I bought this vintage shelf not knowing if I would use it in the kitchen or the laundry room. As evidenced by the replica detergent boxes that are on it, ultimately I hung it in the laundry room. I really need some other things to put on it, but that will have to wait for now as I don't have anything lying readily around the house.
I got this during my visit to "the towns" (I sound like a villager in the movie "The Village") last year and haven't hung it yet because it is an antique and thus, slightly rickety. Also, the washboard is glass and I plan to hang it right over our cat's litter box and I have horrible visions of it crashing tragically down on him if not hung properly. My husband went to Home Depot yesterday for some clips with which to hang it safely.
This is really just a strip of material which could be used a myraid of ways, like as a small curtain. I plan to use it as a table runner once the holidays are over. Below you will find close-ups of each hankerchief square.