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Oh woooow. I've always wanted one of these!! One day I'll find one!

31 May 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlex.

Love the one that someone dared to paint that pretty shade of blue!

31 May 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSarah Arkanoff

We have a large catalog sitting in our garage that I got my hands on through my school district when we updated the library. Thanks to you, I now have my summer project!

31 May 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCyn

alcohol in the card file...clever. also love the blue one.

31 May 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbananas.

I am always on the lookout for one of these!

31 May 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLinda Crispell

Love these but what really has me salivating are all those marker pens behind the blue one!

31 May 2009 | Unregistered Commentermidcenturyjo


31 May 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

hi girls! you are a daily inspiration source for me! Thank you for keeping everyone updated and sending all these lovely pictures and features. Best summery wishes from Stockholm!

ooooo... I LOVE catalogue cabinetry! Must be my inner librarian. They are truly beautiful things. Thanks for this :) K

31 May 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKylie

I must get me one of these! Love the idea of using it to store lively libations. :)

31 May 2009 | Unregistered Commenterphoenix

My husband brought one of these babies home years ago and i immediately stole it for all my jewelry, sunglasses, cosmetics and other girly things.
What a great photo collection!

31 May 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChris

How great! I'm not sure how easy it is to come by a card catalogue, buuut if I ever find one, I will have tons of inspiration. ;)

31 May 2009 | Unregistered CommenterElyse

I love the idea of these, but everytime I mention it to my signicant other he scoffs and says, "What would you use that for?" I'm always at a loss for words since I haven't thought that far ahead. I don't think that I have enough jewellery to fill up a large on if I ever found it!

So I'm wondering, what would you put in one of these lovely card catalogues?

1 Jun 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSarah of Ottawa

Love these! I would definitely snag them up if you have the opportunity even if it's just for the hardware! Wine and alcohol storage, now that's nice!

1 Jun 2009 | Unregistered CommenterYolksy

Nice finds! Now I have something new to obsess about.

1 Jun 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLittle Gray Pixel

Nice catalogue-hunting! I'd never thought of these before but now I want one1 I volunteer at a community radio station and they have one of these (probably an ex-science-lab card catalogue) instead of pigeonholes. Great idea.
Thanks for the gorgeous post!
Lee Tran

1 Jun 2009 | Unregistered CommenterInside Out

I think it was such a neat idea to paint that one blue...makes it look more INTERESTING! Jen Ramos
'Cards & Prints You'll Love...'

1 Jun 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer Ramos

even more images of card catalogs, but with a twist! (a handmade sale twist)

2 Jun 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpp

Card catalogs are expensive to gert rid of and people get pissed off. If they removed them, the space would NOT be filled with books but would be filled with computers. I like haivng them around. Also, especially in old catalogs, there is information in the cards that never makes it into the digital catalogs. People don't care much about such marginalia, but there is some value to it.

2 Jun 2009 | Unregistered Commenteraccent furniture

Oh I love card catalogs! I love the huge ones that fill up the whole wall!

3 Jun 2009 | Unregistered Commenterfric and frac

Have ALWAYS wanted a card catalogue, and always so insanely jealous of those who have one! I'm also v jealous of the blue card catalogue and the expansive collection of pantone markers behind it! Great blog, very inspiration. thanks!

oh this post makes me sigh. I must find one...

4 Jun 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShe Can't Decide

This is one of my favorite posts...I've always wanted a card catalog.

7 Jun 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCandi

I got one years ago, from an antique shop in Toledo, Ohio. I use it to store cassette tapes -- remember those? It's just the right size. Unfortunately, tape cassettes also are outmoded these days.

9 Jun 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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