About Shabby Laundry

I spend much of my time treasure hunting at flea markets, thrift shops, garage sales and antique malls, searching for shabby chic, rustic, and prairie style items. I love incorporating these treasures into my home and sharing my decorating ideas. Please join me as I continue my journey in search of all things vintage and pretty.

I will be offering shabby vintage items in my Etsy Shop, and special handmade items from time to time as well.

The photos you find here will reflect the items for sale in my Etsy shop, along with examples and ideas for your own Rustic Shabby Prairie Home and Lifestyle.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Days Of Week Kitchen Towels

I just listed this awesome set of kitchen towels in the SHOP.

 You can see some of the original flour sack graphics in the next photo.
 All have some staining and discoloration from their days as flour sacks, but this adds to the charm.

This set is available HERE.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Wall Rosary

This super large rosary brings back fond memories of Grandma's place.
 She had one of these hanging on her living room wall.
 I was lucky enough to find one of these last year for my own home and another recently to offer in my SHOP.
 You can purchase this one by clicking HERE.
Thank you so much for stopping by!

The winner of my first giveaway was Marcie of "The Rustic Victorian".
Thank you Marcie for your continued support!


Friday, October 31, 2014

The Shop Opening

Can you believe that October is already over?
Shabby Laundry Dry Goods will be up and running tonight at midnight.
Please stop by and have a look.

Thanks so much!


Saturday, October 18, 2014

Photographing Some Wares

I was really hoping for a bit of sun today so I could get some photographing done for the shop, but I guess we must make due with what we get. It's been a chilly, rainy day here in PA with snow showers in the forecast for tonight. I managed to get a few things photographed, despite the clouds.

Handmade Vintage Bloomers
Vintage Wooden Clothespins
Set of Small Nesting Baskets
Handmade Prairie Star
Small Jackson China Dish
Vintage Plaster Wall Decor
Signed and Numbered Yellow Rose Print
Hand Painted Vase From Austria
Ironstone Cup and Saucer
Vintage Bowl and Juice Cup
Little Girls Pink Gloves
Small Wicker Mirror

Hope you enjoyed the photos.
All these items and much more will be listed in the SHOP by November 1st.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Prairie Star Tutorial

These pretty stars started out as a pile of branches from some trees that had to be removed from my daughters back yard last Spring. I'm pretty sure that these particular sticks were from a maple tree. While my daughter saw them as a pile of branches that needed to be gotten rid of,  I looked at them and thought, "what could I make with these?".
 If you'd like to make your own, here's a quick how to.
Cut 5 sticks the same length and lay them over each other in the shape of a star.
 Wrap each place that the sticks touch or overlap with jute, twine, ribbon, or string.
You should have 10 wrapped areas.
Use a small dab of glue (I used hot glue) to anchor end of wrapping material in place.
 Dry brush both sides of star with chalk paint.
After paint is dry (you can speed this up with a hairdryer), embellish as you like.
 I used a vintage veil type hat to decorate these.
I simply tore it apart and attached the flowers by tying them into place with the tattered netting from the hat. Of course you can use any flowers, ribbons, fabric, etc. 
I like tearing as opposed to cutting because it gives things a more tattered look.
If you have any questions you can email me using the form at the left side bar.
If you'd rather buy one of these stars instead of making your own, these will be for sale November 1st at www.ShabbyLaundry.etsy.com.

Don't forget to follow along for a chance to win a pretty lavender sachet.

THANK YOU for stopping by!

Karen Ann

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

A Give Away Coming To The Shop

Heavenly French Lavender Sachets will be available at Shabby Laundry Dry Goods on Nov.1st.
 I made a basket full.
 They are made of vintage, linen doilies  with pretty crocheted trim.
Stuffed with a generous amount of sweet smelling lavender from France.
I made a special one from a round vintage handkerchief.
This one I made to give away.
 I will draw a name from this blogs followers on Nov.1st.
 For a chance to win just follow along.

May you find some peace in your day.