Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Getting Organized in the New Year


My mother-in-law has become a very creative gift giver. This year for Christmas she gave me a set of flat file drawers and my incredible husband assembled them the same day (Christmas!) so I could use them immediately to start storing my "junk". The drawers are modern MDF, but fit in seamlessly with my vintage and antique pieces. The drawers sit on my cedar butcher counter and my bank of library card catalog drawers fit amazingly in a small space under the table. Looks like a single piece of furniture.
My mother is visiting for the holidays and is giving me a much needed fresh perspective on my clutter. Her war cry is, "throw it out!" A lot is going out, but I am also rediscovering things to sell in my etsy shop. Stay tuned.

11 comments:

kiwicarole said...

OMGoodness!!! These are perfect, I would definitely keep your MIL, lol she knows how to pick the absolute bestest gifts!! :) C

Anna said...

that looks fantastic!! straight out of a magazine.... where women create..... :) Happy New Year my dear friend!! xo,
anna

La Dolce Vita said...

what a great piece! looks like it is old! Happy New Year to you!

Linda said...

That is awesome! What a great gift. You ARE very blessed to have her! Happy New Year, my friend!

bad penny said...

it all looks fantastic together !

HAPPY NEW YEAR to you & yours

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

oh my here I am at year's end coveting your drawers NNN !
best move on to a new year and a fresh start :)
perfect gift!
Happy Healthy New Year to you and yours! Here's to more art and fun in 2010!
oxoxo

Marlynn said...

Throw it my way - WAIT, I lost my head, trying to also organize. Happy New Year to you, your family, and your mother! xoxo

femminismo said...

Isn't organization all our dream and wish? I know I started on it about five hours ago and I got a couple things done. Many happy days in 2010 to you. I hope there are many creative moments and days and weeks and months! - Jeanne in Oregon

Margaret said...

Your MIL and Mother, do they fly? would they like to visit Europe? bringing with them fab bits of furniture and advise me on my decluttering??!!

Have a great 2010, I wish you loads of creative moments and ETSY sales. Mx

Jeanie said...

These are fabulous! What's MDF? I need those! THIS is a great mother n law!

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Oh.. I LoVe it!!! Your Mother is a precious jewel!