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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Bedroom Shelf

I recently got the urge to do something, anything, to my bedroom that I thought would switch things up........I'm not about to go rearranging furniture, yet.............but I had spent the morning looking at some of my favorite books on decorating with white, and I thought "I can do that too."   I had a shelf that I had bought at an antique store a few years ago, and I thought it deserved to have center stage across from my bed where I could admire it.  The hard part, for me, is always figuring out how to make things look GOOD......I have always had a hard time decorating, even though I love seems to take me forever of trying and retrying my efforts.  But anyway, this is what I ended up with.......

I have a rather large, er, ample supply of ironstone all around my house, so
I went around to the different collections and borrowed some things to put
on the shelf

The shelf sits over my very favorite piece of furniture, a pine (what else?) dresser
that my mother had told me was the first piece of furniture she ever bought when
she was a working girl back in the 40's. 

My mom's been gone for 12 years now, but I can remember loving this chest
even back when I was little......and her telling me how she bought it out of an
antique shop in Richmond, where she lived and worked at the time.

I also remember growing up with a small, unassuming ironstone platter at the dinner table most nights........

But I'll save that for another post,
the platter that started it all......

Hope everyone is having a wonderful week!!
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  1. What a great collection of ironstone! I have the same little hand mirror in my guest room. You should link this post up to White Wednesday at Faded Charm.

    If you had a followers box, I would follow your blog! It makes it easier to remember to keep up with new posts.

  2. Lovely post!
    I'm your 3rd follower!

    barbara jean

  3. Welcome to blogging - I am your fourth follower. Your shelf turned out beautiful. I especially like the little spool wrapped in lace!

  4. I'm a new follower of yours now! Welcome to blogland :) You have a nice place to visit here. Good luck with your blog.

  5. Your Ironstone collection is beautiful. I love the way you've arranged it . Welcome to blogging!! its great fun. I'm a new follower, please stop by and say hi sometimes.

  6. Hello,and welcome to blogland-- I visit, from dear Dawn-
    you have a beautiful blog- I love all you displayed on the shelf-it looks lovely.

  7. I am here from Dawns site. I am being featured too for my sign. She is a wonderful lady. I am following you now! Please visit me

  8. Did you have meatloaf on the platter. It looks like the one we used too! I love your pitchers in your ironstone collection. But it all is wonderfulness!

    Smiles, cyndi

  9. what a gorgeous collection of ironstone. funny how "1" piece can start it all and then we go "collection crazy." your collection makes for a stunning vignette. j'adore! visiting by way of the feathered nest. nice to meet you! i am your newest follower!

  10. You have some GORGEOUS ironstone there!!!
    What an amazing collection!

  11. I LOVE your shelf! What a wonderful display of your vintage items especially your Ironstone. I also love your old clocks. I kick myself for not buying one I saw at the huge antique mall last time I was there. Next time if it's still there...I'm going to buy it. On the bottom shelf you have an old hand looks just like the one from my Grandmother's set that was on her dresser. I have the other pieces like the brush and powder container and one that was used for keeping your hair in from your brush! There is also a tray that they sit on and a velvet lined box. They all look like ivory but I was told they are not. I don't care..I love them anyway. Your mothers chest of drawers is beautiful...I love the patina and I also love your Grandmother's platter. I have a similar one only it's quite large. I think when these things belonged to our loved ones it makes them even more special. Enjoy your new looks LOVELY!
    Maura :)

  12. I do love all those pitchers!