Friday, October 3, 2008

Is It Fashionable To Be Organized?


I think so, this is my little dressing table. It once belonged to my Grandmother Carrie. I use to watch her when I was a child every night pull out her brush and brush her long silvery hair, part it down the middle and braid each side and pin them into neat coils in the back of her head. It was downstairs in the garage after several attempts to make it be something else, a desk in the grand kids room, a computer desk, now it serves the purpose it was meant to.


There are three drawers on each side

And one long drawer in the middle and underneath and opening for a chair. I really enjoy sitting here putting on my makeup, styling my hair, painting my nails, or picking out and putting on my jewelry.

Most of the time it's really a mess, this is an understatement.

This is how my jewelry drawer use to look, everything all jumbled in this drawer making it very hard to find anything.

And the rest on the table top in this jewelry box, maybe I would find an earring here and the other to match in the drawer on the other side.

Then the other day I was in Walmart looking for foil and my eyes ran across these snack bags. Well I thought they would be perfect to house my jewelry. One hundred bags for 1.38 cents. If one should break I'll have plenty as a replacements but I would probably never run out.

So I did a search for all of my pink jewelry, and threw away the ones that didn't have matches. After getting it all together I put them neatly away in the bags. They have a zip lock top.

Amazingly all of this fit into one bag.

Then I took my burgundy jewelry and did the same. It took two bags because there were large pieces in this group.

Now whenever I need to find something quick, all I have to do is pull out the bag that has the color I need.

And the drawer doesn't look like a tangled mess. I hope you enjoyed Fashion Friday's and I hope you can find a use for these small bags, it would cost only pennies. I'll be back next Friday with more fashion, the kitchen has been more than it's share of work this week and I'm still not done. Deb

27 comments:

Donna said...

Deb... I have those bags! I brought them by mistake. (LOL) I now have use for them! I love organization! You go girl!

xoxoxo
Donna

Brown-Eyes said...

Hi Deb...You, my dear, are always fashionable...great idea for jewelry storage...probably will help keep pieces from breaking also. ;-) Bo

Jenn said...

Happy Friday Deb!

I just love your posts, all of them!
Makes me want to come for a visit:)

Picket said...

Morning Deb...man...you are just too good...even stuff in your drawers has to be pretty! lol Great idea but I have to tell you I am eyeballing those gorgeous glass drawer pulls...ohhhhhh they are glorious! lol lol have a great weekend sweetie!

Connie said...

Those little snack bags can cover a "multitude of sins", honey pie!! Jewelry, screws, nails, tacks, fun-tac.......just a LOT of things that lay loose in the drawers. I love the memories of your grandma. I have those same memories of mine also. I was her FAVORITE GRANDCHILD, ya know!!! ;-) LOL
Smooches to the new blue......
Connie

Wendy said...

Yes it is fashionable to be organized!!LOL I have all my jewelry in a jewelry bag that has all these little pockets so you can seperate it all and its treated to keep your metals tarnish free!!! Have a great weekend!~Wendy

JoAnne said...

I love those little snack bags, too. I use them for my little scrapbook pieces.

I thought of you this morning - Michael was playing with his kareoke machince and I though- I know someone that has the perfect space for this! Have a great day!

Savvy Mode SG said...

yes, it's important to be organized. i just reorganized my wardrobe and accessories. everything is so clear.

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Deb, You are by far the Fashion Queen! ...and organizer! Love the knobs on your dressing table!

Your post below was cute, too! Miss Minipoo is precious! I enjoyed the meme, got to know you a lot better! I love Tyler Perry movies too! Hope you have a great weekend! ~Rhonda :)

nikkicrumpet said...

Very smart to organize them by color...I would probably be a dope and put all the bracelets in a bag, earrings in another, rings, sheeesh it wouldn't work half as well. Maybe thats why I don't accessorize lol

Kindra said...

Always have those great value bags on hand here at my house. They are great for snacks and wipes. :)

I love your dresser. I just love old furniture. And all that pretty jewelry looks great organized. :)

Have a great weekend!

Picket said...

Deb, I am so glad you tried the recipe...the peach is my absolute favorite!!! I use the big can of sliced cling peaches juice and all and I usually always double the recipe when I make that one!! lol lol

Somewhere In Time- Christie (yardsalequeen) said...

Hey Deb!
This is a beautiful dressing table that you have. What a treasure to own something so precious of your grandmothers. I can tell it holds alot of memories for you. I love the dresser scarf and all of the pretty bottles and jewelry...those snack size bags were a wonderful idea to store and organize your jewelry in. Girl, you have got some pretties, I love it all! Hope you have a great weekend!
xoxo,
Queenie

Jan Parrish said...

Great organizing. I use those to some degree myself. :)

kari and kijsa said...

What a great idea...we love any kind of organization!

Have a blessed and wonderful day!

smiles, kari & kijsa

Sharon Rose said...

Hi deb-a fantastic idea, well done!! Have a lovely weekend!

Raxx - A day in the life said...

Hi Deb, I love tips on organising from REAL people not magazines, I really appreciate this one! So simple yet so smart! makes you go, duh!!

I love your granny memories too!

Kathi said...

Great idea Deb. The dresser is beautiful too. How special that it was your grandmother's.

Your doggie is so cute.

Your grandson is adorable. I'm so happy he's home. Hugs, Kathi

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Kimberly said...

Great before & after pics! Doesn't it feel great when the sorting is done? Have a great weekend... and come on over for some biscotti any time!

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

What a great idea! It's so easy to lose earrings in a drawer.

It's awesome that the dresser is being put to good use again! Sounds like precious memories are attached to it.

Kady

Sharon said...

I love, love, love that dressing table! It is so incredible and so neat that it was your grandmother's! I love the crystal knobs. I like how you have organized your jewelry. Mine is such a mess right now! It's on my to do list to get it all organized.

Hugs, Sharon

French said...

Oh sure now I have more stuff to add to my list~~seriously what a great idea!! French;)

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Deb, How is your kitchen coming along. I haven't seen you around for a couple days. I figure you must really be busy. I hope you're having fun!!!

Manuela said...

What a great way to organize your jewelry! The desk is beautiful and I enjoyed hearing about your grandma - what a treasure!

Manuela

Mrs. B said...

Hi Deb! What a pretty little dressing table! I'd love to have a little girly spot like that! Great idea to use the bags.

Pearl said...

Hi Deb... I loved hearing your sweet memory of your Grandmother... how wonderful that you have her dressing table and are able to use it... so very pretty! Great job getting your jewelery organized... I need to tweak my boxes, too... God bless...

~hugs 'n prayers~

Pearl