Monday, September 17, 2012

Our Entryway, Using Totes and Baskets to Store Clutter


Hello!
My sister flew in from GA yesterday, we are working together to create some fun items for the shop made from grain sacks....
I just wanted to post a couple pictures I took of our entryway a couple of months ago....
If there is one room I dream of having it would be a mudroom....
We do not have a mudroom, however we do have a small entryway...
When you have five kids and try to run a business out of your home, it seems like you never have enough storage space for things...


Vintage french coat racks are a lifesaver....
The kids each have one in their  bedrooms.


We fill the totes that my sister made for us with odds and ends....
They help hide the clutter....
I am lucky to have a sister who will sew for me : )


I always love to display our boots....
I like getting two uses out of them....



Baskets.....
One can never have too many baskets or crates.
This particular vintage french basket is a favorite...
I have these stacked throughout my house to store all of my linens in that we use for the shop....
This particular one is stocked with blankets that we use around the house.



On another note....

My sister made a few grain sack totes for the shop, I hope to list them in the shop soon,
however I am still searching for the perfect handles.....

Also I have to apologize I haven't been able to email out for the past week.
I was able to send a couple emails out and then my email completely stopped working.
Our email was hacked into and I think we finally have it worked out.
I will be trying to respond to emails this evening.
Take Care,
Maria 
Dreamy Whites (instagram)

29 comments:

paige said...

always love a peek into your home maria!
have fun with your sister....if you come to Georgia, please let me know :)

kiki said...

Ahhhhh, I LOVE your boots!!!!!!
And the rest of your lovely home :)
Kiki

One bolt short of a toolbox said...

How on earth do you have a home this beautiful with five children! It's adorable!

Jan @ Door251

Blondie's Journal said...

I love the totes! I like to use them to store hats, scarfs and mittens when we are not using them!

XO,
Jane

Anne said...

What a perfect way to keep things neat and organized.And looks beautiful too! Cute boots!
xx
Anne

Geli said...

Hello Maria, I love your blog and your style!!!!!! The boots are so beautiful, Geli

Mimi's Vintage Charm said...

i'm with you completely... a mudroom would be wonderful! love your entryway and those beautiful boots :)

Burlap Luxe said...

Very inviting entryway to the heart of your home.
Love your style and will be checking out your etsy for the holidays.
Xx
Dore
Ps. I had a beautiful visit with Fifi and Mark, Fifi is a beautiful soul, she had nothing but love for you and I can see why :)
Have an inspired week.

Alabaster Rose Lifestyle said...

It looks just lovely Maria, I love the tote idea for hiding clutter!
Hope you have a lovely afternoon.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Heaven's Walk said...

What a joy it is to see a new post from you in my inbox, Maria! :) Your photography is always so beautiful and peeking inside your gorgeous home is always a delight for me. Love those awesome boots by the door! Have a blessed time with your sis! :)

xoxo laurie

Kristin Peake Interiors said...

Fabulous entryway. Very clean, bright, humble, and inviting.

http://kristinpeakeinteriors.blogspot.com/

Crane Farms said...

Beautiful entryway - I LOVE LOVE LOVE the boots! Care to share where you bought them?

Leslie Carney said...

Very pretty and practical Maria! Also.. love the lavender pillow and holiday stockings I recently purchased!

Rachel said...

hi Maria, i adore your home... there are so many things i love about your entryway, i couldn't help but share this on my new blog today, thanks, Rachel

http://beautifulrache.blogspot.com/2012/09/i-adore-clean-and-clutter-free-entryway.html

SmithShack71 said...

Cute!

Lara said...

Always such a joy to see a new post from you! :) I wish we had a mud room , too. My entryway is very similar to yours with the narrow window next to the front door. I have a similar set up with the coat rack. Love your pretty French coat rack and all the lined up boots. I like how you use totes to hide odds n ends. Last year, keeping gloves and hats together was not the greatest. Have a great weekend!
Lars

carreco said...

Hats and boots decorate the interior wonderfully ...
A very fast. Co

gutscheine zum ausdrucken said...

very good post

{oc cottage} said...

boots & baskets...awesome!!!


m ^..^

Idemyldring i nr.9 said...

Beautiful. Have a nice day with all five kids.
Anne Line

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see what you and your sister cook up!

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Wild Oak Designs said...

I love the boots. And no, you can't have too many baskets! They are so good for storing just about anything....
Nancy
http://wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

loveLea said...

Those boots!! Please share the brand/ where they're from!

Miss Sofie´s Nest said...

This Blog is such an inspirtation to me, when I decorate my own home. Thx for sharing it with us

Marble floor designs said...

Very good inspiration. Especially the idea to use tote for hiding clutter is amazing. Hates makes interior wonderful.

~ Herman Swan

Mega Quick Sale said...

Gosh, I love, love your home! It looks so nice and tidy… and given that you have kids, this is really, really neat. You should win an award for this :D I am saying this as I have a son. He’s almost three and the clutter that he creates is really unbelievable. HAHA.

And yes, you’re so lucky that you have a sister that will sew for you. Those totes are fantastic, Maria. Thanks for sharing this tip – never thought of using totes to store clutter.

By the way, I'm a new visitor of your site. I'm Amy of Mega Quick Sale

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Anonymous said...

Love the brown boots! What brand are they?

RSA Online said...

They are very organized! It's nice to go home early.