Saturday, December 29, 2012

A Movie & an Ironing Board

Yesterday was my last day with the grandson

I had promised him lunch and a movie
(The Hobbit)

Before the movie I took him
downtown to Fossati's Deli for lunch

Fossati's Delicatessen is the oldest deli in Texas, and one of the oldest restaurants in the United States. Located in Victoria, Texas, Fossati's was opened in 1882 by
Italian immigrant Fraschio ("Frank") Napoleon Fossati.

After lunch and a little history lesson
we headed out......


.....since we were in the downtown area
and all my favorite flea markets are in that area.......

I decided it was time to introduce my 14 year old
grandson to the "flea market world"

He found it some what interesting
and I found a treasure I couldn't live without

a vintage ironing board

I love the red metal

but not so much the ugly cover
so first thing I did was cover it with pretty linens

Ok, this looked better

But then I peeked under the old cover
and pad and look what I found....
A beautiful wood board!!!!

as you can see the under pad was rotted
and falling apart and it was nailed to the end
of the board so it took me a while to get it off

But finally......

Wow, how cool is this????
and it only cost me $5.00

For now I have it in my bedroom
I added pictures of my grandparents
and a pair of my baby shoes

I'm not really sure what I'm going to do with it
maybe keep it, maybe sell it in my next booth
or I could even use it for display in my booth


I also picked up two vintage aprons
at the flea market

Aren't they cute
They will definitely go in my next booth
which will be in March at Goliad Market Days

Every Little Birdie says-

Lunch & a movie, grandson was happy
a little flea market shopping, Nana was happy
it all worked together for a wonderful last day
with my very sweet grandson!! 


  1. I'm seeing all kinds of possibilities for this ironing board! I'd like to use one of your photos for a post coming up this week at:
    I'll link back to your post. Let me know what you think!
    Farmhouse Blessings for the New Year,

    1. Be sure and let me know when you do your post. I'd love to see it. I'm one of your followers now!!

  2. Great find! I've never found one with the metal red legs! Really neat!

  3. I have a vintage ironing board. I only use it for big jobs as it is the only ironing board I have. I love how you have yours set up. Mine has a metal top...but the legs look so much like the legs on your board, red and metal.

    Thanks for showing this. I clicked back to this post to read...but am looking at your guest bedroom and seeing how clean and simply it is decorated.
    I'm finding inspiration in those photos! Thanks for posting them.

    Happy New year... Pat

  4. That is just lovely!!! Especially due to the wood! :)

  5. Love the ironing board...I use mine behind my sofa in the den..they are hard to come by now days..Anything old is what I like...I know you will enjoy it. vera

  6. Hi Marsha! The post is up:
    Thanks so much for letting me use your photos. You inspired me!
    Farmhouse Hugs,

    I'm clicking on your Follow button right now!

    1. I'm tickeled pink that you used my photos of the board!! I'm going to do a post about the feature and link back to your blog!! That way we both get exposure. Thanks again and good luck with your decorating ideas!!

  7. Cannot believe you found a wooden ironing board! It's fantastic. It sounds like you guys had a fun time! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  8. What a terrific find! I love old ironing boards and have found a few beauties hiding under ugly covers too! Thanks for sharing at Knick of Time Tuesday!