Thursday, October 18, 2012

Living Room Shelf


(I want to thank i should be mopping the floor for featuring this post!)
Hi, everyone!  I know that this time of year most people are changing their decor to 'warmer' and even 'darker' colors and textures to reflect the season, but I've been finding myself wanting to go a little 'lighter' in mine.  I love the industrial look, and have incorporated it in most of our rooms, but I decided to change up some things in our living room to a little less industrial, a little more 'farmhouse.'  This shelf in our living room is an example.  Before, it looked like this...


Now don't get me wrong, I still love this vignette, but I'm just ready for a change.  I know that you, my peeps, 'get that'!  A couple of these cameras were my hubby's grandpa's, and the others I just picked up here and there.  I've been collecting flower frogs for years.


This little barn wood shelf, which I love, is hanging over the filing drawer cabinet in our living room, right beside the fireplace.  (Please excuse the obnoxious cord-I forgot to unplug it!)  I cleared everything off, then starting shopping around the house for neutral, lighter things to replace the cameras and frogs.  Here is how it looks now...


I had so much fun 'styling' this, and I'm really pleased with the end result!  Some of my favorite little things are displayed together here.


Little trinkets that I've collected or were made by friends...


A closer look...


Quite a bit different, yes?  It just gives a different 'vibe' than before...


Here's the top of the cabinet now...

 
So what do you think? 


I've made some other changes in the living room that I'll be showing you soon.  Until then, have a fantastic day!
I'm linking to these wonderful parties:   Katherines Corner
                                                         The Ironstone Nest
                                                         DIY by Design
                                                         Primp
                                                         Common Ground
                                                         The Brambleberry Cottage 
                                                         Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olsen
                                                         The Shabby Creek Cottage
                                                         2805 
                                                         Jennifer Rizzo 
                                                         Sunny Simple Life
                                                         Boogieboard Cottage
                                                         i should be mopping the floor
                                                         Western Warmth
                                                         Coastal Charm
                                                         Debbiedoos
                                                         Knick of Time
                                                         Farmhouse Porch 
                                                         The Ironstone Nest
                                                         Timewashed
                                                         Primp
                                                         The Vintage Farmhouse

52 comments:

  1. I like the scrabble tile...celebrate...a great way to live.
    Debbi
    -yankeeburrowcreations

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  2. I like the change and I don't know but I think these are wonderful Fall colors. I love it.

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  3. I love the before and the after! Both looks were beautiful! You have so much cool stuff! Flower frogs are one of my faves too! :)

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  4. I LOVE IT!!!!! it's nice to change things up every now and then

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  5. OOH! I love the change!! Flower frogs are fun too! You have some cool ones! Both looks are beautiful, but I like the "after" one much more!

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  6. Susan, I really like your redo. This is a great new look with with some of your other wonderful vintage finds. It's always fun to change things up a bit once in awhile.
    Mary Alice

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  7. Susan love the changes for fall.I do like the before too!What a camera collection!
    xx
    Anne

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  8. LOVE it all! And I think it still looks like fall and winter with the dried flowers. And as always I'd love to 'shop' your house for decor!!

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  9. Hi Susan, I enjoyed stopping by and looking at all your items. . Joining your blog as a new follower. You have so many beautiful items. Thank you for stopping by and see me. Hugs, Cindy

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  10. It does look a little warmer! I should definitely do this. I love changing decor with the seasons.

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  11. looks great! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop. xo P.S. Have you entered my latest giveaway? P.P.S. I sent a couple of emails your way and got them back as undelivered...

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  12. I LOVE the after!!!!! I love it a lot!!!!!

    I could put it right in my house.

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  13. Great collection of vintage cameras! ...but, I do love your newly updated vignette! It looks so elegant with the serene colors! You have some neat collectibles for both vignettes!

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  14. Adore it all. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend.

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  15. Oh I'm drooling over that shelf and that drawer unit.
    Think I better be pinning some of your things, and sharing you again on my blog. =)

    blessings
    barb

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  16. I think it looks great. What are those round boxes on the bottom shelf? I need some of those (or I should say want). I almost stopped by your store yesterday. I was taking the long route from Columbus up to Cleveland and stopping off in Hartville (not exactly on the way), but I was running late and couldn't squeeze another stop in. Maybe next time I'm up that way.

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  17. I am really loving the new looks Susan, although the old look was super too. I like how you've arranged the sets of like items. I just picked up a galvanized watering can just like that today...I love it!

    Deborah

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  18. Oooo lovely - I really like this tone / look on your hutch. Gorgeous! I love to change things up when the feeling strikes!! I also love your phrase 'shop' around the house - made me smile. That's what I do!! Thanks, J9 x

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  19. That hutch is just gorgeous! I love both looks but I like the after better - especially the bingo card and the scrabble tiles.

    Thanks for visiting us!

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  20. love it so much!! i also love all your pin frogs....be still my heart! i collect those as well, but i end up selling more than i keep!!

    looks beautiful Susan!!

    Polly

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  21. I know what you mean ... wanting to change things up a bit. I love both vignettes. You are a talented stylist.

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  22. What fun you must have had collecting all your goodies that are perfect on your shelf. Love the bottles.

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  23. Wow, everything looks amazing! I just love how you put it all together. I was over on Barb's blog Treasures From The Heart and she had a little post about you so I came over to check it out so glad I did. I am now following you :) Have a wonderful Sunday!

    Blessings,
    Stephanie
    www.theenchantingrose.blogspot.com

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  24. You seriously have the most amazing decor ever. I just clicked on your link from "ishouldbemoppingthefloor" and when I saw that it was from Must Love Junk I almost audibly said, Of course! You sure have a gift! Have you ever linked up to my weekend party? I'd love to have your addition if you want:

    http://westernwarmth.blogspot.com/2012/10/weekend-warmth-6.html

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  25. Hi Susan,

    What a Beautiful blog you have here! I have been perusing many of your posts and love each one! Lovely style and such a joy visiting with you!

    Kindly, Lorraine

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  26. Great displays (before was great too) and the after really talks to me. Love the number on the small glass cloche. Thanks for sharing indeed.
    Joy

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  27. I collect vintage cameras too, and while they were lovely on your shelf, I really love the new look. I particularly like the cylinders. Thanks for visiting me, I'm glad you found me! You have a great blog!

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  28. Me again! I wanted to say that I can hardly wait to see what you bought in Chicago! I love seeing flea market gems!

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  29. Wow I love the shelf with all the cameras!
    Dropping by from the Live Laugh Rowe blog hop. :)

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  30. Okay, I'm working hard at not coveting that awesome cabinet! What is it with drawers anyway. Lots of small drawers. Love 'em! And your redecorating is lovely. What are the canisters from? Those are so cool! I'm thinking that the sizes refer to millimeters? I'm sitting here wishing that none of Grandpa's things had ever been thrown out. lol

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  31. Oh my gosh! I am so glad you found me, so I could find you! Total blog crush! I love your decorating style and can't wait to browse some more. Wonderful!!!

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  32. Oh wow! I love everything about this, I even love the "before" picture. You have the best treasures and such a talent for displaying them!!

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  33. Oh gosh I love that shelf cabinet. Love it's chippyness, and how you decorated it, you have a great displaying style. I've just picked up two old cameras at a estate sale a few weeks back. I so love the new look, what are the round containers on the bottom left?

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  34. How awesome! I love all this stuff and how you have it displayed. What a great sign, and cool scrabble too.

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  35. Wow...both vingettes are beautiful! You are a talented stylist. Thanks for sharing. Visting from Debbiedoos.

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  36. Looks great...before and after :) But I get it...sometimes we just "need" a change!! Laurel

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  37. I love the change Susan. Yes, great before, but a little change is always nice. You always have a collection of unique and unusual items. It all came together fabulously! I just bought my first frog and have collected a few vintage cameras. Fun that some of yours have family ties. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup. Really enjoyed seeing the cabinet decorated both ways.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  38. I love all your sweet treasures! I want to come visit and see each one up close and personal to admire their goregousness!!

    Visiting from Debbiedoos. I hope you will stop by and say hello if you get the chamce. :)

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  39. I love the changes! The little bird makes me smile. :)
    And I really like the muted colors.
    Kelly

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  40. It is stunning - I love the collection of vintage cameras ....

    Regards
    Dee at the Carlton

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  41. Susan, Thanks for stopping by and for leaving a sweet comment. I've been enjoying the blog and your shop. I do like your changes as well. I'm really enjoying the lighter side of fall this year too. Keep in touch. ~Jen

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  42. I love the new look!!! Isn't it fun to change things around every once in while?? You did a fabulous job!!
    xo,
    Karen

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  43. Susan, Great new change. I love how you displayed all your treasures. You did a fantastic job!

    Jody

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  44. Hi Susan, thanks for saying hello on my blog and for becoming a follower! I love your vintage cameras, but I also like your new vignette. Especially love the bottles on the 2nd shelf. :-)

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  45. Absolutely love this new vibe! It looks fabulous! Of course, it looked fabulous before too! Just love it leaning a bit more in the farmhouse direction!!

    Thanks so much for joining in Blissful Whites Wednesday!
    xoxo
    Becky

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  46. LOVE your "new" look! It always nice to change things up a bit! Life to the full, Melissa

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  47. I am in love with your collections. You have such a creative way of displaying your fabulous items. I was drawn to the camera display...what a terrific way to display the variety of cameras. Thank you for stopping by Still Woods Farmhouse for a visit and following along! I am your newest follower! Have a wonderful Friday!

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  48. As always I love All of your detaila & finishing touches. I want to come shop at your house;)! No really, you have such cool stuff. Thank you for the inspiration, Jen

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  49. Lots of goodies here to feast the eyes upon, like the jars with the numbers, the bell jar with the number and what were those 3 brown containers on the bottom used for?

    Lynnie

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  50. I love all of you "junk"! It's all great and makes me happy to look at. I don't how I missed your blog but the French Hens are now following you (and your link is on our page).

    Linda

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