Friday, February 27, 2009


I woke up this morning at 5am with the determination that this was the day that I was going to organize my studio. After walking my guys, settling in with my coffee and my laptop, I proceeded to start to look for shelves, and other organization tools to make my life easier. I finally decided that the Target website had the best deals with the look that I liked and proceeded to fill my shopping cart. I found a cute table top shelf that was perfect for patterned papers, sheet music, and the various other papers that I use all the time. I ordered a tall set of shelves that I could put all of my boxes, ledgers, and other things that I just tend to stack all around me....and I ordered a Shabby Chic hanging shoe holder. I saw on a Flickr group somewhere, that someone had used a vintage shoe holder for tags, papers, and various trims and other things. Although it was cream canvas, I thought it was better than nothing and today was the day and if I found a pretty one later...I would buy it then!

When I got to the Check Out....there was a problem with my Sign In....I put in my email..then my told me it didn't recognize it. I tried to reset asked me some questions and it said "Sorry, we don't recognize you with these answers". Finally, after sever more failed attempts, I "LISTENED" to what someone was trying to say to me and decided to hold off on my purchase and wait a little while!

Well.....we usually go to the Flea Market on Friday' know, just to look (yeah right!). It was a bit early and she was just setting up so we went to the new Goodwill store and I found a few goodies...specifically some vintage Simplicity & McCalls patterns and a Vogue Couturier pattern for a coat, skirt and blouse. What a find!! There were ten patterns in a bundle for $2.00. Right beside the patterns,'ll never believe it....a hanging shoe holder. Cream canvas!!! For $2.50. point! When we went back to the Market...sitting on the ground was a Table Top Shelf..hand made...with lots of little slots for paper, and any thing else I want to store! Can you believe it??? I've never even seen one of these before. It's so heavy, it's still in my car. I was hoping our handyman would still be here when we got home because I don't know how my bad shoulder is going to get it out of the car!! Serendipity!!!

What about the shelves, I'll bet you are wondering??? Well, I actually have some cute little built in shelves in the studio. I was just storing wood (that I collage) on the shelves. I don't know what I was thinking? I guess, I wasn't actually thinking at all! So I put the wood in a container in the closet, cleaned up the shelves....and there's my shelves. So.......instead of spending about $189.00 at Target this morning....I spent $2.50 on my brand new shoe holder from Goodwill (it was new in the package) and $12.00 on my table top shelf. $14.50 Not to bad!!

Now if I could just figure out how to hide that treadmill!! That's a project for another day. I think it may an old door or shutters.
Have a great Friday night,

2 comments: said...

going back to hospital
Hi darlings,just visiting and to let y'all know I will be going back to hospital Monday to have a kidney removed.hope to be back home in a few weeks and get to talk and visit with y'all.I miss being on here to chat and see what everyone is doing and creating.xxoo

This is Dusty,one of Mama's daughters.She has had a really bad night with the pain,If any of her friends here would like to see a donation in a small creation of art , cards or money it would be greatly appreciated. Her hospital bills and meds are running high.Thank you for any thoughts.
It can be sent to
Jessie LaVon 854
Demopolia ,Alabama 36732

Roxanne said...

What a cute little blog you got here! Thanks for leaving a comment on mine...I just love comments! I'll be back to check on you. Tootle-loo!