Thursday, November 15, 2007

Everything a Place

I was looking around my home the other day and noticed that I use a lot of re-purposed items for storage. I like to think of new ways to give old things a job and a purpose. This old tin holds my jumbled stash of embroidery thread.

I fell in love with this old enamel pitcher, beyond food use, but perfect for our crayons.
My favorite vintage suitcases. (The 2 on the bottom were given to my grandma for her high school graduation in 1939). I use them to store photos and books.

A vintage straw purse is the perfect place to store all my trimmings and odds & ends.
This little enamelware cup is a wonderful treasure holder.

My favorite *free* treasure. This perfectly worn suitcase was just sitting in a free pile calling my name. I keep my extra candles in it.

William Morris said, "Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful". I love it.

In my house, if it is beautiful it also has to be useful.

I pray that you all had a wonderful Thursday. We have had such a busy week and I am still promising the unveiling of all the handmade-with-love-gifts.

On another note, we are celebrating our decision to begin homeschooling. It is a long time prayer that has been answered. Praise God.

Have a restful night and productive day tomorrow, In God's Love, Tami


  1. Your treasures are lovely, especially so, are your grandmother's suitcases. Can you imagine where they have been? Congratulations on your decision to homeschool - another treasure!

  2. Dear Tami,
    Oh how very sweet. Your treasures are so beautiful. I am so very excited for you to beging homeschooling also! You will just have so very much fun...Blessings to you and Happy Birthday to your children! Love, Carrie.

  3. Tami!

    That little second-to-the-last sentence you tucked in this post?!?!? Praise God!!!! I am celebrating with you on this, Tami!!! I've prayed for this for you and I am so happy to hear this!
    Blessings to you and your man, and those blessed kids, too! :)

  4. Tami,
    I also wanted to let you know that I get to get out and go treasure hunting today! I hope I find something! Have a wonderful weekend with your family.
    Love, Carrie

  5. I love your suitcases! Whenever I need a storage solution for something in my home I try to get creative with the stuff on hand before I buy containers...i love that your store candles in the suitcase...great idea!
    AND congrats on the homeschooling decision...what a wonderful journey you are beginning!