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Monday, May 19, 2014

Where to Put all that Stuff

Storage Solutions for That Stuff

Part of the heralding of Spring is Spring Cleaning. Part of Spring Cleaning is
A Storage Chair
relocating stuff so the home is once again ready to collect more. So cliche, but true.

For some people, stuff is stored in the attic; for others the garage; and then some store stuff in rented storage units. If you are like me, you want the stuff to stay close to hand.

Hence, I look for containers that will hide stuff in plain sight. Or containers that make a stored item part of the decor.

 Now where can you find unique and beautiful containers for storing stuff? You guessed it. Mertie's This and That. And some of the stuff is on sale. Can't beat that.

Try under-the-chair storage. Or place an old bookcase headboard, double-bed size,  alongside a twin bed (Yes, alongside, turning a bed into a daybed-couch.) for storage and a structure to place a long pillow against.
Imagine this behind the length of a bed.
Add the matching dresser as a another storage container. It can sit across from the bed and double as a TV stand.

Need a dresser? There are some great wooden dressers at Mertie's This and That.  And take a look at the trunks and baskets!

Painted trunk. Goes well with headboard.
But for decorating using stored items, try open bookcases and shelves. For china, try wall
 hangers for plates. I have even thought of putting pot lids in pretty plate hangers.  For outside storage, use benches for shelves; and of course, metal and wood shelves.

 Remember the curio cabinets? These are still perfect for displaying your collections.

Mertie's has porcelain boxes, baskets, shelves, and more. Check it out. Visit soon. 

Oh, and don't forget to look at the music rack on the piano. How many books of sheet music can be stored there, huh? Also, count the used books on the bookshelves. These are selling at a great price!

Benches perfect for sitting, but used to store potted plants in decorative pots

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Windchimes Welcome Spring at Mertie's

As you visit Mertie's This and That you will hear the melodious tinkling of the windchimes hanging in the currents of the air conditioner indoors and outside on the porch blowing in the wind. Many are new, unused. All welcome the sunny days of Spring.

Come for the Spring Sales. Get patio furniture, plants, pots, and signs. Rocking chairs and benches for the porch are both comfortable and rustic.

There are some summer fashions for sale, too. Get clothes for men and women, including some plus sizes. Sandals and purses in bright colors are just right the hot days to come. And the prices are just right, too, with many items under $10.00; some only $5.00.

Buying a gift? Find it here at Mertie's This and That.

Mertie shops local garage and estate sales to bring you the finer used items. She also carries some new items, like the windchimes and global planters. Then there are the vintage glassware items, including Indiana carnival glass and Fenton bowls.