Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Friday, May 8, 2009

A Head and A Hand

I've tried to become creative when it comes to storing my jewelry. I have no room to hang necklaces from pegs or hooks in my "closet" and I'm not fond of "jewelry armoires". And then in a catalogue, I saw this idea -- the purpose was not storage but rather a way to showcase the jewelry for sale. But I THOUGHT it was a GREAT idea and would be the perfect solution for my necklaces.
A bust bought at TJ Maxx for very little money holds all of my necklaces.

Although it looks like a tangled mess, it isn't really. And it's easy to get a necklace to wear -- you just make your selection, undo the clasp and it's ready to wear!

So then, there are the bracelets and since a bust is the perfect solution to necklaces -- what better solution for bracelets than a hand!
I yearned for a French glove mold but instead found this cast iron hand -- pedigree unknown. It's perfect for the bracelets and like the necklaces I'm more inclined to wear something I can see.
The left side of my dressing table holds the hand with the bracelets.

The right side holds the "Lady of the Necklaces".

It's a perfect way to store necklaces and bracelets. But I don't think I'll look for a big ear to hold my earrings! And I'm not overly fond, either, of those little trees with holes in them for earrings. No, they're in a drawer. The drawer holding two plastic ice cube trays. Each cube is perfect for a pair of earrings and they're easy to see.


Mary Bergfeld said...

I think it's a grand idea. Happy Mother's Day, Martha.

Pondside said...

What a chic solution to this particular storage problem.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

This looks wonderful.
And I'm with you. No big ears.

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

I have a bust with neclaces on it, but no hand for bracelets. Yours look lovely, and I so agree that I would forget about them if they were stored away. laurie