This shelf is, I guess, sort of a homage to my mother, Willeta. She loved antiques, even when they weren't the "in" thing. She was always coming home with something from the antique store. When I was young I thought she was so uncool or just plain old. I wanted a house decorated with cool clay sculptures, glass coffee tables and smelling of eucalyptus like my friend Kathryn's house. Little did I know that 30+ years later all the stuff she loved and put in our home is all the beautiful "in" things that I see on my favorite blogs. Luckily, I still have some of her things so as I get older those pieces are making their way into my home.
. . . . more of my dining room shelf
....and this frame and flower are sitting on the floor and propped up against the wall in my dining room. I bought the frame at a flea market for $5. .... it's worn and beautiful! The flower is from Wal-Mart... yes, I said Wal-Mart. I saw it one day when I was hanging out in the flower section. Most of the flowers were not very pretty, but this one caught my eye. I put it in my basket, then put it back. I really needed all my money that day to buy groceries. It wasn't very much, I think maybe $5., but that would buy a couple of gallons of milk and my budget was pretty low that day. A week or two later the flower was still there, so I bought it. I just love it for some reason. I plan to attach it to the frame and hang the frame empty on the wall. I'll be sure and post a picture when that project is done.
... the more I think I want a more modern look for my home .... the more antiques seem to creep into my house. . .