Thursday, December 12, 2013

Our December Daily cart...because it just had to happen.



Hey friends! We thought that we'd pop in today to share a few pics of our December Daily cart. Yes you read that right. An entire wheelie cart devoted to super cute vintagey Christmasy wintery happy crafty bits. We are suckers for tiered carts over here. I've blogged them more than a few times. Our Ikea Raskog in aqua being a big fave. This fabulous vintage style metal cart happens to be from World Market.  (It also comes in a distressed white) In the past year or so we have purchased so many wonderful things from their site! It would be totally outta control if I didn't have to travel as far as Virginia to reach the location nearest to me. I speak the truth. 



Of course our cart can't fit every single supply that'll go into creating pages for our December Daily album...but at the very least, we've got the basics. Vintage trims and tinsel garland, glitters, ribbons, twine, tags, stickers, vintage photos, stamps, inks, patterned papers, vintage Christmas cards, labels, and more. And for good measure we added a vintagey style pink feather tree! 
 We love that we can roll our cart into the living room if we find a little time away from work in the evening. Or wheel it out of the studio if we need more space for working on orders. It's a great idea for your seasonally changing craft habits...no more digging for those essential supplies...and the fresh cart full of your daily vitals will keep you inspired and motivated...knowing that when the mood strikes you'll be armed and craftily dangerous with the perfect selection and color palette of goodies.


We keep favorite tiny bits of ephemera and text, and some old photos in this sweet pink vintage Butter Mints tin, and also in the polka dotted box.




This polka dot box happens to be a vintage Storybook Doll box from the 1940's that I had found years ago. No doll included...just the box. And the icing on the cake as far as I'm concerned was the presence of the gold star sticker and Santa label. Those are not my additions...but I love to imagine how they came to be on this box. Did some little girl get the doll for Christmas? Did she also get some stickers for Christmas? Or were these added years later? I love it! 


Ohhhhh and we just had to share this! Kate from Scathingly Brilliant's take on our Fauxbulous Keepsake Cake project from our book! We love how well it works as a centerpiece in her sweet little winter vignette! She also blogged a lovely review of the book and is hosting a giveaway of a signed copy! So hop on over to read it, and enter to win!

Ok, that's it. Back to elf life. 
ha! xo Jenny...and Aaron says hi!

19 comments:

  1. Jenny, this is one of the BEST ideas I've ever seen for craft areas!! My boyfriend and I are actually in the process of redoing ours (we're converting the formal living room into an office/design studio) so I've been thinking about / browsing a lot of ideas lately. LOVE this. I want to run out and buy a cart right now!!

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    1. Oh geez, thanks so much! And hooray for you guys! That is awesome! Share pics!!! Thanks for popping in!! XO

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  2. So much gorgeousness in one post! It is like eye candy! I might have try that daily December thing, only in January when I actually have time! LOL!

    Thanks doll,
    The Glamorous Housewife

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    1. awww you are so sweet! Thanks so much! Yes! Do it after the holidays... just take a bunch of pics now...and save bits of cards and wrapping. Come back to it when you have time. And don't stress. Even if it is just pretty paper with a photo on each page. Have fun! :) xo

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  3. great idea to have everything handy.

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    1. Thanks! Yeah...it truly helps! I hit way less road blocks...normally Im searching for supplies. this is perfect! :)

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  4. I need everything on your December Daily cart. PLEEEASE.

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    1. ha! Thanks! Do you do any scrapbooking or art journaling?

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  5. What a great idea!!! I loveeeee your cart!!!!!

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    1. Thanks bunches Julie! I'm crazy for carts! ha!

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  6. It's funny Jenny that I just bought a storybook doll today at an antique store and recognized the box right away. Mine is The Snow Queen 172 and I had blogged about her here http://www.pattyantle.com/2013/11/my-happy-list-princess-patty.html and I had to go back and buy her! Sorry your box was empty! Love your cart and all the goodies on it!!

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  7. I LoVe that pink polka dot box and I love that it was empty save for the Santa sticker on top. It brings back a strong memory for me of a "Christmas" box that I started as a young girl. I would put treasures in it like bits of wrapping paper, Christmas seals, ribbons, German die cuts my mom would give me etc. I would use some of the items to make handmade gifts for my family. Now I have a whole bedroom overflowing with treasures for all seasons and themes. What started out so many years ago is still in my heart, and today I would get VERY excited to find a polka dot box like you did and wonder who owned it and what special pieces they might have put inside.

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  8. I love it! I have that aqua ikea cart being delivered to me today for my studio and I had something very similar in mind. I can hardly wait to get that baby put together. Thanks for the amazing inspiration. As always!

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  9. A craft cart in general is a fabulous idea! I basically need one so I could free up some closet space. And I just adore World Market, too!

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