Just say the word …

Do you have a “word” for the new year? When it comes to my workroom, my word is DE-CLUTTER! I let things get away from me in 2010, but even though we’re only two days into 2011, I’ve made fantastic progress!


If you’ve read my blog for awhile, you may remember seeing the first metamorphosis. (If not, you can read about it HERE.)

From this table full of unsorted auction linens…

… to these bins of organized textile treasures.

It was progress — and really nice to know what I had — but I knew that eventually I wanted to find some open shelving so I could easily pull out and SEE my yet-to-be-laundered inventory.

My criteria for storage: large, sturdy, inexpensive and (pleeeeaase) no repair or painting necessary.

When a friend told me that a local florist was closing her shop and had a storage cabinet I might want, I was hopeful. I couldn’t check it out right then, but my sweet husband offered to do it for me. This is the picture he texted to me …

… with these measurements: 86″ x 48″ x 22″
Ohhhhh, yeah!

Now, thanks to that man I married, it’s in my workroom filled with linens — and sporting a new flat screen TV. That will come in handy for all of those hours I’ll spend ironing linens.

I LOVE this hidden storage! I didn’t realize it was there until we got home. Then, when I saw that four plastic bins I’d almost gotten rid of the week before fit inside perfectly…well, that was a “big smile” moment!

Lots of beautiful vintage linens to list in my Etsy shop — so I can send them … from My Place to Yours!
Anything catch your eye? If you want to see it closer, just email me…no need to wait.

By the way, if it’s cold right now where you live, it’s a good time to pull out your linens and freshen them up for Spring. Ironing isn’t nearly as “hot” a task in the Winter!

Check out my all-time favorite linen cleaner. It’s available in my Etsy shop.
Just click the picture to go there.

I’m linking to Metamorphosis Monday
at Between Naps on the Porch

Mosaic Monday
at Little Red House

Amaze Me Monday
at Dittle Dattle

Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays at Coastal Charm
Thanks for stopping by — and have a great week! 


  1. WHAT a fabulous shelf for your linens! Lucky girl…oh, and what a wonderful hubby to go check it out for you 🙂

    How I LOVE vintage linens…you’ve got quite a great collection 😉


  2. Love all your photos of linen … and the mosaic too. If I have a goal for this year, it is also to reorganize and declutter. Probably many of us feel that way.

  3. Oh Good for YOU to find such a perfect cabinet. You do have quite a collection of vintage linens….I have purged mine over the years, but am kinda hunting for some more! What I’d really like to do is make some table linens using some of my vintage fabrics, lace and ribbons. I’ll just add that to my ToDo List in 2011. Great photos as always…you are always so inspiring!

  4. What a lucky find. Just goes to show, that sometimes it pays to move quickly.

  5. Well done! Great find for your linens. Happy New Year!

  6. The shelving unit is perfect for your linens – and it sure does hold a lot!
    I’ll have to have a better look at what you have, seems to be really nice things.

  7. That shelving is fantastic!

  8. I am so jealous of you! What a fabulous piece and you put it to a great use 😀

    I would be honored to have you add it to my blog party

    Amaze Me Monday Blog Party

  9. How beautiful. What a great find. You have some beautiful linens!!

  10. What a perfect cupboard for your linens!! And what a nice hubby! I will have to go look in your etsy shop!

  11. What a perfect cabinet. You can see all your stock and know just what to feature in your shop.

  12. What a great SCORE!! It’s perfect, especially that little bonus of hidden storage.

    Just great.

  13. What a great find! looks great, well done!

  14. How neat, and it’s just perfect!!

  15. Fantastic find!
    Dee Dee

  16. what a fabulous find! i love your workroom — filled with so many treasures! thanks for sharing at MM. Have a wonderful new year! 🙂

  17. What an awesome piece for all your linens…I was a “LINEN LADY” a few years ago (I sold antiques and did alot of linens). Thanks so much for coming to my party…hope you are having a fun time here:)


  18. I should have known….I love to iron linens. I pray, think, and toatlly enjoy each pass of the iron. I also love lavendar linen spray. Thank you for sharing your beautiful linen stash.. Such a treat. I’ll post mine some day…thank you, sweet Nana. Cherry Kay

  19. Thanks for your visit to my blog and your sweet comment! I loved visiting your blog and I will have to check out your Etsy shop since I am a vintage linen junkie!
    What a lucky find from that florist shop. It looks like it will suit your needs just perfectly!

  20. Oh my goodness! I’m happy you have this great new find. I was looking at it and thinking the trouble I’d get into if I’d found it! But oh what fun to continue collecting linen!