Thursday, June 18, 2009

Our Laundry Room and Come Join the Cloche Party!

Hello all! Sorry for my disorganized post. I just added 2 more pictures for the Cloche party and you know that when you add pictures, they go to the top, so even though my cloche party is posted at the bottom, these 2 pictures are displaced. I just thought I would add them. It's my blog so I can do whatever I want with it, right? LOL!I passed by my bookshelves which cannot be missed cause it kinda greets me when I come out of the office, and saw my jade tea set displayed there. I thought it would make a nice display under the dome with a bird and orchid, I pulled out a cloche from a kitchen cabinet and went to work and here is the result. It is now sitting on our family room coffee table. You can click to enlarge, of course.

Kelly is hosting Show Us Where You Live Friday and today, we can show our choice, so I thought I would show our laundry room for the first time. Be sure to check out Kelly's post at and everyone else participatingOur laundry room is off of the kitchen so I use it as an extension. It is very small but very bright so I don't mind being there at all. Besides, it has a nice view that I enjoy.
It also has enough storage cabinets. The long one is where I keep our brooms, mops and vacuum cleaner. Above it, I keep serving trays. I hang my apron there, which I never use. I just pretend to be a cook, lol.
I chose a top loading window washer because it is easier for me to drop the dirty laundry in. The dryer is front loading but that's because I have not seen top loading dryers with a glass window and I like the windows.
I hung 2 white shelves above because the cabinets are high (I have to tippy toe to get anything out from the bottom shelves so you know I need a step ladder to to get to the higher ones) and I did not want to waste the space.

Here is what's responsible for making the tiny room bright.
I like looking outside when throwing clothes in the laundry or folding them. Right now, my potted plants are spread everywhere in the front yard so they can get watered by the sprinklers, that way, the one watching our house do not have to water them while we are gone . They had shut off our sprinklers in the back because of the pool being built.

More cabinets and a sink on the opposite side of the w/d. and we have a small freezer across the window. I have maximixed the small space to make it functional.

Just like I said, this functions as an extension to the kitchen since it is so accessible from there. I have Senseo coffee maker here that I only use to make capuccinos. I have a Melitta coffee maker in the kitchen to make my coffee. I also have the microwave here. Our oven in the kitchen is convertible to a microwave but this one is easier for me to use so I use this a lot.
That oil painting on the wall was one of the earliest paintings that I did. The fruits are mangoes and I love mangoes. This is where I cook rice, see the little rice cooker? I have a bigger one that I take out and use when we have company.
Thanks Kelly, for allowing us to show a room in our house.

Now, let's all join Marty! Cloche Party is finally here! The party is being hosted by someone who is so loved in Blogland, Marty of I have been so busy, cleaning up, organizing and packing for a trip, not to mention, posting and scheduling blogs in advance, so I only have a few that I will share with you. And I did not even spruce them up for the party, so please just ignore them if they are not creative enough for you. I just do not want to miss this exciting party and I am very thankful to Marty for organizing it.

I have 2 apothecary jars that are filled with shells. You will notice that the cover handles are also shells. I have them sitting in one of the guest bathrooms that I had decorated with a Florida beach in mind.

It's a little tricky taking pictures of these glass clotches. Somehow, you get some kind of reflections if the angle is not right. Can you see my reflection in the mirror? Sorry, I just do not have time to redo it. Here is one that houses my 2 wooden Asian figures.
Here's another one I just moved to the office by the window. It's a bird on a nest.
Marty have seen this when I posted a picture of it with my "3 or more" soup tureen post. She told me to include it so here it is. It is a mini Red Cliff ironstone soup tureen, an exact replica of a regularly sized one available out there. I just added 2 little birds to fill out the dome a little. I keep it on top of my kitchen cabinets but I took it down for the picture.

Well, I hope you enjoyed my little contribution. I will be away so I apologize if I am unable to comment any sooner. Thank you so much for coming and Marty, thanks for the party!


marty39 said...

I left you a comment telling you how much I loved your cloches and the way you decorate them, and also how great your laundry room and all the storage is. I sure wish I had a window. Then when I hit publish it said blogger was unavailable. I don't know if my first comment will ever show up or not. Anyway, thanks so much for participating and I love all the pretty cloches and the wonderful ideas you have for decorating inside them. Hugs, Marty

Cindy said...

OMG Christina!!

I covet your laundry room, it's fabulous and all your cloche's, they are amazing too. I love the asian themed one and those shell ones, like wow! I really love those for shells, how pretty! Fabulous Post, Cindy

Blondie's Journal said...


In the order that you posted: The jade tea set under the cloche is beautiful. It must be very valuable so it's probably better on the bookcase. I once had a gold buddha (sp?) necklace and he had a jade tummy and it was my prized possession!

Your landry room is immaculate. So far I have seen 2 laundry rooms and both have been spotless~I thought you only saw these on laundry detergent commercials!! LOL! Not that my laundry room is not clean; it is just usually filled with more dirty clothes than clean! I love the newer models of machines but I guess I have to wait for mine to konk out first! The cabinets you have are very similar to my kitchen cabinets~pine. I like that the room is so close to the kitchen because you can't forget you are washing something!!

The next couple of cloches are beautiful. The shells are a nice idea with the theme of the guest room (I love the blue curtains). Hello to Christine in the mirror~Blondie waving!

The cloche with the bird's nest is nice too, the bird is one of my favorites of all of the birds I have seen in your house.

I like your early oil painting. I fell in love with mango's when I went to Mexico about 12 years ago~I never had them before that!!

Sorry this is so long. I enlarged everything and can't say there was anything I didn't like.

I hope you & John have a great trip. Are you going to Florida to see the kids?? Bring your laptop!


Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

These are fabulous cloches,Christine. So pretty!!

Heather said...

I love your laundry room! It is so pretty, I really like those curtains. I like your cloches too!

ellen b said...

I really do love your cloches! Very nice. Your laundry room is very nice!!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Such pretty cloches and what a wonderful laundry room you have!! Mine is basically a walkthru hallway- wouldlove to find a way to give it some charm but am a little stumped!


Lisa Shatzer said...

Your laundry room is adorable!

The Green Pea said...

Oh my! is you laundry room great or what, and your cloches are wonderful too! Love your blog. Sandi

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

I love everything you do Christine! All of your cloches are beautiful and your laundry room makes me miss the one I had in our first house. It looked out over the front yard too! I loved the window and all the light in there. Now my laundry is a closet upstairs off the hallway. Good that it's upstairs with easy access to all the bedrooms but I miss having a whole room and the window! God Bless! Lauralu :)

Brenda said...

I envy your your laundry room! Mine is a pass-through from the garage. Your house is gorgeous. I love your view through your window. And of course your pretty cloches!

Sue said...

Hi Christine- what a nice laundry room filled w/everything you need! Your apothecary jars are very pretty. I like the ones in the bath that are topped w/shells. But my favorite one is the miniature soup tureen under the cloche. Have a good weekend. :-) Sue

Kammy said...

I love that little soup tureen ! It is cute as a bugs ear !
I love your laundry room - really the shelfs behind and that little lamp....too cute !
I also love everything else, you have great taste !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Shana said...

Your laundry room reminds me of my old laundry room from our home in Baton Rouge! We had pavers running through the kitchen and laundry room and it was the main reason I even bought the house! Thanks for sharing your space!

Shelia said...

Oh, Christine! How beautiful! I love those gorgeous jars with the shells on top and shells in them! They're so lovely! You've really put together some lovely cloches.
I love your laundry room too! Your wallpaper is adorable! I like how you can really use it for more than just doing laundry! Your home is beautiful!
be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

Beautiful cloches! Your laundry room looks like a bright, nice space to work in! I really love the little ironstone tureen in the cloche, very pretty. And yes, you can do whatever you want on your blog! That's all part of the fun!

Tootsie said...

even your laundry room is cute!!! your whole post is very pretty girl...I thought of you today when I was in the garden center and saw a huge high heel shoe made out of wire...that you add moss and plants was perfect for you!

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

All your cloches and jars are so very nice. It's no surprise that this post and the laundry room is so nice. The rest of your home that I have seen is really lovely.

~CC Catherine said...

Christina, THESE are fabulous. My favorites are the ones in that beach themed bathroom... TOTALLY so gorgeous! Love them all! ~CC Catherine

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Girl even your laundry room is darling...I love that you have all the light in there...Now all you cloche's are just wonderful my those liitl green birds I have them also...Thanks for sharing my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Chandy said...

Love your laundry room, girl! And those cloches are so darling! I wish I had found some but I found some great inspiration pics instead.

Allidink said...

I love your cloches! So pretty :) Nice jars too!

All the best,

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Christine, that window in your laundry room is wonderful. It is so unusual to see a full-sized window in the laundry room. Your laundry room is so neat!
Your cloches look so pretty, and that mini tureen is precious (If you hadn't said it was a miniature, I would have thought you had a giant cloche to cover your tureen! Have a wonderful trip. laurie

Chari said...

Hey Girlfriend...

So glad that you came by before leaving out of town...thank you for your sweet compliments! Oooh...I really enjoyed looking at all of your pretty cloches! I loved how the jade tea set looks under the cloche! Oooh...and your mini soup pretty! I really like your apothecary jars filled with all the pretty shells too...they look gorgeous on the vanity!!!

Well my friend, we are leaving early Sat. morning! Thanks for the well wishes and the same goes to you and your family on your trip! Take care, be safe and enjoy!!! Talk to you when I get back!

Love ya,

Kim said...

I love the cloche with the mini soup tureen & the birdies. It is just too cute!

Linda said...

Christine, love your laundry. I feel like my laundry is a cousin of yours! I have a door with 9 panes, so I get light, too. I love your shelves above the W & D for fun display items. But my fav...the microwave! Woohoo! My microwave is located my my laundry room, too. I don't use it often, and I don't want it to take up valuable space in the kitchen - plus, I don't like the way they look! GREAT laundry room!!! The cloches are beautiful, but my fav is the miniature Red Cliff tureen -
clever idea! Linda

Lisa said...

Love the cloches - you've done so many pretty things with them.

And your laundry room is fantastic - you have so much space and storage. Lucky girl :)

Enjoy your weekend.


skoots1mom said...

thx 4 sharing!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Christine, love your pretty and your laundry room is awesome. Wow!!!


Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

oh christine... I love your laundry room! and your cloches are wonderful!

Beth at Aunties said...

It is all so pretty! I enjoyed the soup tureen and I am glad you encluded it! The sea shells were gorgeous as was your laundry room. You have a very nice home to go with your soon to be incredible pool! :-)


ButterYum said...

What a great post. I love seeing your cheery laundry room. You've really maximized the space well!

Stop by my blog post (below), I have something to show you.

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Your laundry room is so big & it's awesome! I'm a little bit green with envy right now... my laundry AREA is a pass through to the 1/2 bath downstairs. It's dark & awful.

Ooohhh, gorgeous cloches & great ideas! The mini tureen is so sweet! Loved them all! ☺ Diane

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Pretty cloches and beautiful home!!


salmagundi said...

I especially love the cloches that are etched - just what I'm looking for. I must keep looking as now I know they are out there. Your laundry room is charming, and with a view!!! Sally

Smilingsal said...

Your laundry room is so cheerful.

I love your cloches and the things you keep inside them.

Muthering Heights and Other Senseless Sensibility said...

Your cloches and apothecary jars are so pretty! I like the tea looks very nice!

McClure Family said...

i would die for a laundry room like that!!

see my home:

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I enjoyed seeing all this!


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