Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Display and Storage

For as long as I can remember I have had an obsession with displaying things, be it ornaments, craft materials or postcards that I simply cannot part with, I am a girl who appreciates d├ęcor.
I love to have all of my most treasured possessions on display, for me to see and admire.
What would be the point in having them all hidden away?



My tin obsession has got out of hand, but that doesn’t seem to matter.



I could find a use for practically anything if I thought it was cute, most of my possessions are second-hand and usually have a story behind them.



Remember this quirky tea pot? Well much to the Mr’s distaste, I decided it better to be used in someway than hidden way.



My somewhat fragile deer, restored back to his glory, alongside a ladybird stapler, duck pencil sharpener and a ball of string.



This was something I bought a while ago, in Tkmaxx, and I finally seem to have found a use for it. It now homes my to go to craft essentials, Pritt Stick and ink, as well as masking/cello tape and embroidery hoop. Also the obligatory Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, Hello Kitty and Olive Oyl from Popeye for good measure.



And finally my lovely heart shaped note hanger has had some new additions added in recent months, as well as finally getting a few other bits on the wall alongside it too.



Including these Winnie the Pooh postage stamps, far too cute to use of course!
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30 comments

  1. If they bring you pleasure then of course they should be on display for you to enjoy.

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  2. You've got such beautiful, eclectic taste in home furnishings Alice :) I always love looking at your trinkets.

    I MUST have a ladybird stapler though - do you remember where it came from?

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  3. love the heart shaped note hanger - very pretty and useful x

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  4. Alex- It came from Accessorize in the January sales of this year- it was £3.00 full price but I paid a mere £1.50 x

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  5. I Love having all my trinkets on show too - i love the tins, ive got a thing for tins, baskets, hampers any thing to put things in really. I adore the use of the tea pot - i might have to shamelessly pinch that idea and use one of mine in the office for my bits and bobs :o) Scarlett x

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  6. Aww your room looks so beautiful! I can't wait until me and John have a home to decorate!

    I love the stamps! The winnie the pooh book I told you about has all the origional illustrations, It'a an old edition I found in a second hand bookshop on holiday <3

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  7. this makes me want to move right in! i can't wait to have a new space to decorate! you've given me plenty of inspiration! xx

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  8. They look so pretty altogether! You did a great job on sticking the deer together and the teapot looks great despite Mr Alice's reservations. xxx

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  9. ooh I love your little collections of stuff! I love the tins and the craft storage! x

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  10. I think you have such fabulous things. Eclectic is more interesting. The WTP stamps are definitely too cute to use! Oh and the teapot looks really cool.

    Got your email today, thanks :) Will reply this evening. Am excited. x

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  11. so much win for disney princesses :) my nonna (italian grandma) stores things in old toasters, mad lady! xx

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  12. everything looks lovely! the butterfly tin is beautiful and i adore the txmaxx shelfs and heart hanger! i just love storage, too. i have plenty of baskets, tins, hat boxes and jars dotted around my bedroom :) xx

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  13. Anything can look pretty if displayed properly - I love how you've made ordinary things like pritstick part of your display!

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  14. I love everything! Especially your butterfly tin.. it's so pretty!

    I was going to buy one of those heart hangers when I was in Whitby about 6 months ago but I found a beautiful Pierrot ornament and of course I'm a sucker for Pierrot so I picked him!

    The little blue shelf is wonderfully sweet! xxx

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  15. I have a welsh dresser where I display some of my favourite things. I couldn't bear to hide my pieces away.

    I love the heart shaped note hanger x

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  16. You are amazing! Your surroundings is literally too cute! Lady bug stapler? oh my def a great buy.

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  17. so much cuteness!

    I love seeing peoples little knicks and knacks everywhere, it's always delightful and never boring =)
    pretty jealous of your ghostbusters marshmallow man!

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  18. beautiful displays Alice...I loved that little glimpse into your home x

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  19. Your home is beautiful, I can't wait to move out into a new place with the Mr and be able to put my own touch on things! <3 xo

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  20. There are musical stamps coming out soon and I NEED them and I'm going to frame them :) xx

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  21. N'awww! These are such beautiful little items, an obsession with display pieces sounds quite nice to be honest, they're so pretty! That disneyland tin is cute, would always remind me of my childhood. Those winnie the pooh stamps in a frame, and that heart shaped note hanger are possibly the cutest display pieces i've seen in a while, i need them in my room! x

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  22. Such pretty items you have
    :)

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  23. Oh I love those winnie the pooh stamps, I'm going to try and track some down! xx

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  24. Just bought some from ebay!!! xx

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  25. Lovely! Thank you so much for your comment on my last post, it was really kind x

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  26. I totally agree! I have all sorts on show just because I like to see everything I have. You have lots of lovely bits and pieces x

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  27. Those stamps are so cute, as is everything else. I have that duck pencil sharpener too! Thank you for the comment on my blog, it's lovely to hear other people's opinions. Hope you're having a good week.

    Emily x

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  28. Soooo many pretty things :-)
    And thankyou for your lovely comment on my blog the other day too :-) xx

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  29. Little accent pieces are so important. They really make a room special. I love the deer statue you have. He is so adorable! xoxo

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