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Happy-dashery cabinet

Some months ago, I serendipitously came across a rather wonderful item. Some have remarked that such an item has already made its mark upon our home, but i disagree. One can never pass up the opportunity for another haberdashery cabinet. Such opportunity came via an idle browse on Gumtree for ‘cabinet’, as i pondered the most …

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Teak-ing boxes

There are a few categories of furniture that it seems every self-respecting home decorator should have. Some chippy paint pieces. Something industrial. A Chesterfield. Maybe a persian rug somewhere. And a couple of outsized lamps. Then there’s the mid-century stuff. Get the lot and you may as well just phone up Homes and Antiques right …

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Magpie moments 5: Vintage bread bins

Things have been a bit barren on the creative front this month, perhaps owing to the december rush for making christmas presents (of which i forgot to take any pictures this year). So my series on collections will continue for now, this time moving gracefully away from tea and its associates, to bread bins. This …

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Box file magic

Back when i was famous and people asked me to go onto the radio and stuff, i received a lot of love for the covered magazine folders featured in this post ,which were discussed on the salvage sisters ‘Saturday Morning Show’ radio slot. So here i am at it again, covering every white ikea file in …

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Magpie Moments 3: Tea Tins

Back to my little series on collections…and remaining in the tea theme, allow me to showcase my tea tins. Here they are stacked haphazardly in the cupboard. Shame to hide them away but one can only have so many things on display. As you can see one has to practical sometimes, and thus i have …

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Type drawer update

I thought i’d update folks on my type drawer efforts, considerable as they were. The main unforeseen challenge was the logistic aspect of putting all the eyelets on the upper part of each square. The angles just weren’t made for such an activity. However having eventually figured out a way, i then realised all my earrings were …

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Type drawer twist

I found these pictures ages ago on Etsy from the seller BlueBirdHeaven, and have been keeping my eyes peeled since for a type drawer. My penchant for beautiful storage was piqued with this winning combination of vintage, practical and pretty. I picked this one up at good old Retropolis. Its in need of a bit …

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Re-purposed Storage 2

I sometimes get mocked (mainly by my salvage sister) for my tendency to put things in jars and label them. Maybe she has a point. But what could be better than having everything so wonderfully visible? Think of those times you reach for a herbacious addition to your cuisine, only to find the little meager …

Organisation station appreciation

I am a grateful recipient of the amazing ‘Organisation stations’ of the previous post by Lucy. Here it is in action.. along with a peak at my nursery which with a little fighting some old furniture into a metrically challenged space, and a tin of paint with a lot of masking tape, I was able …