Over the years i've collected little trinkets and treasures. I have so many little loves it can be hard to have them all out on display at once. However I like to change my surroundings often, which means switching out my gadgets and gizmos every few months or so. In a perfect world I would have them all out on display without my house looking like a gift shop.
The other day I found this rad shelf online that I fell in love with. It got my artistic wheels turning a little which was nice since ive been on the uninspired band wagon lately.
After a lot of help from my hubby, a few trips to Lowes, and very defiant wall anchor we finally got it up on the wall. All details below.
On the top left of the shelf I have some flower power going on, along with a book of inspiring quotes from "Children of the Inner Light". Ive got a couple little buddhas, some sage, my geode, and candle. The little block is rad, its got different quotes on each side. I always keep it on the serenity prayer side because its one of my very favorite quotes. The two little tiny stones my dear friend Renae gave me once upon a time.
Moving down a little I have a few different stones. First one is (I think) is Green Cobra Jasper, its one of the most unique stones I have. I cant find exactly what it is and I wish when I bought it I would have written it down. The closest thing I can find is the Green Cobra Jasper. Next is Amethyst, and Adventurine. Both gorgeous.
Along the middle of the shelf I have layer of polaroid photos, because who doesnt love polaroid pics?
On the right top side of the shelf I have candles, incense, a really dark green and red stone that I don't know the name of (again I should have noted what it is when I got it), and a few of my favorite plant holders. Moving down to the middle shelf I have some Carnelian and a variety of little gemstones in a shot glass. I plan on turning these each into necklaces but for now figured I would keep them on the shelf.
Bottom shelf i've got Amethyst and Quartz Crystal next to a photo of Josh and I. The caption reads "all you need is love". Ive got my Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Polaroid Camera along with some pens in a kerr jar, and some Aveeno hand lotion for when my hands need some lovin.
Below the shelf on the table I keep my purses. This little area is basically a dumping ground for jackets, bags, bills, money, notes, etc... We keep all of our bills that need to be paid in a box and as the week goes on we add to it, then at the end of the week we pay bills, organize, and file away everything that needs to be filed. Ive also got my ipod, a pic of Josh and I in Disneyland, and a money tree which is a very low maintenance house plant.
The table cloth is a scarf that I rarely wear because its so big. I thought it looked adorable with everything else going on in this area so I added it to the fold up table below the shelf.
Its all a bunch of organized chaos, but its a great way to keep everything I love out on display without my entire house being covered.