A 1950s Laundry Room Vignette

March 06, 2012
My laundry room gets lots of traffic. It's located in the center of our house, and has two doorways, one to the kitchen and one to the main hallway.

My laundry room is decorated in a vintage style. This vignette started with a chippy, red and mustard painted bench.

Then I added a vintage metal picnic basket, vintage wooden distressed tulips (from one of my recent posts) situated in a small crock, two small washboards, and a red metal toy ironing board from my childhood collection. Another larger washboard is hanging on left.

These items say 1950's to me, how about you?

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  1. It does says "50's"...really cute, love the little red ironing board.

  2. I adore those tulips!
    Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. I will follow you on my way out.

  3. How cute is this! Hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

  4. So cute!! I have the same wash board but mine is in my Kitchen since I do not have a laundry room...


  5. This is SO cute...I need to decorate my laundry room (in the basement) just for ME! Delightful blog! I'm a new follower! ♥

  6. That basket certainly screams 1950s! Beautiful setup, I love it.

  7. Hi Carlene,
    What a cute laundry room! I love vintage, too. I have an old wringer, washtub and scrub board in my laundry. I'm inviting you to link up at our WIW party, we'd love to have you!

  8. I love your vintage laundry. The bench is wonderful. And I love picnic baskets.

  9. Definitely 50's to me. I have a red play ironing board, too, but mine has holes in it. I wonder why?

  10. Hi Carlene...

    What a beautiful way to brighten up your laundry room! I LOVE it!!! Yes...your vintage vignette definitely sings "50's"! It's always so much fun to add vintage items into a decor. I love your chippy bench...very pretty. Oooh...and the metal basket...is awesome! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful home with us!

    This is my first time to visit your blog. It's so very nice to meet you!

    Warmest wishes,

  11. Carlene ~ This sweet little corner is adorable and Yes ~ it does say 50's. I Love 50's vintage. Just stopped by to say Welcome from Brenda's Cozy Little House. Please stop by and say Hi
    I am now following you ;-)

  12. Oh I can already tell from the first post I have looked at that I am going to love your blog. You have a knack for display for sure. That is adorable. Okay going to look at your past posts. Love it!!

  13. Just over from Cozy Little House. I love your wash boards. I have several very old ones. What a cute display. Your laundry room must be way nicer than mine. Mine is very "utilitarian". It's on my list of things to fix up, but there is too many other things ahead of it.

  14. How cute that looks. Great vignette! New Follower too :)

    1. So excited to see your laundry room pictures. I have the same ironing board I saved from when I was a little girl although there sure are a lot of places for a little girl to pinch her fingers lol. I also have the same metal basket that we used for our picnics when I was small. I have it in my sunroom holding CD's. I going to bring the ironing board up from the basement and find a place for it in my laundry room :)

  15. I love your "clutter" ! I came over from Brenda's blog. You are invited to join me at my blog. Elizabeth

  16. I love that little bench! So adorable. Looking forward to following your blog!
    Have a nice weekend.

  17. How adorable! So nice to meet you. Have a nice weekend! Twyla

  18. Visiting from Cozy Little House...Great blog you have here.
    Organization sure makes life run smoother..Enjoyed and now I'm your newest

  19. Beautiful!
    ... love your little chippy bench :)

    Greetings from Australia♥

  20. Oh, I love your vintage laundry room vignette! It is so cute. Thank you for joining last week's TTF. I hope you are have a great day!

  21. My laundry room is just a space in my not so nice basement so I decorated the walls going down the stairs. I have a cute child size ironing board as well--mine is white with owls all over it. Most of my stuff is reprop--I just picked up a cute metal sign that is an old Ivory ad. Love it!!


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