Monday, April 16, 2012

Back to the Laundromat



All to myself, today.  I really like it here.  I use the big machines to wash and finish big projects. This rag runner started 20' long, washed on permapress/warm cycle, $2.25.  The floor tiles are 1ft squares, so I can measure the length after washing, and decide if it should go through a hot drier. The laundrette is clean, well lighted, and compulsively organized--qualities I long for in the rest of my day to day life.

The wall mural documents a washday in yesteryear, painted by a woman I once met.  I've had a lot of time to study it here.

14 comments:

Valerie said...

Your public laundromat is much, much cleaner than the one near me!

Lovely cloth!

Susan said...

It is a tidy place, and I've had many unique experiences here, including an 11 p m mandolin concert

grace lovelace said...

i have never seen a laundromat like that .... so clean so new ... wow !
& all the machine work ?
beautiful rugs .

saskia said...

beautiful rug and what an excellent way to measure them! and hey, a laundromat with a view

Gloria Freshley Art and Design said...

The runner is fabulous, Susan!

Judy said...

Wonderful rugs! I can see why you like going there as it's like stepping back in time.

Susan said...

Yesteryear!

Peg Cherre said...

I love the rug, the cleanliness of the laundromat, and the mural.

Thanks for sharing all 3!

msvos said...

Susan,

Your rug is beautiful. The laundromat is such a special place. You've depicted your surroundings in such a lovely way.
I'm moving back home to the Midwest after living in Queens and Brooklyn for 28 years. You have reminded me that there is so much beauty in that part of the country. It makes me anxious to get back!

ladyoftheloom said...

Lovely runner! Is it going to be installed on stairs?

The last time I used a laundromat I was 22 years ago, 36 weeks pregnant towing a toddler and a load of soaking wet clothes taken from a broken washer at home. It was not a happy place. But now it is a good memory!

Susan said...

This one has been here for many years. I used to come here with babies and buckets of soaking diapers! Talk about yesteryear!

Velma said...

i found a nifty laundromat in maine...but no mural! still. it's like stepping back for me. your cloth looks "to home" there.

Susan said...

Velma, This mural is a very detailed portrait of Purdy, a little valley town, and some people who lived there, inlcuding the artist as a little girl.
It's the main feature of this laundrette

Donatella said...

what a lovely laundromat! and it was a great background for your beautiful rugs - I love the styling, like an article in an interior design magazine!