Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Shelf Happy

Where do you keep your
happy bits and sweet bobs?

I hung 3 enamelware containers on my wall
 making little shelves to house all sort of
 glorious goodies

I used those damage free 3m adhesive strips to hang my containers.
The strips hold very well
 but I would not put anything really heavy on my shelves
 just in case

it doesn't take much to make me happy

just a few pretty odds and ends 
out of the drawers and on display

Nothing could be easier


My 2 week Spring Break has arrived for me
I will be popping in and out
but will try to visit you when I can


Marilyn Miller said...

Enjoy the break.
Love the shelves.
Oh I would put too much in them and they would fall down and go boom.
I mostly use baskets for all my odds and ends.

Dagmar said...

You are amazing my friend! What a creative and lovely way to display your sweet collections!
Happy 2 weeks off!

Lynne said...

Great idea for your enamel ware! I may borrow your idea. Do you have other colors other than the white and blue?

Terra said...

That is a clever way to create shelves. I like the tea cups and also the ribbon or tape collection.

Simple Home said...

Such pretty little shelves my friend. You are so creative! I hope all is well :)

NanaDiana said...

koralee- You just do the prettiest little posts. All sweet candy colors and bits and pieces of lovely little things. I love this post-as I love all of yours. Have a wonderful Spring break....I know you will- xo Diana

Melissa AuClair said...

So pretty; I love the way you blend pink and modern and vintage and practical and lovely!

Teresa Kasner said...

That's a great idea and looks so vintage and white.. good job! I still need to work more magic on my craft studio.. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

GardenOfDaisies said...

What fun little shelves!! I oooh and aaah every time I see your pretty assortment of washi tape.

Taci simmons said...

Love the shelves! So creative :) have a wonderful spring break Dear Koralee :)

leon 10 said...

very handy and pretty have a nice break greetings leon10
love the petty tea cups too!

andrea creates said...

Enjoy your time off!!
These little shelves are clever and pretty : )

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

YOU MADE IT TO SPRING BREAK! I have two more weeks to go then I am on mine. Koralee, you and I both love to keep little goodies organized in sweet places, even if I never use these articles, I still love to keep them close by, just to look at!

All your objects of friendship, color, joy and love are so sweet, like you. I still have many of the notions you have been kind enough to send me, and will always keep them close.

I sure have missed you. This is a busy time of year for all of us, so I wish you relaxed time off and JOY!

It's me said...

Looooooooooooooooooovvvvvveeeeeee....x !

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What fun ideas! I showed a new coffee mug yesterday that looks like something you like! Enjoy your week my friend! Hugs!

Tracey Ayton Photography said...

No way!!!! This is the best idea I've ever seen!! You're so creative, talented and resourceful. My goodness.

Helen Philipps said...

Such a lovely idea! Your shelves look so pretty! Have a wonderful spring break, dear Koralee!
Helen xox

Claudia said...

What a lovely idea!
Wishing you a lovely week, a wonderful spring break and sending
Love and hugs

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

What a great idea Koralee, and it looks so pretty!
Wishing you a wonderful week.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

SWEET FREE AS A BLUEBIRD! Hello! How exciting; as I type this, you are done with school and are down in Seattle! YIPEEEE! And I am so happy to see you came by. You make my day, you really do. I literally think of sweet bluebirds and spring is finally starting to sing around here! I took a walk and it felt so refreshing to go outside and hear, see and feel the snow melting under my feet.

Much love to you my friend! My spring break is the first week of April!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Oh my goodness! These are so very cute!! And they do make such wonderful creative shelves!! Love all your goodies and treasures inside!! :) Sooo pretty! Happy sweet day! xo Holly

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

What a sweet idea. They certainly wouldn't stay on the walls here. The environment is way too dry and dusty. Our Spring Break is very late this year. Not until the week before Easter. Usually it is in March. I'll be ready for it when it gets here. Enjoy yours! Best wishes, Tammy

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Such a wonderful idea dear Koralee....your photographs look so pretty!
Wishing you a wonderful spring break!
Susan x

francis said...

I read what Anita wrote and I had NO idea .
SPRINGBRAKE ? That sounds wonderful .
Koralee-time !
Are you making something for your grandchild ?
I always loved to make things and than when my grandchild was on it's way I became very insecure .
And for a long time I did not make a thing .
In the tradition of Waldorf school , where I was a kindergarten-teacher and where all my four children went to school ..... There is this little handmade first doll for new-borns . The story behind it is you put the doll in the cradle and the magic starts . The will absorb the smell of the newborn . Lateron when the baby's little hands will go on their discovery the little doll will be there , waiting to be captured .......
And than the friendship can begin ....
Because the one who made the doll for the newborn made it with love . Thinking about the child to be Born ...... putting some love in every stitch .....
Sometimes the mother makes the doll but it can also be a grandmother or a good friend .
They choose the material ( soft flanel ) and the color and by choosing the color of the embroidery silk you can give it a personaly touch .
Also by choosing the beautiful patch fabric for the bonnet you can give the doll something unique .
I did not dare to make one when my daugther-in-law was expecting . She has her own traditions and I wanted to respect that . She was to be the mother she choosed to be . Ruising your children in the waldorf tradition is a lifestyle EACH and every-one has to choose for themselves .
And than , my Son was flabbergasted about that !
The newborn was also HIS child and HÈ was to be the father and of course there had to be a little first-Born doll .... From me for HIS child ..... Their child .
He explained how Vanessa loves him because of how hè has become as a person and the waldorf tradition in our family is a part of that .
So just a fee WEEKS BEFORE the birth I went on my mission ..... Collecting all the materials ..... And I shared the process with my daugther-in-law.
That made the bound of mother and grandmother already special .
I have a lot of wonderful fabrics in my storage but not one seemed right for the newborn-girl .....
So I went to the store and looked around what fabric was waiting for this event ......
And than I found it ...... If it was not for this opportunity I probably never would have choosed this one .
Light Brown with small white dots ......
And than .... When Eva was born .... And they showde me the birth-announce-cards they had designed .......
The card had a small edge ......light brown with small white dots .... How about that ?
Ever since Eva still sleeps with her doll .
All this ..... I am writing while sondering what traditions there are in your family !

Palomasea said...

Always inspirational, dear Koralee!
What a fabulous idea...and everything in the shelves is the yummiest of colors...

Have a blissful spring break, sweet friend!
- Irina

Annie said...

Holy Moley that tape!!! I really need to up my tape stock! I had been trying not to get into it...I just got a few rolls last week & Annie is addicted :) I have to show her yours :)

I think I;m typing from her account right now but I showed her your blog after you left such a sweet comment on hers the other day & She saw your cookbook & said, "Hey we have that book!" I told her you wort eit & she was sooo excited, " You mean the famous cookbook author liked my cooking show?" SHe beamed! I told her YES! Thanks sure made her feel special! She was so proud ;)

Chronicles of Dolliedaydream said...

Hope you and your sweet family are well Koralee - I haven't had a chance to visit for ages!

In the UK we call and these cute little 'bits and bob's' nic nacs!

My friend and I have what we have call 'nic nac nooks'! Little corners to keep all our goodies x

BradysMAW said...

love this...
BEAR hugs

Alessandra said...

What a cute idea!! You are always full of creativity Koralee!


Sylvia said...

Such a great and creative idea, Koralee !
Love all those pretty things ...
Enjoy your Spring break,

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...


I was thinking of your today on my way home from work. I pray you are enjoying yourself with your parents, and yes, how fantastic it would be to share a cup of tea together! I am enjoying yet another flavor this month: Vanilla Hazelnut! WOW, WOW, WOW! With some crunchy biskies, and the world is least my world!

Thank you so much for coming to visit today! Hugs to you my dear friend! Anita

Anne said...

Such a lovely idea. Anne x ( just popping by via Teresa's blog ) x

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Oh I love your blog! I found you via Teresa Kasner, I so love her blog for it is always filled with lovely photos that burst with color. I also love your blog, too!

Wow, your work is amazing. I look forward to following your blog and seeing all the new things you create in the future.

Blessings to you always :)

Sue said...

I don't even have things that look like yours! All those color drops of sweetness in one place, clever you! Have a nice break!

Libbie said...

I use those stips for everything...but idon't know if I would have thought of them for the shelves! amazing!!!!! Completely!

I'll Pour said...

I had to read this twice. At first I thought you may have screwed the shelves up. I could not do that to my pans. I found a new place to purchase vintage enamel and I may do shelves too. Thank you!