Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Getting Organized! Friday Shopping Event at Mama’s Pocketbook & Make Mine Pink – August 28th

Please join us for shopping with a twist on Friday August 28, 2009 as we present "Getting Organized"

Getting Organized has taken on a new look! From being strictly functional to being functional and stylish has become the latest and greatest way of getting and staying organized. Pretty and stylish organization means that you no longer have to hide everything away in back room closets and filing cabinets. Instead, old locker baskets painted pink and stylishly chic organizers help you get organized in creative ways.
By using decorative boxes, vintage baskets and embellished magazine organizers, you can carry your decorating theme throughout your home, office, and even your laundry room.
Storage boxes filled with odds and ends,  office supplies or ribbons and trims can fit into the décor in any room.  A repurposed basket or box can beautifully organize your odds and ends while keeping them out of the way.  A vintage metal file box hand painted with pink roses keeps your papers safe while adding romantic charm. Elegant wooden boxes painted with flowers store photos, CDs and letters in plain view.A vintage china plate might hold a stack of favorite napkins on a table or open shelf. A pretty pink basket can store clean dishtowels by the kitchen sink. A white wicker basket keeps guest towels or magazines, or perhaps organizes your craft space.  Vintage nursery jars can hold cotton balls and other necessities while a refinished side table can keep your address book and notepaper handy.
When you need to organize, forget about boring boxes and folders that will keep everything out of sight. Instead, look around you for creative ways to accent your décor and store everything you need within arm's reach.

Photo Contribution 1:Business in the Bag | Photo Contribution 2: Cozy Cottage Gifts and Decor| Photo Contribution 3: Pale Pink and Roses

Take a look at Mama’s Pocketbook’s Purse Organizers!

These card cases are the best for organizing your purse! They are compact but hold a lot of things! Use one for your business cards, one for other cards, even use one for change! They are sturdy and hold up well to constant use. Very pretty too! Each has it’s own coordinating or contrasting yo-yo topped with a vintage or unique button, finding or pin. Think ahead - these make great gifts for Teachers, neighbors, bus drivers, or anyone on your list. Great for enclosing gift cards too! Get a head start on your holiday gifts and stocking stuffers this year!

We also carry these great purse organizers called “Pouchee”®. They are fabulous! You just put all your things in them, cell phone, camera, and yes even the little card cases above fit in there! I use one of these Pouchee’s in my bag and have three card cases that fit right in the inner compartments of the Pouchee!  These come in a variety of colors and make changing your purse a snap!


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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Heavenly Rugs from Amy Butler

OH MY HEAVENS! As soon as I saw the email from Amy with these images of her new rugs I fainted! Then I came to and wrote her and told her I fainted! LOL! I LOVE RUGS! And these are the rugs of my dreams. They are straight from heaven if you ask me. I want them so much I can hardly stand it! I’m ready to redecorate starting with these fabulous rugs! This is my Christmas List, just rugs, that’s all I need!

Enjoy the eye candy – it’s delicious! Click on the big images to see Amy’s slide show of all the gorgeousness!


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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Cozy Seaside Cottage!

Please join us for shopping with a twist on Friday August 14, 2009 as we present "Cozy Seaside Cottage" at Mama’s Pocketbook and other participating Make Mine Pink Friday Shopscottage-flair.

Cozy seaside cottage decor provides an opportunity to repurpose discarded furniture and decor that no longer fits in your home or day to day lifestyle. Items that have been well-loved because of the special memories they hold or just because of the way they catch your eye will fit in perfectly in your home away from home.

Cozy seaside cottage style conjures up visions of pure white with accents of blues, greens and painted white furniture. A French blue metal flower vase in the center of a painted white dining table or a side table, painted a sea glass blue is placed beside a bed to hold your favorite books or magazines. If you look around, you'll see a scattering of casual pillows in shades blue and white, tossed onto a white slip covered couch or accent chair. If you look closer you might see a pillow tucked in with with pale pink roses, bringing a new look to the seaside cottage.

Well loved quilts and vintage chenille spreads grace the beds, none matching yet, in the cottage, all seeming to fit in together beautifully. The bedrooms are serene, without much clutter. A simple rose print against a white wall seems as if it's always been there.Casual dining is on the daily menu at the seaside cottage. Mismatched china left over from sets over the years fills the white china cupboard and is brought out for the daily meals. Vintage white ironstone or mismatched china grace a weathered sideboard. A quilt often used as a makeshift tablecloth or for an ocean side picnic.

victoria rose cottageEach corner of a seaside cottage is filled with the beauty of the sea and favorite memories. Clear glass vases filled with seas shells. Sand dollars sparkle like the sea fill a treasured Rose Covered bowl and add seaside romance. Jeweled sea glass, polished smooth with time, and other decorated treasures that you might find when walking on the beach, sit upon the shelves and mantel, their quiet song of the sea filling in the empty spaces of the seaside cottage.

Photo Contribution 1: Cottage Flair |  Photo Contribution 2: Victoria Rose Cottage