Country Living...Island Dreaming

November 4, 2013

Blue and White on the Shelves

I am slowly pulling out pieces

Here is a quick peek
of some of the shelves.
The large vase was a wedding present, the small blue vase was a gift from my mom and the artwork was purchased on our first trip to St. Martin.  The rest are just various pieces I have acquired over the years.  The plant is new and will most likely die soon if I am the one in charge of keeping it alive!

Here are some various books that fit in with my blue and white colors.  The large photo is a picture of the kids being silly in front of the Rum Point sign in Grand Cayman.  The little photo is my darling kitty who lived to be almost 20.  The vase is a gift from my neighbor.  The plate is from an antique shopping trip with friends.

On this shelf we have another plant waiting to die a slow death.  The little blue pitcher is from my dear friend who I have known since kindergarten!  The candle holder is from Hobby Lobby.

These blue spheres were a steal from Christmas Tree Shoppe at $1.29 a piece!
The big shell is from Homegoods.

 This blue and white tea pot was a gift from one of my dearest friends
while on a trip to Hong Kong.

And more art from St. Martin,
an antique plate and some travel books to remind me
that I desperately need another vacation!!!

These shelves have come a long way...
Here they are before I painted them Decorator's White.
It was quite a project but I am SO glad I did it!

I am still in the process of moving things around
 so stop by Thursday for the final installment of
the One Room Challenge to see how everything turns out.

In the meantime, I am linking this post to:
Have a great week!


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14 comments

  1. I can't wait for Thursday's final reveal. Love all the blue and whites… I also have two large bookcases I need to paint white and I have been putting it off, I know it is a daunting task. You are inspiring me! Have a great day!

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  2. I love that sweet little birdcage on your top shelf! And of course, all the blue and white items are fab!

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  3. Love all of your blue and white pieces. The bookcase is looking terrific and it seems you are enjoying the fun part, styling!

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  4. What a nice display and great memories. I have plants waiting to die, too. I think I'll give them away so they can have a better life.

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  5. The blue & white in the bookshelves is SO perfect for your vision for this space, Shelley! They look great.

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  6. I am laughing about your plants dying a slow death. Love your mix of blue and white.

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  7. Love all your blue and white and how so many of them have memories attached to them. Good luck with the plants, Shelley! I do not have a green thumb either…
    ~Courtney

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  8. Loving the shell with the glass balls. What a fun display!

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  9. Meaningful displays are the best and yours look beautiful to boot. Can't wait to see the whole reveal.

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  10. Such a pretty collection for your office, Shelley! I love the spheres, I would have never guessed they were from a Christmas shop!

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  11. I just adore all the blue and white, and your newly painted shelves are gorgeous!

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  12. Love the blue and white mix and especially the spheres! What a great buy!

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  13. I love it that you are decorating with objects that are meaningful to you!

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