Tuesday, January 19, 2010

pantry pilfers and peeks



If you watched Gilmore Girls you probably remember how cooking avoidance lead Lorelai and Rory to use the oven to store their shoes. I thought of this today as I filled shakers from Michaels (dollar spot!) with beads and cabochons.



Or how I use canning jars to preserve things other than jam . . .



or how maybe I took a few extra condiment cups from the Ikea cafe to keep items sorted during projects . . .



You may already know how I feel about Bonne Maman jars.

BOYS' ROOM UPDATE



Sorry about the dark photo: it's very cloudy today. Still not quite ready for the big reveal but aside from small touch-ups, painting the boys' room is done. To-dos include hanging shelves and lamps, some wall art, and bedding decisions. More to come. Thanks again for your motivating cheers!

PROJECTS SNEAK PEEK - SWAP PARTNERS SPOILER ALERT
What I am working on






Sorry to be behind in commenting. Hope to visit soon!

xo
elyse

ps
I'm today's Featured Seller at LolliShops! Thanks, Sadie Lou!

44 comments:

T's Daily Treasures said...

Wow! The boys' room is so cool -- completely different. I am sure the finishing touches will be fantastic and really bring it all together. Love all your little tidbits in different types of jars and cups. I am sarting to do the same as I slowly try to get organized around here. Blessings, Tammy

Jen Kershner said...

I think it's lovely that you are honoring both of the boys' tastes like that and I can't wait to see the big reveal. Love those dollar spot shakers! Who could resist that?

Diane said...

Thanks for sharing your storage ideas, I do exactly the same thing. Your photos always look so yummy! Cannot wait to see the boys room completed! Have a great day. Hugs & Kisses, Diane

Lori said...

i LOVE those shakers...they looks so cute used for storing your bits and bobs...that bit about the oven { i failed to see that on the Gilmore Girls, as i was an occasional watcher only} reminded me of when we added an addition to our kitchen...mr hubby put some of our cups and glasses in the oven to store...of course i promptly forgot...and had the oven pre~heating one day while i sat outside in the garden and read my mail...i came in the house to find smoke billowing out of the oven...and when i opened the oven door, plastic and glass where dripping all over the place...my son's favorite Shamu cup from Sea World was among the carnage...oh boy, was he upset...that is one of three times that i almost burned the kitchen down...LOL...

Theresa said...

OOOOHHHHH I am squealing! I save Naturally Fresh salad dressing jars! Thanks for the tip:) Love the peek at your creation AND the peek at the boys room. Have a lovely day Dear Elyse!

stefanie said...

lots of pretties...looks like your swap partner is going to be happy!!!

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

I loved the Gilmore Girls Series. I thought I'd drop you a note to tell you that I just adore your site. It was the first of many visits, I'm sure! Love, love, love what you do! Blog on girl!

Vintage Amethyst said...

I always find your storage ideas so incredibly pretty!
love
Alison
x

Free Pretty Things For You said...
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Free Pretty Things For You said...

love storing things in jars!
i have aqau Mason jars.. do you like those??

Sandi said...

Love all your storage ideas Elyse! You make them look so pretty!!
Hugs~

Beth Gales said...

Love the ideas! It is fun to see how everyone chooses to store things....so pretty!

Country Dreaming said...

Good ideas on keeping things in place. Any kind of jar is wonderful.

Melinda

Lori said...

hey cover girl!!! i just saw your sweet tinkered self on the lollishop home page as featured seller...hooray!!! and congrats Elyse!!!

Rustique Gallery said...

Wow, great pictures, which reminds me that I have all my Trader Joe's Salsa jars soaking--trying to remove those super sticky labels. My studio is in dire need of reorganizing! Congratulations on the being featured seller! Sherry

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

What cute storage ideas Elyse! I keep buying cute jars like this but haven't ever the time to start the organizing process. Have 3 different guest coming next weekend which puts a break on my stripping wallpaper in the dining room! Looking forward to the sweet room reveal!

blessings
mary

Cottage Rose said...

The boy's room is really looking great, love the colors... and how you store you supplies are really creative... i will have to do some looking around now..... lol

Hugs;
Alaura

Lisa said...

Wow you've been busy! I was just in Micheals yesterday looking (for the second time) at the $1 section and you are the second person I've seen tonight with stuff from there! I was thinking about those shakers! Now I'll have to see if I need them! LOVE the boys room. It looks great! I cannot wit to see it all. I have been working more and now I have a head cold so I too am WAY behind on visiting!
Hugs, Lisa

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love using glasses and cups in my crafting area! The boys room looks great! I raised 4 sons and I remember how challenging it is to decorate a boy's room. Enjoy your week!

Marie said...

i can use all your suggested items,i start off with a conviction of staying organized*i'm a very organized person, but i loose it in my craft room. i need more of your great ideas. your art just makes me sooo happy!
marie

aimee said...

how exciting for you to be a featured seller! the boys room is coming along great!
blessings,
aimee

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Boy youve been a busy bee. Cant wait to see your big reveal.

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Hi Elyse....

Loving alllll of it.........as always!

Hugs,
Spencer

Amy C said...

love your multiple jar uses and that pink pompom trim, and the boys room is looking so cool.
Happy 2010 Elyse
x

MyThoughtsMyVoice said...

It may not be yummy food stored but they are still yummy . . . to the eyes :-)

Oh and for the shakers, I think I've seen Gabriela (Delworth) store glitters using them :-) You too like glitters, yes?

Mizpah,
Li

Paula said...

the boys room is looking cute! love the dressers...can't wait to see more:)

Kelli at Lovely Vintage Cottage Life said...

The boy's room looks like its coming along nicely. I love the Gilmore Girls. I watch the re-runs all the time. I still feel a void for Tuesday night TV. Can't wait to see your project done. I'm going to be heading down to Michaels this weekend to pick up those shakers! Have a fabu day Elyse :)
Smoochies,
Kelli

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Eeek! I so love your little papers, Elyse! ♥

Couture de Papier said...

So pretty can you organize my studio?
Your right a sad morning for Massachusetts.Did you know Mitt Romney a Mormon paid for his campaign! Scott Brown what a poser driving around in truck and brown coat..he's probably never picked up a hammer in his life!

The imPerfect Housewife said...

CUTE AS EVERRRRR!!! Still can't wait to see the reveal on the boys' room!! Take care ~ ;)

Beach Vintage said...

What a pretty post. I love all the faint florals and pretty pastels.

tales from an oc cottage said...

Hmmmmm....The Gilmore Girls...not sure I know it...


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gabrielle said...

wow, you are up to all kinds of creative and pretty things!

debi said...

Love your sweet storage ideas! I love storage where I can still see all the pretties!
It looks like you're busy with something fun! Can't wait to see your swap goodies.

Cottage Flair said...

Looks like your boys room is coming along nicely. Can't wait to see it. I like your storage ideas ... everything you do is so pretty!!
Jennifer

LaurieStar said...

Wow! Everything in this post looks so cool! I can't wait to see the boys' room in its entirety! It looks awesome already!
And I wish I was your swap partner! :)

koralee said...

Oh the boys room is amazing...love your idea! Hummmm wonder what you are creating..can't wait to see it..it does look lovely! Oh creative one! xoxo

Bethany said...

Hey E,
Thanks for being so cool today about my swearing thing. I rushed home and posted a kinder, gentler post.
Boys room looks FAB!
And I love that pink pom pom trim.
You did the right thing with the candy canes. Break the cycle. Thanks for thinking of my well being. ;-)

Cozy Little House said...

You're allowed! Goodness, you're a mother with children still at home. I remember how little time I had in those days.
Brenda

❦TattingChic said...

The boys' room looks like it is going to be so cool when it is finished! Looking forward to the "big reveal"!

Loving your storage containers! :)

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Great! I look forward to seeing a post featuring hooks on your wall! Love your sweet storage ideas. Elyse, you are so organized!

Cassandra said...

Congrats on the feature! WOW such beautiful things! Thanks for sharing your lovely photos. P.S you heart box is on it's way, I really hope it arrives ok. Thanks for swapping :) Cassandra

shabbyscraps said...

that little raspberry tarte is the cutest!
xoxo, Tiffany

kanishk said...

I slowly try to get organized around here. Blessings

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