Here I go harping about orderly areas again. What can I say, except order for me brings a sense of calm. And what better way to organize everyday essentials like makeup brushes, cotton balls and Q-tips, than to stash them in pretty little containers?
I started with a platter (you could also use a tray of some sort) to corral all the smaller containers. This one is a favorite of mine ~ authentic crackled ironstone ~ that has aged so beautifully. I came across it on a junking trip.
Then I assembled a group of random holders together ~ according to my particular needs and the space I had available. I used various ironstone or restaurant ware cups, bowls and creamers that I found at flea markets or thrift stores. These are inexpensive and still pretty easy to come by ~ each of these cost a buck or less.
Next ~ I added a Venetian Murano glass mirror that I got in Italy a few years ago. It's a little indulgence that makes me feel pampered ~ everyone needs a little pampering every now and then ~ don't you think?
I also placed a miniature clock on the platter ~ to keep me on schedule or at least try to. :)
And voila ~ a pretty little organizational spot for everyday essentials. I'm off to spend time with family visiting from out of town. I would love to hear about some of your organizational tips and tricks. I hope you have a happy weekend!