love when things are organized, don't you? Take my family room bookcase which is a great example of great organization. Well, I think so.
Actually, while the shelves may look great, the cabinets below have always been a bit of a nightmare.
Ok, board games, an electric screwdriver with bits, toys, picture frames, empty DVD boxes, one pair of mittens, one sock (not a pair but one) and a long-missing flip flop, you name it... it's all here.
This also happens to be where I keep (well, more accurately, stuff) linens.
There is a point where clutter and lack of organization can really get the best of you.
A few weeks ago, I was searching for a particular embroidered napkin and a couple of cotton napkins with crocheted edges but I couldn't find them anywhere.
Time to pull things together.
Goodbye toys, board games and empty boxes... you'll have to find somewhere else to take root.
Regular readers of this blog may recall how much I love pretty linens they really come in handy for my food styling and photography efforts.
I also have a quirky streak so I can't resist the ocassional quirky find.
How cute is this sectioned-meat tea towel?
Beautiful and vibrant linens are a great way to incorporate color and texture when photographing projects and various foods.
A while back, I devoted an entire blog post to using linens and napkins as photo props and you can revisit that segment here.
I've been collecting linens for more than 20 years which explains the stash.
Fresh, crisp whites and flour sack style towels are a must in any linen/prop stash.
I organized everything by color, style and texture.
This is already looking a whole lot better.
Now this linen features an appropriate mantra.
Oh, remember the missing embroidered napkin and cotton set with pretty crocheted edge I mentioned earlier?
Meanwhile, here's one more look at everything before I tackled the chaos.
Chaos, officially conquered.
Here's a look at my re-organized linen shelf now.
Gonna try to keep it this way from now on.
Actually that wasn't so hard after all.
There's just something about fresh organization. ♥
COMING UP ON THURSDAY
Ready or not, here it comes, get ready for Spring.
It's right around the corner and with that in mind, you're going to love the latest digital issue of Celebrating Everyday Life with Jennifer Carroll which is filled with goodies for spring and beyond.
Hope you pop by this blog again later this week (3/6) for a preview of this gorgeous magazine.
See you back here on Thursday.