Wednesday, 2 April 2008

Little Green Shelf

A change of colour scheme for this post, I thought I'd show you my little green shelf which hangs in my workroom just inside the door. This holds the rest of my collection of lilac coloured items some of which I posted about before.

The shelf was pine, I painted it a soft minty green colour which I mixed myself. I have lined the back with some vintage Laura Ashley wallpaper (blue-tacked in place as usual in case I fancy a change!) and arranged lots of my lilac and violet themed trinkets, plus some which aren't but fit rather well.

Perfume and poodles on the bottom shelf:



Yes, that is a plastic glittery Christmas tree and a bauble on the middle shelf, they look so good there I decided they could stay all year round. The tree had lost it's star so I popped a flower brooch on top instead. The hat pins were bought from Niki's gorgeous webshop.



On the top shelf I have china and flowers, plus the pretty pendant that I won in a giveaway from Laura and Lilly Cottage.



More china on the very top plus a reel of lilac crochet cotton which fits nicely into the cup.

I love these two chalkware poodles, I have dressed them up a bit, one with pearls and the other with a ruffle around his neck. I seem to remember from when I was a child that these chalkware animals sometimes had diamonte eyes. I have added some to the ruffle poodle but I think he looks a bit spooky and alien now - you can't really see it in the photo.

A few postcards and lace shelf liners complete the vignettes.

Every time I glance at this shelf I get a lovely warm nostalgic feeling, I think the lilac colour does that more than any other. It makes me think of grandmothers wearing flowery dresses and pearls sipping tea from china cups on a Sunday afternoon. I quite often re-arrange things around the house, but so far I have not been tempted to do so with this shelf, I still love everything just how it is.

I have received two awards which I should have posted about before, but somehow they fell out of my radar for a short time.

Thank you Victoria at Vintage Tea for the 'One in a Million Friend' award, and to Jennie at Falling Down the Rabbit Hole for the 'You Make My Day' Award. They are very much appreciated and I have put them in my sidebar.

I know I also had a tag but I have to admit that I have lost track of it now, I'll post it as soon as I've found it again!

Hope you're all having a good week.

Lucy x

29 comments:

  1. Such divine photos Lucy, I could gaze at them for hours. I just love lilac and you have put together such a gorgeous collection of treasures. Have you thought what lovely notelets you could make with these photos? I would certainly buy some. Thanks for sharing them with us and have a lovely evening. Love Jackie Mx

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  2. As soon as I saw the first photo I sighed, "Oh how lovely!"
    Just the colours are bliss! Would you like to adopt me. I could live up there one one of those shelves. Fi x

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  3. I too get a warm fuzzy feeling when I see china and pretties done in shades of lavender. Your collection is lovely, I liked how you paired everything on the green shelf ~ beautiful!

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  4. Hi Lucy
    That shelf does look lovely those colours really compliment each other. I do love green it is such a calming fresh colour. I bought some paint the other day opened it and it was completely different to label colour on the tin by a lot. i was like oh no!. I sneakily popped the lid back on and took it back anyway!

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  5. Hi Lucy,
    Thank you for your kind words and support it means a lot to me,i have just posted an update on Max itexplains my absence.
    This display is stunningly beautiful Lucy so much to look at and it makes me dreamy as our bedroom when we were little was lilac and purples,flowered paper,candlewick bedspreads mmmm memories.
    Much love to you Lucy,
    Kristina XxX

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  6. Hi Lucy, Your decorations are so beautiful, they make you look and keep looking, your posts are such pretty eye candy! I love the pastel mint cabinet they are all on, I am after some new furnitrure for my living room, you have inspired me to get colour creative!

    Priscilla x

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  7. Lucy, every space in your home is filled with such pretty things. What is it about violets? I don't actually like the smell of the perfume, but I love the bottles, infact anything themed violets can adorn my shelves, well that's if I had any spare space! Congratulations on your two awards, you very much deserve them, I always look forward to a new post from you. x

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  8. I really love this Lucy.. is there no end to your talents!
    The minty green and lilac are perfect companions.. and these are colours I love in my garden.
    Such a pretty collection and nostalgic for me too.. My dear grandmother wore Devon Violets perfume that we would bring her back from our holidays in the west country..
    Lovely post!

    Michelexx

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  9. Very pretty ...one of my fave color combos, lilac and mint!

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  10. What a delightful display...the minty color with the purples is just wonderful. You are so good at what you do!
    I trust Mr. Bloom is doing well!
    hugs, bj

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  11. how fun!!! What a nice tour! Love your blog--will be visiting often! Feel free to jet over to mine, it's my first public blog! :)
    www.proudgrits.blogspot.cm

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  12. Hi Lucy - your minty green shelves with all the lilac gorgeousness is magical! It is truly inspiring......I am a big fan of purples -
    yes, definitely nostalgic!
    (Thanks for the mention!)
    Niki x

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  13. Ohhh....I just read Jackie's lovely comment....I'd buy some notelets too!
    Niki

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  14. I love that shelf, the colours are gorgeous! I love all the things you have on it too.

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  15. Lucy, I have to tell you a funny story. I was on Rate My Space (it's where you send in pics of your home and others rate it) and every one was showing their roosters one week...one lady wanted to get in so bad but she didn't have a rooster...so she ran grabbed a frozen, cut up fryer from her fridge, took a picture and posted it....that happened 2 years ago and we still laugh about it today! Another, not having a rooster and also wanting to get in on the fun, drew a large rooster on a paper plate. It was such a funny time....don't you just love memories like that? lol

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  16. I bet your home is so beautiful..I LOVE the colour combination of the green and lilac... and the way that you display everything is just superb! It makes blogging a joy!
    Sal;-)

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  17. ooooo, Lucy...that would be a hoot.
    HOWEVER, I have the feeling Mr. Bloom would NOT go for it!! haha

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  18. so so lovely! until recently I had a green,white and lilac bedroom and think I regret changing it now seeing this gorgeous display!!

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  19. Lucy, I have an award waiting for you on my blog, do come over to pick it up. x

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  20. What a beautiful colour combination Lucy, very nostalgic and lovely. Such a pretty selection of treasures, I'm drooling!!! Have a lovely weekend
    Kimx

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  21. Lucy, you're ability to embellish is TOP NOTCH!! Thanks for sharing! :)

    Mere

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  22. the homely year4 April 2008 at 21:50

    Hi, love your shelves. What pretty lilac things. No wonder you like looking at them.
    Margaret and Noreen

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  23. Thanks, I'll take the top shelf next to the lovely cup and saucer, next to the dangley heart. Fi x

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  24. hi lucy

    youv'e done it again, made me feel green with envy. I just can't wait to start putting all the things I havre been collecting out on display. The barn has come on loads but there is still so much to do. Still blogs like yours keep me cheery.

    love jules x

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  25. I just love the combination of items. I also have a cupboard which is full of my little things & I think I'm in need of another now I've seen yours!

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  26. Your shelf is so beautiful and serene. I love it! I have a definite weakness for all things lavender.

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  27. What lovely things you have and so well displayed!

    Victoria x

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  28. wow what inspiration for a novice like me. have no money to start anything big but i will now be on the look out when i get the odd occassion to hit the markets. thanks rosey

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  29. Hi Lucy, I have been absent for a while and now have some lovely reading to do! Your shelf is divine and your heart necklace looks like it has always been there and chosen by you especially! So glad you liked it. Off to read some more of your posts, kiss noises Linda Lilly Cottage

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Thank you for your comments - I am not always able to reply but they are always appreciated.
Lucy x