{spring things: organization}


. . . there is a vintage sterling silver serviette holder on my desk {below}, that is used for favourite photographs, letters, invitations, and gold foil-lined envelopes; however with a change in season and a brand new month, aside from the overwhelming desire to throw open every french door and window, there are also thoughts of redoing, perhaps repainting, but most of all, reorganizing, and at this moment {besides the closets} it is the office, currently overflowing with letters, cards, bills, receipts and recent boarding passes . . . and the serviette holder, however lovely, can only hold so much, so perhaps a silver vintage toast rack {beautiful and practical} may be just the thing . . .

above, on my desk, sterling silver serviette holder

above, vintage toast rack, from etsy

above, ultra-luxe english sterling silver toast rack from 1938, ebay

above, silver plated toast rack from mothology

above, metal and below, silver plate, both florence & florence


. . . and if you ever find yourself roaming about the antique markerts early one saturday morning, in paris, or otherwise, a latte in hand a boyfriend in tow, you'll most likely find a wonderful array. . . and of course, for those quiet moments on weekday mornings, there is always a vast assortment online, from etsy, {here}, and ebay, {here} . . .

{images: top, scan by this is glamorous from domino magazine, 2 - iphone photography by this is glamorous; 3, 5 & 6 -- as listed; 4 - scan by this is glamorous from domino magazine, february 2008, photography by justin bernhaut}

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Blogger Lauren Grace said...

I am truly infatuated with your blog. Sincerely thank you for the beautiful images and nuggets of wisdom you provide! XO


April 05, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The second one is my favorite. The golden design is too luscious. I must invest in one!

April 05, 2011  
Blogger pintsizedinFluence said...

God Bless You!! I saw the 4th pic posted on another blog and fell in LOVE. Sadly, there was no source attached to it. And who knew they were called toast racks? Learn something new and beautiful everyday with your blog. Thank you!

April 05, 2011  
Blogger Parisienne said...

Oh that is Inspiration for me!
L O V E L Y !

April 05, 2011  
Blogger The Vintage Farmhouse said...

I feel so silly! I've always seen those toast racks when out thrifting and not bought them because I had no idea what they were!!

April 05, 2011  
Blogger {this is glamorous} said...

pintsizedinfluence -- happy to help :) and yes, they are called toast racks because they were originally meant for serving slices of toast, but now work equally well as a chic organizer for bills and personal correspondence x

the vintage farmhouse -- :)

April 05, 2011  
Blogger {this is glamorous} said...

lauren grace -- such a thoughtful comment -- thank you ever so much & hope you're having the loveliest week so far xx

April 05, 2011  
Blogger claire said...

Oh i love the look of using these as letter holders. Very clever and dainty x


April 05, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think I'm going to head to Etsy now to find myself one! Thanks for the great inspiration =) xoxo

April 05, 2011  
Blogger Jennifer said...

I wanted to say that I love your blog. The beauty is inspiring! I used one of your ideas for my boring apartment and hung my necklaces on my wall so that I have a display and decoration around the mirror. :-)

April 05, 2011  
Anonymous Paulette @ At Home in Arkansas magazine said...

Reminds me of a collection of antique silver we featured recently. The collector mentioned she uses her toast racks as letter holders, and had tips for other pieces that can serve double duty too. Just in case you're interested:


April 05, 2011  
Anonymous Bubs said...

So beautiful! I have been searching for a way to organize my mail -- this is so beautiful and yet so efficient!


April 05, 2011  
Blogger My Little World said...

I have toast racks but I don't find them practical, so this I will try.

April 05, 2011  
Blogger Noemi said...

I love the 1938 ultra luxe which has been sold on ebay, they really are all adorable and what a great idea!
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April 06, 2011  
Blogger julieann said...

Absolutely inspired. Style style style, Julie x

April 06, 2011  
Blogger Champagne Macarons said...

Absolutely brilliant idea!! I've always loved them but not found them useful enough to purchase until now. I will now be searching for the perfect one for my letters, bills, etc. Thank you SO MUCH for sharing.
xoxo, B

April 06, 2011  
Blogger The Pocket Stylist said...

Love this. I have a few vintage toast racks I used them for mail, bills, and napkins. Great post!

April 06, 2011  
Blogger erika @ small shop said...

Oh thank goodness for you. I've been looking for more attractive ways to organize my mess that aren't bright and cutesy office accessories. Great ideas, love the vintage feel much better!

May 31, 2011  
Blogger pve design said...

Thanks for the use of your images in my "piece of toast" post.
Love your blog and wishing you wonderfully glamorous days!

August 03, 2011  

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