Sunday, July 20, 2014

Shelf Full of Treasures

After doing not much of anything the last week or two, project-wise, I had a VERY productive weekend and will have lots to share with you this week!!! To start things off, I gave a hanging shelf in our living room a little makeover by filling it with random bits and treasures.
The shelf has looked like this for awhile:

While you all know I love ironstone, this was looking just a little too blah! I wanted something a bit more collected and eclectic looking.

I gathered up everything from bits of nature to ephemera and this is how it all came together!

I think all the treasures make the shelf so much more interesting. Like, you just want to open it up and explore what's inside. 

Let's take a peek, shall we!?!

Feathers were a must, of course! :)

This frozen Charlotte fits in perfectly.

I've had these antique calling cards stashed away, never knowing what to do with them. I love them and love having a place to display some now. They always remind me of Jane Austen's novels.

I used vintage envelopes to lighten things up a bit. Less permanent than painting the inside of the shelf.

More odds and ends.

It's way more fun now, don't you think?!?

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  1. I think you've put together a lovely collection in this little cabinet, Melissa. It gives it a totally different look from the white pieces you had in it previously. It makes you want to look through all the layers to see each treasure!

  2. I love the way you've styled your wall cupboard! So many vintage goodies to explore!

  3. I love everything about this shelf, but that container full of cotton on the little table makes my heart swoon! Thanks for sharing with us at The Creative Collection, we hope you'll come back and visit soon!

  4. Okay you know I love this! Every single detail.

    1. Thank you Alice!!! Searching through my stash of things, many of which I had forgotten I had, was fun!


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