Sunday, April 9, 2017

Decorating My Little Shabby White Shelf...

My little white shelf.... it changes frequently and usually with the seasons around here... I don't have many places to display things, so this shelf is a fun place for me to change up.  This time it's mostly filled with vintage finds... I've decorated it with some treasures that have special meaning to me.... 


~A Pretty Green Porcelain Musical Cottage with Kitty Waiting Outside The Door....
Represents All The Joys of Home...

It is where my heart's at, and where precious memories continue to be made....the little porcelain cottage is for the "homemaker" in me, who has always had a love for home and all that it stands for.... 
 (It was a gift from my husband in 1997, 20 years ago).

~A Pitcher of Dried Roses....(some from my rose topiary tree and some from my husband),

A reminder to me that true beauty never dies, it remains forever, even after it has become a little tattered, worn or withered.... it is still beautiful. 



~A Mother Bird & Her Eggs In A Nest....

Representing the years of mothering and caring for our two sons when they were little boys.... Our children are grown now, with careers and full lives, and one is married with two children.... both sons have soared on wings like eagles,  the way I'd always hoped they would be able to do.  I say this with a humble heart...Mama bird is so proud of them for all they have accomplished.  By the way, a Mama bird will always be nesting, even after the babies fly.... 

 



~Serving Platter with Pretty Roses....

Because the Lord has given me plenty... I have all that I need....he has served up many good things and taught me that the simple things in life are the best...

~The Old Black and White Antique Kitten Postcard & Porcelain Schnauzer Dog....

These bring back some precious memories for me ...of a time when our boys were little, and we had our dog, (a Schnauzer) named Colonel.... anyway, there was a time when a litter of kittens were born in his dog house. He was so excited. He acted like he was the proud father of all those kittens.  It was the cutest thing. He'd look inside his house, and then look at us,  so happy...he looked almost as if he was smiling. Oh, we so loved our furry sweet friend Colonel and all those kittens.  And I honestly don't know who loved those kittens more, Colonel or us and the boys. 




~Lastly, The Old Lace Doilies.... Hung From The Edge Of The Shelf....

They hang with such grace....a subtle reminder that aging is a thing of beauty, old is beautiful, and a gift.

 I hope that my little shelf with a few scenes from my life inspires you to get creative and to decorate your home with things that are especially meaningful to you, things that resonate with your heart..... and make "you" smile.   

Thanks for stopping by!


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