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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

February 2, 2009

Anyone for some more organizing?

Talk about Metamorphasis!
Hello wonderful friends! Click on the word to see some amazine befores and afters with Susan! I have been a busy camper. I was putting clothes and linens away...in this closet...my daughter uses half and the other half is linens, tablecloths, bedding, placemats. I stress out everytime I am in here. When I come into this area I scream "there's more! Where did it all come from?" When I leave I tell myself "You have got to do something about this!"
My wedding dress is even in here....prom dresses....a grass skirt? Lawn mower anyone? So I took it alllllllll out. Threw away 3 Black Trash bags full. Brought in an old shelf....from hubby's barn...shhhhh....he'll never know....

I started folding everything, stacking, layering...

I'm embarassed at how many tablecloths I have. I tried to separate by colors and seasons.
Tablerunners on the bottom left, and the napkins (I love fabric napkins don't you?) stacked by color.

Whew what a job, now for my daughters' side! That post would probably be way too long so I will condense it when it (finally) happens!
Blessings,
Debbie
Deuteronomy 28:3,6 "blessed you will be in the country....blessed you will be when you come in, and when you go out." (Is God talking about closets here?)

23 comments:

Darlene said...

It looks FABULOUS! Doesn't it feel so good to get things back in order?!?!

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Looks great.. I need to organize a few closets too!

Steph said...

Great job! You have lots of pretties!

ellen b. said...

What a great job you did! I like it. I did my tablecloths this week too :0)

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Good job! It looks great! I have my share of tablecloths and runners! I love being able to change the look of my table all the time.
Manuela

carolyn@simple~primitive~devotion said...

Looks great! All of our closets are FULL! We really need more storage space. We bought a storage building, but it is almost full too, but with all of hubby's stuff. And my daughter has a lot of stuff in there too. So the closets in the house did not benefit from this purchse. sigh!
I really need to get in there and purge, purge, purge! My junk is not pretty stuff like your's either, so it won't be fun at all.
Be proud of yourself. You did a great job!

Home Is Where The Heart Is said...

What a great job you did! Everything looks wonderful.

CozyGirl said...

hat looks great Debbie ! How fun to have that many tablecloths to choose from !:-)Hope you're having a good Monday !
Janae

Linda Q said...

Looks nice! Good to get all organized, I am working on projects like this lately too. I like getting it done.
Linda Q

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

I don't know what it is about the first of the year that inspires organization but it does. I go through it every year.

xinex said...

I am sure it took a lot of work but it's all worth it, looking like this. Very neat and organized!...Christine

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Everything looks wonderful...I like how you have it all by color and seasons:)
Rondell

Mimi Sue said...

Wow, what a difference. Can you come over and help me with my mess? Mimi

Tommie Jo said...

Good for you tackling that job! I just recently discovered your blog~~LOVE it! I'll definitely be back...

Kat said...

This looks great! You did a really good job of organizing this. It looks like you have lots of lovely tablecloths and napkins. Kathy

{oc cottage} said...

Too funny! Maybe He is!!! I am inspired to stack & fold now!!!

m ^..^

Neabear said...

Great job getting the closet organized. You are an inspiration for the rest of us.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Debbie,
The closet looks great!! I would love to have all your beautiful tablecloths!! Cindy

Short and Sweet said...

I can't believe that you and I did the same exact thing! I cleaned out our master bedroom closet (way too embarrassed to take before photos) because I was just about hysterical everytime I ventured into that messy closet! Threw out 3bags full of stuff and still had enough things to load a box for charity and one for consignment. You won't believe how many empty hangers I have left! Sure feels good to purge. Congratulations on your wonderful transformation.

Mary Beth said...

I love coming here....so vibrant and so organized! Thanks for the continued inspiration.

cherry said...

Looks good lady...I am trying to do that in my craft room...it is slow going..but it is going. cherry

Birgit said...

You've been busy and it looks fabulous! Doesn't it feel like something new when it changes so much?
Want to come do my closets?
Have a great day! Birgit

KATHY OF SWEETHOME GARDENS said...

You just crack me up with you "corny" jokes :0)

Know wonder you have so many pretty table settings.

Blessings,

Kathy