Folks are always surprised when I
decorate for the holidays or a party.
I am always asked
"Where did it all come from?"
"Where do you hide it all?"
Over my many years of homekeeping
and organizing for others, I guess I've got a few tricks
up my sleeve, like a magician with cards.
Follow along and I'll share some with you.
Look behind the curtain and spot the wizard....
Tucked into a corner,
three vintage cheese boxes
Potpourri for Fall Decorating
Pinecones for Winter Decorating
Normally these would take up space in a garage, pantry
or other storage closet. Now they are hidden in
Small cupboard I picked up cheap 15 years
ago and painted. It is tucked
into another corner in the family room.
You can see why- how cute is this?
In it I store all my indoor candles,
sets of hanging outdoor mason jar candles
videos, and DVD's.
On top sit two small lift top vintage boxes that hold
candle votives and battery votives
that come out in mass for parties.
Storing my extra sets of dishes
out in the open is pretty,
and saves an entire cupboard or two!
A small lidded vintage basket
holds all the latest catalogs and
my Sudoku books,
keeping the coffee table always tidy.
I just pitch it all inside at the end of the evening.
An attractive vintage basket on top of
the fridge holds my
napkins and placemats at the ready
for counter or table, yet still out of sight.
Another drawer freed up for other things.
A small cute mirrored cabinet
Another rack holds more.
More space in drawers and cupboard.
Lift top antique trunk holds a dozen throws for
That's just in the kitchen
and family room.
Come back for more...