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Zootsuitmama was my shopname, but I closed it a while back. Now I have entered a magic timemachine and live in a time warp of vintage and retro ... Join me.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Hey all you hip chicks and dudes! I have a PROPOSITION!!

For some reason, I am obsessed with laundry rooms. I wonder, could it be because my cute little retro laundry room was taken over a few years back by my son? Why, yes. I believe it is the reason. If I am using short curt sentences, it's only because I am stifling a scream!! Not once, but twice, my son was allowed to move back into my extra room off the basement. Ya know what the definition of insanity is, RIGHT?? "Doing the same things over and over, and expecting different results".
I can't believe I never took any pictures of my little launderette, just to prove that it really did exist. That was before my blogging days...many long years ago.
So, I am relying on cute pix from the internet to compensate, and when the lil room gets back together, I'll take a bunch of pix!
But, wait! I'll describe it. First off, after I fumigated and washed everything down with bleach (YES IT WAS NECESSARY!!) I painted the walls white, moved in my oriental yellow formica table with the inlaid oriental women, put up all my retro tin laundry signs etc..and even made a little corner for my sewing machine that I have never used. It was precious. I could wash, dry and fold my laundry, without having to fight the dust bunnies from the dryer and trip over years worth of vintage stuff that I just couldn't live without! It was cheerful and homey. And then, I lost my mind for a minute, "Why don't you, and your girlfriend, move in until you find your own place again?" Ha ha. Two years later, and my little room was filled with any computer equipment that was known to man, stacked to the ceiling crap, a bed, shelves, TV ....on and on. Then came the famous day when my sanity returned...but that's a story for another time. But, before I could remove the stuff ("I'll come get all my computer garbage soon...") guess what? A flash flood, stopped up sump pump and lots of slimy clothes, junk, computer equipment sitting in water up to my knees. And, it's funny, but guess who hadta remove it? Right! Zootsuitmama. So - if I ever post something that even hints that I again am losing my mind and about to let someone move in, please do an intervention!!

So.... until I get the laundry room back together (oh, and I forgot to mention my pink ironing board!)-I have a propostion. I am about to reach 50 followers...so-ya know what that means? Give a way! I need pictures, stories, or both posted on your blogs about retro/vintage laundry stuff. That's all it takes to enter. I'll post pix tonight of the give a way goodies! So - get on it! It will motivate me to get down there and get my room back together!

Believe it or not, this is the first  type of washer I remember my mom using as a kid!


Vintage Christine said...

After reading your post I think all that pink got burned into my retinas! Gonna have to go through the pix here to see what I can find about retro-laundry -- all I remember from my youth (being retro and all) is my mother constantly complaining about having to iron my dad's dress shirts and then coming up with the great idea of paying me 25 cents per shirt to do it for her. There's not enough money in the WORLD these days to ever get me to iron again!!!!!

1950's_atomic_ranch_house said...

Hmmm... *Thinking* I used to have some vintage clothespins on a sweet card... Do I have any other laundry stuff? I may not waaaa lol...

Oops except my chrome iron.

The 1950's washer we used to have was finally carted off by myself and my brother. It wasn't that interesting a model to look at much less keep, so it went. I needed room in the Studio, so sacrifices had to be made... =(

SusieQT said...

Ooh- I did a couple posts on laundry not that long ago- here's one: http://practiceintime.blogspot.com/2010/05/trash-picked-tuesday-airing-our-dirty.html#comments

and the other, about line drying: http://practiceintime.blogspot.com/2010/04/living-vintage-line-drying.html

Does that count? ;)

Zootsuitmama said...

Yes, Christine...I only iron once in a while for fun. What does that say about me? And, yes Susie QT, it does count...but I like pictures too! How do you all fix up your laundry room?? and Atomic, did you take pictures before you "put the washer out to pasture?" ZSM

Maggi said...

You know, I don't think I have any vintage/retro laundry stuff...what is that about?! lol I'll have to remedy that ASAP methinks. lol Good luck getting everything back in order and congrats on coming up on 50 followers, that is awesome!


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