Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Gray shelf and white ironstone...

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Things evolve at my house.

First, I had an idea to move a bookshelf from upstairs to the entry hallway and to place my collection of white ironstone and assorted other white dishes there.

Who says all dishes have to be in the kitchen or dining room?

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Then I bought this little cubby thinking it would be cute placed on top of the shelves, but it didn't look quite right, so I had Home Depot color match some paint and painted the shelves to match the cubby.

Now they look like they've always belonged together.

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Then one day I made this trash to treasure crate and used some of the leftover shelf paint on it.

Yesterday, when I was on a closet cleaning spree, including the under the stairs " all things decor storage" closet, I decided to use the crate to corral some of the dishes on the shelf.

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I think I like it there, at least for now.

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That's all I've got for you on this beautiful August day!

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  1. Ironstone is so lovely, it can be displayed anywhere. ;) Great idea to unite the two pieces with paint. Love the dishes in the crate also. :)

  2. The beauty is in the details. I can tell, you never neglect the details. :)

  3. You have given me some ideas. I really like the look of that. What is the paint color?

    1. I don't really know the color, it was specially mixed to match the cubby that was already that color, it's a gray with some greenish beige undertones.

  4. LOVE it!! You have some great ironstone going on there. Your whole arrangement from top to bottom is stunning.
    Mary Alice

  5. Love what you've done! Wishing I had time to putter with things of decor.

  6. Your shelf and ironstone display is just gorgeous, from the top down, every thought out detail, I love it! Funny, but in my laundry room reveal I have a small ironstoe shelf too.

  7. Don't you just love it when things come "together". Lovely.

  8. Great job, the gray and white go very well together.

  9. I love it of course! Just beautiful against that blue!

  10. How beautiful! Even monochromatic displays and decor like this takes a bit of boldness and lots of design sense :)

    Thanks for stopping by my place :)

  11. Wow! I love everything about this, Elizabeth! From the shelf and case to how you've decorated. Really lovely.

  12. I love it, its fabulous! I love the gray & white! You have an eye girl!

  13. that is absolutely gorgeous, and could be in a magazine!

  14. The shelves of ironstone look lovely! What a great collection. I like how you tied the two pieces together by colour matching the paint.

  15. I cannot say it enough-love, love, LOVE!! From the hanging shells, to the ironstone, to the fabulous crate, and beyond, I love the whole vignette!! Perfect :)


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