Tuesday, October 13, 2009

stuff

Stuff? Tick. I have stuff.

A surprising amount of stuff, as it's not that long since I owned no more than a suitcase and a bookcase and maximum luggage allowances were nothing to me.

But now that I have sofas and trees and jigsaws and platters and sheds and ribbons and warranties and pastry-brushes and high hopes that my daughters won't redistribute them too drastically while they play at being pirates, I have to find places to put them.This is Ella's Kitchen Company's Box For Stuff (also available from Garden Trading), and you can see why the name caught my eye.


Wooden, sturdy and variously painted, they look good to me. I'm planning one for herbs, one for toiletries, and one for my giveaway wins.

29 comments:

  1. They're a great idea. I use trays to gather up things but a box would be much better for bigger items.

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  2. Oh Mise, wait 'till you get to my age !!!!
    Even though my children are grown up and have their own homes, I'm up to my armpits in STUFF !!!!
    I am gradually getting rid of some of my STUFF, and these trays look like a good idea. Many thanks for showing us a 'nice' way of storing our STUFF.Oh, and by the way, isn't STUFF a brilliant word ? I use it a lot !!!! XXXX

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  3. oh mise ,you make me smile , i love your succinctness ,( did you ever get that as a chat up line ?)
    i know i shouldn't mention the word verification thing again ( i'm still non the wiser about that wheelchair thing by the way ) but todays one is spant....anagram of pants
    what do you think about that ?
    re. giveaways as soon as you stop wanting them they will come.

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  4. Try as we might in this house, we cannot keep our things in trays/boxes/baskets/what have you. I set them out, and yet our belongings are still scattered around the house, driving me crazy.

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  5. I have a stuff too. Heaps of stuff. Lately, I find I've been making many trips to the Salvation Army. I think my husband and I need to stop buying 'storage' boxes, containers, etc., as I just find more stuff to fill them with! However, these little boxes, you posted, are pretty special.

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  6. I too have many items of stuff. I really can't bear it and every six months I go madly through all the cupboards esp in childrens rooms, gather into plastic bags and take down to the Salvation Army depot in St Kilda where it is (hopefully) put to good use. After all if we reduced our stuff dependency Martha Stewart and all those storage solutions businesses would go out of business! Jaboopee - I think the wheelchair is if you can't for some reason read the word verification. Press it and you hear a voice saying words and numbers, which you can then type. Although I wonder if you can't read the words then how could you type a comment??

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  7. Really pretty; I have waaaay too much stuff, I'd need to buy a crate of those. I'm tossing out as much as I can right now, my hoarder days are well over.

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  8. Jaboopee, kindly refer to 'pants' as 'lingerie' when over at my blog. Have I ever said 'vest' instead of 'camisole' over at yours?

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  9. These would look great with herbs in them. I'm big on trying to contain things but they always overflow.

    I love you are going to have one for all your giveaway wins. :)

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  10. it was your word verification box wot started it

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  11. What a pretty way to store your things.

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  12. Hello there :-) I have just come across your blog via Lorna's Garendenny Lane blog and your comment on my blog and i am so glad that I did! I love coming across new (to me) Irish bloggers this way. I love your blog and have happily added it to my list of blogs on my blogroll. Looking forward to following you from now on :-)

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  13. Dear Mise
    I am sharing some of my goodluck and having a giveaway...A bag... so you could either put it in your Giveaway STUFF box... or... put STUFF in it.....either way... it's not bad STUFF... xx Julie

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  14. Hey Mise
    No problems! I know the feeling!

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  15. your post on why we blog was great. it would be great to do one on blog etiquette, i've being thinking about it myself but don't know how to word it without sounding like a crank.

    i didn't wear my pink shoes to the beach as they wouldn't be pink for very ong i think!

    I LOVE STUFF. I COMPLETELY AGREE WITH JACQUELINE.

    opps left on the caps lock .

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  16. I keep moving on stuff to the local RSPCA, yet still it proliferates. Maybe it even self-propagates. It's a curious thing. That aside, those are very nice Boxes for Stuff.

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  17. hehe - I like that you are still waiting for those giveaways! I might run a giveaway for people who run blogs called Pretty Far West so you can be in with a good chance.
    I love stuff but like it better when it has a place to live. My partner loves stuff too but his stuff is not the good kind. Its useless wires and old gadgets. Someone might even refer to his stuff as crap. :)
    Oh and i like the box thingy.

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  18. Dee, that's a great idea! The sociology of blogging is fascinating and although there's plenty of etiquette round these parts it's interesting that so much of it is understood rather than stated.

    Mel, I'll lie awake nights waiting for that giveaway...

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  19. Well, I really hope you win my competition and then you will be 'giveawayed' out of it!!
    When are you coming on Twitter - your tweets would be ace!!

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  20. I really like your blog and I'll be coming back for more! Thank you for leading me to your "place"! :)

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  21. I hope so too, Lorna! It's the giveaway of the year for sure. And I wish I could tweet but I'm too staid for the ephemeral on such a grand scale, though I certainly admire the concept.

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  22. Oooh, I do love that 'box for stuff'. Your blog is dangerous territory! I have no money and no house of my own, but I LOVE every single lovely homey thing on your blog and feel the need to buy them all!
    Oh yes, and I would love to reach into the screen and pick up a slice of your guinness tea bread :-)
    I found reading the comments on that post about why people blog absolutely fascinating.

    p.s. you were right! It is Nottingham and I'm not sure where Mr.P is going to get his lace from, as the Lace Centre seems permanently closed! He'll just have to make do with his Robin Hood hat.

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  23. hey, you put it out there - that you have a box for your giveaway wins ready and waiting means you will get some!! Tricky

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  24. Hello, thanks for stopping by my blog!!

    I like this idea! Seems like a very useful little thing. What I have done recently is preventing stuff coming into my home by buying less and get rid of everything useless (by doanting or recycling) as soon as possible!

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  25. They are just lovely. I need to be more organised and tidy!

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  26. Trays, baskets, pretty boxes... I'm a big fan. Huge fan, in fact. Especially since the arrival of my little Lego hoarder. Plus, I have, uh, a little bit of an issue with OCD tendencies... Trays are good. And boxes... and baskets. And did I mention trays? ;)

    -maria

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  27. Nice find! I like that the sides are a little taller to hold up items that may tend to tilt over, like books!

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  28. just went looking for you on Twitter - and I see you aren't there! Twitter needs you! You are made for Twitter. Lorna agrees with me too I can see :-)

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  29. All week I have been grappling with stuff, as is my custom. I like that these box-like trays are practical and very portable, and so much more attractive than the milk crates and Rubbermaid tubs that one commonly finds in these parts.

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You're looking particularly well.

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