Welcome to my blog about things I love to collect, refinishing furniture and decorating using flea market finds (with a few crochet projects now and then).Thanks so much for visiting!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

New Shelf Display

Very slowly I'm redecorating small areas of my house...this is all because of all the awesome inspiration I'm finding on your awesome blogs!

Theres more coming. I'm working the area below this and also I need to add more to the wall to the right.

I picked up the first baby dress by accident online. It's the one in the middle of the 3 white dresses and it was with a bunch of laces I bought. Wrinkled and terribly stained, after a good soaking it looked so pretty that I decided I better keep it. That made me decide to pick up a few more and find a way to display them.

This sweet little picture belonged to my Grandmother. It's been floating around the house for years. Once I put the shelf up and every thing in place this just seemed to fit right in...totally by accident. It goes so well with the puppy hangers and the little girl dresses.

The shaving mug with the rose was something I bought at an antique store and I just love it. It's one of my favorite pieces. It was $5 because it has a very slight hairline crack in the back, that doesn't bother me at all.

The wooden thing hanging to the left is supposed to be a baby toy. I wonder about that but it so different I just had to get it and it was so inexpensive. I wonder if that's lead paint???
The dress in the middle is what started all of this, the embroidery doesn't show well here but it is so dainty.

This little jumper is all wool. The jumper looks to be hand made but not the cape, not quite sure if they really belong together or not but they are pretty together.

And this hankie!!! It's all completely handmade. The eyelet is hand made and the rest of it is tatted. I have an earlier post of handmade eyelet lace showing the tool that was used.

This hankie just amazes me, the time that was spent on it and what was it for...a wedding perhaps?

Thanks for stopping!

Linking with these fun parties;

Faded Charm for White Wednesday
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
Elements Interiors for Whassup Wednesday

Common Ground for Inspiration Friday

The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home

French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday

My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday

How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday


Suzann said...

Your baby dresses are so sweet!!! I love your display you made, you have some lovely things!
Suzann ~xoxo~

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I just love everything on your shelf! Especially your mug, if your like me you don't care if it is not perfect...it is still beautiful, and so is your Grandmother's picture!

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

how sweet .. I love your display !
I did a post on displaying baby dresses if you want to take a look


scroll down .... (())

BECKY said...

Oh Faye,
Love this shelf you did! And the little dresses are so charming. I have resisted picking up a couple myself, but may have to now!

And that little piece from your grandmother is precious. So are the little vintage hangers!

Thanks so much for sharing your lovelies!!
Hugs to you, my friend,

Atticmag said...

Your vignette really is vintage exalted. Just lovely. Jane

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

So Sweet is this Baby Vignette ~ Make sure you stop by My Blog, I think you may like the Give~Away....

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

This is all just darling! I love everything here. Happy WW!

Atelier de Charo said...

So beautiful!


Joolz said...

Oh I just adore those sweet baby dresses!

A Cottage Muse said...

You've created a beautiful vignette ~ I just love those sweet hangers!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Everything looks beautiful! I have to say I love the clock -- I've been looking for one like that (that works!) for awhile! You have a great eye for arranging -- it's a striking display!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Your shelf display is adorable. I just love that hankie....it is so ornate!

Queenie said...

Your "dressed up" shelf is so precious...every little detail is just perfect together...extra special because it's filled with things that you adore :)

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

a lovely blog! so beautiful and inviting- that header is great.
your rack with the dresses melts my heart.
your newest follower...

Honey at 2805 said...

Everything about your vintage shelf is just lovely. I especially like the baby dresses!

Sherry said...

Love the styling of your little shelf. All of the vintage items are very sweet on it. I love little dresses like that. I have a few around here somewhere. Love the shaving mug too. Thanks for linking it up to HSH!

Jann Olson said...

Just found your blog. Those baby dresses are just the sweetest! You did a great job of displaying them. I love it all!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a darling display; love the baby dresses. The mug is very sweet and your hankie is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing and have a lovely weekend.


A Few Pennies said...

Your shelf display is so lovely--those sweet little dresses look adorable with your pink roses theme.

Debra@Common Ground said...

What a precious setting, the shelf, the baby dresses, and the darling hangers. The silhouette painting is just wonderful! Thanks so much for linking up with VIF! xo Debra


What pretties! I love the baby dresses on the shelf.

Have a great weekend,

Bohemian said...

Love your display and collection of sweet baby clothing! Yes, the Land Of Blog is so inspirational... it has often inspired me to make changes and look at things in a new way.

Dawn... The Bohemian

Pamela Gordon said...

Your display of baby clothes and other vintage items is very pretty. I have some baby clothes displayed the same way as well and one of these days I need to rearrange the shelf as it's getting too cluttered. :-) Visiting via My Romantic Home and from Canada.

stefanie said...

very sweet!!!

Roselle said...

It's all so sweet and pretty. That embroidery on the dress is precious. It's all coming together so nicely!

Eileen said...

I love the little vintage baby clothes.. so pretty. And your whole shelf looks great.

Little Susie said...

Hey, I'm your newest follower.....i love your blog and your little shelf arrangement.....the paintings look really great, especially the one on the top left, just perfectly grounds it all....love the one on the left that's been in your family too, it's a great display!....the little hangers/dresses combo, TOO CUTE!! nice to meet you in blog land....i love your little basket purse you did in april too.....that turned out really cute also! shabby chic and heirlooms are my favs!...susie :)

Nancy said...

I love the dresses, too. Very nicely displayed!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Kerrie said...

What a beautiful shaving mug!! And I love the vintage dresses, so sweet! K

Aunt Snow said...

Lovely collection - putting all those things together and making it work is quite a talent - you have a good eye!

I love the silhouette picture - that's even more precious, since it was your grandmothers.

Happy Pink Saturday.

Liz said...

That is such a sweet display! I love it!

Have a great weekend!

Little Susie said...

Awww.. you're a doll for following me now!....i just bought some shelves and hung my vintage baby dress from my first b.d. my mom made on thumb tacks so far!! lol....i really love your post and also your fushias!! all yourflowers are gorgeous.....you have a beautiful blog! thank you for putting your blog name on the bottom and for commenting, i just found out you can click on someone's name (in your case 'faye') and it takes me right to your blog!....beats that clicking over to my blogs lists and trying to remember who's name matches up to what blog!! ,lol....one week i'm alreayd confused!!! lol...but i made it over here by just clicking on your name!...so it is like f/b, i never knew that till just now! ....lololo....susie :)

Anonymous said...


Ciao Bella!
From one crochet artist to another...have a great day!


Miss Gracie's House said...

Very nice collection of baby dresses...I just love them!
Have a great day!

Barbara Jean said...

Love the baby dresses. What did you soak it in to get it clean?

barbara jean