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Monday, January 25, 2010

PUT IT ON THE SHELF ! (REPOSTING TO ADD LINK)

I just discovered the other day that...
I LOVE SHELVES..
just LUV them...
I guess I have a SHELF FETISH....
O, MY!
While thrifting, I found this little shelf...was a natural pine color
and I grabbed my favorite creamy white spray and went to town...
Now, I'm not real sure where to use it or what to put on it...
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When I had this long, slender table in my alcove,
I thought about using the little shelf there....pens, note pads and etc...
but then....
as some of you know....

...I found this cool desk with all the drawer space I will ever need...

what?? did i just say that? I mean, people use desk drawers to store DISHES....right ??


This was a very simple, pine shelf found at the thrift store...
I found these gorgeous iron swirly, rusted brackets and had MR. SWEET attach them .
I LOVE the way it turned out..
...I don't display many items on it...
I think just the shelf itself is pretty enough !
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This is a tiny wooden shelf that I've had so long,
I can't remember where in the world I got it...
probably at a fabulous garage sale, tho !!
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I also picked up this tiny little green shelf...
this little lidded tea/coffee pot seems to have a pewter lid...I thought it was silver for awhile
but it never shines...even with a good cleaning with WRIGHTS SILVER POLISH...
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'Course, this shelf is green and.....I'm not really into a lot of green right now but this is all chippy and worn and
I hate to start all over on it...
......maybe in the spring..
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This sweet little intricate shelf was at a flea market once...a long long time ago..
It hangs in my kitchen..
with ivy and a little cast iron fairy...
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...and a little cast iron bird, on a pedestal...nestled in the trailing ivy at my kitchen window....
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MR SWEET made these shelves to fit over my 2 dining room windows...
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I actually need to take everything down, clean and go with something different for awhile..
maybe in the spring....*sigh.....
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I ordered this little shelf and quilt holder years ago...
from somewhere like...THE COUNTRY DOOR or someplace like it.
That's my mama's work of art quilt hanging there...
I also need to take it down, toss it in the dryer with a softener sheet to refresh it...
*heavy sigh........maybe in the spring...!
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This shelf over the OTHER dining room window is home to
several roosters and their mates....:O)
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That beautiful transfer ware is very old and once belonged to my mother.
I can remember when I was a tiny girl and DID NOT want any of my foods to even come CLOSE to touching,
she let me eat out of these English blue transfer ware plates because they are divided....
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She was a sweet mama!!
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The other night when DEEDS spent the night with me while her mama and daddy
went .....out on the town,
she was hungry for CHEESE QUESADILLAS
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O HONEY...

They were so good. (of course, since I am now on that diet..I don't eat these right now! bummer!)
Flour tortillas, cheese, butter, heated in skillet on top of the stove or you can do them in the oven.
Butter one tortilla, lay a slice of GOOD cheese on it and top it with another buttered tortilla...
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We like them with chips and salsa and I especially love them
when I have a little granddaughter sitting across from me, swinging her little legs from the chair,
giggling, talking and being my best friend !!
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AIN'T LIFE GRAND !
:O)

linking with

GRITS AND GLAMOUR and A SOFT PLACE TO LAND and 2nd TIME AROUND

40 comments:

Shelia said...

Hi BJness! Oh, I love all of your shelves and you sure do know how to dress them too! I just love seeing your pretty home! Now I could use me some of that yummy looking food!! You're a good cook too! Can I come over? ;)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia;)

Sonia said...

Oh your desk area is so pretty..would love to sit there anytime..I love the red geranium! Your shelf vignettes are so beautiful and interesing..I love to get ideas from others on what combination of pretties they put together!

Great post!

Miss Bloomers

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi BJ,
Love those shelves...especially over the windows!:) Diane

Amy said...

Mr. Sweets handiwork is impressive! I'm envious!

and those plates! oh my goodness...

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Girl I really loved seeing all your shelves...but love the ones Mr. Sweet made for you...you laways have so many great and fun things to look at here...love your home girl...and good grief just once I would like to leave here with being hungry you do that to me all the time with your food ha ha!! Hope you have a great week my dear friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Kathleen said...

Yes, you are a shelf fish lady! LOL
They are sweet, like you..What a good gma to make a tasty treat for Deeds when you can't have it..♥♥

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I like how all the shelves are so different. I have so few walls in my house that shelves don't actually work for me. I guess that is a good thing, I don't need anything else to be looking for!

I'm still drooling over your desk.

Sue

Adrienne said...

Oh, I love shelves, too. I have a bunch I haven't hung and used in my decorating and I've almost decided to do an 'arrangement' of shelves over my desk in the office. Some of the shelves are works of art - all found here and there for nearly nothing! Thank you for sharing yours today. You and I could have such fun looking at shelves together but we would probably both want the same ones. At least we would have fun together. ~Adrienne~

Dixie said...

BJ... you are definatley a shelf DIVA!... and I could definately enjoy some of those CHEESE QUESADILLAS! Chili's has a salad, the Quesadilla Explosion Salad which they serve them instead of crackers... my favorite food at Chili's for sure!

blessings. Dixie...

ps... yes it is... Grand that is!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I love shelves too, and you have some great shelves! I love the decorative brackets attached to those shelves. What a great idea! Everything looks so pretty on your shelves. I wouldn't want to take it all down and re-do them, even in the spring! laurie

xinex said...

HI BJ! I love how you accessorized all your beautiful shelves. Great idea to put shelves on top of the windows. I might copy that cause I am running out of storage and walls, lol....Christine

CC said...

Your shelves are wonderful..so sweet and pretty, and I love the blue transfer ware. It's gorgeous..

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Well now I'm hungry and feeling like chips and salsa!

Tootsie said...

great...now I need to arrang my shelves differently!!! thanks a lot girl for the inspiration!!! lol

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Love all your shelves! I am a shelf freak too so, I can totally understand this "fetish"!! LOL

Anne~Fiona and Twig said...

Nice guy, that Mr. Sweet! :-)

Love all your shelves, especially the black one with the iron attached.

Oh, and GREAT deal you found with that awesome desk, too!

Anne

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

Love all the shelves, especially the one over the window, wow it is just so darlin, I love how white and simple it is, I used to have more shelves then I do now, I think I will have add a couple, thanks for sharin and being so dang creative, I love to steal ideas so always feel free to steal mine...lol

Miss Janice said...

LOVE the shelf over the window and love how you have decorated your shelves.

Deb Price said...

Love all of those shelves! But,I especially love that desk! Isn't Goodwill grand?
Hugs from Indiana

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

I love your shelves! I love all of your displays...you have such an eye for decorating!

Kathleen Grace said...

I am still drooling over that wicker desk set you found! It is just so pretty. I love seeing all your ideas for shelves. I am shelf challenged, never seem to know what to display on them! My favorite is the white one in your kitchen with the cast iron bird, fairy and ivy. So pretty!

Theresa said...

I love shelves too BJ! Yours are all just so wonderful! But my fave is the one Mr. Sweet made over the window. Can you share him with me to make me some of those:) hehe. Have a blessed day my dear!

Carrie said...

Love the angels on your one shelf.

Happy Tuesday!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

YOur shelves are all just gorgeous. I love the iron you put on the black ones. What a cool idea. Just too neat. Hugs, Marty

Deb said...

you have great shelves BJ....food looks yummy too...

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful beautiful beautiful. I love that nook were your desk is...I LOVE the desk, too!

Kathysue said...

You really have done a great job with your vignettes on all of your shelves. I can tell you really know what you are doing.Great Job,Kathysue

Judi said...

Good Morning BJ
Oh I love your shelves. Shelves are wonderful and so necessary for displaying all beauty as you have done. I love your little area with the desk...the letter on the wall..the angel in the window...the beautiful dishes and GIVE ME the real recipe for the lovely goodies you have a picture of.

I'm not eating those kinds of goodies during the week either but allowing myself to have some on the weekend. Thats a good trade.

Your place is lovely.
Hope you are having a wonderful day
Judi *hugs*

Helen said...

Your post left me with a smile ... at our ages isn't it wonderful to discover things we love? Never too old I say. Based on a post I read this morning I am inspired to wallpaper the solid wall behind my bed! Who would have thought?

SmilingSally said...

You are a lady who understands herself, BJ. Happy, happy birthday! Your mother was a good one, and she showed you how to enjoy Deeds and LIFE!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Shelves are just so great for letting us tuck things in where we might not have done, BJ! I found a pair of lovely shelves {well, the color was horrible} at Goodwill that I'm going to paint and put in my living room. I'm already thinking of what little things I have to put on them!

Dena said...

Hi BJ,

I love all of your pretty shelves, I'm afraid I have the same obsession :) I also love your image of Mr. Brown on the side bar ;)!!

Hugs,
Dena

Kathy said...

I have to get some shelves BJ after seeing all of your beautiful collections and the way you have displayed your treasures. I can see my home is missing out big time. Your quesadillas are droolworthy, diets suck, the little one sounds like great company. :-) Kathy.

Kristin said...

What beautiful decor you have. I love your home office space! Such a pretty desk!

Lady of the House said...

I found you from Texas blogging gals....oh I'm so glad. I am working on my art studio right now and my hubby just put up some shelves for me and I love what you did on yours....good ideas! Thanks. I look forward to visiting with you often.

Cottage Rose said...

Hello BJ; Love all of your pretty shelf's. You have such a beautiful home... Your Mom's Quilt is so pretty... have a great week.
Hugs;
Alaura

Justine said...

What an awesome array of pretty shelves you've got. And I love all the things you're displaying on them too. Yeah, just wait till the spring to dust and spruce. Winter is for hibernating, not that I think you do much of that.

And yum on the quesadillas!!!!!

Justine :o )

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Ok, first of all, I am cracking up at the music on your blog today. Second, I love the desk. It looks perfect there. I can tell in each one of your posts what fun you have arranging your things and making a cozy home for your family. Lots of love in BJ's house.

Denise Marie said...

I can feel that, BJ. I would have a shelf like those last ones over every window if it was up to me.

my home sanctuary said...

Oh I loved all your shelves. And what a great hubby to hang for you. My Cowboy and I were just talking about that today. Maybe I can get him to hang some soon.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a Blessed Wednesday,
Sherry