Monday, August 16, 2010

Clothespins

On a recent Goodwill trip I found this huge bag of old wooden clothespins.  I don't know why I was drawn to them but I love the darker patina of the wood compared to new clothespins. 

I wanted to use them to decorate the laundry room.  I filled up this Crate & Barrel hurricane with a mixture of the pins.
And hoped it would fit in the space above the cabinets. It did!

Here's a close-up.

I had more clothespins, so I filled up this Ikea jar with some of them and placed it on the other side of the cabinets.  Mixed in with my thrifted wooden heart bowl, salt cellar and basket, I think it looks pretty nice.
 
The remaining clothespins (I still  have a lot left!) went in the craft drawer. I'm sure some project will come up where I can use them.

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16 comments:

Kristi said...

Looks good!! I love those old pins!

Becky said...

I love clothespins. They remind me of my great grandmother!

Sally Hamilton said...

Clothespins glued to a flat board then hung on the wall are an excellent way to display quilts. I use my clothespin the old fashioned way - hanging clothes on the clothesline to dry. It's one of my favorite activities because it makes me slow down. And the clothes smell so good ...

Marissa said...

looks VERY cute! What a cute little decor addition to a laundry room! When I had my second son, a friend of mine, took a big basket from Pier 1, attached a clothespin to the basket, and then used long rope, attached little boy outfits to the line with clothespins, so as I looked at the outfits, they kept pulling out, creating one LARGE clothesline! SO CUTE! Maybe you could do that??!

Heather@myeverydaygraces said...

Looks great, Heather... why don't I think of things like that?

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love the old clothespins. I scored some this weekend, too. Now I need to get started on my laundry room. Love your displays.

Life in Rehab said...

OMG, that's so cute! I love the way you displayed them.

Naila Moon of the Grey Wolf said...

I am drawn to old clothes pins too. I suppose in some way they remind me of hanging out laundry with my Grandma.
Your laundry room is too cute. I would hang out there. lol
~Naila Moon

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Oh I love old clothpins and you have created an interesting and appealing vingette with them! Love it!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

CUTE CUTE display...love the idea that you had! Thanks for coming to my NTT party and I hope you are having a fun time!

Blessings,
Linda

Shannon M said...

Followed this link from Coastal Charm. I love using clothespins as a display. Thank you for the inspiration :)

Petie said...

They look great! One of these days I'm going to spruce up my laundry room?!

Clothespins are also good for hanging Christmas cards on cording draped in front of a fireplace mantle. Xmas is just 4 months away....yikes!

Julie Harward said...

Hi there...I love these old cloths pins, I have some too and I put them in an old blue bottle in my laundry room also. Now I need to go look at all your posts I have missed since I have been gone! :D

Jennifer Dawn said...

What a neat display for a laundry room.

Patti said...

really cute display!

stop over to enter my giveaway!

One Cheap B*tch said...

Great GW find! You can do a lot with those babies!

Jeanine

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