Monday, November 30, 2009

Repurposed tea tin

As I searched (no luck) for a box to hold index cards width-wise, Elaine came up with an elegant solution. A Twinings tin holds about 250 3x5 cards (enough to brew 250 to-do lists or several lengthy projects).

The repurposed dish drainer in the photograph? That was Elaine’s idea too.

And writing this post? That was also Elaine’s idea: “You should put this on your blog.” Hers is mostly for music.

Thank you, Elaine (again).

comments: 3

Berit said...

I've been contemplating what to do with my nearly-empty Twinings Earl Gray is such a well-made tin, and thus a shame to throw out.

I also have some shuffly notecards scattered here and there--so, I see an meeting in their future!

I'm off to make a pot; my thanks to Elaine.

Elaine said...

I briefly considered using an old dish drainer. Then I noticed that it made things way too neat. Pawing through the this considered a lifestyle choice?

Michael Leddy said...

I’d say yes. Take a look at Eric Abrahamson and David Freedman’s A Perfect Mess, on the benefits of disorder.