Sunday, June 20, 2010

OK, I'll admit it...

I iron.

So there.

Mr. Jenny home offices but I always iron his shirts. After I hang them out on the line to dry. I like when he is crisp and neat and smells like sunshine.

Cuz, yea, well he is my sunshine.

AND...

I have now successfully trained him in the art of garage sale spotting.

Saturday morning I was being a lady of indulgence sleeping in until 6:15 when he came in sweetly and said, "The neighbors are having a garage sale!"

I sat up instantly and said "Who?"

"Tom and Judy on the corner," he said and then told me, "Hurry, there's a lot of people there already!"

So I leaped out of bed (OK, it was a pathetic leap but a leap none-the-less!), threw some semi-matching clothes on, tried to comb the snarls out of my hair and then hopped out the front door pulling my shoes on as I went!

It was a huge garage sale and there were tons of people there. All the cool stuff was sitting behind the cashier table already sold.

With a tear in my eye (Hey, I get emotional when I miss out on stuff like this, don't judge me, K?) I turned to go and then I spotted this on a table of plastic containers! I am always a sucker for a metal box. And this one was cool...a little patina, a cute little latch. Geez, Louise!

I opened it up and look what was inside...prepare to say "Awwww..."


...and after I grabbed my treasure Mr. Jenny and I tooled around the neighborhood, drinking a latte from Dutch Brothers coffee and hanging out.

And even though I won't use this to iron Mr. Jenny's shirts I will think of him whenever I see it in my laundry room.

Because this is Father's Day. And he is the best, kindest, most wonderful supportive, loving and supportive guy in the world...to all of our kids and Grands and to me. Oh, and did I mention, he's now a well-trained garage sale spotter!?!

Yea, he definitely deserves those crispy, neat, smelling of sunshine shirts.

My little travel iron treasure is linked to Debbie's Garage Salen! Visit the rest of the cool treasures by clicking here!

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36 comments:

The Words Crafter said...

Whoa, how cool is that? Awesome find! I like to iron, too. I like the way cotton smells when it's ironed. My Grandma had some irons that had a handle on them and you sat them next to the fire to heat up...hope your honey had a great father's day!

Busy Bee Suz said...

This is a wonderful find Jenny. But NOT nearly as the wonderful find you got in Mr. Jenny.
I love that he smells like sunshine.
Have a great day!!!!

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Ooooh Cute! I love the iron and the case! I like to iron too, it's very therapeutic for me.

w said...

i love garage sales. my hubby understands that every friday morning i go out and search the city for garage sales.

also. i don't iron.

Cheryl D. said...

What a wonderful way to spend a Saturday! And what a lovely post to honor a husband. Boy, do people get up early by you. Here, I think most garage sales start at 8 or 9 in the morning!

Jingle said...

love your lovely spirits,
your husband is lucky,
Happy Father's Day to Dads in your family.
Blessings!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

That is a very cool iron!! Love a man who will tell you about garage sales. Mr Jenny sounds like a real keeper!

LemonyRenee' said...

You have some of the most coolestly (ha!) outfitted neighbors in the world, I swear it. All mine ever sell is playpens, car seats, and used diaper genies. Ewwww!

Patti said...

Jenny...great find! I despise ironing!! Thank Goodness my husband doesn't wear dressy clothes too much...I do end up ironing because he would burn a hole in it!! HeHe

Jeanie said...

A great find, Jenny....both the iron and especially Mr. Jenny. I think he got pretty lucky too. I got paid $1 apiece to iron my dad's heavy white cotton shirts that had been dried in the sunshine when I was a teenager. That is a smell to remember.

Molly said...

your posts always make me smile. I love your writing style, it is so easy to read and so entertaining! I think that Mr. Jenny and Mr. Molly would get along fabulously! mine is a super great sale spotter too, not to mention he might love auctions more than I do!

Chatty Crone said...

That was a cool iron!

Just got home after being gone for 2 weeks and guess what I did today - iron.

Getting my blog legs back on.

sandie

Terri said...

Just when I thought you were perfect, I learn you iron.

Sigh.

JK. Ashley is out of the hospital as of today! She had a BM yesterday and then things started to fly!!!

She's still in St Louis with Bob as the surgeon wanted her close by... just in case. He's even hired a nurse to come by and check on her for a week in Columbia but she is employed by Barnes. Wow.

Debbie said...

Not sure, do I love Mr. Jenny more, or the little black box with the iron? Hmmmmm....I am going to say they are both keepers! Thanks Jenny for joining in on the fun!!~ Happy Fathers day to the Man...who is truly a Man to go garage salen with his lovely!

Lucy said...

You and I would get along so well. I love to hang clothes out! They smell better and it's good for them. Except now I live in a !!&^%#$!!! HOA and they are very hard to get along with about that subject. But I do it anyway. I can't justify using a dryer in all of this sunshine. ANDddddd....I like to iron. Although I don't do it much anymore with just my stuff.

Crazy!

Vicki said...

Oh, me too Jenny...the ironing and garage diggin. But alas, not all of us are so blessed with a Mr Jenny...

Glad you are, and he with you, and us with you both :)

Marlene said...

Awww...what a great find...and what a great tribute to Mr. Jenny, too!

I participated in my daughter's community yard sale this weekend.
I learned a valuable lesson. Do not try to pass off your junk as treasures next to the lady who is selling all her "treasures" for ten cents.

BECKY said...

Precious!....The iron, You, and Mr. Jenny!! :)

Pam said...

That is a great iron. Never knew they used to have their very own box.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hang on to your sweet hubby, Jenny ..he's a keeper! Sounds like you had a wonderful Father's Day.

Love the vintage iron. I like to iron too and actually find it relaxing.

♥ Pat

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a sweet and very dear post! Loved reading this!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Pondside said...

What a little treasure you found - it's an antique though, and really ought not to be used....if you're looking for an excuse to stop ironing!

Ms. Anthropy said...

I hate ironing and rarely do it anymore, but I must admit, I love that iron and the metal box!

Sue said...

That iron rocks! And, apparently, so does Mr. Jenny!

;)

Linda Robinson said...

Well it sounds like you have one heck of a wonderful guy there, but I think he is pretty lucky also.
He has you!
..Pretty cool find my friend..

Hugs, Linda

Julie Schuler said...

That is some iron. I had a friend who said that women like boxes and baskets and all those little stow-away places because it is like getting extra wombs. Like men drive big cars or get loud, big machines as an addendum to their sexual organ. I don't know if that's true.

Cheryl said...

I love old crap, especially when it comes in shiny boxes.

That's why I'm so damn fond of my mom.

Terra said...

that is a neat find! I don't like to iron, I do it - weekly but I don't like it much!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I think we may be the last of a "dying breed" - ironers! This reminds me...put travel iron on list of thing I need for upcoming trip!

Tina said...

Nice treasure! I used to iron...but not since my fused wrist. Just one more thing I had to give up. Didn't have to give up garage sales, though!

aimee said...

what an awesome treasure! your husband is so sweet :) enjoy your great find! im now a follower. i enjoy your blog and my visits.
blessings,
aimee

Mardell said...

Yep, Steve's a keeper ~ and so are you!! Really cool old iron, indeed. So glad he's trained in the garage sale spotting. That is SO important.

I really don't mind ironing. I find it rather soothing...Reminds me of my dear Grandmother (& my own mother.)

Lourie said...

That is sooo cool!

Holly said...

That is a cool little find. I am a sucker for boxes too - wood, metal - anything. Mr. Jenny is awesome for being a garage sale spotter...can he write a post on how to aid your wife's garage salen/thrifting fun so my hubby can read it!

Melinda Cornish said...

I love me a good garage sale.....

My name is PJ. said...

Mr. Jenny deserves to feel crisp and smell like sunshine. I adore vintage Universal items. I no longer collect them because I'm lightening my load. I do still have a vintage toaster.
It won't make crispy shirts, but it will make crispy bread.