Friday, January 1, 2010
The old "Ironing Board in the Kitchen' Trick
So we have this quaint, wooden ironing board in the middle of our kitchen. Neither of us Iron and in reality, technology makes it possible to buy wrinkle free clothing!
Nonetheless we both like the look of the old ironing board and we are trying to figure out what to do with it. We need to take it out to make room for kitchen cabinets but where do we put it so it doesn't get in the way yet would be fun to show people?
Your suggestions would be welcome.
According to the Internet, "wood ironing boards in the kitchen were a common place in England." And the ironing board was patented in 1858. I've started reading VALLEY OF THE MOON by Jack London, which is set in W. Oakland around 1900's, and it starts out by painting a grim picture of young and old women sweating it out in an ironing factory where they iron clothes for 10+ hours a day for slave wages. No ventilation, no breaks, just endless ironing drudgery in W. Oakland so the upper class can walk around wrinkle-free. I wonder if I can make a movie about it?