what to do with that card catalog

I just had to arrange for moving my card catalog from a friend’s place in SF to another friend’s place in SF. I keep meaning to go get it but I live in Vermont and it’s never risen to the top of the priority list. I have a big 70’s-looking card catalog at my summer place up north. It’s big and lovely but probably too big to get up the stairs here. The blog Desire to Inspire [found through my Flickr stats] has a neat set of photos showing you other things you can do with card catalogs, including storing catalog cards!

10 comments for “what to do with that card catalog

  1. 01Jun09 at 11:14

    My two favorites: putting a cat on it and putting booze inside it.

  2. 01Jun09 at 11:20

    I too am a fan of kitties and booze…on/in the card catalog! I use mine to store/organize knitting needles. It’s only a small section though, I don’t own THAT many knitting needles. I wish I had a bigger one to store the yarn in, but I don’t know how practical that would actually be!

  3. ann
    01Jun09 at 11:50

    best. art. supply. cabinet. ever.

  4. Marion
    01Jun09 at 2:34

    Wonder how many still have the cards in them…

  5. 02Jun09 at 12:18

    My card catalogue is old and beat up and not pretty. Right now, I’m using it to store toothbrushes, razors, and shaving cream.

    But there still are some old cards in one of the drawers and I kept the original labels if they were there. I really need to work on fixing it up though.

  6. Deirdre Morrow
    03Jun09 at 11:59

    I want an old card catalog! Where can you find them??

  7. Angela
    03Jun09 at 7:22

    I would be interested in an old card catalog too:) What a great place to store recipes and other small kitchen tools.

  8. 03Jun09 at 11:52

    glad to give it a home. we’ll send pics soon to let you know how it’s getting on in its new digs.

  9. librarygeek
    08Jun09 at 2:56

    A rockhound friend has 4 or 5 card catalogues that he uses to store various rocks! It works great. He has thousands of small rocks and the card catalogs help him keep them organized.

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