Pressing Garden Matters

May 17, 2013
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!

Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  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..

  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.

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

  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.

  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.

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

  7. Cute!
    Love the little clothes pin bag...

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


  9. 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.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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

  11. 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

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

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

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

    Have a gorgeous day!

  15. 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,

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

  17. 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

  18. 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,

  19. 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.

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

  21. 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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