I love an old fashioned Christmas celebration, and like things to look old fashioned too. I've been doing some old fashioned crafting, so this is what the top of my dining room table looks like right now.
I like to pretend to keep things tidy and good looking in the middle of the house, so when I brought home a slew of ribbons and trims (half off at Hobby Lobby!) I was poking around looking for a convenient place to keep them handy.
I'm not kidding you. This set of vintage sewing machine drawers was already sitting in the middle of the table ready to be taken to the shop booth. I had to talk Mr. Cottage out of swiping it, because old wooden boxes are one of his all time favorite things. But just look how perfect it is for my spools!
Who would mind something this good looking hanging around?
I like the look of piles of supplies. Some of them come with nice labels, and others need a smidgen of help. Especially for a photo. (I was going to write "glitter" on my new jar label, but we can see perfectly well what's in there!)
Now my "workshop" is all set up and ready for gift wrapping and small projects. Easy to whisk away too!
I don't know about you, but I find it easier to pick up something and work on it if it's in plain sight. Especially if I have only a few minutes. And this makes it just a little easier to leave out.
Oh such lively times ahead!
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