"I want you to buy whatever organizational pieces you need to get your scrap studio functional and make sure that you don't cheap out on your pieces. They need to be investment pieces, something we will have for a long time. No more temporary fixes."
Okay, maybe you don't dream of hearing those words, but I certainly did. So in my new quest to organize my space once and for all, (hopefully), I have been looking for pieces that I think will stand the test of time. Like map cabinets or flat files as they are also called.
On the first Sunday of each month there is an antiques show in Alameda. The Hubs and I went and LOOK WHAT WE FOUND!!!
Isn't it awesome! It is from the UC Berkeley labs of the 1960s and has a stainless steel top added. I am going to paint it eventually and put it on castors, but I was so excited to snatch this piece. It was at a huge discount compared to what these go for online new, plus it is old! I immediately filled it with everything from 2 jumbo Clip-It-Ups, all my paints, chipboard letters, and a bunch of other stuff.
Now onto the mini. There are quite a few photos, so bear with me. This is the mini I did for our Independence weekend trip to LA.
Us being complete goobers on the completely cool donkey at Olvera Street.
Mini pocket for the extra bits you tend to gather on vacation.
SERIOUSLY. BEST. SANGRIA. EVER!!!
It was close to 100 degrees the day we went to Hollywood so the shots are having some exposure issues.
There is an almost identical photo of my mom from about 24 years ago.
Ol'Blue Eyes lived in the house on the left and a famous, yet fresh, prince spent time at the one on the right.
The Jim Henson Theater Company, previously owned by Mr. Charlie Chaplin, who is obviously still peeking in to watch over things.
Hollywood High School. Alma Mater of John Ritter, Judy Garland, Carol Burnette, and a bunch of others. The other photo is the entrance that you may recall from "Beverly Hills Cop."
The House of Blues on the left and The Viper Room on the right. A little macabre, but still a part of Hollywood.
Behind us is The El Capitan Theater, fully renovated by Disney. It was phenomenal.
Speaking of Disney, while at The Happiest Place on Earth, we even got to see The Mouse.
It was a driving kind of day.
Club 33. Walt's personal club. Look it up if you are curious, it is an interesting story.
All of my "mistakes" while journaling, which is why I rarely journal.