Styling a Spring Shelf

This shelf came from our son's room when he got some new furniture.  
It really wasn't appropriate for a boys room anyway with the scalloped edges.  
But we had no other place for it.
I wasn't ready to part with it but I needed to find a place for it to go.
That's how it ended up here in my craft room and office.

I'd put a few things on it but hadn't spent any time making it look pretty.

Until today that is. 
I put the two wooden bottle crates up there and one thing led to another.
I decided to put all the little ceramic pieces inside one of the bottle crates. 
I didn't think to take a picture until after I had started because I didn't realize it was becoming a full on project ~ until it was too late.

A little tweaking and moving things around until I found the right mix.
A few things removed and a few more added...

I love my little egg cups!

Some spring color with lemons and limes.  A grapevine wreath brings an element of nature.

A platter with a basket weave, white ceramic pitcher and green creamer.
Some of my favorite books and thrift store binoculars.
My painted horse book end lightens up a corner.
Large white ceramic bread bin from a junk shop.
Wooden pear painted white with twine bow added.
Tiny ceramic cup and saucer with spring green interiors.
Displaying the white ceramics together like this creates a nice collection.
Magazines stored in a .50 cent green wire basket from a thrift store.  Lucky find!
Green is my favorite color...then white.  ;) 
The green accents in honor of St. Patrick's Day.
The white because it's fresh and bright for Spring.

Just some of my favorite things.

Eventually this shelf will get a makeover, but for now...
I'm loving how it looks.



  1. what great little vignettes. i can tell you put a lot of thought into the details. that makes all the difference. lovely job!

  2. You're lucky you can do this. It provides an aura of class, for sure. My home is a clutter box with every bookshelf crammed full with books, dvds, cds, or misc. crap. I'm a pack rat at heart, and my wife has long given up on changing me. She keeps saying we need a bigger house. I just look at it as double protection from bullets from drive-by shootings that never take place where we live. lol Great job!

  3. I really like your shelf display! Just beautiful.

  4. How pretty! I really love the splashes of green going on! Nice job Sherry! Looks as fresh as can be!

  5. This is a great job of styling! I love how each element works to make it fresh and pretty! Happy Monday from the enchanted oven.

  6. Really pretty Sherry, if you were closer I'd have you hooked up with lemons forever :) I love those crates!

  7. So pretty! I love the scalloped edges of that shelf, and I'm especially fond of your horse bookend!

  8. I love how it looks too!
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  9. Wonderful photos! Many of these look like they would be awesome still life photos and excellent candidates for some artwork. Thank you for sharing!

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  11. This looks great! You did a fantastic job styling. I love that bookshelf too ;)
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  12. I love the way that looks! Fantastic job :)

  13. Looks so pretty. I love how you've arranged everything...especially love your egg cups!

  14. Your shelf looks so crisp and clean. I guess it's time to declutter!! We are starting a link up party on Thursdays (today:), and we would love for you to join us with this post and/or any others you would like to include. We are at allthingswithpurpose.com. Hope to see you there!!

  15. Super cute! I'm lovin' the white and green!