Thursday, April 22, 2010

Desktop Containers (not just for nuts!)

Need an idea for the desktop? Whether it be in an office or a studio, these are great for holding 'things'. I bought these sugar or nut servers at a company garage sale. The little scoops that usually are included were either missing or broken, so they had these clearanced. I use them for stained glass supplies as shown, but they would work equally well in an office to hold paper clips, binder clips, tags, pencils, erasers, small ruler or scissors for instance. Wouldn't they be fun filled with buttons or clothespins? Glues, sponges, or chalk or markers? Anything small that you want to keep in a convenient spot and ready for use would work well in these.

These come in a variety of shapes and are often silver metal in structure. The one shown below is more of a shell shaped nut dish that works perfectly for my small rondells and small pieces of bevelled glass. Be on the lookout for these! The size is really nice and with the rounded bottom inside, it is easy to pick up whatever is in them. You don't have to worry about something getting stuck in a corner. If nothing else, keep some candy in them! They are just pretty!

I know I sound like a broken record, but I would love to hear what types of items you have difficulty finding storage for. I hope these nut dishes inspire some other ideas for you!

1 comment:

To Market To Market said...

I love them Connie! Right now I use mason jars, but these are fantastic. Love the white color. LizlovesVintage