Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Living Room Shelf


After moving my ironstone cupboard across the room to the dining area, I had a blank wall underneath this shelf to decorate. The pegs gave me a place to hang up some of my linens, both new and vintage, and a small chippy white bench underneath is a perfect height for display. This shelf combines so many of my favorite things... white, rustic wood, natural linen, ironstone, simple stripes, and primitive antiques.

It's also a pretty nice mix of old and new. An old grey weathered wood bucket sits next to a not-so-old recipe box painted in a grey-blue color. An antique linen jacket and wood hanger share peg space with a new linen apron and tea towel, and one of my hand-stitched kitchen towels with my own initials in blue. A shelf full of antique white ironstone gets a touch of garden green from a pair of (faux) topiaries. Even the shelf itself was a thrift store find that I painted and glazed to look nice and worn.



Love this wood bucket... It has such a great patina, with traces of black paint on the outside and a touch of rusty red on the interior.





The wood hanger is from an old dry cleaners shop, Sam Wexlers in Hot Springs, Arkansas. I found it, along with the child sized linen jacket at an estate sale in Pennsylvania, and brought it with me to Nebraska. Quite a travel history for this little hanger.



I like the touch of black that this dark tin antique candle mold adds to the predominately white and light grey vignette.


A mismatched pair of rustic wood cobbler's shoe forms (his and hers) hangs from twine on one of the pegs.



Ironstone plates and platters with embossed patterns mix with simple pitchers, a footed bowl, and an old pudding mold.



A tarnished silver spoon plate stand from Anthropologie holds a large ironstone platter in the center of the shelf.



An antique pudding mold with a corn design adds lots of texture to the ironstone display.



13 comments:

  1. Love it!!! Absolutely love it!

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  2. This is just the cutest. Love it all. Hugs, Marty

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  3. Simply GORGEOUS! The pictures are amazing.

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  4. I love your mix of things hung there.
    Brenda

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  5. You have a lovely collection of pieces that look so good on your painted shelf. Love it!

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  6. Looking over your display is pure enjoyment! Beautifully done!

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  7. I look at your blog and think "I am too busy to fuss around like she does" and then I look at your blog and I think "I AM GOING TO MAKE TIME TO FUSS AROUND LIKE SHE DOES!" because it is beautiful and it makes me happy.

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  8. Neat collection. I like the bucket too

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  9. First time visitor to your blog---- like the pix and seeing some of my favorite things.

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  10. hello : i love your home. it's verry nice. bravo !!!

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