Thursday, January 17, 2008

Shelf with Pewter.....................

It has been a few weeks since I've participated in Kelli's Show and Tell......................



I really like the new Show and Tell logo................






This is a shelf in my kitchen with part of my pewter.....the shelf was in its first life a deck for a hutch.....at our house things don't necessarily remain what they began as...........my husband sawed off a portion of the bottom......I also like teapots, roosters and blue and white dishes..........do you see beyond what something is to what it can be?
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Teresa,
Welcome to my blog....thank you for visiting and commenting...please come again.....Betty
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46 comments:

ellen b. said...

The shelf is great and all the wonderful pewter treasures look great on it. I like your blue and white display, too! It would be fun to see all these lovelies up close...

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a good idea! You have the most wonderful collectibles! I love the pewter, and blue and white china too!

Thanks for sharing!

Katherine

Rebecca said...

Your shelf and pewter collection are beautiful!

Cheryl said...

What a great idea. From that one picture I can tell your house must be adorable!

Cookie Sunshine said...

I absolutely LOVE blue and white when it is placed against red and white check! How inviting, how gracious, how warm, how pretty.
-Cookie Sunshine

Martie said...

I like your shelf - I LOVE your red and white wall paper in the background. It looks so fresh and homey!

Blessings,
~Martie

Gattina said...

The shelf is very pretty and I very much like the pewter items !

Penless Thoughts said...

Nice collections and use of the shelves to display them. I also like the red and white wall paper!!
Susan

Shannon, Mommy to six said...

How inventive! I am certainly challenged to "look beyond" some of my things.
Just beautiful.
Shannon

Hootin' Anni said...

Oh now, that idea is nifty!!!! And just look at the pewter. Wow, I'm am totally impressed with the show n tell,---------and that your husband did this for you. Fantastic.

My show n tell is posted. I'd love to have you visit me today. :o)

Judy said...

Sometimes I can see beyond. That was a neat and clever idea. Everything is very nice. I collect roosters too.

Daughter of the King said...

I LOVE this shelf..and oh...that wallpaper....so pretty....this just looks so welcoming...thanks for sharing your treasures
Deby

nannykim said...

wow--I love the wallpaper--love red and white-- and I have always loved it with the blue and white!! Where did you get that paper? Hey--you cut of the head of the rooster--I would like to see a close up of him too. Where did you get the pewter---they used to sell a lot of it up in CT. Just curious. Very pretty display. May be the head is on---the big one--I just need a blow up to see better!

Muum said...

Great idea to use that part of the hutch as shelves. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Mandy said...

What a beautiful display! I love your blue-and-white collecion, too!

Mrs. U said...

This is SO pretty!! What a fabulous idea to separate the hutch and use the top part this way!! I would have never thought about that!! Just recently, I saw a pretty hutch but realized that we really have nowhere to put it. However, the top part would have hung nicely on the wall just like this!!! Smart thinking!!

His,
Mrs. U

PS- I LOVE the blue and white dishes, too!!!

Heidi said...

Hello Betty! It was so nice of you to drop by my blog and leave a greeting. I love your shelf and it is fun to use things in an altered state. It can give a new lease on things. I just posted about my few blue and white transferware that I have. I adore you Blue Willow meat platter. Have you ever heard the poem that I posted with it on my entry?

To answer your question...I met Jos while he was in Ohio on business and immigrated to Holland a few months later. 22 years later, I am still here in my newly adopted country.

So good to 'meet' you!

~~ Heidi ~~

TJ said...

Ooo I love all the pewter!

Thanks for visiting my blog. I can imagine your husband's response to Ling's vet bill, as when my husband found out the bill he said something to the effect of "a 20 cent bullet would have been a lot cheaper." But that's a lot of talk, considering he's the one that brought home all our cats. ;)

Dalyn (AKA The Queen of Quite Alot) said...

I love love love that wallpaper. Coffee in your kitchen would be SO cozy!
*U*

Nora Lee said...

Everything in your house looks so nice! I love the pewter collection and the idea of using the hutch stand like you do.

Sandra

Barbara H. said...

What a wonderful, idea! I don't usually "see" those other possibilities, but when I see what others do, I think -- that's a great idea and so simple -- why didn't I think of that?

By the way, I love the music that's playing. I've never heard of Paul Cantrell before.

Kelly (The Barefoot Mama) said...

How beautiful, Betty!

Sharon said...

I LOVE your kitchen! I absolutely love the red and white checked wall paper and all your blue transferware and the puter! The shelf is awesome!

Hugs, Sharon

Anonymous said...

Hi Betty,
I am touched that you mentioned my visit in today's post. I am new to the blogging world and have been bouncing around from one to another. It has become quite an "escape" from my not-so-pleasant home life (nuff said there). You strike me as the real deal; sweet, honest and genuine. I'm glad I have met you.
God Bless,
Teresa

Lana G! said...

Betty, that is one gorgeous display!

PattieJ said...

Your shelf and pewter collection is beautiful! I love EVERYTHING in the photo. Your kitchen is gorgeous!

Pattie

Linda said...

Love your shelf and what great collections you have. I love dishes and your blue and white ones are so pretty. Linda

Jillian said...

Hi Betty! I checked out your pewter collection and white hutch top...and discovered the Show and Tell Friday. How neat! So, I added it to my blog and I show and tell my LuRay dinnerware collection. Does this mean I have to do this every Friday????????

~ Jillian
Thanks for showing your beautiful kitchen!

Cathy said...

It looks great! I love how you re-purposed it and I also love the your red checked wallpaper--so pretty!

Cathy :)

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

What a great idea. I think the shelf looks perfect there. It is very pretty with the pewter and white together.
Have a nice day
ginger

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Oh, Betty, I love the teapots. My Dad used to have a lot of Puter cups. Yours are wonderful. I love the shelf that you made. We do a lot of that at our home also. What once was is something else today. My husband just turned our dinning room table that he had made 25 years ago into a bar between the dinnig room and kitchen. That way I didn't have to get rid of all the wonderful memories that we had of the family get to gethers around that table. Thank you so much for sharing this with us. connie from Texas

Cathy said...

That looks so pretty, Betty. You are talented when it comes to decorating.

I love your blog, because it is so interesting, with pretty things. I tagged you for a meme, if you would like to do it. Love and Blessings,
Cathy

sparrow's song said...

What a wonderful collection!! I especially like your chicken/roosters since I have several in my own kitchen.

A pleasure to meet you.

dot said...

Hi Betty! We have a little snow up here!!

Jeanette said...

Gday Betty,Sorry Its been a while since I last popped in to say hi. OOhh I love your shelf with pewter and teapots, set again the red and white background.. Take care ;-) Jen

Naturegirl said...

Great look and collection of pewter!
What a creative chap is your husband!
hugs NG

patsy said...

i like the pewter and the blue dishes, are they old or modern? i collect roosters but mine are alive.

Reflection Through The Seasons said...

Dear Friend Betty......

Both John and I can truly identify with what you say about looking at something and seeing beyond its original use. Our home is full of many items that have been remodelled, recycling, reconstructed, renovated........ can it what you may. We get such a thrill from salvaging something that has passed its usefulness of being what it started out in life as. Apart from that, it has saved us what must be thousands of £’s in refurbishing our home. A truly satisfying feeling as well as helping save our planet from all the massive landfill problems.

I love your shelf, heavily laden with your magnificent collection of pewter and that willow pattern meat plate is a beauty. Love - Marion

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Such a nice collection of pewter and such lovely wallpaper too. The roosters are fun! And yes, I do see beyond what something is to what it can be; I trained to be an interior designer. ;-)

Rhondi said...

Hi Betty.
Thanks for your comments on my blog. I am a dishaholic also! I see we both like blue willow. Rhondi

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Betty,

I love your home, and your colors. I absolutely love the sweet music you have on here, and your kind, loving spirit. It is always so warm and comforting to be on your blog.
xo Lidy

FrenchGardenHouse said...

ps. Yes, I just recently discovered the joys of Southern Lady! Love that, it's one of my new favorite magazines.
xo Lidy

Sue said...

Betty,
First, thank you for all your prayers for Aaron and know that I have said a prayer for you dear friend Ronald.
Today I'm visiting blogs for some pretty images to keep in mind and just love your red checked wallpaper. Thanks for sharing Betty, you are a very special woman of God.
Hugs,
Sue

kjquilts said...

I have just started collecting blue and white. I really love how your red check walls compliment the blue and white dishes. Thanks for showing us!

Barbara said...

Very pretty Betty and looks to me very Southern. I wonder who does the dusting?

Mary said...

Your shelf is beautiful. I also love roosters and teapots and blue and white dishes. Oh, and that red gingham wallpaper is so homey.

Thanks for sharing.
Blessings,
Mary