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Monday, March 24, 2008

Chic & Shabby Closet

My cottage shabby closet is mainly set up so that I have all my seasonal linens in one place. But I have to admit that I sometimes open the doors because it's one way to enjoy so many of my little treasures in one place.




One side of the closet has all my pink and white linens, while the other side has my seasonal bedding. Yellow and blue is for spring, white and blue is for summer. At the top, which is not visible are my fall linens in greens and browns. Deep red and brown Ralph Lauren linens are for winter.
I placed a little shelf on its side to store some of my silver toiletry items. These too are seasonal. I like to switch things out a lot. That's great because it means I get to go shopping and adding to my collection.
These are some of my favorite linens. A very nice lady from Australia suggested that I not sell everything I find and keep the ones I like best. I can't believe I didn't think of that before! Thanks Gina! (check out her blog: http://patrasplace.blogspot.com/)


I hope you enjoyed a walk through my shabby closet. I strongly believe that all drawers and closets should have a small surprise in them that will bring a smile to your heart. Put a pretty hanky in your night table drawer or a pretty sachet in your hall closet where you can easily see it. Keeping things pretty inside and out really helps to stay organized.

6 comments:

Gina E. said...

You're welcome! I've just added you to my list of favorite blogs on my side bar, so I hope you will get some new visitors soon!

pamscottieboy said...

Hi! Well, I made it onto your blog finally...nice job!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

So pretty! It is a good idea to keep the things that you love, however I find myself letting some things go and then regret it later.

You did a lovely job with your closet. I am impressed at how organized it all is.

Great job!
Becky
xo

Cori G. said...

Your shabby closet is so darling! Who would have thought to decorate the inside where it can't be seen. What a sweet surprise to anyone that opens it.

Mary said...

Hello, I found your blog from a comment you left on another blog. We share the love of history of people. I love to read people's stories, see their treasures...
I am looking thru your archives and just love your beautiful vintage linens. Your linen closet is precious!

Barbara Jean said...

Love your linen closet!
All the soft colors you showed, and so lovely how you have displayed them.

I'm guessing you have a store and thus the comment about keeping some of your faves.
I have one too, and am finally starting to bring home some of the goodies for myself. At least for awhile. =)

blessings, and glad to meet you.

barbara jean