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Laundry Sprinkler

Mom used to use one of these for ironing when I was a kid. It was a bit old fashioned even then but when the steam button on the iron broke, she showed me how to use an old soda pop bottle and a laundry sprinkler.
Today I use it for my indoor flowers.
Mom still loves iron. I love that she's a bit old fashioned.
(Here's some laundry sprinklers on ebay)

15 comments:

  1. Aren't they cool...I remember the one that my mother had....NOTE to self, call mom and ask her where it is.

    What lovely memories.....

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  2. Oh how sweet of a memory of your mother. I have my grandmother's corked to an old FIZZ soda bottle. I'd love to use it every now and then but I would die if I accidentally broke it or something so it is just sitting on my laundry room shelf as decoration.
    Now you've inspired me to find one at a yard sale and use it for watering!!!!
    everything vintage

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  3. Luv the "vintage" Laundry Sprinkler your photos are awesome.
    I just checked out the "Free Blog Banners" on your side-bar. OMG, you are a dear to offer your amazing photos for others to use. You have such a wonderful eye for photography! I especially love the keys, flowers, china and gate shots. Thank you soooooo much.
    I'm off to change my blog header :)
    Barb in Texas

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  4. Homemakers were SO CLEVER back then....we are bringing clever back...great photos.

    KAREN EILEEN

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  5. I've never heard of such a thing. Your bottle is very cute though. I love the idea of using it for plants since I hate to iron!
    Happy day.
    xo~Tracie

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  6. Memories! I have my Mother's and she used a old Log Cabin Syrup glass cantainer to hold the water! I cherish it more than most things I have in my home! Thanks for sharing such a sweet post!

    Hugs,
    Maryjane

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  7. What a neat item. I never heard of it before, your post.

    It is so nice that you have your
    Mom's!

    Andrea

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  8. Hum, I learned something new today! Thanks! Those are kinda cool! Thanks for the link! I seriously considered getting one of the cobalt blue depression glass "merry maid" sprinklers!

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  9. Love laundry sprinklers! But then I love to iron too!! I iron my vintage tablecloths on an old mangle. They come out beautiful and I find it so relaxing! I'll try to post a picture of my mangle on my blog.

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  10. Oh, thank you for the lovely memories! My mother used to use one of these and I thought it was the coolest thing in the world. When she wasn't using it, I would get it and 'sprinkle' the flowers with it!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  11. I've never seen one of these before. It is so neat.


    I tryed to order something from your mom's site but when i went to check out the shipping was $495.00
    Maybe you could check it out for me? Thanks, Lee Laurie

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  12. That is really neat..I have never seen one of those.

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  13. Just stopping by to say hello. LOVE your photos, love your joy, love the sunshine.

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  14. My Grandmother had one! Pretty clever invention...just use whatever bottle you had lyin around! Gotta miss the ol days! Thanks for sharing...and for the ebay link.

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