Organization and a gift

If I had a New Year's resolution it would be to get more organized. I got a small, but meaningful, project done last weekend.

I found this metal index card box, with its alphabetic dividers, for 50¢ at a garage sale last fall. It had tape remnants on the top, so instead of trying to get it off and risking damage to the metal, I covered it with a vintage postcard. It is decorated with shamrocks and glitter and says "Sincerest Greetings." Appropriate for storing names, addresses and phone numbers, eh?

One evening, while watching television, I set about to transfer all our contact information onto index cards. The book we had been using must be at least 10 years old and rather out of date. We had more names crossed off than current.

Now, whenever I have to look up a number in the White Pages, I write it down on a card. Should make life easier on all of us to know exactly where to look. (It is also nice to grab a card and carry it with me if I think I'll need to contact someone on the road, like when we are taking an extra kid with us.)

This beauty fits in with my Celtic theme. My sister-in-law brought it back to us from her home in India. She bought it because she thought it looked Irish. It is a handcrafted piece of Marble from the royal city of Jaipur (Rajasthan). It is embellished with pure gold leaf.

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

Love the card box! Looks like something at a ritzy boutique!