3.28.2012

Shelving Up With the Styleses, Part II

I promised you a picture once the recessed window shelves were in, so here it is!


As you might be able to tell from these shelves and the first ones, I'm a little into the whole retro farmhouse feel for our kitchen, what with the red and teal and now the gingham curtains (which I made Saturday during our family ladies' craft night). But I love how this setup turned out. It allowed us to take down the bamboo blinds and let more light in at the top, but the curtains go up far enough that it still gives us privacy when we're at the sink or the stove.

The hubs and I are wondering if there needs to be something at the top of the window, since it's so tall...maybe a gingham valance? Or maybe another shelf above the one with milk glass? Or should it stay as is? So many decisions! :)

One thing I do know is a pair of curtains is definitely in order for the door that goes from the kitchen to the back porch. And maybe some for the front door. And our bedroom. :) They really are addicting once you make that first pair, and a perfect project for a beginner seamstress like me!

13 comments:

  1. LOVE the Ball jars! My husband and I collect vintage canning jars (and milk bottles) and I always enjoy seeing how others display their collections.

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    1. Aren't they addictive? Do you have any photos of your collection? I'd love to see!

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    2. Completely addictive! I was concerned when I got married that my husband wouldn't understand. As it turned out, he's as addicted as I am! I don't have any photos up, but that sounds like a good project/post for tomorrow. (Thanks for the idea, by the way!)

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  2. Those look fantastic!

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  3. It looks great! I wouldn't put a valance at the top, but maybe another shelf right about where a valance would hit if there were one, with some small red items to echo the gingham and/or some vintage shelf-paper like this (sadly already sold) stuff: http://www.etsy.com/listing/80357671/vintage-shelf-paper-red-and-white-floral and maybe some plants that dangle down...
    I might possibly be a little bored right now and investing entirely too much thought in someone else's window treatments. Sorry.

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    1. LOL, not at all! I am loving your ideas! I think one thing I am for sure going to do, now that I've thought about it, is have some potted herbs on the shelf that currently houses the milk glass. I think that might help take up some of the height and give everything some texture. Plus I can decorate the pots! So I love your idea of some plants...

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  4. What a great idea, it looks beautiful! I wouldn't add another shelf or valance, if I were you, I think it would clutter it up too much and block more light. Just my .02!

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    1. Thanks for your input, Nicole! :) I think I agree.

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  5. I absolutely love this display! Milk glass is a favorite of mine and I just recently purchased my first Ball blue jars. I'm so glad I found your blog. (Oh, and I just noticed you have vintage Pyrex in the corner of this picture... the pattern I collect is Butterprint... is that what you have?)

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    1. Hey Cozy! :) I'm glad you found it, too! And yes, your eye is good! I collect Butterprint as well (I mean, who wouldn't want to?). You can see more of it in the first shelving project from last week, if you want: http://www.secondhandwithstyle.blogspot.com/2012/03/shelving-up-with-styleses.html. Happy weekend!

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    2. Love it! I have those same mixing bowls and use them every.single.day. :-)

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  6. Is your whole kitchen these colors?! Do you have more pictures??? I LOVE IT!

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