I love to get creative with my kitchen shelves, and they are often the first spot I style every season.
I’m about to shoot a spring tour so I thought I’d share some of the process I use. Ok, I really just play around with things that have been in packed away in cabinets that I want to see for a change.
I really wanted to get out the different blue china I have as well as anything yellow, so I used the flow blue Podmore & Walker Temple, Blue Willow cups and bowls and a platter I bought in Japan, a couple of hand-painted plates I bought in Turkey, grandmother’s Chinese tea set and rooster/chicken salt and pepper, a Turkish coffee pot, and one from India I inherited from a relative.
I added in some yellow Fire King mugs my mother gave me, as well as some new painted pieces I bought at Home Goods (I know, gasp) a few years ago, and I have a pretty and colorful look for Spring.
These shelves are actually the stair treads I found stacked here that went to the third-floor room where the wormy chestnut beadbard I restored and installed on this wall came from. They are a little larger than the white shelves I had here, and I love the history of them as well.
I do love to use brass this time of year and love it with the colorful china and pottery.
I change these shelves out quite often, and love that it’s such a visible spot and can set the tone for the rest of my decor. I do have a healthy stash of china so I love rotating it around so I can enjoy it all. Of course, a plant in my vintage frog planter is a necessary item in any vignette.
I do love to create using what I have, and this combo has more of an old-world feel but its a timeless look and one I love.
This is what I’ve done for this season, and I’ll share below some other ways I’ve styled these shelves using what I had. I always love to look back at other things I’ve done, and usually remember something I forgot, which always sparks yet another change☺️☺️
Do you like to style open shelves, and please tell me you change them up a lot too??
Also I wanted to mention that my emails have not been going out to subscribers since I migrated to WordPress, but I might have fixed the issue. Fingers crossed 🤞
I’ll be joining: Inspire Me Tuesday