gathered for display


I love checking things off my to do list and this weekend I managed to finish one project and make good headway on another.

My open shelving is finally up in the kitchen.  I really wanted to take the doors off a couple of cupboards and just have the cabinets exposed to display my everyday dishes but my husband put his foot down on that one.  (Don't you hate when they do that?)

So I decided a couple of open shelves would be a good compromise.  The pretty scrolled brackets are from Home Depot as is the pine shelf.  I still need to trim the shelf edge out but overall, I just love the look.

Most of the pretty pyrex on the top shelf was given to me and now I have the perfect place to display it and any future pyrex finds.  The sweet little cuppa canvases up top were in the dollar bin at Michaels.

The tray was a treasure I found quite a few years back in Old town Temecula and the vintage scale is my latest find at our new Goodwill in town.  It was on the rolling cart to be placed on the shelf when I promptly snatched it up.  I found the teal gravy boat that same day. It's not pyrex but it looks pretty along side it.

I love having my pretties all gathered together, front and center where I can enjoy them all the time.


  1. What a fun display. Love the compromise since you didn't get your open cabinets.
    I enjoyed looking at all your flower photos.
    Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

  2. What a score you found from Goodwill with that scale..oh ya, I would be snatching up that beauty also..What's up with our hubbies putting the 'foot down'..(dancing?) Randy did the same with me when I wanted to take the doors off too,lol. Loved all the vignettes you have made. Just so cheery and bright.

  3. How cute and I love all your vintage goodies. Hate when the hubby does that!

  4. There is a whole lot of vintage wonderfulness on those shelves. I know which Goodwill you are talking about and that is a great find. I have not found much yet there but I keep checking.

  5. What is it with men and open shelving ... or painting over wood/brick? Your shelf looks great. Those little cup canvases were a fantastic buy for $1. Several years ago my husband had a cupboard made for the kitchen and he put a dark tinted glass on it. I never liked the look, plus he used a dark varnish on it. Last month, one of the glass doors came off when I was opening it -- so I told him just to take them both off. Looks so much better, but I still think I need to paint it, and maybe wallpaper the back. Good thing hubby doesn't care what I do to it. :) Have a happy day. Tammy

  6. I adore it....I love the vintage juice glasses! Xoxoxo

  7. I love the retro look of your shelves. It reminds me of my childhood in the 50's. I have some of the same items. They bring a smile to your face just looking at them!
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  8. That looks great!! I love all your vintage finds.


  9. So so so cute!!! Love the shelves and everything you have on them...great job!!!

  10. Your colorful and beautiful display brings back fond memories of growing up in the 50's.

  11. Oh how cheerful it this...I love it, it just makes you smile!

  12. Wow! Jackpot!!!!! I want to go shopping with you! Wonderful finds!


  13. I love your open shelving, and the way you have displayed everything on the shelves. That little scale is SO darling, and the tray you found is amazing! Oh, and I love how you hung that cute pot lid above your shelves, too!

    I really wanted to take down all of our upper cabinets, but that was vetoed! :( I am working on our open shelving for a spare wall in our kitchen, but it will be a while before they are up and done! :) (Too many projects at one time!) Yours are such a great motivator, though! :) They really are so pretty~ you did a wonderful job! :)

    I hope you are having a good week! :)


  14. Oh my! We are definitely kindred spirits! Let's see....I have the rolling pin with the green knobs, I have that same vintage tablecloth that your tea cozy is made from, and I have those sweet little Michaels prints too. Clearly, I know your new display is outstanding! LOL

  15. Hi, I'm new to your blog and have enjoyed reading through your posts! I love your open shelves! they are just beautiful.

    Your summer love post brought a smile to my face, as I thought about Brian!

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  16. I love your open shelves. I took my top cabinet doors off to display my dishesand give my kitchen a whole new look . I told him if WE don't like it we can put them back on ! lol.... that was a year ago.:o) Sue

  17. Great display, really enjoyed your treasures!

  18. I love open shelves in the kitchen. I have the very same orange juice glasses. Looks lovely, you did a great job. Lana


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