Today, for some reason, I thought I'd show you "some" of what I call my "over the door storage." When you have filled your house with stuff...well, sometimes you have to be creative with ways to hold ALL your treasures. Sometimes meaning ALWAYS. One day, I just happened to think I had reached the max this place could hold, then I began to notice DOORS! So, I drove to WallyWorld to see what I could find that would help. By WallyWorld, I mean, as you know...Walmart. Now, right down the street from me is a Walmart Neighborhood Market. It's good when you need a couple things. My daughter and I call it "Smallmart." I prefer, really, to go to our local Walmart....on the other side of town, which we call it "Largemart." So, that's where I went.
I was searching for something to store things in which might work with a door. Boy, there's not much. But, for $5 and change, I found these things we've always known about for the closet -
yes, shoe organizers, twenty-four pockets. Naturally, I bought more than one. I was sure I'd need them.
Later, when I set out to see just what I could do with them, well, I went a little crazy. Without getting up out of this chair I'm sitting in so as to get an accurate count - I believe I am now up to four doors holding stuff, sometimes on BOTH sides. In my house, and also in the garage.
Handiest things EVER!
So, here we are.....there are linens, lace, buttons, embroidery, baby bonnets, doll clothes, a lovely pillow holding Lavender, a special gift I received. Tatting, crochet, bits and pieces, filled to the brim.
(By the way, this closet is in my bathroom.)
A piece of beaded fabric given to me by a young neighbor...left from the making of her wedding dress...she was having a garage sale.
All kinds of fun stuff!
One can never have enough embroidered baskets!
The only thing I have tried and couldn't do was tatting. I love finding it at the flea!!
I've always loved doll clothes....probably more than the dolls....so when I find some like these and the price is just right...well, they come home with me. I don't actually have a lot of them, but some.
Some is good.
So, okay. I know this would turn off a lot of folks. Fortunately, I don't worry about it....life is too short. I cannot even tell you how handy these shoe organizers have become. I almost hate to make this confession, but there is another one on the other side of this door. You might NEVER guess what is in it....so if you want to know....maybe I'll show you in my next post. I might even show you the others too. So, come visit again if you can stand it.
Wishing you all the best!
BIRD NEST COTTAGE
until next time