Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Laundry Room Shelf and Sign 11.16.2021

 Hi Everyone!  Today was a gorgeous day here in Lake City, SC!  It was 71 degrees and sunny.  I love living here with these temps!  I have lived in the South for 17 years but used to live in Northwestern NJ where it was in the 30's or 40's this time of year.  

Yesterday I went up to Florence, SC.  It is about a 25 minute ride from my house.  They have a Hobby Lobby up there.  I was with my daughter, Jenny and my youngest grandson, Jack.  I went into the wood department looking for maybe some unusual or cute sign wood.  There was just what I was looking for-a wooden shelf (this one also had a plate rail!!).  It was only $14.99 so I grabbed it up.  I painted it with one coat of white chalk and another coat today.  Once it was dry I hung it up over my washer and dryer.  I decided to decorate it a little for Christmas.  I might change it, but for photo purposes I wanted to have some things on the shelf.  I also hung up a metal Laundry sign that I have had for about 10 years.  Yesterday I decorated an antique printer's tray that my daughter, Jenny gave me.  This is the only Christmas I have done in my house because I'm hosting Thanksgiving and I want to leave those decorations up until the day after.  I try and not rush the seasons.  I feel like that area of the laundry room/breakfast room is all done now.  I am very happy the way it all turned out.  Take a look at what I did below:

This is the antique Printer's Tray.  I used little spool trees, minature glass Christmas balls and snowmen to decorate each compartment.

This is the Laundry Room shelf.  Painted with white chalk paint.  I then decorated it with a huge pinecone from Jenny's yard, a Magnolia Christmas tree, a salt glaze pottery santa, a mason jar candle, a little Christmas Irish cottage and a candle.  I finished it with a pinecone, cinnamon stick garland.  I have had the Laundry Room metal sign for about 10 years.  I think I bought it at World Market.

I hope you like the things I did, I certain do!  I love doing little things like this, not overwhelming or time consuming.  Everyone have a lovely evening!



  1. I lived Florence a year while teaching junior high LC
    Then lived and taught Bennettsville 2 years. Marlboro High
    They talked me into moving to LC
    Taught high two years
    Loved it
    Superintendent of schools is one of teachers I taught with that first year…I was an older new teacher.
    I knew not one person in SC..
    I ove SC but moved back to awV to be closer to family in Indy
    Driving distance
    Then moved to Indy
    Now Florida near this family
    I love your blog
    I miss that area…

  2. We have an antique printers tray too that we brought with us to Hawaii and hung up in our living room. We had a plexiglass cover made to put in front so dust wouldn't get on all the little things we put in it.

    1. Kay, I love antiques and this Printers tray is great! What do you put in yours?


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My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.

Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!

Jenny and Kevin at their wedding 8/30/08. The wedding was at our home and turned out wonderful! Everyone had such a good time!