very original ideas.
    Now I need one of those old ironing boards too
    Cindy

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  18. Oh Carlene, this is so fun! Did you make that clothespin bag? It is so perfect for this vignette. You thought of every detail to make this vignette perfect. I love it! laurie

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  19. Such a cute and creative idea! Thank you kindly for embracing your country whites and sharing your outdoor vignette at Country Whites Weekend.
    Farmhouse hugs,
    Cindy

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  20. Oh my gosh. This is soooo adorable!

    I still iron many clothes (since I dry everything outside on the clothelines) but I have to say my set-up never looked this sweet.

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  21. Sweet! Now you need a bottle with one of those old fashioned sprinkler tops. That would just be the icing on the cake.

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  22. I adore this. I think I want something similar. I already have a great home made peg bag out of a cute little overall, but a rusty metal ironing board with some plants on it, to sit the basket on while I hang out clothes... I love it. Thanks! I found you through a link on Pinterest and will be following.

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