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Sunday, November 6, 2011

Shelf in the Sitting Room…

I saw this shelf on line at Pottery Barn and immediately fell in love! They show it as a fabulous headboard above a bed in the catalogue – which looks stunning to say the least.  But for me – I needed this shelf for my sitting room.  I am loving what a difference this has made in this small room, it just looks so much more inviting to sit and relax in this overstuffed chair that I’ve had for years!

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On the shelf is my engagement photo with my husband surrounded by comments from friends and family that signed the mat on our wedding day!  Also are a few snapshots of some of our favorite moments together in newly painted (but need to be scuffed up) frames!

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Also on the shelf are these fantastic champagne colored candle holders that I found at Target!  The color matches my recently found table lamps that I posted about, which brings the two rooms together!

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Leaning on the candlesticks is a “found” note from my grandfather about his wagon wheel…click to see a larger photo!

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Also displayed is my junk yard finds of vintage alarm clocks – thinking its kind of a cool way to display these mixed in with newer clocks from around my house – showing time is of the essence!

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Thanks for stopping by to check out my cozy new space! I feel like I just might start using this area to cozy up with a magazine and blanket! sigh, now if I could just find the time to so!

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To see what I am linking to this week – please check my “Cottage Links” label…xoxo, tracie

PS - Fishtail Cottage is now on Facebook

44 comments:

BEACH BUNGALOW said...

Looks so inviting; makes you want to take a snooze or read a good book.

Sue
xo

Shannon said...

I've always loved that Pottery Barn shelf and I love how you styled it. A perfect cozy corner to relax :)

sissie said...

What a great cozy corner. The shelf adds some really pretty architectural detail.

hugs
Sissie

Barb and Dell said...

Tracie, Your corner looks so cozy. I love the Pottery Barn shelf. Now you just need to take the time to relax and read there. How about 1/2 each night before you go to bed. :0)
Barb

Stacy said...

It's all quite lovely... but my favorite thing is the note from your grandfather. A true treasure!

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Looks just beautiful Tracie!... love love love your oversized comfy chair... I would sit there for hours with a cup of coffee and some magazines... or just daydream... gazing at your gorgeous room... xoxo Julie Marie

Tammy @ Type A said...

you should share this at my party today!!!! i have a new one for finds, and this is a grea find!

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Traci, this is so special! I love the shabby chic fireplace mantle.

Eilen

Rachel Pallas said...

Such a pretty and cozy little nook! I love it! xoxo

pballard said...

Love the sitting room! Great shelf! Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

Pat said...

What a cozy little place. I like that the shelf is wide enough to really put interesting things on it. And your chair and ottoman are perfect.

Blondie's Journal said...

I can just imagine nestling in that big chair with a good book and a glass of wine! Oops...love the mantel shelf, too! Really, it is awesome and I wonder how I missed it in the catalog! Enjoy!

XO,
Jane

Pamela Gordon said...

Tracie, this is such a cozy and pretty spot. I love all the elements on your shelf, both old and new, and the chair looks so comfy too.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The shelf is wonderful and your vignette is lovely. Hugs, Marty

Cindy said...

What a sweet little spot Tracie!

NanaDiana said...

Love your little spot, Tracie, and I think that shelf was the perfect FIND for that room. It is just wonderful there. The room looks cozy and comfortable and homey! xo Diana

Petite Michelle Louise said...

what a cozy haven you've created tracie! oh my...i just adore it all! caught me by surprise to see your mention of my Inspiration Holders and totally made my night mon amie!! merci for that! ;)

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Tracie, I have always love this PB shelf and it looks wonderful in your sitting room. What a cute room and the vignette you created on the shelf is wonderful.
Hugs,
Sherry

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Loving your seating area- sooo cozy and charming!

Audrey said...

Love your cozy little nook..especially the old alarm clocks.
Audrey

Lemon Lane Cottage said...

What a wonderful spot to sip tea and read a magazine. The shelf sets the area off perfectly.

The Porcelain Rose said...

What a beautiful nook!
xoxoxo
Elizabeth

Rozmeen said...

Wow looks so cozy...makes me want to sit and chill on that corner.

xoxo Rozmeen

Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

Hi Tracie,
What a charming and inviting space! You've done a beautiful job with the display shelf. I have the same candlesticks, don't you just love them?
enJOY a lovely week,
Kimberly

Willow said...

Everyone should have a sitting room like that. It is just beautiful. I have a spot in our bedroom that I kinda call my little cozy place.

karah said...

Beautiful! Great styling, what a comfortable space to be in I'm sure. Nice work!
Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

Sandi said...

I love it and is is PERFECT for your room! Wonder where I could put one? :)
Blessings~

The Cranky Queen said...

Love your clocks! I am a collector also...arent they fun and still reasonably priced and easy to find! Tick Tock, Tiff

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love this shelf...it's big enough to make a statement and perfect for that spot! Off to ask hubby to look at your blog! heehee! ♥

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

PS I am enjoying your blog so much and appreciate your sweet giveaways! I'm having a giveaway if you get a chance to stop by soon! Hugs! ♥

A Cottage Muse said...

What a great space!! The shelf is wonderful and I love how you've dressed it up!

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

Look at all that loveliness. Great 'stuff' here. Err... gorgeous treasures I should say. Love it all!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Gorgeous!! The whole space is adorable and just p e r f e c t !!
*hugs*deb

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

I love the shelf! You've done a great job with the accessories! Thanks so much for being a part of 2nd Time Around!

Veronica said...

Love your door details... as well as the shelf! That chair looks uber comfy as well.

Veronica
Tassels Twigs and Tastebuds

time worn interiors said...

Great shelf!
tot

La Vie Quotidienne said...

This looks so appealing, what a charming space...a perfect place to sit down and relax with a good read and a cup of tea. Love the new shelf!

Junky Vagabond said...

Cute shelf! Love how it holds all your treasures close by :)

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

It's a great addition to your sitting room. My goodness does it look cozy in there.

MommaHen said...

I want a big squishy seating area like this!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

The shelf is perfect! I love how you have thoughtfully accessorized it~

A Vintage Green said...

You have a great eye for design. Love your cozy chair and decorated shelf. What a meaningful collection.
-Joy

Kathy said...

Hello Tracie,
Love the shelf! It brings a wonderful focal point to this corner of your sitting room! Love your decor details - thank you for sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
Kathy

Honey at 2805 said...

I adore your RB shelf and what a comfy chair and ottoman! It is cozy corner to relax!

Thanks for linking your lovely post to Potpourri Friday!