On other blogs that I’ve been part of, we’ve occasionally set aside a post every once in a while for discussion. I would love to get a dialog going between all of the online pencil bloggers, users, and collectors, because I think we can all benefit from sharing advice, tips, specific interests, etc.
So here goes: I’ll post a topic to get us started, and feel free to keep us on my topic, or start your own. No real guidelines, just keep it clean (as I know you will).
TOPIC: Do you have a lot of pencils? If so, how do you display them? Right now, I am storing all of mine in labeled cigar boxes on my shelf. I’m looking for a portable, attractive, space efficient way to display my pencils. Any ideas?
7 thoughts on “Open Thread Tuesday: How do you store or display your pencils?”
Mine are just distributed over several drawers.
Cigar boxes sound like a good idea (if you have a cigar smoker in the family).
Where and why do you display your pencils?Is it for some sort of exhibition, or just to brighten up the room a bit with a nice pencil?
Some of my pencils, the ones I store and use, I am fine with keeping in a cigar box for storage. But I am also a little bit of a collector as well as a user, and have several dozen souvenir pencils, advertising pencils, and all sorts of a variety of old and foreign branded pencils. Some of those are really pretty, and I would love to have it on display somewhere, rather than just sitting in a pile in a cigar box. I guess this question would be directed more toward collectors rather than users.
And by the way, if you live anywhere near a tobacco shop where they have a large selection of cigars for sale, they might have discarded cigar boxes for sale! One tobacco shop near me sells those boxes for 25¢! They’re so cheap, and so handy! I eventually have plans to attach little pulls onto the front of them to look something like this.
I like the idea with the cigar boxes. I don’t have so many pencils so at the moment they are standing in several pencil pots or in their original boxes resting against a shelf. Penciltalk had a great display case made by Felissimo. http://www.penciltalk.org/2010/04/pencil-displays
I store many of my pencils vertically in ceramic crocks. I also have several that I have placed horizontally on an old oval shaped pewter plate. All of these are pencils that I have collected. Those that I use are scattered around. Whenever I buy new pencils, I add some to my “collection”.
Thanks for sharing! That’s a cool idea. I may have to consider something like that.
I followed the trail over to your blog from the link about handles on cigar boxes. But just yesterday, I posted an easy tutorial on making pencil holders from poker chip trays! http://justsomethingimade.com/2010/11/poker-chip-tray-repurpose-studio-pen-pencil-holders/
I’m using mason jars. Looks nice and you can see the whole pencil.