Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Organizing My Magazine Slipcases

I cherish my shelter and garden magazines
more than most of my interior design and gardening books.
I keep them in these faded grey cardboard slipcases discarded from a retiring co-worker.

But they needed labels, so I immediately navigated to Beth at Tattered Vintage
where scrolly designs and shabby roses meet.


I bought sheet # 175, then I saw #90 (both are about $3.50 each) and wanted it for its French script in the background and fact the roses would enclose a frame suitable for an oval label.

Beth, as it so often happens, put a new collection (#187) on her blog days afterward that
I loved even more than the other two and bought it!

I love it for its soft, gentle blues, aquas, lilacs, and pink roses.   
 I Photoshoped the titles and dates on, but my printer didn’t reproduce everything
even close to their true beauty.

But now, it will be easy for me to find a twenty year old Victoria, or a scholarly article in Heritage Roses, or some breathtaking home in Romantic Country!

Until next time, stay shabby!

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Anonymous said...

what a beautiful way to store inspirational magazines! thanks for sharing! :)

Ginger said...

What a wonderful way to organize your favorite magazines. I will have to look into doing that with my Romantic Home magazines. I so look forward to your posts now that I have found you. You have the most beautiful posts.

Jackie said...

Hi Sandy!
Love the labels and the way you have the books/mags organized!
Have a good one!

Anonymous said...

Makes me want to get my magazines off the floor & into the slip cases!! Your lables are lovely!!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

How nicely you displayed your magazine storage bins. I have the plastic kind and about 12 of them are filled with Victorian Decor and Lifestyle, Romantic homes, Victorian Homes, Country Almanac, Country Collectibles, Country Decorating Idea, Victorian Sampler...... you get the idea that I have a lot of magazines. Luckily, there are shelves in a faux fireplace in my guest room and they all fit in there perfectly!

Victorian1885 said...

What a wonderful idea! I could reread my Victoria Magazines over and over again and should keep them more organized. Thank you for the inspiration..


Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Hi Sandy!

What a wonderful idea! I should have known that you had some fabulously decadent, sensuously shabby way of stashing your mags. ;-)

Hope you're having a wonderful week!

Hélène Flont said...

I just came to subscribe to "gardens illustrated" and what a lovely idea you give me to organize and arrange my future favorite magazines!!!J'aime beaucoup!!! A bientôt!!♥

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

What a great way to store and organize magazines! Thanks for sharing!

Claudia said...

Love this, Sandy. I, too, hang on to my old magazines. Those labels are perfect and suit your shabby studio.


Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Those are absolutely wonderful labels! I have a real weakness for that sort of thing as I do with anything with soft roses. Warm regards, Connie

Mari said...


Faded Charm said...

Great idea! What a wonderful way to store magazines with a sense of style. Loving the shape of your bookcase.

Take care,


anything shabby chic said...

Hi Sandy,
Your so sweet to leave me that comment!! That's funny you say that, I always visit your blog, i'm bummed when you haven't bloged, because I love your blog!! But I'm terrible at leaving comments, I don't know why?? But I always am checking your blog out. I didn't think anyone else had more magazines than me and I think you win that one!!! Great idea at keeping them organized!

Norma said...

Oh Sandy you make me so ashamed of my tattered old boxes with the contents written in any old pen/pencil to hand, some of which are crossed out cos the contents have been replaced with something else :( If you have a spare week - no make that a month - feel free to hop on a plane and help me out down here...

Margaret said...

Great labels and a good idea. Love your blog, a white decor is so upliftingyour certainly have lots of inspirational images.
Your boxes are certainly more attractive than stacks of magazines on the floor!

Linda @ Painted Whyte said...

What a perfect shabby idea!! I am honestly so jealous of your house i love all the shelves! What year was your house born in?

Thanks for all the inspiration!


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