jewelry storage ideas

several months ago i posted about an embarrassingly simple, do it yourself, jewelry board i made.  well ever since then i have recieved several questions how i store the rest of my jewelry collection.

now let me say this( i always love a well placed disclaimer)–  i’ve been a little hesitant to post this because then you’ll really see up close and personal my dirty little secret. i’m an accessory hoarder. there. it’s out there for everyone.  i’ve even had a daughter of mine, i won’t name names, ask if dan ever gets mad because i purchase so many things…well. the answer to that is no. but i will say, i’ve always been an accessory girl for as long as i can remember. and i’m not a less is more kinda girl when it comes to jewelry. i try to do that “look in the mirror before you walk out the door and take one piece of jewelry off” plan and i usually succeed. give me jeans and a white tshirt , great shoes ( preferably boots)  and great jewelry and i’m all set.

so please go easy on me about the amount of jewelry ok friends.

i’m an tad compulsive and organized so i try to place my like objects together.  the jewelry board i shared earlier primarily houses my gold pieces, pearls, and blingy jewelry. many of the long rosary style necklaces were featured on my post about yesterday jewelry.  my larger, bulkier noonday pieces are all stored on boards ready to go to trunk shows & i’ll share those another day. i need to pace ya’ll.

i hang more dainty necklaces from a wall hook thingie above an antique dressing table i have in our bathroom. that’s where pretty much everything else lives.

the next image is how savannah keeps many of her jewelry pieces when she’s home from college.

sorry these images seem a little out of order, but here are more images from the jewelry board. it’s basically just a 24×36 inch cork board covered in linen. i used upholstery tacks from lowes around the edges and little nickel style push pins to hang the pieces from. you can read more here.

we’re big lovers of cocktail rings over here. being too pretty to spend their life all closed up in a drawer,  i used a little silver platter for those.bracelets are the trickiest thing for me to store. as you can see in the first image i have stacked vintage crystal bowls that were my mother- in- law’s . i have many of my cuffs and my bead bracelets in those.  i use this tstand for other larger pieces.savannah gifted me the funky jewelry tree for christmas and it holds a few more bracelets.i store my earrings in little drawer organizers inside the dressing table.my girls also love jewelry and i do share and play nicely!

we have a very small master closet and master bath so i made the most of the small space available… and my awesome hubby has never complained:)

and speaking of jewelry, i have a fun giveaway for ya’ll early next week so swing back by!

( many of the pieces that are pictured you can find at carol and company, yesterday jewelry, anthropologie,leigh ann herrin design, noonday collection, j crew, and most of the cocktail rings were purchased at various boutiques and many of them are ollipop.

October 19, 2012 - 7:48 am

tara - your jewelry rocks and so do you!

two questions….
Is that just your jewelry, or do all the girls just know to keep it all organized in your room?

Where did you get the Tstand for your bracelets?

October 19, 2012 - 7:55 am

Lor H - I think if people are honest, everyone hoards something to a degree :) Love all your pretty jewelry..you were obviously meant to be in the business! Thanks for the suggestions. The stacked bowls are my favorite.

October 19, 2012 - 8:31 am

Traci - wow. that is a lot of jewelry. love it. so many great pieces. i would be standing in front of that every morning unable to make a decision. i always love how you wear your jewels.

October 19, 2012 - 9:48 am

Susie - Loving all the jewelry!!!

October 19, 2012 - 9:52 am

Cathy Grasinger - A girl after my own heart!!!! Just love these pics!!!! I store my stuff almost like yours!!! I have to say I think it really adds to the decor of the room as well! And my hubby doesn’t mind either! Like I ALWAYS say a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do!!!!!

October 19, 2012 - 9:59 am

Rachel R Adams - oh my gosh the eye candy! i can’t stop looking! gorgeous arrangement. I am so inspired to get my stuff organized. I bet you wear a good variety of things with them all out to see. : ) I have a bad habit of wearing the same pieces over and over.

October 19, 2012 - 10:03 am

Kerri - paige, you are a truly a girl after my own heart! we would get along fabulously! I am a jewelry hoarder as well. although I will say the shock factor didn’t set in until I saw the multiple trays of earrings. I store my earrings in icecube trays. I also have a jewelry organizer from TJ MAXX hanging in my closet. and, of course, a pile of jewerly unorganized in a drawer. if we lived closer, I would share with you! :)

October 19, 2012 - 11:27 am

Donna - Thanks so much for posting this Paige. I have decided that I am getting a dressing table like yours for my room! I have so much jewelry too and it’s an unorganized mess so I end up wearing the same things day after day. You have inspired me to organize all of my baubles – maybe I will do it while I watch the DETROIT TIGERS playing in the world series (sorry I am a shameless Tigers fan). Thanks again – you have a beautiful way of displaying things in your entire home!

October 19, 2012 - 11:53 am

Heather Crawford - Can I come shop at your house? Very envious of all that goodness!

October 19, 2012 - 11:55 am

Virginia - Love to see your ‘how.’ GREAT & creative ideas. You’ve got SUCH style!

October 19, 2012 - 12:41 pm

Betsy - Thanks so much for sharing! Love everything…especially the 3 stacked crystal bowls.

Also, same question as Tara about the girl’s jewelry. Would love a little peak … as I am trying to help my teenage daughters get organized.

Betsy

October 19, 2012 - 12:48 pm

chrissi - Loving each photo and thinking of an afternoon playing dress up with all of those great finds♥

October 19, 2012 - 12:55 pm

Jennifer - Kennedy would LOVE your bathroom with all that jewelry!
LOVE LOVE LOVE!
You just gave me idea for one of her wadrobe changes for our pictures!

October 19, 2012 - 5:16 pm

linda - Oh Paige, absolutely LOVE,LOVE,LOVE all your jewels! We have such the same taste, in so many things : )) I was just giggling as I scrolled to each photo, thinking “yep!!! love those too” and “yep!! for sure those I love those too”. So funny, I would wear, and do have many very similar pieces as yours. In fact, I just received the John Wind initial, gold charm/pearl bracelet from Ruth last week. My gosh, was she a wonderful person to work with! (y’all Carol & Co. is a wonderful site to get some of these pieces from and GREAT customer service.) Ok, I do have a question though….when I leave my jewelry all out in the open like that, although lovely to look at, it starts to get tarnishy and dingy looking. Does yours get that way too, or how do you keep that from happening?? It especially happens to the gold and silver pieces. Thanks for the fun post :)

linda

October 19, 2012 - 11:30 pm

tb - I LOVE these pictures! they are beautiful! I have such a creative thought process that when I look at these organized beautiful pieces of jewelry it makes my heart sing! :) I too have a lot of jewelry (yes as you guessed you have me beat by a mile though! ;) afterall there are 5 people you can “share” with so it really isn’t THAT MUCH jewelry! hahahaha!) but mine isnt’ displayed at all -its in wooden jewelry boxes – I am now rethinking making it visible – often times I forget what I have … thanks Paige for sharing – these are such pretty pictures!!!! and those cuffs… wow – can you just do a photo session on those fantastic cuffs? :)))

October 20, 2012 - 4:46 pm

carol jane - Wow. You have a ton of jewelry. Gorgeous!!!!

October 20, 2012 - 9:38 pm

Bev - I consider jewelry as art ……I love art !!!!!

October 21, 2012 - 1:21 am

Tikaa Herridge Cone - I do am a lover of all things accessory related, necklaces, bracelets, earrings, RINGS, handbags and shoes. I love to dress simply and accessorize BIG and beautiful. I did a post called “organized hoarding” because my closet is small -ish and my addiction is large. I love your ideas, jewelry, ALL OF IT.

Tikaa
Green Acres Brenham.blogspot.com
Instagram: TikaaC

October 21, 2012 - 1:14 pm

Kelli - ohmygoodness! you have some bling there friend! woo hoo! I did get one of those bracelet stand thingies too, and it works great!

October 21, 2012 - 8:44 pm

Lemonade Makin' Mama - This is so cute!! I feel like I am just beginning to get more pieces. I never wore jewelry much when the kids were little… need to get a few more cute things!

October 21, 2012 - 11:42 pm

Pat - I’m with Linda, I want to know how you keep the jewelry looking nice, ESP the John Wind pieces.

pat

October 22, 2012 - 10:02 am

Dee - OMG! I would LOVE to have fun in your house with all the clothes and accessories I always see. I, like you, enjoy fashion and just looking at all those accessories made my heart do the happy dance. LOVE all the ideas on how to display/store the goods.
Wonderful and so beautiful.
LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

October 22, 2012 - 11:32 am

Alecia - Two words…Impressive & Jealous! ;-) LOL

October 22, 2012 - 8:52 pm

Alicia - Beautiful collection!
I would love to know where you purchased the linen bracelet T-stand.

April 7, 2014 - 11:55 am

Christina - … and will you LOOK at that nice collection of Wendy’s pearls! After many years of collecting those (from when they were in a small cabinet inside the wine bar many many many moons ago) – it takes all my might not to go into La Vie est Belle (forget it if I have had a glass of wine!) :)

a matilda jane & noonday collection collaboration

last january when i was interviewing with jessica, the founder of Noonday,  she was so excited to share with me some future collaborations. one of which was going to be with matilda jane.  if you don’t have a daughter under the age of 8 chances are you might not have heard about matilda jane…otherwise, where have you been? no i’m just kidding. sorta.  matilda jane’s designs are truly some of the most creative, whimsical, funky and beautiful clothing pieces you can find!

back to the story. the head honcho at noonday & the head honcho at matilda jane , both amazing entrepreneurs with a mindset for making a difference for others, got together and brainstormed. the matilda jane boss wanted some of her people to head to africa. our noonday boss wanted to create a pathway out of poverty for some of the women in rwanda where she recently adopted her son. you can read a little bit more here.

“when we let you know that we wanted to send eleven women through school to become seamstresses, you responded by sending in scholarship money for them! After spending several months in school, singing on their way to class every day, the women finally graduated in May! They have been working hard all summer to bring you our first ever collection from Rwanda. We partnered with Matilda Jane Clothing on the designs, and we know you are going to buy up every last piece!”

earlier this month the limited supply was released.

  1. available pieces include the weekender bag ( limited quantity available)
  2. jewelry caddy
  3. jennifer’s apron
  4. ruffles iPad cover

the first time i saw this video, i’ll be honest, with tears spilling over the brims of my eyes, i love seeing the faces of hope in these beautiful women. watching a video such as this brings life to these pieces. it puts a face with the weekender bag. it puts the joyful noise of their singing with what’s already a beautiful accessory.

enjoy~especially the ending!

October 17, 2012 - 3:19 pm

jen@thecottagenest - Seriously! How awesome are women? Can you believe there are some people that think men run the world. Silly people!

October 19, 2012 - 7:51 am

tara - I love that ruffled apron…might have to get that for Lydia for Christmas.