Tuesday, June 1, 2010

It is Metamorphosis Monday

I believe it is met Monday at Susan's. Go here to see other transformations. So this is a little transformation of my laundry room. Hi, I am Minkey the sock monkey! I know you all have been seeing quite a bit of me, but get over it. I have kindof invaded Nannykim's blogs! But I am such a darling, you all should love it!
This is me reading in the laundry room. Nannykim does not have a porch so she made her laundry room into a SORTOF porch! It is attached to her home in the carport area. It has become a favorite spot for reading, napping and ice tea!

Here are a few of her favorite things--a puzzle picture of the swamps (we have a lot around here--and they have their own beauty), polished rocks in a jar from a lake near an old family cabin in Montana, and an old tube radio which still works!!(with a loud hum)

We installed a special screen that retracts into a frame. This is great if you want a screen on a doorway. This doorway gives us a view to the carport/backyard area. We have some wonderful wind chimes that actually sound like church bells---deep mellow tones!!

This even accommodates naps!! YUP! Nannykim can actually curl up on a Sunday afternoon and sleep on this chair---hard to believe but it is quite comfy and works!!!

Ooooops, we just got home from vacation and the mail delivery box is sitting there and the hose!! AH well----we have the washer and dryer behind hanging curtains--so this has become our little porch area!! Have a good metro Monday!

Ps. If you haven't read the New York Bestseller, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Shaffer and Barrows, PLEASE put it on your summer reading list. My daughter gave it to me and I thought, "WHAT?" But it is a delightful book and involves Guernsey Island in the English channel and takes place right after World War II. It is enteresting, funny, romantic and a delight!!!


  1. I'll be putting those books on my list!! I am please to say, I am happy I found your blog! Love Minkey!


  2. Next time you visit your daughter, I would say go back to Duke and tour some more....just breath taking. Thanks for stopping over...cute post...book looks good!

  3. Wonderful post, I love your new little porch. Isn't it great when you can carve out another space in your home? Thanks for sharing. Stop over, I'm having a giveaway.

  4. Okay, I have to say, your blog is adorable. And I love the sock monkey and the book is really good. We read it for our bookgroup and the whole group loved it. Reading group thumbs up. So nice your daughter gave it to you.

  5. Hello, I love to read and am looking for something interesting - this may fit the bill. Love your porch!

  6. I love book suggestions. I can't believe that is a laundry room, talk about making great use of space. It is darling and looks very inviting.

  7. I am seriously in love with that adorable monkey !!!!!!!! Does she help with laundry ?

    thanks for sharing !


  8. Love the cloth monkey, your sense of humor, and, of course, the new digs for laundry! Great job! Thanks for coming over to visit. Please return soon. Sincerely, Susan

  9. Well now I need to do something with my laundry room, since looking at yours makes me realize what a wreck mine is - and so dysfunctional :) Thanks for visting my blog! (PS -Love the sock monkey!)

  10. Minkey is adorable - and I will add that book to my reading list! Congratulations on your upcoming grand baby.
    Thank you for the sweet comment on my guest post at The Shiny Pebble.


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