Thursday, November 06, 2008

My Little Bedroom Shelf

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This is the little shelf my dad made me years ago. He actually made it to sell at the flea market but I fell in love with it so he gave it to me. That was usually what happened every month at the flea market when they used to sell there. I would always come home with a little treasure handmade by my mom or dad.

There are a lot of sentimental things on this little shelf. The baby shoes belonged to my kids. The little slip was mine. There are pictures of my dad as a little boy and my mom as a young woman. There is a photo of my son and an oil painting in the back that he painted when he was around 10.
It's a bit crowded up there but I like it!

50 comments:

just a little bit shabby said...

Cindy,
The only thing it is crowded with is love and memories. Thanks for sharing!!!
Sandyt

~~Deby said...

Oh I just love this look...not to crowded for my taste..lovely.
~deby

Miss Janice said...

This is lovely--you are such a find!
Miss Janice

Susan said...

I think it looks wonderful...so full of happy memories!

southernbelle said...

What a special area in your bedroom....I know everything on your shelf is full of love
and special memories. Just beautiful and thank you for sharing. Mimi

Pink Slippers said...

Those are the best treasures. I think it looks beautiful with all those memories sharing a special spot. Thanks for sharing a little of the heart.
Wendy

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Hi Cindy!
I think it's beautiful and full of things that evoke lovely memories!

Manuela

Maggie May said...

i love a beautiful crowd :)

LillyB said...

Cindy, It is beautiful and so are your memories! Thank you for sharing! See? You have been talented forever!!!

mariona said...

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Donna@designson47thstreet said...

I have been reading your blog for quite some time. You have really become quite the popular blogger! Good for you for all your well deserved success. I find much inspiration here and thank you for that. I have recently started a blog but have a long ways to go! LOL.

Glenda said...

Sweet, I like the crowded look. I have it everywhere in my home.

Ciao

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Cindy...

The shelf is gorgeous...and it's full of memories.

~Blessings,
Jan

Sincerely Yours said...

HI Cindy! Let's rename it and call it a Shelf de Memoire! (get it shelf of memories!!lol) Very pretty personal spot. Have a great one - Jeannette

Shoulda been a belle... said...

I think it's perfect just the way it is.

:)

Shelia said...

Hi Cindy! Love your precious little shelf with all your memories on it! You just know how to make everything look so beautiful!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Tara said...

I like it too! Sentimental and beautiful, a wonderful combination!
Thank you for sharing!

~ Tara ~

Lady Katherine said...

The shelf is so charming and I love a crowded, clutter look, I am famous in my family for this look! Thank you for sharing your special shelf of memories.

Joan said...

What a beautiful and charming way to display your treasures. The shelf is gorgeous. You are so clever.

salmagundi said...

I love decorating with meaning! It comes from the heart. Sally

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Cindy,
I love your shelf & the fact that your Dad made it, makes it even more special. It is filled with special memories; therefore it's not crowded at all. It's your shelf of treasures that can't be bought.

Blessings,
Sandi

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Great little shelf Cindy, and I love how all the 'stuff' has special significance to you!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

What a sweet shelf and all them memories that it brings!! Your things never look crowded- always so lovely and perfect to the T!

blessings to you
mary

Anonymous said...

So charming! I may have to incorporate this idea into my home! I have so many old things and photos ~ this is just perfect! Thank-you so much!

Karin

Anonymous said...

The shelf is really nice. I love your wall color. You painted a blue hutch a little while back--what brand of paint did you use and what color?

Liz said...

I love how you did it. The lace and all. I see your cute little button wreath on there. Looks just like a picture in a magazine.

~Liz

Mary said...

How sweet to have such treasures where you can enjoy them every day!
xoxo,
Mary

Ginger said...

Hi Cindy:
I love the shelf your dad made. He is pretty talented at woodworking I think. Before I got to the part where you said it was a little crowded, I was thinking "look how many things she has on it and how good it looks" maybe thats why my shelves don't look as good...not enough stuff.
I wish I had saved baby things from when my kids were little.
It all looks great together.
Ginger

Terri and Bob said...

How sweet! Can a shelf be too crowded? Or a photo album too full? You are so lucky to have pieces like that from you dad. Too cool.

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

Well Cindy, that is just precious! I love everything you have on it, for it has a history that is special to you. The lace just adds the final touch.
Brenda

sue said...

Your shelf is not crowded Cindy....it looks perfect . I love how the lace brings it all together. Very pretty. :o) Sue

chatelaine said...

What a beautiful memory shelf. I love the white against the blue.
Just lovely.

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

I like it too! What a wonderful talent your dad has ~ woodworking. No wonder you are so talented! The Family Treasures displayed on that shelf say all it needs to ~ PERFECTLY PERFECT!!

Blessings,

Sher

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Beautiful shelf ~ full of love & cherished memories. I, too, have lots of special pieces that my sweet daddy made for me over the years.

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Elzie said...

Lovely memories on a lovely shelf.
Hope you have a nice weekend.
Love Elzie

Terri said...

It's beautiful.

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ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Hi Cindy,
Your shelf looks perfect and what great memories!!
Hugs~Kelly

Lizzie said...

Oh! That shelf is so beautiful, and the colors so soothing. I just adore the cooler shades of blue and white... Gorgeous!

tinemor said...

I love the look.
Lowely treasures!
Tine, Norway

ShabbyInTheCity said...

My daddy used to make shelves to sell at the flea market and I'd end up with them too! Now he is gone and the little shelves make me think of him.

SoCal Helene said...

The shelf is adorable with all your personal memories. Love the white and the soothing blue, reminds me so much about Sweden and home. Have a wonderful weekend, Helene

Miss Linda said...

How very lovely. You always have such a wonderful way of putting together vignettes that are meaningful and beautiful!

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

What a lovely shelf and not only was it made with love, it shows love. Wonderful.

sarah @ a beach cottage said...

oh my, it's gorgeous, I really want want of those shelves with pegs underneath, not seen one in my price bracket yet though

I love how you've filled it with so many personal things, what a way to have memories

Sarah

Debbie from NJ said...

Cindy,

How sweet that shelf looks with all of your treasures on it. My dad made me one when I was little and it was upolstered in pink leather. He was an upolsterer for diners and such. I loved that little shelf. :)

Vintage Amethyst said...

Aaaahh how lovely, I love it.
love Alison x

sweetmemorymakingmom said...

How beautiful. I love the sentiments behind your vingette!!! I always love to see what you post. Especially, pictures of your home! hugs, Ellen

christie said...

Gorgeous!

JEWEL said...

Really really nice - a memory shelf. Great job!