Sunday, November 02, 2008


Living in an 180yr old cottage there is very little storage room, (well people didn't own much all those years ago) you have to create your own, build cupboards under stairs, add cupboards etc. etc. Bearing this in mind my lounge which was once two rooms and is now one, measures 13ft wide (at its widest) and 22ft 6inches long. Has a large fireplace in it, a large sofa and two chairs, a old fashioned pine computer desk a filing cabinet and these.....

a large cupboard under the stairs, full to the brim of 'stuff' I made the cupboard doors with assistance from K, you can tell can't you!

this holds all our games and puzzles and was picked up for a bargain at a barn sale!

My mum let me have this, it is mine and my sisters old toy cupboard and now holds all the computer stuff, family bibles, paper etc etc.and a teeny weeny bit of craft stuff!

Then there is this...

from good old IKEA, you get an idea whats in it by the stuff on top! Then you open the already bulging doors to this

the red box at the bottom is full of toys for when my friend pops round with her daughter, the exercising thingy is just there! The boxes are full of magazines and things then when you pull out the bags you get lots and lots of this

now what do you do with all the left over bits of wool? Shall I tell you? You visit this blog and make a scrap scarf!

Cool huh!!!


Auntie Noo said...

I have a house like that - well that's my excuse for it always looking like a demolition site anyway! - The scarf will be gorgeous! :)

Cheryl said...

You are so right about old houses and storage space.....we have loads of those old boxes.......great aren't they?
A scrap scarf will be lovely.....I will let you know how

Shammickite said...

Hi Libby... as you may know I'm in Florida for a while, and today I saw a huge tree absolutely full of those trumpet flowers you are so fond of... brugmansia, right? Tellowish-peachy colour. Hundreds of flowers. The man of the house told me it was a "dangerous" tree, so I asked why... and he said the kids pick the flowers and dry them and smoke them like "WEED"...., he said it's a relative of deadly nightshade... is that right?
It was a lovely sight, but no pics cos it was pouring with rain!!

Vintage to Victorian said...

From where I'm looking it all appears to be incredibly tidy - I just wish I could be neat and tidy but I think that gene skipped a generation!

Thanks for your message. I think there are several of us who lost our fathers around that age, and whose children haven't known their grandparents. I suspect that like me you stop every now and again and find it hard to believe that so many years have passed.

Love the scarf idea.

Libbys Blog said...

yes the brugmansia is poisonous, I have heard of one gardener whilst pruning a leaf fell in his mouth and he had hallucinations (sp)for a couple of nights.
I have had them a number of years and have no such effects I think you should just be careful and wash your hands etc!!

Yolanda Elizabet said...

My grandmother used to say: the more cupboards you have the more stuff you have. She was right. ;-) There are never enough cupboards for all our stuff, is there?