Thursday, October 6, 2011

Feathering the nest

I was out shopping yesterday and came across some of these:
 I suppose you would have to be at least as old as I am to know what drawer liners are.
Since I had spent the previous day cleaning out my closet and dresser, I decided to buy some, to freshen things up.  I remember when my mother used to do her spring or fall cleaning, she would go through our clothes and pack away the things that weren't in season.  Woolens went in moth balls, summer clothes got put away in a box downstairs.  It kept the closets and dressers neat and tidy, and it was actually fun getting out our clothes the next season, when they all seemed 'new' but comfortably familiar.  Anyway, once a year or so, Mom would change the paper lining in the dresser drawers.

Scented drawer liners (and matching hangers) were a popular wedding shower gift years ago.  I wonder if  young girls do that anymore? 

I find that even if it's just a utility cabinet under the kitchen sink, if I take the time to put down some pretty contact paper, it inspires me to keep that area tidy and clean.  I'm a nut for pretty paper and pretty fabric, so it's one more way to support the habit:)

5 comments:

Flat Creek Farm said...

Wow! This idea excites me.. lol! And I'm definitely not the 'Martha' type :) Very pretty AND smells good.. hmmm, it just might help motivate me! Thanks for the inspiration. I *love* your header, by the way :D -Tammy

Mereknits said...

My Grandmother used to have scented paper in her drawers and moth ball smell in her closet. Love the paper, so beautiful. Hugs to you,
Meredith

Mari said...

I've never used drawer liner but it sure is pretty and I like the idea of the scent!

Leslie said...

What a great idea!!! I want to go look for scented drawer liners right now!!!
Have a great weekend.

Joanne said...

I don't line my dresser drawers, but do line all my kitchen cabinets. It's a nice way to freshen them up, and bring some art into the kitchen too :)