hello again

[NOTE: This post originally appeared on a now-deleted blog and is being re-posted here for my own sake.]

I realize that it has been a long, long time since I last posted. Please forgive me. Tomorrow (er … later today) is the first day of class and will thus be the beginning of my resolve to post regularly once again. I also haven’t been reading the blogs in a while, so I have a lot of catching up to do.

I briefly perused On the Refrigerator Door, one of my favorite blogs, and the most recent article was about displaying jewelry. So for a quick post, I thought I’d show my system.

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Even though I’m in a rather small apartment, I have a rather large bathroom (and closet! – but that’s another story). My bathroom has two sinks and a large mirror, which is kind of ridiculous since I’m the only one who uses it. I bought a pack of little suction cup hooks at the dollar store, and I use them to hang jewelry on my mirror. I think it’s rather pretty and it makes it easy for me to grab that necklace, ring, or bracelet for the day without having to rummage through my stash. When I’m bored, I’ll move the suction cups into various patterns … it’s great fun.

I leave a few pieces out and the rest is in a container on my counter, which is actually a repurposed embroidery floss organizer. On a normal day, I don’t wear much jewelry, but I do love buying it. Generally I’ll only wear a simple ring that I bought with my sister a few years ago and that’s enough. Having things displayed on my mirror, where it’s functional as well as aesthetic, well that just makes me happy though.

Welcome to 2010, everyone. Enjoy the ride.

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