Thursday, February 26, 2009

Country Living Storage Style

On a scale of 1 - 4 (one for each chamber of my heart) this book gets a 4! It's been a while since a home decorating book has filled my heart with such love! Yes, it's about the practical subject of storage, but it's also about using vintage pieces to store (and organizationally display) the myriad of needful not-always-so-pretty objects we use in everyday life. From the five glossy photo-filled chapters for each room in the home, be it a mansion or small cottage, it was impossible to pick a favorite. Heck, I found an idea on page 2 that I've already put to use at home: I'm using an old wall plate rack to store my favorite books and magazines!!! There is page after page of colorful ideas, and in each chapter, there is a photo of a room where they point out and label five storage ideas cleverly used in the room that you could easy incorporate into your own rooms! It doesn't get any easier than that!

Huh? What's that you say? You wish you had some of the cool pieces like in the book to use in your own home, sweet home? Well, sharpen your pencil and mark these dates on your calender:

March 19, 20, 21 & 22 -- those are the next sale dates when all the Roomies will be gathering at Room With A Past to get the goods! Until then, get your hands on this book (Hearst Books ISBN 13:978-1-58816-660-9), get some ideas and get your heart pumping on all four chambers!


  1. i'm def a roomie & proud of the fact hahahaha!!!!..i'm heading out to buy that issue right now!!..btw i love your shop & all the gorgeous treasures to behold, i wish you lived closer to me :)

  2. I have yet made it to your shop. I happened to miss the sale dates every time. But now I save your website and hope to visit next month.