Sunday, June 1, 2008

Show and Tell Sunday ~ Where do you put it all?

Welcome to another Show and Tell Sunday ! The theme this week is storage. Where do you put it all? Well . . . I have serious storage issues! Perhaps we should create a help group ? I have been considering opening a Brick and Mortar store (but that is a whole other topic).

So here goes . . . you know those little Christmas wreath hooks? I use mine for storing and displaying vintage clothing infront of the closet doors (in the guest bedroom) and behind any available door! The metals ones are nice and strong (those wimpy plastic ones are not).

Lots of Vintage Pretties ~ I will put in my Etsy store this week. That hook is pretty loaded!

The Double Closet Doors hold many more LOL
(and no, I don't think I will open those doors just yet!)

Another dresser and lots of baby clothing is behind the door.

Antique Tins and Vintage Baskets are great storage helpers

The big prize for storage is my antique Post Office or Filing Cabinet

Wooo Weee!!! Look at all those compartments !

I have found that trays and small tins fit perfectly in the narrow shelves. Great for holding all the smalls ~ buttons, lace, doilies, trims and accessories.

My Laundry room is not safe from my overflow . . . a great little cabinet holds my fabrics.

Pretty shades for cottage style pillows

Hat boxes are great for storing lace trims

I use this cute little dresser to store dozens of vintage tablecloths

My Dress Form is used for photo-shoots only and is stored in the kids playroom (I know, I know, its terrible). And even worse. . . she is currently dressed as Darth Vader and has been various other Halloween Costumes !!!! (this is an archived photo of a gown I sold last year).

The quilts hang over the railing at the top of the stairs. It keeps them from getting crushed (not ideal to stack quilts) and they show nicely.

Most of these are sold, so my railing is much emptier now.

Thank you to Cerri at the Little Pink Studio for hosting this week. You can see the other participants here for more storage ideas! I am off to check them all out !

Thank you for visiting!


Beverly said...

I love all of your pretty methods of storage for all of your lovely things.

And, that cabinet is awesome.

My Crafty Little Page said...

I'm envying that post office - you can use every inch of it! Very pretty storage. Why don't you keep the dress form deocorated? Of course Darth is a darn good idea. Nancy

Cami said...

I think I'd like to come for a visit! Balancing my own stuff and my inventory has been uphill. We're discussing a cute outbuilding now.

Swampgirl said...

LOVE the antique post office! To be able to see everything and then close the doors is wonderful! Lynn

Lu Lu's Fluffy Ruffles said...

Wow how beautiful your work space is!!
mine is to horrible for eyes to see!
I dream of being organized but thats as far as it gets!

just being crafty said...

Love the way you store things and the cabinet from the post office is to die for LOVE IT!!! The wedding dress is just Beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing.


Karen said...

Thank you for all your comments. I do love that Post Office Cabinet. It is relatively new and it certainly was not a problem filling it up immediately :)

The dress form would look lovely in the white Edwardian tea dress I bought a few weeks ago. She is demoted to the toy room because of space issues ~ the double bed, dresser, bookcase and Post office cabinet take up all the space in the guest bedroom. There isn't room for her (I need to name her too!).

I should really get rid of the guest bed when it is not needed. It is only used a few days per year and takes up so much space. I would be far better off with a functional table and pretty dress form nearby.

Ms. Dress Form probably isn't too happy about wearing Darth's mask. I will think up a plan to free her!

~ Karen

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

You have lovely ways to store all your items. And I especially am smitten with the Post Office filing cabinet! Gosh, look how neat everything is inside it!!

Thanks so much for sharing & stopping by to say hi to me!

Big Hugs,
Angelic Accents


Hello from Toronto,

I enjoyed visiting your lovely blog.

Warm regards,

~ Gabriela ~

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

WOW; AWESOME THINGS! I love your dress form too! ~ But my fav is your stack of fabric for cottage pillows. THE TOP ROSE ONE IS GOOOORGEOUS!

Donna Lynn said...

You sure do know how to pack it all in! I love your use of baskets, and the fabric you have is just heaven!!!

Hope your weekend was just lovely...we need better weather here, it got cold again. :(


Melissa said...

Your photos are great! I love your post office piece, cubby holes are great aren't they? The Darth Vader bit is soooo funny.Happy Day!

Danielle said...

Lovely, I love snooping through everyone's crafty spaces. You should have taken a picture of your dress form dressed as Darth Vader, that's a hoot!!

Hope you had a great weekend!

Michele said...

What amazing storage ideas!! I LOVE that post office....such a cute idea and so practical!


rosabeer said...

The cabinet is great and I love your flowered boxes.
Nice place.

Creating Myself said...

That post office cabinet is fabulous! Cami

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

I am laughing at your dressform dressed as Darth Vader!! lol

that cabinet with all of those wonderful compartments is AMAZING!!!! SO many beautiful things... :)

xo Heather

p.s.- my hat came today!! I LOVE it! thanks Karen

Counting Your Blessings said...

Oh that old post office cabinet is wonderful!! I like that you have your quilts over the railing. I have mine on drying racks but a railing would be much nicer. Blessings... Polly

Mya said...

Beautiful just beautiful. Love the cabinet. The wedding dress is gorgeous and I love all your pink linens. You are so neat and organized.

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Karen!

Your vintage clothing is beautiful! And the post office is incredible!! What a great place to store little odds and ends you want access to.

I have to laugh at the dress form. My youngest son was always creating costumes for different characters and would have LOVED it if I'd had a dress form back then! Too cute!!

Love the wedding gown! I love wedding things.

Hugs, Sherry

Margo said...

OMG! - that post office cabinet is so neat!!! Love the hat boxes too.
Thanks for sharing!


You have so many pretty things!! Do you collect and sell the vintage clothes??
I have been struggling myself to organize all of my collections and craft supplies...your system is a great inspiration!

Donna Lynn said...

Come over and sign up for my first giveaway, and see my teacup post!
Hope your week is going really well so far...

Charmingdesigns said...

Oh Man!!! I LOVE that cabinet!!! My work space is such a mess, it is so wonderful to see what it SHOULD Laurie

miss gracies house said...

Wow! You do have lovely things! I absolutely *love* that post office cabinet~I told you I love cubbies! I wonder if we'll ever get on top of the overlow! It seems to be part of the trade!
Thanks for the "visit"-we'll talk again soon!
Have a great day!