Thursday, July 27, 2017

Ironing Boards

So, walking around Brimfield (or actually any multi-dealer antique store) I usually find that there are one or two items that I keep seeing. I don't mean something like teacups, or figurines, but one particular item that seems to be something that obviously is an item du jour so-to-speak.

What was that item at Brimfield? Well it was ironing boards. My guess is no one wants the ironing board when an estate is sold or a house is down sized as I hear that nobody actually irons these days (sorry Jill, I know you do!).

I would say that every fifth booth had an ironing board of some description for sale. I say some description, because some of them had seen way better days and really were not suitable for taking the time to add padding and a new cover. Tell me, what would someone do with an old ironing board?

(Okay, had a flash back to a quilt shop in Buellton, California and the owner there uses old ironing boards to hook items for sale onto and also in her displays of quilt fabrics, so take that back. That is one use).

 So those were just a few of the ones I saw in half a day and believe me there were more!

There were also a few old irons, but not ones I would want to use!

1 comment:

  1. Interesting post! Really, no one irons? I'm with Jill. Nothing like freshly ironed pillowcases :)