Friday, August 17, 2012

Friday's Fancies: Storage Solutions

I'm always interested in seeing how other people organise their beauty products and accessories. Everyone has their own creative and unique approach. The most interesting and pleasant solutions I find usually turn out to be the most simple and low tech. Today I thought I'd share with you some of mine. Happy friday everyone!

I keep my nail polishes and lipsticks in little fish bowls. Everytime I stick my hands in to pick out a colour, I feel like a kid at a candy store. That's why it's only fitting to also keep some real candy alongside. 
My husband bought me this tiny wooden elephant in Thailand. It was one of the first real vacations we went on. I keep my wedding rings on it when I'm at home. 

My proudest piece of furniture is this makeshift shoe rack from an old cd/dvd rack. The unique shelving for cd's makes it perfect for housing heels. I keep my occasional wear shoes on this rack, and keep my day to day shoes on another shelf in the garage.



I once read that a pair of birds in the bedroom brings peace and happiness to the marital pair. Now I am far from being superstitious but figured if I was going to decorate anyway, it might as well be with pieces that are meaningful. Plus these birds are really good are holding my watches and bracelets.
The most pragmatic solution of the lot is how I keep my costume jewelry. They hang from velcro pieces on a specially designed jewelry holder I picked up from The Container Store. This simple, inexpensive purchase makes picking out accessories so much easier. Plus my kids love to look at all the bright shiny things. The velcro pieces are surprisingly strong too and have deterred my kids more than once. 

53 comments:

Amy said...

Love the fish bowl idea for the nails polishes and such! I might try that!

xx, Amy

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Anoushka said...

Great ideas! And beautiful photos. Have a lovely weekend. xo

Evoke LA said...

Love these ideas- the bowls are so cute and easy! Thanks for the tips and thanks for the sweet comment and for following us!

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audrinajulia said...

I'm impress how you organize.:) I hope I could always put my things in order without my little disturbing. I also heard about the two birds to put in a couples room for long happiness.

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milana2078 said...

Super!






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GirlieBlogger@Beauty Fashion Blog Seattle said...

Great ideas. I hang up my jewelry too. So convenient.
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Theonlyfashionprincess said...

nice post :) X

Hanna C. said...

really love how you organize your beauty products! i organized my stuff a few weeks ago as well but was too lazy to take more pictures of it:( i think i have to do it tomorrow...or maybe the day after the tomorrow..haha i'm so lazy these days

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Sabrilett said...

Oh God I need one of those velcro jewelry holders, I only have a box and is a mess! all the necklaces are tangled up and I keep losing earrings there haha. I thought the elephant and the birds are so cute and such an original place to put your wedding ring <3 and watches

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Veronica Delarge said...

Lol that elephant is great, but I would need a thousand of them :D Btw I am your new follower, can you follow me back?

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Street Fashion Paris said...

Nice one!!! can't wait to see more!!! xxx

Heather said...

Awesome post! Why have I never thought of the glass bowls??? GREAT idea!

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s said...

love love love this! the glass bowls= awesome!!!! happy friday! xO!
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Always Maylee said...

I love the nail polishes in a bowl idea. I think I might just have to do that with mine. Right now my polishes are sort of just scattered around the bathroom closet. Hope you have a wonderful weekend! :)

xo, Yi-chia
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woreout said...

This post has given me so many great storage ideas! I really like how personal your organizational solutions are, especially the two birds that hold your watches. It's little personal touches like these that really make a space beautiful and in this case super organized!

La Dolce Vita said...

You are certainly an well organized person ! I am organized too, but I keep my jewelry in big drawers, they are nicely laid out. For nail polish and other stuff, I keep them in shelves in my study table, lipstick in flat boxes or cardboard mugs,and bangles in a cardboard box.
I love how you have assigned a proper place to every item. Your ideas are great and I like how you have photographed them ! Your collection of watches is great by the way, I am in love with each one of them.

Katherine / Of Corgis and Cocktails said...

you are so cleverly organized - i LOVE that little elephant ring holder and your shoe rack is pure genius. i need to do something like that!

<3 katherine
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jasmintriestoblog said...

love how you organized your things in small bowls. that's such a great idea dear <3

alongobucco said...

Love all the creative ways you're storing your things! I keep nail polishes in a big blue bell mason jar on my dresser, a favorite sparkly clutch in an empty (backless) picture frame, and necklaces on a ceramic elephant tusk. Sometimes our accessories are too pretty to hide!

Have a great weekend! xo

-Alyssa
The Glossy Life

Allison said...

I love seeing how you store everything!! The fishbowls are my favorite!! So cute!!
:)
Allison
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Well... said...

Its been decided...I need fishbowls now...
Haha, great ideas for storing items! :)

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Analisa said...

I love how you organized your things into little fish bowls! So cute!

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Mezanise Louis said...

I love those pieces my heart goes for the watches :)

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Caitie Schlisserman said...

very cute and so organized! I do some of the same things as you, but my collection of accessories/makeup just seems to be growing to much and I have no more room :) ahhh!

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great pics <3

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Jen said...

Love the fishbowls and the elephant! Thanks for the tips! xo

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Rachel @ Making Life Fabulous said...

Those fishbowls are so cute, what a creative idea! I like that the clear glass enables you to easily see what you have, as well.

SHOP STYLE CONQUER said...

awesome photos! love the second one!

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Zayn Al-Qahtani said...

great storage ideas! I love the fishbowl idea, and the shoe rack! I'm a new follower and thanks for the post on my blog, hope you follow back! xx

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A Fashion Moment said...

Great ideas! Love the idea of the fishbowl, defenitely gonna do the same!
Have a nice day xoxo

rae said...

your storage solutions are really great my dear. i wish i were able to do some of these because it is really nice to display your jewelry as part of the decor of a room. i can't though cos my cats will just knock it all over!

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Naina said...

Those little bowls are the PERFECT solution to nailpolish clutter; makes it so easy to see all the colors you have, and it's chic as well. Ugh, so thoughtful; I think I need to do this!

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Stephanie said...

Such posts like this one are my favorites. I love seeing how other people organize their stuff. :-) You have some beautiful storage ideas. :-)
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Eimear OReilly said...

cute post love, great ideas. got a new post up if you'd like to check it out x

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LIGIA from ELCOFRE said...

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Julie D. said...

That is quite an enviable shoe collection. I need to get a good shoe rack like yours.
And that little elephant is too cute! Love that it has a cute story behind it as well.

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Katie Marie Clarke said...

thanks for your comment!
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Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

I am just amazed by your organizational wizardry! I must be missing that gene. I organize by color but that's about as far as I've gotten, I only manage because I'm an ocd cleaner and straighener. Love your ideas though and I will hopefully be able to use a few.

Cannot believe our similar family stuff--my mom made my dad quit jumping after the 2nd kid came along...but it's so cool that he did it. Would've loved to have seen it, but sadly didn't get the chance :)

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend Jenne!
xo Mary Jo

scribbledthoughtsandcoffee said...

I love these ideas! Especially the little fish bowls for nail polishes!!
I am quite un-organised myself, though you do inspire me to start ;)

By the way, the little elephant is lovely, and I adore you keep your wedding rings on it

xx

Street Fashion Paris said...

Fancy that!!!love it!!! xxx

Piia said...

It all looks so cool and creative! Love the shoe rack and these little fish bowls the most.
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Taylor Morgan said...

Pretty pictures :)

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Taylor

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Lolita in the Mix said...

Great solutions girl!!

xoxo lorena

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CamMi Pham said...

LOVE it...my dear you need to figure a better comment system...this one drives me crazy sometime

Jeans and a Teacup said...

Good ideas! I like the CD/shoe rack idea!
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Laura said...

Nice work with the CD/shoe rack! I do the same thing with my nail polishes and love that it's such a fun and colorful storage system!

Meganne said...

Thanks for your lovely comment, this is amazing, definitly following!
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Xixia said...

Oh, that baby elephant is adorable!! If I ever had rings, I would definitely want something like that to hold them. Too cute. :)

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beckspick.com said...

great ideas! i love that little elephant that's holding the rings x

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WE INSPIRE US said...

wonderful photos! <3 love every item! and i like the storage ideas too!

Chocolate, Cookies & Candies said...

What a creative way to store your things!

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