Favorite Things

Favorites Under Fifty: Storage Bins

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

I’m on an organization kick, remembering that behind my office closet doors which I’m replacing soon are a bunch of ugly boxes and bins that are as boring as can be. Practical yes, pretty? Oh no. This perfectly beautiful home office nook makes me drool and has inspired me to move forward with my own office organization plan.

organized office

design by kathryn j lemaster featured in at home in arkansas

It has also prompted a new series called “favorites under fifty (dollars)”; today’s spotlight is on attractive storage bins. Solid bins, baskets, and boxes are easy to come by, their clean lines bring calm to a space as evidence by the above, but I also love those bins with pattern or pizazz, these under $50 picks have that little something extra, perfect for a home office, kid’s room, or anywhere you need something snazzy in which to store your stuff.

 

storage bins under $50

storage bin with handles (multiple fabrics) $30 / metal basket, $18 / black + white floral fabric basket, $34 / samode storage baskets, $48 / quartz cube bin, $16 / prism storage boxes, $13 / mod cube, $29 / 4 piece faux leather bin set, $49 / kenya baskets, $30-50 / metallic storage bins, $19-25 / carnival soft sided, $33 / yellow striped hamper, $20 / printed canvas basket, $17 / multi dot, $40 / graphic storage boxes, $15-28 / pink gradient box (multiple colors), $20 / giraffe print bin, $10 / mosaic box, $44 / urban abstract nesting boxes, $30 / striped storage bin, $15 / delft hamper, $49

Hope you enjoy the “favorites under fifty” roundup, I’m open to topic suggestions for future features!

Collections

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Did you catch the June issue of Country Living? It had so many great features, from the spotlight on classic pickup trucks to travel trailers, and a beautiful barn house feature on page 64, I recognized the image of mercury glass bottles from designer Rachel Halvorson’s portfolio (below). In the issue Miranda Lambert reveals she collects vintage salt and pepper shakers, and it got me thinking about the things we collect and how our collections are a window to our heart, often attached to some fond memory or collected simply because they speak to us in some way.

In my twenties I collected cheap mini monuments since I traveled a lot more back then, silly but sentimental, having them still reminds me of the many countries I visited. In my thirties I turned to decorative vessels, I have a mini collection of silver (I polished it yesterday), now I want to collect vintage glass but it’s pricey. I look for it everywhere and whenever I get to NYC I stop into The End of History to splurge on something new. I also subscribe to the notion that one really cannot have too many white shapely ceramic objects!

white pottery collection

rikki snyder

milk glass collection

 country living

mercury glass collection (2)

rachel halvorson

 

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