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My Studio Storage Items – Heritage & Vintage Items from KatersAcres


Kater's Acres Library Card Catalogue

Parker & Lolly daily mug rug made by Mom

A lot of me revolves round my household, its heritage, and items of timeless treasures that it’s onerous for me to let go of that a part of who I’m. I’m a neat freak. Subsequently, studio storage is necessary to me. My Mother is sort of the artisan. Her stained glass, her stitching, and her quilts fill my residence. Even my morning cup of espresso sits on a bit of Parker & Lolly mug rug that Mother made me. It’s sufficiently big that I’ve taken it to clay lessons and shared it with a claymate so each our espresso cups can sit on it. So when designing and constructing my studio, from my unique studio on the previous home to my new studio right here in Ohio, my studio storage at all times got here first and was a precedence in designing and filling my house.

In my studio, nonetheless, there are 3 fantastic items that I need to share with you. You’ve seen these items earlier than and they don’t seem to be new. Two of them had been current in my final studio. We’ve got talked about them on the weblog earlier than. Nonetheless, they’ve gotten lots of site visitors on my Fb web page lately. I believed that I might use this chance to speak about them once more and offer you extra info.

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Library Card Catalogue

Kater's Acres Library Card Catalogue

My favourite object in my studio is an previous library card catalog. This card catalog belonged to my grandfather. He was a journeyman plumber and retired solely to search out himself reemployed by a neighborhood college system as their head of upkeep. As card catalogs turned out of date, the varsity removed them, my Pops took this one residence. He used to maintain joints, small pipe bits, washers, and the rest he used for his plumbing in its drawers. After some TLC, lots of elbow grease, and a few love that is what I’ve now! I painted the thumb knots to match the clay within the drawers so I might shortly and simply discover the clay I used to be in search of and if I don’t say so myself, it seems incredible.  So now, right here in my studio, it has an important second residence and I take advantage of it for clay storage … sure, polymer clay fills your entire prime half. (Insert huge, big, whopping smile right here!)

Stamp Sorter

Grandpa's Stamp Sorter from KatersAcres

And simply so one grandfather isn’t outdone, when my different grandfather handed, I inherited one of many trinkets from his workplace. I don’t know what that is or what it was used for. I’ve repurposed it into provide storage. The drawers are shallow however lengthy.  For years my Grandfather was an avid stamp collector (again when stamps had been collectible) and he used this to type and gather his stamps. It sat on prime of his desk within the upstairs residing quarters of his residence. In the present day it’s a residence for buttons, chains, feathers, Altoid tins, jewellery findings, threading, ribbons, and a lot extra!

Roll-High Desk

KatersAcres Roll-Top Desk

That is my desk and one other household treasure. For years this was my Uncle’s desk. However for one more variety of years, it went unused and fell into disrepair of their residence. It was tucked right into a nook bed room ready to get replaced. I took the desk, instantly loving it, however not having the ‘excellent residence’ for it in my previous home. However after we moved, all of that modified! My new studio/workplace mixture turned the proper place for this attractive piece of furnishings to take a seat and be beloved as soon as once more. Though I don’t use the roll-top characteristic as it’s in disrepair, I nonetheless love this attractive desk and I’m very joyful to name it mine and have given it a brand new residence. (Please observe the attractive stained glass lamp my Mother made sitting on prime of my desk.)

I wish to encourage you to search out &/or hold issues which can be necessary to you or to your loved ones. Even when they’re previous or a bit of tattered and torn. They are often reused and repurposed. Don’t hand over on them, simply reuse them to fit your functions. You’ll discover which you could make lots of good makes use of from older issues.

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