This is a shelf in my guest room. This is what I'd like my WHOLE guest room to look like.
This is also in my guest room. Unfortunatly, more of my guest room looks like this Ace Hardware red plastic sorter full of junk, I mean cataloged treasures.
I've talked before about how I LOVE auction box lots. You just never know what you might find. It might be treasure, it might be trash.
For example, about a month ago, I bought a box of....I don't even remember what, but these little ceramic trains were in the box.
They ended up selling for $165 on Ebay. I didn't buy the box because they were in the box, it was just luck. Having great luck like that with box lots makes me hesitate before I throw anything away.
That's how I started using my ugly red sorting plastic drawers. Believe it or not, I actually have THREE of these things, and up until a few weeks ago, they were full. I'm in the process of empty of them, selling some of the contents, or finding a prettier place to keep the treasures inside.
Want to see what's inside some of them? Not surprisingly, the picture of the flags at the top of the box was in a box with a scrawled piece of masking tape labeled "Flags".
Guess what was in this one?
Yep, mining tags- and some tools checks. I think the white tags are for numbering your cows.
This box wasn't labeled, but it should have said "Diaper Pins". Before Huggies....this was what held that little cloth diaper on. The blue horse at the top of the picture is a candle holder for a cake. Obviously, mis-sorted!
And this one, labeled "Advertising".
I'm not sure if all this qualifies as advertising, but I spot a Dragnet whistle, a Heinz pickles, celluloid holders for Morton salt that slipped on a pencil and some flags...another mis-sort.
I have over 150 drawers to empty, but I have a goal. I'd like my guest room to look like a place someone would actually like to stay in!
I've listed a few (new) old things- found in my Ace Hardware plastic sorting bins- in my Etsy shop.