I’m far from done with this wall, but here’s a look at my progress, so far.
When I re-positioned the baker’s rack directly opposite the entertainment unit wall, I knew I’d have to fill the vast area around it. So I flanked it on either side with my recent yard sale mirror purchase. They are currently a gold tone with some red highlights, but I’d like to change them out to a darker color- perhaps something to coordinate with the metal finish on the baker’s rack. edited to add that everyone KNOWS I’m gonna use ORB!!!
My intentions are to fill the area above the rack with an architectural piece or some framed prints. Yesterday morning I made a trip up to Troy, OH to see what I could find at a favorite store, Expressions of the Home. The piece I liked wasn’t for sale, but Marge, AKA Diana, has a similar one that she’ll be bringing in to the store for me to see. I’d like to center it above the baker’s rack, then fill in the remaining space between it and the mirrors with something else because I’m one of those people who has a thing for symmetry. If you’d like a glimpse of Marge, see this post. I love her store- it’s filled with vintage finds, architectural treasures, and tons of goodies.
I found the photo of the architectural piece I wanted to buy. Marge says she has a similar piece to show me except that it is not as wide.
Hopefully, I’ll be able to make another trip back to Troy to see the piece this week. If I love it enough to bring it home, I’ll hang it, then decide on what to fill the rest of the area with. Until then, here are a few pictures of the tweaking I’ve done to the shelves on the baker’s rack.
I covered a couple of books with Kraft paper to make them more neutral, then topped them with a candle holder filled with a collection of small shells. The glass compote is filled with clock parts from a recent purchase at Kathy’s Vintage Market Day. Dried hydrangeas fill a silver bowl placed in front of a wire basket.
My fascination with playing around with books led me to fold in some pages from this book to give it some visual interest.
Behind the book, I centered the “8 ball” inside an elevated metal cloche. Although there is no significance to it, whatsoever, I just thought it was whimsical and unexpected.
I placed one of my give-away gifts from Dawn @ Cottage State of Mind in the center of the middle shelf. Dawn recently had a give-away and everyone came away as a winner- she sent every entrant a gift!
I love this pretty floral plate and was happy to give it center stage in this location. Thank you for your kindness, Dawn!
A trio of metal bowls holds large speckled eggs.
A tall metal box and a bowl full of buckeye nuts fill in the space on this end of the shelf.
Feathered balls fill the two apothecary jars that were moved here from the fireplace mantel.
Most of the accessories shown on the baker’s rack were thrifted or found in antique shops at very reasonable prices. It’s the thrill of the hunt that holds such fascination for me- whether I’m shopping specialty retail stores, flea markets, antique/re-sale shops, or in showrooms at the High Point Furniture Market.
And on that note, let me show you what I discovered at recent church sale.
A portfolio of over 30 botanicals in two different sizes. All for the price of only $6.00. It pays to rummage in boxes, let me tell you!
There is such a varied assortment of plants and flowers here. They’ll make a such a fun grouping when done en masse.
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