Home Keeping: January Shelf
This enormous shelf over the stairs to the basement is a challenging one to decorate.
First, it is the only thing on this big empty wall. Second, the stairs are literally right below the stairs with just a little ledge, so this makes putting things on the shelf difficult.
I wanted something different for January, so I polished up the silver pieces I have and used them for some sparkle.
The mantle clock is an old anniversary gift we gave ourselves. It doesn't work anymore but we may get it fixed. I am seriously thinking of painting the wood black. I think it would look so much better in the house.
Tim got me the creamer and the sugar bowl and tray for Christmas! They were badly tarnished but a little elbow grease and Cape Code Polishing Cloths and they look great!
This little silver cup was my Dad's baby cup. It's really cute, and neat to have not only my new to me family "heirlooms," but a piece that truly is a family heirloom!
Are you doing any rearranging in your house during these cold winter months? I find it the perfect time to work indoors, de-cluttering, moving furniture, reading a book, knitting, baking. What are you up to these days?