Friday, May 13, 2011


Margo's Junkin Journal recently posted about finding pew pockets while out junking (they are now for sale in her etsy shop!) Our house is quite small and we live in every inch of it. Therefore, pew pockets and narrow shelves are a necessity for us.

The pew pocket below is in our hall bathroom and holds necessary reading material. It even has a slot for a pencil for doing word puzzles.
This pew pocket is in our master bath. We bought it years ago while out junking, and it has been in several different bathrooms over the years.

Not pew pockets, but these narrow shelves are similar. I always look for these - they are usually in an ugly, rough pine, but take a coat of white paint well.

In a small house, you can never have enough plate storage.

I'm partying this week with:

Common Ground for Friday's Vintage Inspiration

French Country Cottage for Friday's Feather Your Nest party

Be sure to check these two blogs out for lots of inspiration.


Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

A agree! You're 2nd photo is just like I remember. Precious memories...

Myrna said...

What a clever idea to use 'pew pockets'!! Love your displays!
Thank you for your vote of confidence on my blog!

Marilyn said...

Now I will be looking for some of these! Too many ideas in my head...and not enough time to deal with them all. ♥♫

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Sally...

What a great idea, my use pew pockets for shelving in your home! I also love the narrow shelves you have...they really are perfect for displaying some pretty dishes!

Well my dear friend, I bet you are counting down the days till your trip to Europe! Bet you are excited beyond measure...I know I would be! Are you all packed and ready to go? Just many students did Mike end up with for the trip? Girlfriend, you are going to have the best time! I'm really excited for you and can hardly wait to see the photos and hear all about it!!! Just wanted to stop by to say hello and see how you are doing! I hope that my little note is finding you and your dear family all doing well!

Have a wonderful weekend, Sally!
Love ya,

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Such a fantastic idea and soo charming! Love how you reused these pieces! Thank you for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

Debra@Common Ground said...

Oh, these are great! My sister has one at the end of her kitchen cabinets for small cookbooks, Love these!! xo Debra

A Few Pennies said...

I loved all your photos; great idea to use a church pew/pocket as you shown--lovely posting!

lvroftiques said...

Sally what a great idea! I really need a place to store magazines in my powder room and this is the perfect solution! Love the pew shelf in your master bathroom with the more open splat work. I'm goin' on the hunt *winks* Thanks for the inspiration my friend! Vanna

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I would LOVE to find a pew pocket since my hubs was a pastor for years! Great ideas!!