Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Tabletop Tuesday~The Top Shelf

For Tabletop Tuesday this week I'm showing the shelf above the window in our kitchen. Maybe today I should call it "TopShelf Tuesday!" ;-) Marty said anything displayed on dressers, shelves, and tables, etc. counts for Tabletop Tuesday, so here goes! This first image is most of the whole shelf that runs across the windows. Steve made it for me a couple of years ago.

And here is the left side.  See that platter with the silverware on it? I just picked the platter up at a thrift and glued on the fork, knife, and spoon with E600 glue. I think it goes nicely in the kitchen!! ;-)

The longer version of the left side..I like to collect vintage aprons, and cookbooks too..

Here is the right side of the shelf. The goodies on the shelf are everything from garage sales, to heirlooms from my Mom..always out looking pretty and sweet. Makes me smile when I walk into the kitchen!

Pop on over to Marty's at A Stroll Thru Life to see other fun Tabletops!!
Have a great day!!


  1. Myrna! If I said that I love this.... It would be a huge understatement. I LOVE! this. Thank you for showing it to us!


  2. Good morning Myrna, Girl I love your window treatment you did here how clever is that and what a great way to showcase your vintage linens..Wonderful...Thanks for sharing my friend loved it...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  3. Oh, I just love, love, love this!!!! Your window treatment is beautiful and that shelf filled with all your favorite things is perfect. I'm going to add you to my blog roll, so I'll be sure to visit again.

  4. Love your shelves and the "curtains".What a gorgeous way to display beautiful linens and embroidery!I see several pieces of china that we share...and I really like what you did with the silverware and platter.Great idea:)

  5. Oh, how beautiful! Terrific way to enjoy all your pretties every day!! Love that wall color, too!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  6. I love all the linens across the top of the window! And the platter is a very good idea!

  7. Oh I just love the shelf. It is gorgeous and your vignette is stunning. I have just been staring and drooling at all of the lovelies you have up there. I see chintz and so many pretties. Your platter with the silverware glued on is just the most creative thing I have ever seen. I would love to look at this when I walk in the kitchen too. Beautiful. Thanks so much for joining the party. This is perfect. Hugs, Marty

  8. I love this. I have "stuff" above my cupboards. I think maybe you showed this once before...?? But I still love it and the valance!

  9. Myrna, I want your house and everything in it! I dream of a shelf up high to show my collections, but the ceiling is just too low. Your valance is just adorable too. Green with envy...Sherry

  10. Oh, I can't believe I forgot about today! Lovely shelf in your kitchen. I love all the pretty linens.


  11. Oh my..I JUST loved this...Beautiful. I also love your blog look and that font..oh girl..my favorite!!

  12. Hi Myrn - I ADORE this window vignette!! The use of vintage linens is absolutely precious! (I think I saw it once before on your site and I think I gushed about it then too...if I didn't, I meant to!) LOVE your collection of goodies and how you've balanced it all...it all works together beautifully!! And the platter with silverware....priceless! Lots of inspiration here...! Thanks for sharing!!

    Love your latest post about your sweet friend and your special time together. I love how you expressed your gratitude and genuine affection for her...! Those were great gifts you exchanged and her guest bedroom was just so precious. You two are kindred spirits to be sure!

    Hugs 'n Blessings,

  13. I love your idea with the hankies and the shelf is wonderful too! I would feel right at home only your shelf is alot cleaner than mine are...lol
    Your love for Judy comes through so sweetly.
    Beautiful home!

  14. Myrna amor, I loved your shelf and all the beauties on it! Your hubby did a beautiful job making it for you and you did marvelous decorating it! I love when you share pictures of your gorgeous home! Besos, Rose

  15. In-credible! I love the valance the most! I am doing something similar now. I love your blog, I linked over from Sweet Old Vintage.
    I will be looking more!