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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Shelving Pattern

Shelving can celebrate the uniqueness of a collectible. A vignette can tell a story but one piece in solitude can make you stop and ponder its beauty.

Recently when I visited my Mom I brought a camera along. She is such a great decorator and I noticed she has solitary shelves all over the house! Come take a walk with me!

I love these delicate ladies...

A butterfly perched in her kitchen...
She used shelving to bring special attention to vases...

This hummingbird plate is so colorful...


Such an exquisite shelf here!

A bird and rabbit on this shelf...
My favorite, pics of my youngest when she was the flower girl in my cousin's wedding...
These are all so unique and different and make such a statement in her rooms. The best part of the visit? Coming into the kitchen and finding Ina Garten's Lemon cake (but orange was used here!) coming out of the oven. Mom, put the tea on! Let's talk about your shelves! :0)









32 comments:

Kathleen Grace said...

Oooh, tell your mom I love her taste! Those shelves are beautiful, I love the lily of the valley one the best, and the pictures of your daughter look like something outr of a magazine. Such a pretty baby:>)

Tara said...
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Alison Gibbs said...

Love the photos of your sweet little girl.
What an amazing collection of shelves and gorgeous things on them.
Alison

Rue said...

I think my favorite, besides the darling pictures of your daughter is the butterfly shelf in her kitchen. They are all beautiful though. Now I'm off to make Ina's cake! yum!!

Rue :)

amanda said...

What a sweetheart, your youngest! And as for the cake - send all the leftovers (if there are any!) directly to me!

Amanda:)

P.S. Come on by my place later - I finally finished the "about me" post! Better late than never!

Mary said...

What pretty shelves your mother has! I love the lily of the valley shelf, with the buterfly -- so unique!
xoxo,
Mary

Carletta said...

Such lovely collectiables!
Like everyone has said - your daughter's picture is just so precious!

Brenda Kula said...

What a nice thing to say about Mom! I have adult daughters, and I think just now they're beginning to appreciate my decorating style. For a long time, they deviated away from my color-filled house and resorted to browns... I think they're finally turning the corner on that one.
Brenda

Cori G. said...

Oh! I love taking tours of peoples homes and the bread looks delicious! Can I come over for tea?

She'sSewPretty said...

Your mom's house is just beautiful. Your daughter is adorable. I love the picture of her looking out the window.

Pat said...

Hi Tara!
Your Mom has so many beautiful shelves and collectibles! I love the butterfly and lily of the valley shelf the best -- so unique!

What a pretty little girl you have! Those are gorgeous photos of her.

Those cakes look yummy! You are so lucky to be able to share such a nice tea time with your Mom!

Hugs, Pat

M.KATE said...

so many shelves, and so pretty too, she's very creative and talented :)

Donna said...

Love the look of all the little shelves, how pretty! Your daughter is adorable in the pictures.
Yum, I can smell the cake (love Ina Garten).
Have a great day!
Hugs,
Donna

CIELO said...

Ahhhh, those lemon cakes look yummy...save them... save them for the Carnival.... :)

The house in the roses is having a dessert carnival… come and participate. It promises to be FANTASTIC!!!

Cielo

Sandi McBride said...

Okay Tara, which do I love best, the Ginger Jar on the high shelf or the Orange (nee Lemon) Cake? Ohhh,too hard to choose. And you said the recipe went how?
I love the way your Mom did these. I love shelves like that. She is indeed quite the decorator!
Sandi

Brenda said...

I love the decor,but I have to say the bread looks awesome!

All Things Bright and Beautiful... said...

Dear Tara - I now know where you get your talent for making a beautiful home - form your mum!

My favorite is definitely the one with your little girl as flower girl - what a cutie darlin' she is :-)

Sandra Evertson said...

I'm still waiting on that egg to hatch! :)
Beautiful collections and wonderful shelves too!
Sandra Evertson

Cottage Contessa said...

What a beautiful home your mother has. She looks like a wonderful decorator and cook! I love Barefoot Contessa's lemon/orange cakes and make them all the time too! They freeze beautifully, and when I'm really going all out, I put cream cheese frosting on them! yummy! Have a lovely weekend Tara!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

KarenHarveyCox said...

Tara, I love your Mom's home, and when you let us have a peek inside. Oh yes, Ina Garten's lemon cake. My mom used to visit her original bakery in the Hampton's when she lived nearby. Mmmm, I can almost smell it, orange or lemon still a favorite. Speaking of favorites, I have an award over at my place for you today. when you get a chance, please stop by and bring it home. Blessings, Karen

Feathering My Nest said...

I love your mother's shelves and the way she decorates them. You both have excellent taste. The bread looks wonderful too.

Kathi

Oliver Rain said...

I'm not sure what is prettier, the shelves or the objects on them. What a lovely collect & I need to go and make some cake now, thank you!

Classic Charm said...

Thanks for the lovely tour of the shelves in mom's house. Yum, the cakes look so yummy, I'm headed that way now.
Hugs,
Rose

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

That cake looks yummy! I'll be right over for a cup of tea.

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

look at those yummy cakes, oh lucky you!!! So many shelves with pretties to look at.

Connie said...

I will never look at shelves the same now, how lovely. I need to get the 2 that I have out of storage and get decorating.

Jennifer said...

Dear Tara-
What a beautiful collection! And, the cakes look so good too. Have a great week!

annechovie said...

Great shelves, Tara! Your daughter is so beautiful...what a precious little face. Also, that cake looks wonderful - wish I was there!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Tara!
I'm always intrigued by some of my mom's treasures at her home. I just visited her and took a couple photos to post soon. I love your mom's shelves and how she's used them. Thanks for sharing!
Hugs, Sherry

Our Red House said...

I love all those shelves. What a great decorating idea. I'd love to see more of your mom's house.

The cake looks good too!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving such a kind comment. I am looking forward to reading more of your blog too.

Kate

bluemuf said...

Wow...your mom has some lovely shelves. I think my favourite is the lilly-of-the-valley

Karen

Daisys Little Cottage said...

How creative to collect your collections on collectable shelves! Really. I love this idea of all the individual, ornate units. The butterfly on the lily-of-the-valley is my fav. Kudos to MoM !
Darly