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Friday, September 27, 2013

Estate Find ... beautiful BLUE and it folds flat.


Folded flat and almost hidden on the top self of the closet at this Estate Sale where the Estate Sales people had not even seen it or priced it; was this cute little vintage metal ironing board for shirts or small items with the attached sleeve board.



Once I stripped the old worn cover and padding, 
I saw this beautiful blue metal ... just full of tiny air holes.

 

Thinking this would be the perfect 'riser' for a table decoration ... I sat a papier mâché pumpkin I had just bought at Finds Thrift Store for 25¢ ... some $1-Store berries ... a couple of faux pears and a huge sunflower and YES ... it would work.  There is room for more decorations toward the front of the small piece. Maybe some raffia and small fruit or pumpkins.

I was not trying to make a decoration, just picking up some stuff nearby to see how it would look. 



The large piece is only about 32" long ...


Just perfect for a small table ...



AND ... it folds flat for storage ... 

AND ... of course you can pad it and use it to iron you hubby's shirts.

How good it that ?

Did I mention that it is BLUE ... ???

Did I mention that I paid $4.50 for it ??? 
Happy Fall decorating with unusual items.

What is the most unusual thing you have ever used to decorate your table ?
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34 comments:

  1. Such a cute way to use the little ironing board! I love the color too. I'm your newest linky follower :)))

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    1. Thanks Jeannie ... happy to have you as a linky follower. Hope you can visit me often and enjoy my blogs.
      Audrey Z.

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  2. Wow, very creative, love love love the pop of blue!

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    1. Thanks Christine ... that blue does really pop.
      Audrey Z.

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  3. This is just perfect!!! The beautiful blue contrasting against the Autumn Colors!!! Wonderful. And a great find/buy!!!

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    1. Never thought of blue and orange for Fall, but it looks good together.
      Audrey

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  4. What a great centerpiece! Love it! I need your eye for treasures when I'm at thrift stores. :-)

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    1. Thanks ... so happy to have you visit.

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  5. You have such a good eye finding and redoing I love the color. Have a happy fall day!

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    1. Yes, unusual blue and very pretty.
      Thanks Rob.
      Audrey Z.

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  6. Nice color surprise, love the little holes, useful and such a great base for vignettes. Love seeing your creations.
    Joy

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    1. Yes, the color did surprise me. I love to use risers for vignettes.
      Thanks,
      Audrey Z.

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  7. That blue color is so pretty. Also the back of that chair sitting there is beautiful! Nancy

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  8. You have a very good eye! And are pretty good at just setting things together and coming up with a beautiful display.

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  9. The ironing board is perfect as a riser down the table. I find very few of these around now. Love the fall display.

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  10. What a good idea to use it as a table riser. That was a great find along with your thrifty papier mache pumpkin and pretty berries.

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  11. Audrey, this is too cute!!! Love how you used this darling blue vintage ironing board on your table topped with wonderful fall decor!
    Such a great idea.
    Mary Alice

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  12. Cute as can be. I had one, years and years ago...don't even remember what color it was.
    I just started following you on bloglovin'....thought I already was.:)
    Yes, ma'am, all my olden stuff looks new again in the new place...and I am, indeed, having fun decorating. Not so much fun unpacking all the boxes, tho. Nearly finished with that. I've hauled so much stuff to Goodwill, someone is going to have a blast when they find it all..:))

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  13. This is adorable! You're vignette is so pretty!
    Sorry I haven't been around to visit you. I haven't been getting your posts for some reason.

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  15. What great vision you have. I think I would have only seen a blue pressing board and not all that potential. Nice.

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  16. Oh what a perfect " riser " for decorating Audrey - LOVE !!!
    Everything looks beautiful :)
    XOXO

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  18. Usually, I find old wooden ones, which I love, but this blue is so pretty!

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  19. That is so cute Audrey, yes BLUE! Great find. My favorite color.

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  20. Oh, remember those... a rare find with sweet memories!

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  21. You had me at blue. I love it all. Following you now. Rhonda @ The Messy Roost

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  22. Thanks Rhonda ... glad you like it and thanks for the Follow. Hope you will visit me often.
    Could not respond via no-reply email.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z.

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  23. I absolutely love that ironing board. The shade of blue is gorgeous....I can see it used with lots of whites and silvers at Christmas for a really frosty display too. Great find!
    I'm a new follower so I can be sure to see what you're able to come up with next
    hugs--
    Roberta
    Queen Bee Paper Crafts

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  24. Thanks for coming by to see Grandgirl #3 with an Oct. birthday. Yes, we had 3 new granddaughters in 3 days, 16 yrs ago. Such a grand blessing.
    My email is messed up...can't send nor receive ....something to do with the move, I'm sure...hope to get it straightened out soon.
    xo bj

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  25. I have the same one. What a good idea using it for a table scape. Mine is the in the to-do pile waiting for a new cover. How are you Audrey?

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  26. Awwwww I luv this little ironing board, it is wonderful and like I told everyone when I first got married and was going to be using peach as an accent to my country blue sofa..."God uses it when he puts blue bonnet and indian paint brush flowers together, so its good enough for me" - hope you and Bob are doing great - love to you both

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  27. Hi Audrey!
    I loved this. What a great little piece for decorating. Who'd of thunk?!
    I like the blue and it seems just the right sized. You gave me a chuckle too...when you said ...of course we could use it to iron hubby shirts too! LOL...
    you make me smile.
    Pat

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