Thursday, May 3, 2012

Vintage Craft Storage

Last weekend my BFF and I attended the semi-annual Liberty Antiques Festival where about 375 vendors from over 20 states arrive with amazing vintage wares to sell. It's great fun and takes the entire day to take it all in. Junk hunting is a favorite activity of mine and I always look forward to finding the perfect containers for my crafty supplies.

Would you like to see the many ways I use my vintage treasures in my office?

This old basket, it's perfect for my baker's twine. And as you can see, there's plenty of room for more colors! ;)

Here's just one Ball jar o' Buttons. Those are vintage mother of pearl buttons I picked up once upon a time at our local flea market.

I bought this little jam jar of jute this weekend. Cute, huh?

Do you collect milk glass? My Doodlebug stamp pads fit perfectly in this Fire King planter.

These milk glass pieces reside on my desk. The little bowl holds my bits and pieces of trash, keeping my desk neat and tidy.

I go nuts over old wood boxes! This one is my Copic keeper.

This little wooden box used to contain cheese. Can you imagine buying cheese in wood boxes? This box was converted into a caddy by attaching an old leather strap to the center. Now it holds my mists, Glossy Accents and Liquid Pearls.

Here's another cheese box that was made into a drawer to store hardware. The label reads, "Knobs & Handles."

This wood 'box' is actually a sewing cabinet drawer. I love the beautiful finish and rounded corners!

Here's yet another vintage box, this one an old card catalog file. I store my thin metal dies and dry embossing folders in this one.

More wood boxes! From right to left, a small tool caddy and a green divided box with handles to hold a bunch of my cards in. Another cheese box turned hardware store display. See the dark wood box in the back? That's my latest find from the was just $2 and it's full of old wooden spools that I got for .50 cents a piece!

Whew...lots to show you! I hope I've given you some good storage ideas. Tomorrow I'll take you on a virtual tour of the Liberty Festival. I have 30 fabulous photos of the event. Fun stuff!

Have a wonderful day!

Kathy :)


Aphra Bolyer said...

Awesome storage finds, Kathy! I LOVE the milk glass and old sewing cabinet drawer. I'd love to see them in your actual space. :)

sherry said...

AWESOME uses for your vintage finds. I love all the wooden boxes, too. I have an affection for containers and metal buckets so they are in my craft area, too.

Holly Saveur said...

LOVE antiques and vintage goodies!
have a lot of antique boxes in my living room..even a victorian sewingbox for a child with the spools and needles/buttons still inside.
LOVE your boxes so much you also have a picture with all the boxes in your scraproom?
Would love to see it.

Alice Carman said...

Great ideas! I love all the vintage containers. TFS

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

Um, most awesomest post ever!? I enjoyed seeing you and Audrey on her blog and so enjoyed seeing your cool storage options here! Have a fabby day sweet lady.

Audrey Pettit said...

I do so love all your vintage solutions to scrappy storage, my friend!

cnelson said...

Love that you use these little treasures for the practical solution to hold craft supplies!

Niki Estes said...

I love all the treasures you found. How fun!

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