Tuesday, August 20, 2013

WOYWW 220: The one where she shows her mailing desk


Since I didn't incur Julia's (our queen of Deskers) wrath last week, I'm back with another relatively long post.

This time I thought instead of showing you that same old, same old empty desk WOYWWendy is hogging at the moment,

you might like to see what I refer to as my mailing desk.  Although I don't participate in a lot of swaps anymore,

and it's quickly being overtaken by awesome art (as well as several rocking horses, including the lovely rocking horse on the wall I got from our very own Julia),

everything I need to mail packages and letters is in this area.  Bubble wrap and other packing is in the container to the left in the photo.

The top two drawers in this cabinet contain everything else I need to mail packages, both here and internationally.

Scales, labels, back-up tape, and postage stamps, sorted by denomination (with our "new" Forever 1st class stamps on top, then the remainder in ascending order) are kept neatly here.

This side is not so neat.  The savvy snooper observer will note I've hidden my other mailing labels because I didn't want to have to erase them in PS.  Other goodies include white-out, a couple of ink pens, and mailing costs by options and ounces.

I'll leave you with a close-up of two of my favorite rockers, even though most of you have seen them both before.

The usual caveat applies: if coming from Julia's, please leave your number.

71 thoughtful remarks:

Halle said...

You are always so organized.

voodoo vixen said...

Wow, how organised are you with your very own little post office going on there! I can lay my hands on all the stuff I need to post things but it means going in five directions to collect it all! Lovely to see your rocking horse so at home with the jigsaw on your desk!! :)

Spyder said...

Definitely love this rocking horse, and the tiny one underneath. Rather impressed you have a mailing desk/drawer...I'm lucky if I can get 'thing' in the envelope and find a stamp and send it...or 'think' I've sent it...til I find it again some months later.. happy WOYWW
No number yet.

((Lyn))

peggy apl said...

hi Elizabeth, it's a holiday today and i finally have some time to go visiting. how nice to have a mailing desk and have all the supplies so well organized!
happy WOYWW! peggy aplSEEDS@12

Marianne said...

Oh the altered puzzle brings back fond memories of the year that puzzle pieces were in the mail almost daily. Those were fun swaps.
No number yet. . . and no post yet either. . .I'm still working on it.

Candace said...

You are just so organised!

Thanks for sharing, hope you have a good week

Candace #14

Belinda said...

Sorry my blog gave you a little trouble. I might have been posting when you were trying to comment. Thanks for trying again. I was happy to get your comment.

I like your organization for your mailing. I recently dedicated a small section of my room to mailing supplies and I like not having to hunt for stuff anymore.

I like the card with the clothes line. Very cute.

Have a blessed day!
Belinda (15)

Lynn McAuley said...

I am so impressed with your mailing capabilities!! How awesome!!

I also love all your table top art!

Have a great Wednesday!!

Lynn #19

Nikki said...

You are super organized :) love peaking thru your drawers hugs Nikki 22

Danie May said...

Thanks for your visit already this week, as your lovely photos today are showing you are definitely well organised. I need to take a leaf out of your book in the mail area. I am loving your sweet rocking horses today and each week too. Happy WOYWW! Danie #17

Danie May said...

Thanks for your visit already this week, as your lovely photos today are showing you are definitely well organised. I need to take a leaf out of your book in the mail area. I am loving your sweet rocking horses today and each week too. Happy WOYWW! Danie #17

Nan G said...

There's organized and there's Elizabeth. *grin* *big grin* Do wish I could get back to being half organized again. Now I was loading up the fridge with my fave drink when I noticed the time....9:40 something...I was late! Thought for sure I'd be in the teens. Imagine my surprise...número UNO this week! I feel like a little kid I get so excited! Thanks for the earlier visit! Happy WOYWW! Nan G #1

Regina Hamilton said...

You are so organized. Love how neat your work area is. Happy crafting #7

Darnell J Knauss said...

Ah, Elizabeth, a girl after my own heart with all that brilliant organization!! We shall change the name of your mailing table to your Mailing/Showcase Table! Thank you for coming by the Playhouse to visit me and for your good wishes! Happy WOYWW and have a wonderful week! Darnell #16

Eliza said...

A woman after my own heart, I have exactly the same mailing drawer that is so funny. I also used to be into swapping art etc and having a drawer like this is paramount in any art room. Still love your rocking horses.

Happy WOYWW
Eliza & Yoda 24

Roberta B said...

Wow your so together, I need to work on that when I get home. lol love seeing the rocking horses again, I think you need a 3rd one so there is a full set :-} Have a great day and Bright blessings to you and yours Roberta 26n.

Judy McCarthy said...

Wow- a little post area!I recognise those green forms to post interbnationally.
Judy #28

Maisie Moonshine said...

Thanks for the guided tour! How great to see such an organised work space! Have a good week MMx #33

Helen said...

You are just SO organised!! When I send anything in the mail I rummage around looking for tape and envelopes and..... you get the idea! Have a great week - and thanks for stopping by already. Helen 8

Julie Ann Lee said...

I love your organization! It is something I aspire to! When I get my own space, I tell myself, I will have the perfect place for everything! I love those 2 rockers so much! That reminds me, I must keep up the work altering mine! Have a great WOYWW! I think it's nice if they're long, so long as they're interesting and yours always are! Julie Ann x #35

Belinda Basson said...

SO ORGANISED! love the little guy on his wheels. #46

Jackie said...

That is just so organised for posting stuff!!!
I think if u came to the UK you would have to own a little post office the sort of place that sells all that stuff and takes in your mail..... Would suite you
Jackie 44
Scrapbangwallop

Julia Dunnit said...

I want a posting section! Ah, how wonderful to put all the stuff in one place and have it stay there! We too have forever denominations of stamp and I don't like them, they are boring!

Annie said...

You are so organised ....fab. I love it. We never tire of seeing your rocking horses :-)
Hugs,
A x # 61

glitterandglue said...

Elizabeth, you are SOooo organised! Most impressive - but how do you know how much each item will cost? Our mailing service is so variable regarding costs, you could never risk sending something without going to the post office.
I do like the rocking horses.
have a great week.
Margaret #58

Neet said...

I see Bleubeard is watching me and can tell he is saying he wants acknowledgement so here goes - give BB a tickle under the chin from me.
Right, now to your mailing desk - it is awesome. You must have one big room (I remember the setting up of it ages ago) to have a station especially for that. I think our tape is in the utility room, postage stamps in the kitchen drawer, wrapping paper in the study ... you get the picture.
Great rocking horses as always to leave us with.
Hugs and thanks for your earlier visit - Neet xx 32 I think

MiniOwner said...

Oh my I am totally in awe of your organisation. Happy Wednesday.
Sue x (MiniOwner@65)

Claire said...

wow! I thought tidy drawers were only in adverts... I am most impressed!!
loving all the art stuff :)
happy W0YWW and have a great week :)
no. 43

Veronica Roth said...

Nicely organised desks! I've got three rather big desks in my studio in Vancouver but somehow all the stuff which should be inside the drawers is always on the desk surface...lol. It must be the house gremlins. ;)

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

#83 before I forget. Great organization, would love to have some time to do that all around my house.Thanks for sharing the pretty art photos. Enjoy WOYWW and a lovely week

Ria Gall said...

Hi Elizabeth
how organised are you to have your very own mailing centre. I was laughing at the massive tap dispenser stuck to what looks like a fridge.
Have and extra special WOYWW and week
Hugs Ria #87

Lynda Norton said...

I can but imagine EVER being so organised, I think I just need an assistant to do it all for me:) whilst I just play. Love all your horses.

Lynda #96

My name is Cindy said...

How wonderfully organised. I do have a box which has the helpful label 'things to post' but no space to be this orderly. But how I would love it, speaks to my nature of everything in its place and being able to put your hands on things straight away. I really don't understand why I am such a messy moo as there is definitely a tidy person inside!! I love trading but I don't have the time to commit to many things these days and postage costs have just become so prohibitive a lot of my old groups have folded. I miss my happy mail!! Still there's always WOYWW!! Happy WOYWW Cindy #59

House of Bears said...

Now that's what we call organisation. We have a few old envelopes floating about somewhere and a few stamps elsewhere. Organised bears? Not!

Fab swap projects by the way, lucky you.

The bears @#99

dawn said...

WOW, I love your mailing desk, what a neat idea. Look how organized you are, it's like your own personal post office. How much mail do you send out? Love the art and the rocking horses.

I posted my part 2 of my T time birthday post. Hope it's ok that I will link up again, I know some of your readers wanted to see it. Having so much fun with these new blog hops.
Have a great day! HUGS!

Robyn Oliver said...

Oh to be so organised... fabulous stuff Elizabeth - all at your finger tips. Cheers RobynO#74

girlunwinding said...

I use to have a small roll top desk that I called, my writing desk. Yes, brilliant -- I know.
I miss it. It is nice to have a space eeked out for particular tasks with all the things you need tucked away in that spot. Now I run around like a chicken with her head cut off grabbing for stamps, calculators, a pen that writes. Ugh. Virginia Wolfe where are you!!
~Dawn

Dawn said...

Fab post Elizabeth, I admire (and am a little jealous of lol) your organisational skills sweetie, tis the only way to travel really!!!!!!!!
I love the altered jigsaw on your desk.
Huge hugs x x x x

Hammers said...

Thanks for swinging by my blog Elizabeth...I am SO JEALOUS of your mailing desk set-up...I really need a space like that. Especially since we moved Country, all I do is send mail LOL. Happy WOYWW. Cx #29

Lindsay Weirich said...

that puzzle project is positively pretty! Happy WOYWW! Lindsay #20

Lunch Lady Jan said...

You are a postal paragon of perfection!! Lol! I love those organised drawers, they appeal to me a lot.
Hugs,LLJ 63 xx

Anne said...

WOW so organised I shall have to take a leaf out of you book methinks!!! I am usually scrabbling around for everything when I have to post stuff. Happy WOYWW Anne x #90

famfa said...

What an organised person you are. Super tidy.
Thanks or visiting.
Famfa 3

Sandy Leigh said...

Your mailing area is so inspiring! I keep wanting to start an Etsy store--and the packaging/mailing part of it is what intimidates me most. I love those two pieces of art work on your desk...mixed media is my FAVORITE!! Hugs! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #9

sandysewin said...

Wow, your mailing desk is SO organized. What a great idea!

Thank you for stopping by my blog earlier and for your kind comments.

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #4

Robyn said...

Thanks for the tour! so tidy!
and for the kind words.
Blessings,
robyn 25

Gita said...

Gosh, you are all set to go at your mail desk. But, I guess if you participate in swaps (or used to) it would make sense. Brigita #108

Lisa-Jane said...

That is so organised! You must have taken part in many many swaps to need all that.

butlersabroad said...

I can't believe that you have a separate mail desk, that's just way too cool! We did have a lot of fun at the track, there were other people we knew and hung out with, drinking some beer and telling silly stories after dinner, laughing until our sides ached! Good times, makes me a little wistful that racing is almost over again for this year though.

Hugs
Brenda 2

Dianne said...

THAT is a serious packing tape 'gun' for the serious swapper! always fun to see your rocking horses too...

Deb said...

I love your mailing desk, some lovely pieces of art on there and it is so organized, I try but mine always ends up a bit messy after a while!
Debxx

Monique said...

Wow such an organized and neat drawers!. Love the rocking horse!!!
Happy WOYWW Hugs Monique #110

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Me again! The lyrics come from The Floral Dance, originally the Furry dance, which is a Cornish tradition. If you google Floral dance Helston, you'll see what it's all about! Good old British eccentricity :-)
Hugs, LLJ 63 xx

Shaz Brooks said...

Very organised, Elizabeth. I agree. having to Photoshop out stuff in pics is a nuisance, best if you can hide them instead. Have a great week, Hugs Shaz #50 xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I am so impressed with the mailing desk. Everyone in one spot so neatly organized and THERE. I used to be the queen of mailing but I hardly do mail anymore except cards. I had friends who were always sending each other stamps and embellishments or other goodies. The high cost of postage put a stop to that. It is silly to spend $6 to send $2 worth of trinkets. Judy 119

Caro said...

The mailing desk is sooooo organised! I love the artwork on display and those lovely rocking horses. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#87)

Elizabeth said...

Well, how organised are you, Elizabeth? Two drawers dedicated to mailing - I now feel lacking in the postal department :) Love the rocking horses, of course. Many thanks for your earlier visit and thanks for your kind words - sadly, the perpetrator is, as you say, highly unlikely to be caught but I console my thought that no good will ever come to people who are so mean. Hope you have a good week. Elizabeth x #47

~Rasz~ said...

Elizabeth, I love your organizational skills. You always give me some "neat" inspiration :) Have a great woyww week! Rasz #123

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Elizabeth
Wow that is some organisation ..... a palce for everything and everything in its place eh! I do that in my head but that's as far as it gets.
thanks for your comments earlier. If you e mail me your address I will try and get some of the lace tape for you
janet#31

Ali H said...

Hi thanks for stopping by earlier ! It all looks scarily neat to me - but I'm just a messy girl ! Ali #30

BJ said...

Love the jigsaw - yes I am late today, thought Wednesday was tomorrow ho hum - BJ#132

dawn said...

Thanks so much for the help on my links, will look at it in the morning.
So glad you enjoyed my birthday post too, nice to share these special days with others. That banner is so special and I will keep it when it comes down. Told Renee I would staple them and put it in my Project Life album, I do add things like that sometimes. Not sure about the cards yet, thinking I need a special box or something to keep them in. Funny now that I'm getting older I like to celebrate it more.
Good night and see you in the AM.

Rita said...

You are so organized! I love it! :):)
WOYWW#116

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Inspiringly tidy :) I "aspire" to this level of organization but always fall short, by a long ways.

Lovely horse, as ever.

Happy (better late than never) WOYWW!
Mary Anne (27)

Andrea said...

That is one organised mailing system I struggle to find a postage stamp mp when I put them in a safe place! I should learn a thing or two even have a single drawer or o box would be better !...thanks for sharing your organisational heaven with us have fab week and belated woyww wishes andrea#51t
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Patsy Paterno said...

Wow! You are amazing! A whole table just for mailing stuff! So organized! That reminds me, did you ever get the ATC I made especially for you? Patsy #11

Daniella said...

WOW! Now that is organization!! Love it!!
xxDaniella#13

trisha too said...

Your mailing desk is marvelous, wow, everything right there! We mail lots of stuff for our business, so the good thing is the husband prints my labels for me for domestic stuff, and will stand in line at the PO for the overseas--what a great guy!

But the bad news is, he always uses up all the bubble mailers!!!

But we aren't as organized as you are, not by a long shot.

Thank you for stopping by this woyww!

:)trisha
#21 this week

Peg Robinson said...

You are so organized.

Maudieroff Roffey said...

Even a mailing station!! Yes you are very organised... I have mail waiting to be posted sitting near the front door and you know what I always forget to pick it up on my way out LOL... Love the rocking Horses as always - Thanks for popping by earlier - I am playing catch up - Happy WOYWW - Mxx #138

Kimberly Hogan said...

Hi sweet treat… I didn't get a post up this week, but am going to do some visiting. I've been struggling the past few weeks and have not been feeling very well. Therefore I have not been doing much creating. I loved the tour of your mail desk. I see little Melvin has a friend. AWESOME!!! That definitely put a much needed smile on my face. THANK YOU for including the little guy. Hope you are having a fabulous weekend. (((HUGS)))
Kimmie