Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Stacking Up On The New Shelf

This old shelf is the newest addition to our home...
love the old worn white paint.
For now it stands against a narrow wall in our kitchen and holds some little treasures,
like the birdhouse that adorable Elyse made for me.
A place to hang my grandmother's crocheted apron...
...stack some red plaid things, like the big red thermos that sweet Sherri
gifted me in March.
And tucked on the shelf is this sweet linen heart pillow that my friends, Jenny and Andrea, make. ....i love it.....and sending a loving wish for a great day to all of you!

40 comments:

Cindy (JunqueArt) said...

Love the shelf and those plaid metal picnic baskets are wonderful!

Karen said...

I love your new shelf! Anything that has the chippy paint...you know has been well loved.
Also the plaid lunch box brings back so many memories from my childhood. My aunt used to carry one to school and I just couldn't wait to get one but by the time I was off to school, I had to have a David Cassidy one. hehe
Have a great Wednesday,
Karen

Connie said...

Squeeeeeal....how darling is that, honey! I'm falling for it and those aren't even my favorite colors. Just adorable, sugar.
xoxo,
Connie

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You've found a place to show off your beautiful vintage treasures. How perfect! The red plaid really shows up and I love the chippy shelf! Enjoy your day! I love living with my favorite things around me to enjoy!

Diva Kreszl said...

just loving all the plaid!!!

Vee said...

It's all so cozy and wonderful...is there anything better than splashes of red and an old plaid lunchbox? It's always a joy to visit you here and I hope that you have been well.

Snappy Di said...

The red plaids are so sweet. Nothing better than the color red!
D

Di

Thimbleanna said...

Awww, you're such a sweetie! Love all the cute treasures you have on your shelf -- especially the peeks of that adorable crocheted apron!

Cass @ That Old House said...

What a sweet shelf, and how beautifully you have fixed it! I love the brilliant reds you use -- so wonderful and bright!
Cass

Dawn said...

Oh Becky, you are such a tease with your little close ups. Always leave us wanting more! I want to know what the rest of the chalkboard says!
Hugs,
Dawn

Erin said...

so nice and so cute :)
if you email me i've something to forward to you to add to your plaid collection :)

the wild raspberry said...

love your splashes of red..it is so cheerful.

Julie said...

I love all the plaid. I collect plaid also!

Rosemary said...

Love old white paint Becky!!
It's a great shelf!
Rosemary

She'sSewPretty said...

What a cute vignette. I love the little cottage door stop. Every time I see your plaid collection I could kick myself for selling some at a yard sale years ago. For pennies!!

Deb said...

What a fabulous shelf ~ love all your treasures ... the plaid metal picnic basket collection is gorgeous!

Rhondi said...

Hi Becky
All your treasures look just perfect on your new little shelf. The plaid thremos reminds me of a picnic size one my dad won at a golf tournament when I was young.
Thanks for the sweet memory!
Hugs, Rhondi

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Becky,
The "old shelf" is wonderful, I love to display all my favorite things too.
Hasn't it been lovely fall weather the last few days. I have been so happy that the days have finely cooled down.
The quilt show you attended looked amazing and so much fun.
Enjoy your day,
Elizabeth

marie said...

I have an old chippy red painted shelf - years ago my mom visited and was wondering around looking at my decorating and my projects. She got to the shelf and asked (totally serious) "well, when are you going to finish this thing". I laugh everytime I see that shelf.

I truly enjoy the peeks into your home - thank you for sharing them.

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

Love that red tartan picnic basket!!

Claudia said...

What a pretty shelf - anything chippy is wonderful isn't it? I love that chalkboard, too!

quiltingnana said...

the plaid metal baskets bring back memories

Sharon said...

Pretty shelf. LOVE the pops of red.

Esther said...

I'm in love with your canister with the red lid and flowers. My kitchen so wants that.

The Green Pea said...

Hello Becky,
Sweet little shelf, all of those plaids are so Scotty. Granny just new her Granddaughter's color red and white would be perfect. sandi

Mimi Sue said...

Very very cute. Love all the plaid stuff. And of course the chippy paint. Wonderful! Mimi

Mary said...

That is a great old chippy paint shelf, and I love the plaid lunch boxes! I loved plaid dresses when I was a little girl...everything had to be plaid, but I didn't get a plaid lunch box!

Blessings,
Mary

Allidink said...

Aw so sweet! And all the treasures that sit on it are so nice :)

All the best,
Allison

Brenda said...

Hi Becky,
Dawn at Cottage State of Mind sent me your way because we are fellow Scottie owners! So far I love your blog, I need to check it out furter though when I have a little more time. We could be two peas in a pod except you are way ahead of me in your blog decor. My site is called Ladybug Dreams. It is not so pretty yet and I think I will have to rethink my decor because yours is quite alike what I had in mind. Don't want to be a copy cat. I love red and of corse Scotties. Ladybug is my little Scottie's name. Come visit sometime, you'll find me at brtowsleyblogs.blogspot.com
Have a good day!

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

Becky,
Your vignettes just make me happy. I love the lunch/picnic boxes. After reading you 3 years ago I went out and started my own collection! You are the best! Lisa

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Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Wow, what a fab shelf. Love all your treasures on it.

Debbie

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Oh, my goodness, I love your sweet shelf and all the colorful goodies on it.

Barb ♥

Daisy Cottage said...

Love your new shelf! What joyful photos - so fun and so YOU.

Miss you Becky!

xo,
Kim

Brenda@Spareminute cottage said...

I love those red lunch boxes they remind me of one I had when I was in school.
Does that make me sound old?They must of been hand me downs from my older sister.lol

Hugs
Brenda

Kathleen Grace said...

I love all your red plaid goodies for fall:>) I can almost see you using them ona picnic blanket or a tailgate party:>)

Amy said...

Special shelf for your treasures! Wonderful!!

Elyse said...

aw, little becky, thanks for the wish. :) your chippy shelf is awesome and how fun to see the little birdhouse there!!! love all of the plaid, too.

sending the wish back to you now ...

xo

Storybook Woods said...

I always have such envy every time I see your home xoxo Clarice

cindy said...

I've got to pretty much Ditto TOC (the other Cindy) here! GAH...love the shelf, the plaid metal baskets, and especially that sweet little heart!

-cindy (c)
yapping cat