Saturday, April 2, 2011

Instead of Estate Sales Today

It's Ironing Day!


Today is the day my Mom has been dreaming of for months now...

Let me get you up to speed.

Last month my friends Erika & Sandy, who own the amazing shop The Tattered House in Roseville, came to stay and treasure hunt with me.

Of course my Mom joined in on the fun.  
With that one track mangle mind of hers the first thing she asked them was if they ever got a mangle.

Unbelievably Sandy looked at her and casually announced that she had a mangle!

My Mom calmly looked at her and said, "but is it an Ironrite?"

Sandy said, "I don't know, someone gave it to me years ago and it's been sitting in my classroom (she home schools) with magnets all over it. I have no clue what a mangle is or how it works.  Let me call my daughter and ask her to look and see.

We were shopping at The White Elephant Sale at the time and had all gone in different directions.  About an hour or so later Sandy caught up with me in the Accessories Dept. where she casually tells me that, "oh yeah it's an Ironrite.

My heart skipped a beat as I  grabbed her by the arm and literally dragged her down the aisle to the Art Dept. where my Mom was.  She happened to be standing at the counter when she saw us speed walking towards her. 

Breathlessly, I said to Sandy, "tell her"!
Sandy said, "it's an Ironrite".
Tears immediately began streaming down my Mom's face.  She was speechless which is rare for her.

So my friends, we are off to Roseville this morning to bring home the elusive mangle.  And like I promised, I am going to take a video of my Mom doing her thing on her beloved mangle so stay tuned!

Happy Saturday Everyone!
Be sure to check out the lovely treasure just listed at IL TUO TESORO.


marta said...

Oh My Ironrite! I know exactly how she feels! I have bben searching for a Ironrite! I've settled for a GE right now but the Ultimate Ironing is an Ironrite! So happy for her! I can feel her smile now :)

Dumbwit Tellher said...

This is going to be a day of days for your incredible mom. Just the thought of her having tears in her eyes to finally track down something that she's longed to have makes me teary too. I can't wait for the video. I'll make sure I have a box of tissues by my side. It's going to be a great day! Big hug to you both Terri xx oo

Kathysue said...

Yea!!!! That is so great Terri, have a fun day in Roseville!! Give Mom a hug and Congrats from Kathysue.
I need her here today with her mangle I just washed all my white pants that were in storage for the winter. How many white pants should one girl have?hmmmm? any how I sure could use some re-inforcements with a mangle. xo Kathysue

Kelley said...

What a great story. I would love to own a least I think I would because I really enjoy ironing.

Thanks for the fun post!

xo kelley

Unknown said...

Everyone - This is Sandy and the story Teri tells is exactly true, right down to the dragging across the store, moms tears and the excitement we are all feeling about sharing in todays adventure. I am so glad to be a part of Moms Mangle story!!!

sharon santoni at my french country home said...

How sweet, I am really looking forward to seeing your mum in action! So glad her perseverance - and yours!- has finally been rewarded.

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Woohoo! The hunt is over.My grandmother used one of these for years.I will have to see if she still has it.~Cheers Kim

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Quote of the day: "With that one track mangle mind of hers"! I love it! Congratulations to your mom. I can't wait to see pictures.
Believe it or not, I was able to post again today!!! Blogger has corrected itself and I was able to post. I'm having a giveaway to celebrate. Come visit.

Beach House Living said...

Mom got a new mangle? I know she does the cloths for the church. Good for her she got the one of her dreams!

quintessence said...

I can't believe it!! How amazing. I remember the Ironrite saga vividly especially because it reminded me of something my mom would have done. I can't wait to see the video!!

Hamptontoes said...

What a sweet story! I remember your post on finding the mangle. I can't wait to see it being used, as I've never seen one before (actually, never heard of one until your original post!)

jenna ♥ a little blue said...

awe soooo exciting!! i remembered your last post and i was so sad she didn't get it. so now i am soooo happy for her! can't wait to see the video :)

Unknown said...

The "search" is finally over!!!! Horray!!!!

The first I ever heard of a mangle was an article in House Beautiful some years ago, by a then unknown (by me) young designer by the name of Edward Ross. I still have that magazine and I'm not sure if I've ever told him.

So happy for your mom!!!
xoxo Elizabeth

lvroftiques said...

There's one available on our craigslist right now. Ironite model 95 for $250 obo in fully functionoing condition ....Don't know if that's a good deal or not? *winks* I'm so glad your mom found her "dream machine" I can't wait to see how she uses it. Perhaps I will be struck my mangle madness *winks* Vanna

Anonymous said...

Enjoy hearing about your Mom and the mangle.
My sisters and I used to fight over who got to
use the mangle first. lol Great for ironing table cloths. In the 1970's sheet were still made from
percale cotton and some were muslin.