Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Stories that collect on my shelves: Shelf Decor breakdown

Not too long ago I put some updated pictures of the house up and I got a lot of questions asking me about where I find some of the items for my entry way shelves. I promised I would give the details on some of my treasures and today my friends, is the day.

The truth is these shelves are filled with stories not just decorative accessories. These items have been collected, made, found, purchased & name it, I've done it. They are truly some of my most cherished things and that is why they have such a prominent place in my home.

The gold letter I found at an antique store. The clear glass bottle was a vanilla extract bottle, the feathers are found on our daily walks and the small jar was an on sale steal from Anthropologie.

This little lady was found at a local boutique and given to me by my grandmother as a hostess gift when she came to visit last fall. The iron hand was purchased on sale at Hobby Lobby and spray painted white. I also like to store my cookbooks and favorite coffee table books with my fun DIY bookmarks made from my great grandmother's jewelry on these shelves.

This little birdie was found at Homegoods and I paired it with one of my favorite display boxes from Trohv & some old wooden spools that my mom handed down to me. I grew up with them living on our mantle with tall taper candles in them as a little girl. My lovely girl bust came from Trohv as well, and her amazing crown was a local Point Reyes find from the store Vita.  The display box in the background was a project inspired by my grandfathers love of collecting bugs.

These brass deer were actually found at different Goodwill stores on the East Coast. I paid $3 for the smaller one and $10 for the larger one. I have seen similar ones on Etsy.

This old antique bottle was dug up in my Dad's yard a few years ago and it found its way home with me during a visit.

This was the very last hydrangea I picked out of our garden last year and I simply dried it. I adore the coloration and it reminds me that beautiful things grow here. The blurred butterflies in the background were an inexpensive and easy DIY project that you must try.

I love to collect stones and sticks. As well as pictures of my family...honestly- anything that makes me happy ends up on these shelves. They were not "styled" by picking items out from a store and that is why I think I love it so much. My collection is always growing, always changing and always inspiring me to create and find simplistic beauty one layer at a time.

I hope this answered questions for those who were wondering where I purchased everything and inspires you to go out and find your own decorative magic to help tell the story of your home. If you are wondering about any of the other items drop me a comment and I will let you know where it came from or the story behind it. 

See you lovelies on Friday.


  1. Love the collection of feathers... so many fun details

  2. where did the white deer come from? I love it!

    1. Bethany I love that little deer too. It came from the outdoor section of hobby lobby for $10. He was a brown little guy but I sprayed him white & thought he deserved to live inside the house.

  3. I love that all your "people" wear crowns :)

  4. I adore this! and I feel the same way, most of my "whatnots" tell a story, or, are attached to a memory of someone I love.

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