Thinking About Hangers

March 24, 2013
I absolutely loved Linda's post at Itsy Bits and Pieces on old hangers...

This is such a fun bathroom wall.  The center bottom hanger is very unusual.  I couldn't get it off my mind.

You never know what you may find in my garage.  I spied some old wooden hangers on a clothes rod while getting in my car to go to work on Friday.  The wheels were turning on the car and in my mind.

After lunch today I had to take a closer look at those hangers.  There were actually quite a few but many where the same type.  I needed some variety.

I liked this hanger because it had printing on it.  "For cleaning or pressing, Call the Valet Department".   It's from the Curtis Hotel in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  One thing I remember about the Curtis Hotel is that hockey fans from our town stayed there when our high school team went to the state tournaments.

This is a darker wood hanger that has printing on it in ink pen.  It says "Ruby M Olson, 9th grade".  Don't know Ruby.

No wood on this one.  I think it's from skirts or trousers.  This one is made by the Henry Hanger Co., NYC.  
I doubt hangers have been made in New York City or even the USA for quite some time.

A narrow trouser hanger.

A wider trouser hanger.

The top one has a round wooden piece, and the bottom one is from "Lovering's, St. Paul, Minnesota".  Also says Dale 0540, Phoenix Products, Milwaukee.

The last one is a heavy gauge wire hanger with wooden clothespins that cannot be removed from the hanger.

I think I have a good start on a hanger wall, but maybe I need one with a little more character!

More to come...

Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. Carlene, I love old hangers. Have actually been on the look out for a few. I think you have a fabulous variety. Wonder if Ruby is my relation? lol! My hubby did have an Aunt Ruby, but her last name was Beckstead.

  2. Those are very interesting.
    I had to laugh when you said you never know what you will find in your garage. The same here. I need to let go of a lot of clutter in there, but I guess a clean garage is a boring garage!!

  3. OH I think those have lots of character...the Curtis Hotel hanger is a real goodie! Thanks for the sweet shout-out!

  4. I think you have a wonderful collection of hangers that would look great on a wall. I grab every old hanger I find when pickin'. I just like the look of them.
    Farmhouse hugs,

  5. You have an excellent start on a hanger wall. I've never seen a hanger like Linda has on her wall, but I'll be sure to keep an eye out for one for you.

  6. Oh...that was a tease. I have two old hangers....would love more, but hard to find here. Can't wait to see what you do with these...

  7. Wow now you have me thinking as well.. I never took a good look at hangers until I read this post.. They can be unique! Your wall is coming along great..

  8. Hi Carlene,
    Love the hanger wall. The middle bottom style is so unique.
    Thank you for sharing this and thank you for stopping by and your kind comment. I am enjoying catching up today after family house guests for 10 days. They left this morning and I am exhausted. LOL
    Have a great week.

  9. Looks like you have a great variety and collection already!

  10. Love your old hangers. Did not realize there were so many different kind. I have a metal folding one that I love, but no cute way to display it. Looking forward to inspiration from you.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  11. Great collection..loved the dark wooden one..

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  12. Such a fascinating collection, Carlene!
    Happy Easter, my friend.
    Carolynn xo


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