Saturday, 15 June 2013

The Bottom of the Ironing Basket

It's amazing what you find at the bottom of the ironing basket.  I am one of those women who never clears the basket.  I am not going to spend time ironing items that I may or may not ever use or wear again but that I'm not prepared to part with, so they may linger at the TBOTIB for a long while!  Goodness knows how long ago it was that my mother found this beautiful antique cloth/bed cover to sell on the website but I wanted to keep.  There it was lurking at the bottom all crumpled and forgotten but now hanging as a curtain in one of the bedrooms.


This room was my office until I bought this single bed which we didn't need but I just had to have, so it had to go in the smallest room which is now another spare room and my sewing room.  I also resurrected a ginger coloured wood (my pet hate) curtain pole which we had taken down, painted it with grey emulsion (Dulux worked perfectly well) and waxed it.  I have never used clips before but these are great for no sewing and I just folded over the top deep hem to create a 'ruffled' top.  Hey presto, a complete new window makeover all for the price of the clips.

(I also found a pair of white linen trousers I'd forgotten about but, sad to say, I must have been considerably lighter when they first went into the TBOTIB).

Have you ever found something you'd forgotten about in the ironing pile?

8 comments:

  1. We have just bought one of those all singing all dancing fancy steam irons that sit on the big water tank and I suddenly have the urge to do some ironing! We have a massive wicker basket of things long forgotten that need ironing so I am summoning the courage to look through it all. I am sure the love affair with my new iron is simply a passing one and the novelty will wear off. I love the curtain and that gorgeous bed, I can see why you had to have it.
    Jo xx

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  2. I have been known to put things back into the washing basket in a bid to empty the ironing basket..... They have sat there so long that they need refreshing again in the washer!
    I detest ironing....
    Julie x

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  3. Exactly like you it's a mixture of antique finds, much-loved old clothes that I can't be bothered to iron but won't resurrect just yet and single duvet covers (youngest son has moved out - temporarily, perhaps...)

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  4. I never reach the bottom either - every day washing is turned over almost daily, but at the bottom goodness what, but no treasures such as your lovely linen I fear - only an odd assortment of out of favour stuff that could probably go to the Charity shop!

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  6. I find a lot of random things everytime! I've now given up on ironing, I use the dryer instead. wall stickers wall decals

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