You may remember my diningroom, which has a nice collection of white creamware, odd pieces picked up at yardsales, gifts from blogfriends, and thriftstores. A hodge-podge collection, not priceless at all, but it sure looks good all grouped together. I had collected 3 shelves in my diningroom, two from yardsales and one I bought 1/2 price at Hobby Lobby, so I needed one more shelf to complete my grouping of two shelves on each side of the buffet. I knew if I waited it out, I would find one and sure enough, this turned up at a yardsale recently for $5. Brand new in the box from Hobby Lobby.
So, two coats of white trim paint later, I was ready to hang the new shelf.
Both sides have 2 shelves now
And I do love the all white collection in here.
Like I did on the opposite side, so I’ll still have my eyes out for at least one more platter. See those cute bunny napkin rings? Those were a gift from sweet Kim at Daisy Cottage.
I love how all the shelves don’t match, but painting them all white unifies them.
I have some ideas on changing out these lampshades to a nice creamy linen with a crisp black monogram. One of my friends just started a monogram business, so she’s doing them for me. I think I’d like small drum shades on them, but if I don’t find what I want, I’ll just cover these in linen.
The new skinnier shelf works perfectly with the wider shelf below it.
And perfect for holding all those treasures. I love being able to grab a vase or bowl when I need it.
I picked up these sweet little birdies when I was in Lakeland awhile back thrifting with Kim and they look right at home with my creamware collection.
What an amazing collection! I’ve passed up several similar pieces because I couldn’t imagine what to do with them, but put together, they’re a lovely piece of art. For my vote, I’d keep the red–the contrast really emphasizes your creamware and it might tend to fade against the blue?
Suzann @ Lavender and Roses says
I love creamware. I have just started my collection. Someday I hope to have an extensive collection though. I adore the red in this room, but I could completely see the different colors you spoke of. What did you decide to do in here? I’m quite certain that anything you chose looks stunning!
The blue is going to wash out your collection, if you really want a change, why not a deeper blue more saturated? I love the red, btw.