This piece of furniture sat at a local thrift store for quite a while. Last month I had decided that if it was still there I was going to buy it. Once we got it in the house I loved it even more. St. Patrick’s Day came and I used that as my inspiration to decorate it. I pulled together several of my green pieces.
My Underwood typewrite sits on top of the marble and makes a great resting place for a piece of Mason’s transfer ware.
My teal plate is a piece of St. Hamand, from the north of France. The small plate has a scene with Josephine and Napoleon, 2 of my favorite characters from French history. I have a whole series of these plates that I would love to display more prominently on day. I found the plates at the Waterloo Brocante, quite fitting to find a piece of Napoleon memorabilia.
The little green enamel tea pot is a recent find from this past Sunday. I took all 4 of my children (ages 7 and under) to a local brocante and we all had a good time. It was a more casual sale with a range of items for sale. All of the kids got a toy and I got a few treasures. I love the memories that go with each of my treasures.
Here is the other piece of furniture that I bought the same day. This piece came with a mirrored door that was no longer attached. I am planning on using the mirror separately, I love the open shelving look that this piece bring to our living room. There is a piece of trim missing at the top, I have it, but I need to get wood glue in order to fix it.
Here are close ups of each of the shelves. Transferware, enamelware, milk glass, and old books; a few of my favorite things.
I love this shelf and I love having a place to display all of these special pieces.
You will notice there is no glass on the bottom shelf, my youngest is only 17 months old so I have to be able to decorate around his curious little hands.
Have a beautiful day!