I love skulls. We'll just leave it at that. So when I found this at Urban Outfitters I had to take it home with me, no questions asked.
It's technically a piggy bank but right now it's sitting on my bookshelf keeping an eye on the happenings in my apartment.
At a thrift store I found a tiny brass and glass trinket pentagon thing. I don't really know what to call it but I like it and for $2 it came home with me.
White pottery vase.
I really like pottery--in fact in high school I used to take ceramics and made some pretty awesome stuff that my family got as gifts for many years. The first semester I took ceramics I excelled at throwing tiny 3" vases. If you took a nice trip to my house in Pennsylvania you would find lots and lots of tiny useless vases. Later on I progressed to bowls, mugs and teapots, and even dabbled in porcelain. While I did improve my skills and made things larger than 3 inches, I never could throw something quite as large as this vessel, so I was happy to scoop this plain and simple guy up.
And then there was this. The brass coat rack! A total steal at only $20 from the thrift store. It's not totally perfect, it's missing a little brass knob thinger on the top--kinda like a tiny tiny brass hub cap (Hey! A car analogy! Who woulda thought??), and the brass is a little dull. Anyone know how to brighten up brass pieces? I need to figure that out. But still--totally great find:
I desperately was looking for a coat rack to corral all my bags. There are certain items that women own which do not always have the easiest storage solutions. Take my bags--for the most part they sat in a bin in my closet until I found this coat rack. Now all my bags are out and visible and easy to find when I need to grab and go. Other female accessory storage conundrums include scarves, bracelets, and headbands (any others you can think of?). My ideal storage situation for scarves I think would be to hang them on a cute rustic ladder like this:
|via Pinterest - Cupcakes and Cashmere|
But in the mean time, do you have any creative and functional storage solutions for tough-to-store items? How about something that you keep meaning to find a better way to store it? Comment below! Perhaps I have a solution for you, or you for me!