Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Nature Filled Shelves

Hello sweet friends.  I hope you are all well.

I don’t know about you, but for me a picture does tell it all.

A few weeks ago, I filled my chippy white shelves to overflowing with some of my favorite pewter and white pieces.  Where there were empty spots, I would tuck something else into the vignette.  These shelves were filled with some of my favorite things.

I walked past these shelves for several weeks and left them just like they were.  And then I decided to take a picture of them.   Pictures speak VOLUMES to me.  I had gone way overboard, and what I thought looked pretty, was majorly cluttered.  But I didn’t really see the clutter until I saw the picture.

Off everything came and I started over.  This time around, I decided to focus on natural woods and nature.

wood box 1


top rows 3

I focused on simplicity.

barnyard


trophys


sachets 1

Lavender sachets are a favorite thing of mine and most of these were gifts from sweet friends.

barnyard 2


I found this old pencil drawing entitled The Barnyard on a recent Goodwill trip.


top 3 rows


bottom 2 rows


shleves 3


shelves 2

Speaking of pictures speaking to me…this picture shows me that I went with a pretty primitive look this time around. 

I think it works for the fall.

Don’t forget the giveaway I am hosting over here.  Drawing will be held November 1st.


I am sharing over at the beautiful blog, Timewashed tonight for her first Blissful White Wednesday Party.  Becky is wonderful and will be a perfect hostess.  Go check her out.
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11 comments:

Faded Charm said...

Your shelf looks perfect with just the right amount and not too cluttered. I've been trying really hard to keep things simple and not cluttered as well....but I like so much stuff that it's hard sometimes:-)

xoxo
Kathleen

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

Very pretty! Love the carrier your hydrangeas are in! So unique with that wonderful patina!

Anne said...

Amy I have done that same thing.Pictures do speak volumes! I remember before I started blogging how I thought my house looked.And then I started taking photos of it.Wow what a surprise.That is why I have been changing so much in my home!
LOVE your vignette!It looks perfect!
xx
Anne

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Pretty!! I see so many treasures that I too have :-)
Luv the chicken wire in the window... might borrow that.
Thanks for sharing.
Cheers, Gee

Debbie said...

Well first, I love the current look. Regularly, when I see your wire window in the header, I think that I intend to do that with one of my windows here. Haven't done it yet because I'm a big old procrastinator.

And I agree so much about how taking a picture makes you re evaluate. I think that's why blogging makes your house prettier!

BECKY said...

Love this shelf, gal! Just so full of character! And I agree with Kathleen! Just the right amount of goodies on it!!

Thanks for joining in Blissful Whites Wednesday! You're a joy!
Hugs,
Becky

chateau chic said...

Amy, I've always loved this shelf. Every time you restyle it, it looks great! I like what you did for Fall.
Mary Alice

Victoria said...

What a gorgeous and unique shelf! I love how you've decorated it also. Popped in from Blissful WW:)

Karen Valentine said...

Absolute perfection. I love everything you used.Dried hydrangeas are a perfect Fall flower.

Tricia said...

I always see things differently looking at a picture too! Your shelf turned out beautifully :)

Bonnie Hitchcock said...

I always love your little corners. The white naturally patina shelf is perfect. The wire baskets are perfect in there. I am so looking for me some at a thrifty price. The ones in T.J. Maxx as still a little steep for my $5 budget.
Did you make it to Nasvhille Flea Mkt. this weekend. My daughter said it was the best! I was in Nasvhille at my Grandson's 1st birthday but in bed with vertigo. Yuck!