Closets – who’s idea was that anyway. No one wants to see in my closet, it’s pretty much a hodge podge. But… here you go anyway.
And, welcome to the latest edition of Where Bloggers Live. It’s kind of like HGTV’s “Celebrities at Home,” but…Bloggers! Who doesn’t like to peek behind the scenes and see inside people’s homes and lives? We’re a group of seven bloggers who are sharing where we live…. and things about that place.
My closet, well let’s see. I have a lovely walk in closet – not a big one, but nonetheless. It’s certainly bigger than many of the closets I’ve lived with and I’m used to it. Keep in mind, Chuck and I used to share it (I have no idea how we did that), and I only had one side.
This picture is standing in the door looking in – it really is organized
And before we really get into the closet, you’ll notice several BIG boxes of cat litter. If you read my blog you may remember the post about customer service – and yeah, I’m still working my way through the litter.
So, on the left side are my tops, some pants, and some winter things. Shelves above and below contain mostly blankets, pillows, a few Christmas decorations, etc.
There’s also a plethora of winter shawls and wraps that I really do use. All handmade (though not necessarily by me).
And under the hanging clothes are shelves with blankets and under that are shoes (mostly winter).
Still facing into the closet, there’s the very vintage chest of drawers. It belonged to my mother-in-law, is solid wood, weighs a ton and I love it!!! The top contains a variety of stuff, from elephants (they’re everywhere, they’re everywhere) to a picture of sweet Frosty. Note the wall above – apparently I simply cannot have a blank wall. Doesn’t everyone have their closet walls decorated with pictures, plaques, an elephant, an odd purse, or….
Maybe you see the tie rack to the left of the chest – it holds my belts – which I don’t wear anymore.
Then we have the right side. On top are two hat boxes – and yes, they contain hats. Haven’t worn them in years, but I know they’re there.
My cute tiger hat for cold weather. If you aren’t in Alabama you may not realize the significance of the tiger. 99.9% of the people in Alabama are either University of Alabama or Auburn University fans (football is BIG). The University of Alabama’s mascot is an elephant (NOT to be confused with the elephants I collect) and Chuck was and all three of my sons are – big Alabama fans. NOT me – I’m a War Eagle, Auburn fan – who’s mascot is the tiger. This little guy was a gift from my boss who passed away and he really is quite warm in the winter, and always makes me smile.
The fourth picture is on the left as you’re leaving the closet, small purses (my latest Vera Bradley) and scarves – and a new “twisted” scarf that my #1 DIL just crocheted for me – I’m looking forward to wearing it soon.
The right side of my closet contains skirts, palazzo pants, kimonos, a few lightweight jackets, a couple of Chuck’s old flannel shirts, etc. Underneath are shoes. Haven’t worn many of them in quite a while, but I know they’re there and I think they multiply when left alone. On top of the shoes where you can’t see are more purses.
There are two little stools in my closet. The one with the cute pillow is the one I usually sit on. My grandfather made that for my grandmother to scoot up close to the fire and warm her back. I recovered it and while its a pretty basic stool it is definitely my favorite.
So there you pretty much have it. Be sure to check out everyone else and see what goodies hide in their closets.
Bettye at Fashion Schlub
Daenel at Living Outside the Stacks
Iris at Iris Originals Ramblings
Jodie at Jodie’s Touch of Style
Em at Dust and Doghair
Julia at When the Girls Rule
Leslie Roberts Clingan
Just when I was taking comfort, Iris, in the fact that no one’s closet had cute wallpaper or little tuffets, YOU end up not only having those, but room for collectables as well. YAY YOU! That’s a great space and how handy to be able to fit in the antique dresser.
Thanks for sharing your space!
Ha, It’s difficult to me have ANY space that doesn’t have collectables, things on the wall, etc. And, it’s great that my antique dresser perfectly fits in that space – it’s really quite handy too.
Thank you for the fun peek into your closet! I laughed about the cat litter and customer service… But I am coveting that gorgeous green and brown/bronze handbag hanging on your wall. What a piece!
Hi Liz and thanks for visiting. I’m thinking that cat litter is going to last me a LONG time – even with 2 cats. The handbag hanging on the wall was a gift a number of years ago. I think I’ve used it once. Has to be something or somewhere special for it to come down.
So interesting seeing what you have in your wardrobe! i like that you decorated and added things to the wall too! 🙂 I have a walk in wardrobe and I’ve got things on top of all the wardrobes but above the shoe rack is a big empty space and I want to fill it with photos I think one day – need to decide and start printing things for it! 🙂
Hope you are having a good weekend 🙂
Well, get busy on those photos. You’ll appreciate and enjoy them more than you realize. You can always change or add to them later.
Weekend is going well thanks – hope your next week is good too.
I love that you’ve decorated your closet with personality pieces. How fun.
I miss having a walk in closet. My closet is walk in, but half the size of what I used to have.
I guess my entire house is ‘decorated’ with personality things – so the closet must be too. 🙂
I appreciate that your closet has such personality. If I had wall space, I would no doubt decorate my closet walls, too. Can’t see the wall for the clothes!
Love the little stool. Precious keepsake. I have my childhood stool that Paul shored up recently with new screws. I like seeing my granddaughter sit on it.
Yay for the litter. And the customer service. And the elephant and tiger hat and that beautiful vintage purse. Would love to have somewhere special to go where I could use an accessory as charming as that.
I guess my closet is much like the rest of my house. Lots of ‘stuff’, and a lot of it I’d never get rid of (well, willingly). I’ll bet you really enjoy seeing that little stool. I have a little rocking chair and a little wooden chair (that my Dad made) from my childhood. Granddaughters used them a bit when they were little and came to visit. Unfortunately some of the beading has come loose on the purse and I haven’t fixed it – no place to use it.
You have the largest closet I’ve seen so far! I’m not through all the posts yet, but…that’s really a nice sized and nicely PROPORTIONED closet! Lucky you! I LOVE a dresser IN the closet. If I took out my non-seasonal items I could fit my tall dresser in that space BUT…then I lose the horizontal surface in my bedroom where my ponytail holders, jewelry, and candles collect and where my scented oil diffuser lives! Maybe just leave well enough alone for now 🙂 I also love all the decoration, things on the walls (ELEPHANTS!), they show so much of your… Read more »
Thanks Bettye, I hadn’t really considered my closet ‘big’ – but it is big to me. Not fancy, but it works. I should probably clean some of the ‘stuff’ out of it, but that’s probably not gonna happen any time soon.
You have such a big closet Iris. And that dresses is fabulous!! I love all the sentimental things you refer to in this post!!
Goodness, I didn’t consider it that big – but it’s the biggest one I’ve ever had. And, I could write about sentimental stuff all day – I sure have enough of it.