What to pick when showing off a shelfie?
I’m one of those that place things on any surface… so nearly everything becomes a shelf. But I’m not one for ornaments… Instead I will place books, pictures and various odd vintage things about… and the stick in dried roses if I see a spot that’s free. 😀
So… for my shelfie, I picked the one and only place where I actually have an ornament. *feels like such a pro shelfie-er* 😉
The above is a pic of my homemade console “table”. It’s not a table at all, bless it. My hallway is so narrow (and hence the crooked pic, it was either that, or half of the pic covered in the staircase bars), so there’s no room for anything… but we made this so it basically takes up no room at all. The drawers are all fake, as they’d be so tiny we wouldn’t be able to use them for anything.
But – I am well chuffed with it – it breaks up the long wall, and cheers the place up a wee bit. There’s also just about enough room for us to throw our keys next to the Bible.
So – what’s on my shelf?
An old German Bible. It’s got a few paint splatters on the front, but the rest of it has aged to perfection! 😀
This is the one and only thing that I count as an “ornament”… I got her at a boot sale for £2. Normally not anything I would go for at all – but her coy pose caught my eye, and the colours fit in nicely, so home she came. 😀
I don’t even know what this is… a barometer? Whatever it used to be – it isn’t anymore. It doesn’t work, but I love the shape. It’s sassy and fun – and I love it.
An old planer! Oh yes, what shelf is ever complete without some old woodworking tools? 😀
A framed pic of my other halfs parents… looking so young and beautiful. If I remember correctly the frame is from TJ Maxx (in the US, TK Maxx here in the UK).
A really cheap and tacky globe. Hahahahaha. But from a distance it does the trick… as long as we don’t try to lift it… weighs just about the same as feather.
Yet another old woodworking item… well, there was room on the shelf, so I just had to fill it. 😀
An old lantern – this one was a gift from one of my neighbours. This is my fave lantern (I also got one in the livingroom, and one in one of the bedrooms), and I’m well pleased with such a fab gift.
A lamp. Hmmm… yes, as you can see I’m not too excited about it. I used to have one I loved there, but when I got the piano for the livingroom, I decided to use the one I love there instead (considering I spend more time in the livingroom then I do in the hallway).
There’s also the phone, which I try my very best to hide behind the lantern. It’s not something I want on show, and it’s only there as we need a landline for the internet.
And of course there’s also a few dried roses (I love dried roses!!! Perfect for sticking on top of frames and mirrors, or on shelves and hanging on the walls).
This is posted for the awesome Victoria Plumb giveaway that’s hosted over on Tots100, so why not hop on over there to have a go (ends 6th of June)… and while you’re at it – give the Great British Home Quiz a go!
The Home Quiz was quite good fun – and yes – I do agree – I so want that bathtub!!! I would give my right arm (ok… so maybe not my arm – but I’d certainly give somebody’s arm for it!) for a tub like that… *daydreams*
Here’s my results – and even if you don’t want to show off your shelfie, there’s £250 of vouchers up for grab for taking the quiz!!! (Ends 30th of June)
Edit: I won!!!
Oh my goodness – I couldn’t believe it when I noticed a pingback from the winners page… and that the winner was my shelfie!!! Eeeeeeeeek! I am so excited! Gonna get a new fridge, and quite a few treats too. 😀
Am so incredibly happy. Our fridge-freezer has been on it’s way out for years (it’s a mircle that it’s still running… sounds like an angry swarm of bees, and half the time the doors won’t shut), so am completely over the moon, as John Lewis sells fridges. 😀
Massive, huge thank you’s to Tots100 and Victoria Plumb!
Scroll down the comments to see the link to the winners page, and have a looksie at the fab runners up!