I figured since I had my desk next to the green cabinet that held the TV, I might as well go with the theme that is inside the green cabinet. Which is craft supplies.
I know you probably already figured that’s what I would do.
Get ready. There are lots of photos. You might want to get another cup of coffee or tea.
Color, Color Everywhere:
No one can say that there isn’t enough color now! There is color everywhere along this wall.
I had my two Singer Featherweights in the closet and never saw them unless I was digging around in there for something. So I brought them out so I can gaze at them and maybe even use them.
I bought them both when I was living in Texas. Quilters prize these little beauties. Or at least they did back when I was quilting.
They are durable work horses.
Blast From The Past:
These old sewing machines are oldies but goodies. They don’t make them like this anymore.
There isn’t a bit of plastic anywhere on these old sewing machines. And they are quite heavy.
I purchased the black one at a sewing machine repair shop in Tyler, Texas. I ordered the white one on eBay. They were both about $350 I think.
This painting was created for me by artist Nancy Medina some years ago. We knew each other through the blogging world.
She knew how much I loved flowers and the color red, so she painted this for me. I cherish it.
Singer featherweights fit perfectly into a small space home. Small space, small sewing machines.
Sometimes you just want to think outside of the box.
I hung a red frame on the wall secured with nails as you can see. Then I used push pins to tack a photo I took some years ago. Red flowers from my patio garden in a small white pitcher.
It’s just a bit different to sometimes do the unexpected when it comes to decorating.
Shopping My Home:
Everything you see I already had stored here and there. I just dug around until I came up with all this stuff you see.
I found the red framed bulletin board on Etsy when I lived in Texas. It was a neutral color when I got it. Of course I painted it red.
The top photo is of Andrew on vacation last summer. It’s one of my favorite photos of him. And the photo at the bottom is of a male cardinal at a bird feeder on my patio. I like to use my own photos when I can.
The old red car in the middle is a postcard.
You can order photos at Walgreens really cheap. Sometimes I get small sizes. But I’ve framed bigger photos I’ve taken and used them in my decor.
Shifting Things Around:
I brought this little red bowl from the kitchen and put old photos in it. I like to move things around and find different uses for them.
Below the red bowl is my planner for 2019. Now if I can just remember to jot down appointments in it!
A pretty paper weight that I brought with me from Texas. It’s amazing I haven’t managed to break it!
Yes, I brought a lot of things from Texas. I also sold a lot of things before I left.
Storing Ribbon & Lace:
This basket contains wider ribbon I had. There’s one beige lacy glove, because I can only find one of the pair. I must have lost the other one somewhere along the way.
I tied up various leftover pieces of ribbon and put them in the front. Ivy keeps sneaking off with them when I’m not looking. I find find everywhere, untied and strung along the floor by Miss Ivy Lou.
Prettier Than A TV:
I think I’d rather look at my sewing/craft supplies than a big black TV. And I don’t miss it. I don’t need extra noise and there was never much on I wanted to watch anyway.
I’m big on having everything organized just so. I have both colored and regular pencils in the mason jars. Envelopes in the old rectangular box.
I’ve had the yellow, blue and green round ceramic containers for many years. I use them for small office items like paper clips and push pins.
I’ve collected this red dress, as well as a blue one and a green one over time. I just think they’re very sweet. (Is it crocheted?)
Embroidery Hoop Art:
I hung up the three different red and white embroidery pieces of hoop art I made years ago. They’re fun to use when you have a small space on the wall.
I didn’t move the distressed cabinet and galvanized drawers I already had there alongside the TV.
Fun Pin Cushions:
Did you notice that I added my little pin cushions? Several of them I bought from Etsy years ago. And one was a gift with the monogrammed first letter of my name: “B.”
I happen to love vintage paper ephemera. When I had a printer I’d print them free off the internet. Yes, there are places that will let you do that. Have you heard of The Graphics Fairy? She has great vintage graphics.
Several of the vintage photos on the cork board are actual photos I found somewhere. Probably an antique mall.
Mason Jar Storage & Organization:
I just love to store things in mason jars. I like to be able to see through the glass to what’s inside.
I’ve always thought it would be a fun job to go into someone’s home as a decorator and see what they already have. Stuff in their garage, basement, attic or closets. And decorate only with what they already own.
It would be an interesting challenge to see what you could come up with.
I love the concept of “shopping the house.”
Well surely I’ve worn you out with all the photos. All I did was put my craft/sewing things on display. Craft supplies are already inside the green cabinet. So I figured I’d just add to that theme.
I like looking at my old Featherweight sewing machines. I missed them. They’re a piece of history.