Saturday, May 31, 2008

This is more difficult than I thought.



No wonder my blog is not updated more often, I'm inept at the mechanics and getting things in order and then finding and posting things like the other two drafts I started earlier. And for some reason, some of my pictures got turned sideways...

Now quickly, while things are cooperating: I live out of cigar boxes, they're little, light, portable and stackable. One word of caution if you're over 40, make labels on the outside otherwise you open every one looking for your butterfly stamps. They are perfect for stamping supplies. I love the variety in size and the label designs are a treat. The two boxes covered in 60's flocked Contact paper are from my mother's crafting days.

6 comments:

My Crafty Little Page said...

You did it. It looks great, LaVerne. Those metal picnic "baskets" look great all stacked up. Your shallow shelves are perfect fit for the cigar boxes. How wonderful to have that much storage space. Go put your link up so your blog friends can see this! Nancy

Cami said...

I'm 39 and require labels!!! Unless it's in a glass jar... Thus my wide array of things out in the open. Your system is so appealing to the eye! And may I say: beautiful blog header!

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

Lovelovelove your vintage picnic baskets and those CIGAR BOXES!
I MUST GET SOME OF THOSE! SWEEET!
Lea

what's in a name? said...

Ditto on the labels. I never remember where I have put anything...even from two minutes ago. Love the cigar boxes too. I have some, should be putting them to use!
-Heidi

Danielle said...

Over 40... I'm 26 and am constantly "looking" for things!! Love the picnic baskets!!

Danielle:-)

Jeanie said...

I think I may have flunked labeling! This looks great with the tags and so neat! Three cheers! Thanks for inviting us in!

Limping Deer and the Twins

Limping Deer and the Twins
They are still spotted at this time.

Show and Tell Sunday June 15

Flea Market Finds...sounds like my whole house and yard...

Milk Glass Collection

Milk Glass Collection
Who knew that a 25 cent flea market find would unleash such a collecting frenzy? I never pay more than a dollar unless it's a really nice piece. They are great grouped with a single daisy in each.

These used to be inexpensive florist vases in the 50's and 60's. Everyone's Grandmother had bunches.

Mexicana Dishes

Mexicana Dishes
My sister found these for me at Bussy's Flea Market in San Antonio, Texas. I had seen pictures in her Fiesta reference book. Mexicana was also made by Homer Laughlin in the 30's. I had been looking for several years without ever finding even a single piece when she found the set...with a promise to hold it for us, she came running to find me and I bought the entire set...60+ pieces for $50.

Mexicana

Mexicana
I've added to the set over the years, but the price and experience will never match that first amazing find.

Vintage Kitchen Hutch

Vintage Kitchen Hutch
When my hubby found this hutch it was Pepto pink and I was not 100% sure about it. But with a new red back and fresh white paint and refurbished hardware, it became one of my favorite pieces.

Nancy made me save the vine

Nancy made me save the vine
The vine and flowers painted on the inside were in such bad shape that I was ready to remove it all. Nancy -My Crafty Little Page convinced me to keep it and after some touch-up work, I'm glad I listened to her. My husband restores vintage Cushman motorscooters and he tries to make everything "mint" condition again. The Shabby Chic movement came along just in time to keep me from making some terrible mistakes.