Monday, November 7, 2011

Organizing Winter Gear

The cold weather is coming. I needed a place to stash the hats, scarves, gloves etc. that I use daily in the winter.  But, I did not want to buy anything new, so, I looked around the house and found this metal bucket.



It seems to work well, but, I don't like the way it looks, especially, not in the front of the home.  So, I wrapped it with some yarn and cloth:



There you have it!  I hope, you too, can re-purpose something you've got in your home.


Update:
I've done a couple more buckets for the other members of my family.  Of course, the main reason I picked the buckets as an organizing tool was because we had enough for everyone in the family.  And I added tags to help everyone identify their own bucket.  







This set-up has worked extremely well this winter.  It has aided in keeping all the gear tidy and it makes everyone accountable for their own "mess."

Saturday, November 5, 2011

A Few Good Movies...

I'm not a big movie watcher...but when I do watch something, I like to watch something with a good story or something that makes me feel relaxed.  I watched these movies recently and enjoyed them.  I encourage you to check them out as well, if you hadn't already seen them.

The Help:



The Secret Garden (1993):
I re-watched this classic.


Miss. Potter:

November 27, 2011:

I thought I should just compile my favorite movies here as I remember them. Today, I'm adding Little Women and The Holiday to this list:

Little Women (1994):


The Holiday (2006):


December 6, 2011:


Thursday, November 3, 2011

Homesick



Autumn Hydrangea



I had this flower on my dresser for several weeks; it lasted so long and all I did was change the water occasionally.  Now, it has dried but still looks the same except it feels "crunchy" to the touch.  Hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers.



I found this vintage picture in my new-found favorite vintage book: P. J Redoute's Choix des Plus Belles Fleurs et des Plus Beaux Fruits via Missouri Botanical Garden.

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