Shelf Styling

Hello sweet friends, how’s everyone doing?  I know this is a difficult time for many with the virus going on right now.  I firmly believe we are a strong country and have the best in the medical field to get us through this scary time.

This month instead of the Thrift Store Challenge we are showing a shelf we styled in our homes using what we have to fit with our decorating styles.

I recently showed how I upcycled this mantle and church frames I found thrifting weeks ago. you can see it HERE   


If you have been following me, you know I have a love for cloches and lavender, see what I did there, ha, ha?  If you are new to Cloches and Lavender welcome and I hope you will follow along where you can gather decorating ideas and painting techniques along with an occasional recipe for fun.

I shopped the house and added some fun pieces I have collected over the years.

The Mckoy pitcher filled with lavender is a recent find.  Lavender adds a French touch and is perfect to use all year long.  Mixing seeded eucalyptus and a rose bud gives the corner of the shelf some softness.


The vintage flower pots mixed with antique books and pretty ribbon adds texture and interest.

This French cloche is a piece I haven’t used in a long time.  I actually have been wondering where it has been and found it in my husband’s office closet of all places.  Placing the vintage bird finial and rusted crown added a whimsical touch.


Finishing this shelf with a piece of Florentine seemed to be fitting. I love Florentine and enjoy mixing elegant and rustic touches in décor throughout our home.



My thrifted candlestick adds a romantic feel I as it illuminates the piece gilded beauty of the Florentine plaque.  My husband brought two plaques home for me one Saturday when he went to pick up a piece I purchased from the Thrift store, I’m one lucky lady!.


I lit this at dusk last evening so I was able to show how beautiful the glow of the candlelight is with the crystal accents of the candlestick.




I hope this inspires you to add pieces that bring you joy to a shelf or spot in your home.  Please click on the links below to see the beautiful shelves the other ladies are sharing today!

Stilettos and Shiplap



Harper Home Designs



Jessica Bsimmons



Le Cultivateur



Vintage Charm

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Hello, my name is Cindy and welcome to Cloches & Lavender. I enjoy making our house a home with antiques and thrifted finds. Antiques are used as my staples in my dcor to remain on a budget. I will often upcycle pieces with paint to make them new again. I enjoy DIYs

16 thoughts on “Shelf Styling

  1. Looks so pretty. Love everything on the shelf. Glad you are having fun with decorating around your pretty home while we are all shut up tight in our homes. Virtual hugs.

  2. So fun! I like the little touches you’ve added to your shelf, especially the vintage pots and the Florentine plaque. Thanks for sharing this with us all.

  3. Thanks Tara, it’s fun having a new spot to change things around. I can’t get enough Florentine.

    I have been reading all your posts so you know. I have asked everyone I can why and no one knows why I can’t leave comments on some blogs.

  4. Cindy your shelf is styled to perfection! I love the french cloche and what a lucky lady you are to have a husband who will bring home thrifted pieces for you! He sounds like a keeper! I hope you are staying safe and well during these difficult times. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration!

  5. Cindy, I love your shelf! It’s styled so beautifully!! I too love the look of elegant mixed with rustic! So pretty!!
    Hope you have a wonderful day!!

  6. Staying in certainly gives us opportunity to be creative and add some new touches to our homes.

  7. Cindy, those little clay pots are perfect. They look fabulous on your shelf! They make me want to start growing things! I can’t wait to get outside this spring and start gardening. Take care my friend!

  8. I style shelves very similarly, Cindy! Love the arches and the ironstone pitcher and lavender. I even collect McCoy pottery! Hope you are well. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen

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