Friday Five Organized

The creative mind plays with the object it loves.
     ~ Carl Gustav Jung


Welcome to another edition of Friday Five: random thoughts in my rambling head for giggles and grins.

I'll admit it. Sometimes I have as much fun organizing my craft toys as I do creating with them. Maybe that's the Virgo in me. I especially I like to find creative and vintage ways of storing my supplies. If your New Years resolution was to get more organized, hopefully these pictures from the Crop Crib will spark some ideas for you.


Grin #1 – Buttons.

Yes, the Virgo in me actually sorted all my stock buttons by color and then arranged them in the same order as the color wheel. A little obsessive, compulsive, right? Ah, but it's so pretty to look at. Nirvana. I found these bottles at Ikea and tied bows from torn fabric strips to match the buttons inside.


Grin #2 – Markers and Pencils.

Turns out the cubby holes in Dad's roll top desk are perfect for storing Copic markers (yep, organized in the same order as the color wheel).


A vintage sewing machine drawer and little buckets store my Prisma pencils on top of Dad's desk.


Grin #3 – Die Cuts.

The turquoise basket on Grandma's sewing machine was my Mom's sewing basket – we always reached for when we needed to hem some pants or sew on a button. It holds my Die-Namics from My Favorite Things.


I found this vintage vanity case at a little antique store in my Central Texas travels. It's perfect for my Nestabilities and embossing folders.


Grin #4 – Glitter and Such

These old kitchen canisters hold my glitter, embossing powders and flocking powder. The canisters keep them fresh, don't you know.


Grin #5 – Flower Pots.

These old flower vases belonged to my two Grandmothers. The one on the right always sat on a table in my Grandma Black's living room. It's too dear to hide in a cabinet somewhere. I get to enjoy it every time I grab a pair of fabric scissors.

This old planter was my Mom's. I don't have her green thumb, so it holds my acrylic blocks for stamping.


The Crop Crib is definitely my Zen room. I love this room, not so much for its eclectic decor, but because it's full of treasures and sweet memories from my family. I stamp at my Dad's roll top desk, blog in my Mom's overstuffed chair, keep my scissors in Grandma's flower vase . . . you get the idea.

There's more! Come back next Friday for part two of my creative storage ideas. Meanwhile, if you want a panoramic view of the whole Crop Crib, just click here.

Until next time, Hugs!

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Sweet Comments

  1. I just love all of these awesome vintage pieces. What great ideas.

  2. Thank you for sharing with us. I love your crafting space. All the eclectic goodies are so fun and I love that they are special and have a personal history. I’m a Virgo too and I have my buttons sorted into different jars by color too! Ha ha ha – funny how that happens. Have a great weekend!

  3. Jenny Peterson says:

    Ummmm- OCD, yes indeed! BUT I LOVE IT!!!! If you were contagious, I’d drive all the way to Texas just to catch it:) Marvelous storage ideas! I esp love the button jars….so purdy! and all the little treasures from your family are so special and its nice to see them being used and loved and not stuk in some forgotten china cabinet somewhere!! I so love your blog Linda- don’t miss the ringing;) hehe…You are so inspiring:):)

  4. Love it Linda! All that vintage and memories make it even more special. Oh and is there any other way to store your buttons? Love it! Looking forward to next week:0)


  5. hi Linda…love the crop storage stuff! Great inspiration…tfs :)


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