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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Let's Showoff Some What-Not's

I hope you all enjoyed meeting Mattie and reading her story last week. If you'd like find out how to purchase Mattie for you own or as a gift go to my Brown Gingham Shoppe and just follow the path to all the different showrooms. Mattie is at the tab Angelic Lights and Music Boxes. If you didn't get to read Mattie's story go HERE

Today I'll be joining Etsy Cottage Style for their Cottage What-Not Party. A what-not is a Victorian term for an ornament used for decoration in a room and it also includes the shelf or cupboard that they are displayed on.

This is the what-not shelf we put over our dining- room window. It's a 2x10 that was painted the same green color to match out Farm Table and was edged with a floral patterned molding that was spray painted Cherrywood tone. The shelf is held by 3 rusted iron brackets with a floral and bird motif.





   The What-Not's displayed are a few pieces of my hand-wrought aluminum collection, Viking Glass, and Agate Glass


There is also a smaller what-not shelf made from a wood and ceramic cupboard and a wine bottle shelf beneath it.

and, lastly in the dining-room the green and cherry hutch, which holds the rest of my what-not's.
More of my aluminum, assorted serving pieces, Agate Glass. and crystal are displayed here.
As you can see.....I have a lotta what-not's throughout the house.....this is the living-room...............
You can tell I love to collect a little of everything...and believe it or not....some came with Jim when we got married...yes he was a hoarder  collector too!..... you'll see  a small scale vintage train on the shelf.

Now you see what a what-not is.... do-dad, whatjamacallit, and thingamajig...the other 3 classifications will be forthcoming in later posts.

I'm off to visit all the Blog Parties. Visit my Blog Party Page and join the fun.

19 comments:

jeanetteann said...

Lovely thingymajigs. x

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

What a nice collection! What would we do without our what nots? They just make life brighter!
♥ Jil

chateau chic said...

I see your what-not shelves are full of special treasures. I'm your newest follower, Mary Alice

Shelley said...

I loved all your What-Not's...very nice...blessings on your week.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Truly enjoyed seeing all your what-nots!! I could never be a minimalist, gotta have treasures all around. :)
*hugs*deb

Sandie lee said...

Such a cool blog, so glad I found you!

I'm a new follower =)

Sandie lee
http://saygifts.blogspot.com

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Just love it all! One can never have too many what nots!

shopannies said...

love your what nots I love to collect what nots as well with one of my latest being a cookie jar from the 40's and 50s

Mumsy¸.¤ยช“˜¨ said...

I have so many what-nots too, and need to cut down on my collection :-)

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Melody, You have a wonderful collection of what-nots and the perfect ways to display them throughout your home. Lovely post.

Have a great rest of the week.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Magnolia Tea said...

Hi there Melody! Hope spring is treating you kindly. Your whatnots are so very cool. Love the way you display them too.
Have a great week!
Toni

Kerrie said...

That was fun!

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Love all the wonderful shelves & what- nots!

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Hi Melody!
Your what-not displays are lovely!
Such interesting collections.

Hey, thanks for indentifying my mystery flowers! I love that trillium, and would like to find more. :)

Kimberly

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Very fun! I enjoyed all your pictures of your pretties! It is fun to blog hop and party along!
Blessings,
Susie

c. Joy said...

Hey, what-nots make the world go round. Enjoy yours.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Melody, You have the most interesting collection of "what nots". The hammered aluminum is very eye catching and although it is quite vintage, it looks new and modern. It was so wonderful to hear from you.
♥, Susan

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Hello Melody! I emailed you yesterday to let you know you won our giveaway. Don't know if you got it. I need your address! Congratulations! Have a nice weekend! Twyla

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Melody,
How adorable!!! I hope you're having a wonderful day!!!
XO
Cindy