Sunday, February 13, 2011

ON A LIGHTER NOTE...

First and foremost, THANK YOU SO MUCH for your thoughts and prayers for my Mom and for me after my near miss. I have learned a HUGE lesson that will not need repeating. One of the gifts of age I guess...

On to lighter things. I have had my eye on these bookshelves that Mr. Sweet Pea built for me ions ago. I zhush them every once in awhile and twirl the collections they hold into new configurations. I wanted a lighter, more nature~inspired look to them. I've had a collection of fabulous old herbariums for ages now, but how to display them? Framed? I've seen them mounted directly to the wall with pins. What to do?

I thought they would be lovely with my brown transferware and my bird nests and wasp nests.

The before...









The after...





























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35 comments:

Vintage Gal said...

Everything looks just lovely and I LOVE the clocks ~ ;-)

stefanie said...

you have such a talent when decorating!!! I love your shelves...oh, I am so glad you are ok, I just saw on the news a couple days ago a man was doing the same thing and wrecked!!!! I think someone was looking over you.

Gina at Vintage Junk in My Trunk said...

Brown transferware is my favorite, and your collection looks fabulous!

High Street Cottage said...

Wow, Shelly, you certainly have a knack for display. I don't think I've seen anyone do it quite like you. Just amazing! You inspire me, xoxo tami

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

Wow! That looks amazing. Not an easy task to make shelving look that good! I have built ins and they drive me insane. I never know how to display them. Love what you did! The transferware and clocks are perfect! xo ~Michelle

Sarah at myyellowhouse said...

YES, I love them!!! You sure have a talent for arranging...I am thoroughly jealous of your dish collection!
It looks fresh and so beautiful ~

trash talk said...

I likey lot!
Happy early Valentine sweet pea!
XOXO
Debbie

Vicki said...

I love the addition of the brown transferware and the sepia prints. It is gorgeous and gives it more depth.

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Well isn't this just beautiful. Great job.

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Hey Shelley,
Looks great! I love the herbarium pages with the transferware. Doesn't it feel good to move stuff around?
CYA,
Susie

June said...

I LOVE! I loved the before too,,,but the shelves looks so lovely now. You really have the most beautiful collection of transferware and ironstone Shelley. I love your wonderful clock collection too. I don't think anyone does display and vignettes better than you!
Have a happy Valentine's Day!
hugs

The French Bear said...

Love the new look, I was tempted to say it looked awful and you should pack up the brown transfer ware to me but just for i brief minute, I wouldn't really do that!!!!
Everything looks super, wow, I thought the before was awesome......love, love the new look!!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

NancyO. said...

New reader here....I liked the old look, LOVE the new look. Great inspiration to someone who is "re-doing" several rooms at home. Thank you.
NancyO.

Michelle May said...

So glad you are ok girlfriend! Oh my gosh I know you were so scared!!

This looks lovely. Calming and peaceful. :)

Happy Valentines Day!
xx, shell

AshTreeCottage said...

Your shelves look lovely. Happy Valentine's Day!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Those bookshelves are most fabulous, Shelley. How talented, that Mr. Sweetpea! I'm really loving your new look for the shelves.

Tammy said...

I do LIKE!!! I do I do!
Happy Valentines Day!
Tammy :-)
JUNK WILD

A Cottage Muse said...

Simple and elegant...I love it!!

Passionate for White said...

Me no like....me LOVE! :)

Rachel Noelle said...

Your shelves look amazing!! Such beautiful vignettes~ :) I hope you had a wonderful Valentines Day!!! xo Rachel

French Farmhouse 425

lisaroyhandbags said...

I love your shelves and you have so many lovely pieces! And of course, it's all in the beautiful way you display them! Glad to hear you made it home unscathed xo

Rose Garden Romantic said...

so lovely!!

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

I love both the before AND after! Your brown transferware collection is awesome. And the clocks, nests, books, prints, ironstone... Love it all. The arrangement is perfection.

Angela said...

Oh, I DO like!! Your plates and platters are to die for!

Connie said...

I just happened upon your blog and love this post. All of your shelves look lovely and that transfer ware is so beautiful.

I will be giving a shout out about this post on my blog if that is alright with you.

Thanks,
Connie

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Love it! And, the bookshelves themselves, are just wonderful.

Warm blessings,
Spencer

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

DO WE LIKE....NO WE LOVE!!! Those photos are jaw dropping!!! I LOVE THEM....you did a great job!!!! x0

EFT Manual said...

Wow! It sure looks more lovely than before!

Cheryl said...

Hi Shelley!!
I am new to your blog!! I love your transferware collection!! Just beautiful!!
Mom mother had the cardia ablation procedure back in Sept. she did very well and with combination medication, according to her doctor, her heart has gotten 4 times stronger, over the past few months.. The prodcedure has much success here!! Just thought you would like to hear this...Well wishes for your mom as well!!!
Again, glad I found you and can not wait to come back and visit your blog again....

Michele said...

Can you spell GORGEOUS boys and girls? Love, love love! Why is it that wasps are so scarey but wasp's nests are so amazingly cool?

Tarnished and Tattered said...

Shelley,
STUNNING! I love it so much. I have searched for an herbarium for ages, but they are always still too expensive. I did score a stationary box filled with vintage pressed botanical. I want to do something cool with them. Can't decide if I want to put stained muslin behind them & sandwich them in glass or just simply tape to a yellowed piece of paper. Either way, their just so beautiful. Your taste is perfection to me girl. Lisa

lifespassion said...

I LOVE! I normally love pastels ~ pink, greens, blues, etc. but I really love this palette! I think it all looks fabulous! Now I want bookshelves......

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

You have some fabulous pieces in your collection! I love absolutely everything here.

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

I love the way the botanicals look on your shelves Shelley. I have 4 old herbariums...one is a family treasure...the others I bought to decorate and craft with...although I have been hesitant to do so. I did buy 6 whitewashed frames though so I plan on working on that this spring! Thanks for reminding me! :)

grammy and papi said...

Beautiful, love your STYLE!! I see you are a Price, that was my maiden name. Does your husband have relatives in Indiana by any chance? Of course, there are lots of Prices.

Have a God Filled Day
Shirley

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