The Little Things

I'm all about decorating your home with things you love. It's the best way to put a smile on your face when you walk in the room. And it really shows the true style of those who live in the home. 

So when David mentioned that he'd like to hang his mom's nicknack shelf in our 
living room, I thought it was a perfect idea.


This little shelf used to be on the wall at David's parent's house. His mom, Nancy, put all kinds 
of fun little things on the shelf, but it was mainly filled with her thimble collection from all of the 
places their family visited. When Nancy passed away in 2009, this shelf and her thimble collection 
was a special thing that was passed on to David and I.


Because it's so special just as it is, I haven't made any major changes to the shelf. 
Just added some fun scrapbook paper to the back of some of the shelves (haven't even glued it in, 
so we can switch it out whenever we'd like!). I've also added some tiny special momentos from our nicknack
 collection, in addition to some of Nancy's pieces. Can you see the old stamps with Nancy's initials? Love it.


Hopefully we'll keep adding to it, slowly but surely!


And here it is on the wall, in the corner of our living room.


Have you noticed how much love this corner has gotten lately?! Between the addition of the nesting tables, Nana's lamp, the new throw pillows and now the fun shelf, I am loving this area these days!

Sentimental, sweet and adorable. Doesn't get any better than that : )

Happy Friday friends!! Whatcha got planned this weekend?!





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37 comments:

  1. I love it. I thought it was a big wall unit at first and then saw that it was just tiny in the last picture.

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  2. That looks so sweet- What a great idea- I bet it makes you think of her everytime you see it too :) XX Samantha

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  3. How sweet. I love what you did what the scrapbook paper.

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  4. It's great! The fun paper really jazzes it up!

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  5. Love it! You gave it a modern, vintage twist with the paper in it, great choice! So sweet to have it on your wall to enjoy!

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  6. Wow, such a sweet and special memento of his mom. Love what you've done with it! :)

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  7. I love anything with sentimental value and a story behind it. This looks great and has so much character. Well done!

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  8. I love using scrapbook paper to decorate with. Cheap and Easy!

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  9. So cool you were able to use something sentimental and yet still make it fun and personal to you. Have a great weekend.

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  10. I love it! What a wonderful memory of him mom :)

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  11. oh my gosh totally fooled. i thought it was this HUGE wall sized piece. and then you zoomed out. and i felt stupid.

    i love it. so so so sweet and special.

    well played rhonda, well played.

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  12. That is a great idea. I think adding the scrapbook paper gave it a little 'update'. It's such a cute shelf!

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  13. so sweet and perfect!i love the paper you used to back areas... that is one fine looking corner you got going on!

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  14. I love that you made it modern. My mother-in-law has a very similar piece and I've always loved it. I love yours, too!

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  15. i love how you used this sentimental piece...i agree that you should decorate your home with things that make you happy and have warm memories attached to them!

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  16. what a special and thoughtful piece!!! im sure you will treasure it forever! i have lots of pieces that were passed down to me and i love to see them everyday and think of my grandparents! have a happy weekend!!! xx, katie

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  17. I love using things that have been passed down from generation to generation, and hold special meaning. Love the addition of the scrapbook paper!!!

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  18. This is so sweet! Also, so gracious of you to hang the shelf for David, even if you didn't like it--I can imagine a lot of d.i.ls who would refuse to hang it for aesthetic reasons and not realize the sentimental value. It looks so sweet in that corner =)

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  19. How cute! I love little things like that. Have a fabulous weekend, love!

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  20. I love that! And the scrapbook paper is a great addition to make it more you. =]

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  21. love those!!! i had one when I was little...sure wish I knew where it went?!!!??

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  22. I love this. It is true that personal touches make your home feel like home!

    Hoping to get a date night with hubs tonight. And visiting with family!
    Hope yours is fun and relaxing!

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  23. that is awesome, it really is the personal touches that makes a house a home and I love that it was David's mother's and that you can carry on the tradition. I think I get more sentimental in my old age!

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  24. I love how special it is to you Michelle!! I too, thought it was huge until I saw it in the last few photos hehe what a cute corner :) Happy Weekend lovey!! xo

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  25. That's so sweet! That's the perfect spot for it :) Feel better and have a great weekend Michelle!

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  26. How sweet and special!! It looks perfect right there.

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  27. that is super special! a great memory keeper and it looks perfect in your newly decorated spot!!

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  28. I love pieces like that, and I love that you made it your own with the Scrapbook paper.

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  29. how special! i love this! and different papers are a nice touch!!

    hope you have a fabulous weekend!

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  30. Beautiful post! A house filled with memories is a happy one! Your space is coming together beautifully! :)

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