Friends were having conversations
with each other about collections
which is what sparked my imagination for this post.
Where do you keep your treasured personal photos ?
and the hat box overflowing with love poems ?
possibly in a bookshelf behind beautiful glass cabinet doors,
under lock and key?
Shelves are perfect for showing off our collections
or adding an extra dimension to a wall.
This shelf was added as a structural element in the sitting room
to store a few antique leather bound beauties away from the sunlight.
Here the top shelves of the welsh cabinet
in the breakfast room are used
for displaying a few favorite antique tea cups and saucers.
And these shelves in the powder room are perfect
for showing off a collection of vintage perfume bottles.
Colored glass vases are always happy in a window !
The Italian ceramic collection is in easy reach
displayed on the top shelf of the 40's O'Keefe and Merritt Stove.
Here vintage sewing paraphernalia and baskets reside on this narrow storage shelf.
Then there is the crammed shelves in my art studio
wall to wall glass shelves
overflowing with my own ceramic creations.
Childhood mementos are stored above the loft window.
Vintage bird cages and baskets are throughout the cottage,
but these call your attention perched on top the living room bookshelf.
Another shelf is created on a pony wall by adding
crown moldings on both sides with a flat board topping them.