Friday, May 10, 2019

In Honor of My Mom: Organizing in Blue for 2019

Three blue flat baskets

Twelve years ago today, my mom died of pancreatic cancer. Her favorite color was blue, so this is my annual tribute to her.

These blue felt baskets come from Orval Créations and are sold by FUTUR Conceptstore in Belgium. The online store didn’t mention the dimensions, but Joke Vermeire at the store was kind enough to go measure them for me:
  • Small: 34 x 19 x 23 cm (13.4 x 7.5 x 9.0 inches)
  • Medium: 39 x 23 x 28 cm (15.4 x 9.0 x 11.0 inches)
  • Large: 43 x 28 x 33 cm (16.9 x 11.0 x 13.0 inches)
And yes, they do nest within each other.

light blue small felt basket with leather ties

For more containers, let’s head over to Etsy. This little wool felt basket from Skandinavious is made of pure Merino wool and has leather ties.

blue herringbone pattern little storage bin

StitchOSaurus makes this little storage bin (and all its products) from old floor samples that would otherwise be trashed — very cool! Because of this, most of the products are one of a kind. If this one is gone when you look, perhaps the store could make a similar one with another fabric.

two small storage basket with blue feather pattern on the outside; one has makeup brushes in it

These small storage baskets come from Sew&Tell. (Note: The store has the same basket in another fabric that would be nice for dog lovers.)

hourglass, half blue and half clear, with blue sand

Moving beyond containers: This hourglass serves as a 15-minute timer.

blue magnet shaped like the state of Michigan, with a heart where Ann Arbor would be
blue magnet that says Hail to the Victors

And as someone who went to the University of Michigan, I was delighted to find that Roeda makes these magnets. They have nice magnets for other schools, too. (Mom didn’t go to U of M, but she did live in Michigan for many years.)

Curious about my posts in prior years? Take a look at all of them.