Thursday, January 5, 2012

Exchange Displaying

Blogging Buddies - good morning....  yesterday the computers went kaput and I didn't even get online until after 9:30am... so I was a bit behind in my daily stuff and just did not make it to the Blog to post.  I wanted to thank you all for your super comments about Tuesday's post.  The emails and comments where so nice and warm - I read many of them at lunch and it was a good lunchtime!!  I have tried to get to all the emails - and will finish them up later on.. so do not despair.
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I have had quite a few enquires about my stitching tree and all my little ornaments  - I think I can distill the different questions down to a this question  "Where do I keep my stitched Exchanges during the year?"  As you know abut 98% of the small stitched things I have came from Stitching Friends and Exchanges I have participated in over the last few years.  I took down the ST the other day and took some snaps of how I display many of them.  Since I do not have a wonderful craft-room I make do with shelves in my second bedroom. 

These are my shelves, I found them at different estate sales, and they work really well.  About every other month or so I clean them off and dust everything.  Here they are with everything removed and dusted.


I took everything off and got all my ornaments together and took this and the next two shots with them all on the bed...



 - I can get most things up on the shelves - but many of my medium sized ornaments I keep in a basket on the bureau - so they are not as well displayed.  Here are the shelves fully loaded from l to r......




and here they all are .....

I do enjoy seeing all of the pieces out looking so great!!!  It takes about 30 to 40 minutes to take everything down dust things off and get it back together. 
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I have been stitching away on Cottages, but not enough to show any real progress... so I will hold off until Monday.  There you go sports fans - thanks again for stopping by and for your kind comments!!!!!  Do stop by again!

Take care,
edgar

41 comments:

Kathy A. said...

That is one impressive display. Look at all the beautiful treasures you have been blessed with.
And how wonderful to know that they are cared about enough to be so lovingly shown.

Carol said...

Wow! I just loved clicking on each photo to enlarge those shelves, Edgar--what a nice collection of smalls!

Lucie said...

Oh wow, they all look fab, what a wonderful display you have there :)

Jan said...

That is awesome, Edgar!! Shows how much you enjoy looking at them throughout the year. Another good thing about dismantling every month or so, you can sometimes re-arrange and it will look entirely different!! Thanks for the photo op and have a good stitchey week!

Susan said...

What a fun way to remember all the people you have "met" through stitching. It is a beautiful collection.

Mary said...

That's a wonderful collection of lovely pieces! And, a great way to display them throughout the year rather than packing them away.

Loraine said...

What a great way to display your exchanges. I applaud you for your efforts to clean those shelves! They would take some time.
Love your recent finish. I didn't look at blogs for a few months so I missed out on doing C MON Monde's SAL. I really love the piece, and I e-mailed the lady in charge of it, but she said that she was not going to publish the pattern, darn it. I printed your picture off, and maybe one day I'll attempt to stitch it. Thanks for sharing, and thanks for your color conversion. It's perfect! Have a great day!

Teresa said...

What a wonderful way to display all your treasured pieces.
Thanks for sharing.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Nicola said...

Edgar, you have a really wonderful ornament display.

Evelyn said...

All I can say is an unsophisticated but sincere OMG.

Shirlee said...

What a beautiful collection! Blessings, Shirlee

Mary said...

Oh my goodness, what a collection. I have mine in a big old wicker laundry basket, I don't dust but it is fun to root through them and they dust themselves. Edgar you know I get concerned if you do not post , you are part of my morning routine. enjoy the day.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Beautiful way to display your wonderful collection of smalls and ornaments. I'd want to look at them every day too!

Margaret said...

Such a great way to display all your pieces! I don't know if I'd have the patience to dust like that though. I'm an awful duster. lol! Lovely collection!

Deborah said...

What a wonderful collection of smalls! They look great on the shelves.

Sharon said...

Oh Edgar - what beautiful treasures you have! Each one represents a piece of how loved you are by so many! Your display is beyond amazing! :)

Paisley said...

What a marvelous collection of smalls! They make an impressive display!

DonnaTN said...

You've gotten some wonderful things through those exchanges. The shelves make for a great display.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

What a wonderful collection of blessings and happy memories. I bet you smile every time you look at them. Thanks for sharing with us today.

Nancy said...

What a great way to display your 'smalls' collection!! You have an impressive and collection!

Chris said...

What a wonderful collection. It is so nice to have them displayed all year long :)

catherine said...

what a fabulous collection and displayed beautifully.
x catherine

ChrisG said...

How lovely! and what an awesome treasure trove. and to think that you stitched a piece in return, too!

Marjorie said...

What a beautiful collection! I don't have a craft room either--all my exchange pieces are piled in baskets. But at least I don't have to dust :)

Catherine said...

Wow Edgar! Your shelves look wonderful! Each time I looked back at one of them I saw something different!

Krista said...

what an amazing ornament collection! and I love how you have chosen to display them to enjoy them year-round. Wonderful idea! Enjoy your weekend, Edgar!

diamondc said...

Edgar: I am loving your display I am now thinking of displaying mine the same way thank-you for the inspiration.
Blessings
Catherine

Gabi said...

your shelves are lovely.
I really need to get one myself too, just for the gorgeous pieces I got as exchanges.

Kielrain said...

fully loaded shelves is right!
That is a great display. So many wonderful pieces.

Nancy said...

What an amazing collection! I love the shelves you found to display all your treasures.

dixiesamplar said...

WOW!!! Awesome display of affection from your fellow stitchers...gorgeous.

SewAmy said...

wow, they are beautiful. I just recently found your blog and I'm looking it.

Varla Lee said...

Awesome!!! What a beautiful bunch!!

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Ellen said...

Wow, what a wonderful collection! Love the way you display them!

Hugs,

Lynn said...

You have an amazing collection of smalls! The shelves are gorgeous Edgar! Now you've given me some ideas for displaying. My walls for the most part are pretty empty in my rec room. Now to find some great shelves!

marly said...

Wow. You better start looking for another shelf at your estate sales! Or a bookcase! What an impressive collection.

Sherry :o) said...

That is cool - and what a way to enjoy them all year long. I hate packing away some of my fav things that are seasonal when someone or myself worked so hard on them.

How do you dust them? I use a vacuum and sometimes that doesn't seem to be the best method.

Julie said...

Impressive collection and displayed so beautifully.
There are some designs you have there that i have not seen before.

Jenny said...

Wow Edgar - that looks great! Love all the ideas that your photos inspired.

Anne said...

That's an amazing collection of smalls and I love how you arranged them on those shelves! Great way to see each piece!