My dining room is a bit of a thoroughfare. With stairs on one side, the kitchen on another and large french doors opening out onto our deck on a third, the room only has one wall. To give the room a display area, we put up a couple of the IKEA floating shelves. They are wide enough to hold photos and a vase of flowers, or a few side dishes and a bottle of wine, but narrow enough not to take up valuable floor space.
At the moment the items on the shelves have a fairly muted colour scheme (black, white and browns), in contrast with my living room which is currently a riot of colour. Next month it might be different!
We use old scrabble letter to spell out message on the shelves - happy birthdays, welcomes, special congratulations etc.
I love the shape of these scissors. Far too beautiful to keep hidden away in a drawer.
I am always on the lookout for old spools and this is my collection so far. The cicada skin is waiting to go into school for show and tell!