Wednesday, 1 August 2012

A Place for Everything & Everything in its Place

Hello everyone!  How are you enjoying my new reduced blogging schedule?  I hope you're using your extra time to put your feet up and enjoy the Olympics.  I'm using my extra time to clean/tidy/rearrange my house.  The problem with moving house with a 3 month old baby is that you dump everything where ever it will fit and a year later it's all still in the wrong place...  So I'm on  a bit of a mission to finally get everything in the right place, and hopefully reclaim my kitchen table from the mountain of craft supplies in the process.  In honour of my cleaning/tidying efforts today's blog is about beautiful handmade storage solutions. I think I'd be far more enthusiastic about tidying if I had some of these items!

Before we start I just wanted to show off my Big Ben card, courtesy of the very lovely Judy Robinson from PAPERTANGOLTD.  She sent it to thank me for featuring her work in the finches Guess The Theme  post and I was very excited to receive it.  My first free gift!  I feel like a real blogger now!!!!!

Beaded Autumn Earring Tree Display Stand by WildEmporium
£17.50 (+ £3 p&p)
This pretty little earring tree is perfect for keeping your precious earrings safe, made using red and orange fuzzy felt and little seed beads fairy lights makes it lovely for autumn and winter! This stand has space for 10 pairs of EarHook earrings and 4 pairs of stud earrings. Measuring 9.5 inches (24cm) high and 6.5 inches (17cm) wide will fit on any dressing table and remains perfectly balanced even when fully loaded.

Butterfly Garden Mini Chest of Drawers by LuniqueUK
£22 (+ £4.50 p&p)
This 3-drawer wooden box is decorated with baby pink and pale green paint and colourful patterned paper. The bright paper butterflies add to the pretty springtime feel. The decoupage and paint has been sealed with varnish. Measurements: approx. 7.25" (18.5cm) wide, 6" (15cm) tall and 4" (10.5cm) deep. Internally, the large drawer is approx. 6" x 3" x 1.75" (15.25cm x 7.5cm x 4.5cm) and the small drawers are both approx. 2.5" x 3" x 1.75" (6.5cm x 7.5cm x 4.5cm).

Storage Bag with Vintage French Grocer's Bill by RosiesArmoire
£24.88 (+ £2.62 p&p)
A unique and beautiful storage bag with a hand-printed image of an old grocers bill from Provence.  It can be hung from a kitchen shelf or aga rail, and is a great way to store utensils or dried herbs.  The bag is lined with an antique french blue ticking. Please note the ticking may be slightly different to that shown in the photo.  The dimensions are 25.5 cm by 18 cm. 

Screen Printed Large Fabric Storage Basket by polkadotsandblooms
£30.11 (+ £3.08 p&p)
This lovely large storage basket/bag is made from vintage linen mangle cloth and has three flowers hand printed on the front of the basket.  There are two handles, one on each side to carry the basket. The basket is not stiff, stiff but can stand without support.  The basket measurements are approximately:
top opening 27cm (10.5'') by 22cm (8.5'')
bottom 33 cm (13'') by 26 cm (11'')
hight 20cm (9")
Owls Printed Fabric Basket by AlexiaClaireSaleShop
£6.50 (+ £1.80 p&p)
This a small sized basket in my printed range. Perfect for various uses such as a storage basket, a small bag, or even as a gift bag to put presents in. This basket bag has been designed and drawn by me using my original drawing of an owl, inspired by my love for British birds and then digitally printed onto cotton. The basket bag is 5.5" tall with a 5.5"x3.5" base. It has a pink cotton base. The lining is in calico.

Pretty Little Recycled Tin Pot by upcycleartcreations
£5.24 (+ £1.28 p&p)
Pretty little recycled tin, covered with jute and decorated with wooden heart, can be used to hold kitchen utensils, pencils etc or just as pretty sitting on its own.

Set of Three Baskets by DorothysDream
£39.21 (+ £5.50 p&p)
There are three boxes in the set measuring 8’’ 6’’ and 4’’ cubes (20cm 15cm and 10cm). Made from cotton fabrics and stiffened plastic canvas, at smoke free home. Many uses: home decor, bathroom- makeup, soap, child room- toys, diapers, books, and more...  Great for decorating any room, perfect for you or for your friends!
Turquoise European Map Box by HOBOinteriors
£16.37 (+ £3.93 p&p)
Wooden Upcycled storage box, painted turquoise with a european map decoupage front. Sealed with 2 layers of varnish.  The box has a removable lid and a plastic box insert so can be used to store anything from coffee, sweets to buttons, bits & bobs, money etc . . or just as a great decorative piece.  Box measures 5.5" tall and 5" each side.

Retro Vinyl Record Document Tidy by AlbaandSuki
£5.50 (+ £3 p&p)
This striking vinyl record document holder is perfect for a home office, work desk or in a students study room. The holder measures approximately 12 inches/30 cm in length, 4 inches/20 cm deep and 4 inches/ 20 cm tall at the highest point.

Wooden Display Case by MrTom
£14.40 (+ £3.40 p&p)
This small display case is part of a type drawer and is ideal for displaying thimbles or other small items.  It is made from parts salvaged from a damaged case.  It has been cleaned and waxed.  The joinery is first class.  Measures 7 1/4" x 4 1/4".  There are 8 compartments with approximate internal measurements of 1 1/4" x 1 1/4"


  1. Love this! I'm Miss Organisation so this collection suits me nicely :-) thank you for featuring my Butterfly Garden box!

  2. Thank you for featuring my Pretty Little Recycled Tin Pot!

  3. Fantastic collection! Great for all organising enthusiasts, thank you for including my vinyl paper holder :)