Shelf. Take two.


It recently dawned on me that I've stopped showing you my stuff. You know, the stuff that I've been buying lately. Old stuff. Did you think I was just not buying stuff? Because HA. No. I will continue to buy stuff till there is no stuff left to buy. (personal mission.)


I bought this old shelf made from sewing spools and really heavy gauge wire a few visits to Maryland back. I splurged on it and by splurged I mean it cost more than $30. I've had a serious weakness for spool furniture for the past few years, the real good, old handmade stuff is pretty tricky to find.




It's holding half of my dead horse bay bottles and a few other not too special thingies I use for flowers. The good stuff is mostly not on here because, hello, I'm still traumatized from the last shelf that was in this same spot. Serious heavy duty hardware this time. And if it falls again, I promise, you will be the first person to witness my burning shame in all of its glory.

30 comments:

  1. woa. I've never seen so many amazing bottles in my life. and the shelf is amazing!!

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  2. I was mesmerized by the beautiful bottles all together too, and the sewing spools?! Wow!

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  3. a fellow bottle collector;) The little milkglass jug I bought from your etsy store is still one of my favorite things. Love the spool shelf too.

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  4. I'm the same way. If there's a chance it could fall, and I really value it, it's not going on the shelf.

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  5. this looks fantaaastic! i've started my own little collection of old bottles too...would love to have a display like this one of these days... :)

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  6. No, you're totally right.

    $30.00? Splurge-ville. Straight up. (but it looks worth every penny!)

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  7. that's a cool shelf. i'm taking a break from buying old stuff. (which is the only stuff i ever buy.) i definitely want to see more of your stuff, please.

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  8. I appreciate your personal mission to buy, well, things.

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  9. Those bottles and that spool shelf look fantastic together. And I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the shelf stays up this time. It would be fairly heartbreaking to lose those glass beauties.

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  10. gorgeous collection. i collect old bottles as well, i think i have around 300 now. probably time to pare down.

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  11. Looks really great. I haven't been following you for long so I'm excited to see "stuff" now. Beautiful blog. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. What are you going to do with all those bottles?

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  13. Love the old spool shelf. I love old things, they have more spirit and soul.

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  14. Lovely, just lovely. I collect bottles here and there myself, but my favorite by far are those that have been affected by burial in the earth, that take on iridescence from minerals in the soil. I also admire the hooks you've used for your red enamel ... those are new, no? Or maybe we are just able to see them from this angle.

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  15. I love all those bottles, you have a beautiful collection! Can't imagine what the "good stuff"is like, These look pretty special to me!

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  16. I use the bottles for flowers I bring home from work.

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  17. Nick you are so good! The hooks are sort of new, put them up in the fall but haven't posted photos of them. Love them to bits- not old but very nice none the less.

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  18. I love your stuff! Come and look at my stuff! Nobody is looking at my stuff, and it's getting lonely.

    I also recently had a shelf (that I installed) fall on my head. Luckily it was just loaded with plastic bottles of honey. Unluckily, honey is heavy. Ouch.

    - M

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  19. Great bottels, I love the photos too. Verry nice blog.
    grt. Helmi

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  20. I love your personal mission - I think I must have a similar one - I'm always picking up old stuff, just cos it makes me smile. Your bottle collection is great.

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  21. I love your philosophy in life. I too am possessed by the urge to buy stuff. But only cool stuff.

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  22. way to dust yourself off and try again! i would be too much of a chicken after the great crash of 2009. cute shelf!

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  23. Beautiful display. I've learned the hard way about hanging heavy things, too. Just make sure you drill into a wooden stud under the sheetrock. Not sure? They sell a gadget called a 'stud finder' at most tool centers like Home Depot. :)

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  24. I like your blog !!Thank you. They are really great .
    do not miss my goods , they are very beautiful !!
    Yves Saint Laurent
    Tory Burch
    Christian Louboutin
    Men's Shoes
    Women's Shoes
    New Arrivals

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  25. Luv your blog. " I will continue to buy stuff till there is no stuff left to buy" me too!

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  26. my mom's a seamstress and i used to sneak into her sewing room and rearrange her collection of 100's of sewing spools as a kid. she would LOVE your shelf. xo.

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  27. Beautiful collection and amazing shelf! More stuff... PLEASE! :)

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  28. The most genius idea ever, what a fantastic collection and perfect way to display them

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  29. I love old bottles. As a child we had two old dumps near us where we used to dig to find the most amazing bottles. Such excitement when we found them.

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