Wednesday, November 18, 2009

White Wednesday/Made in Occupied Japan

I'm joining in on WHITE WEDNESDAY over at FADED CHARM...please join Kathleen and all the other ladies for a FUN time!

Today I'm a little bit SAD...I have had this beautiful little WHITE antique shelf in my morning room for the past 10 years...and now I'm saying GOODBYE!!! This lovely little gem belonged to my MIL...the finished was not so good...so 10 years ago I painted it WHITE and hung it up to display a collection of occupied in Japan figurines that she had collected. This beauty looked wonderful in my SHABBY CHIC room...the colors were great...now the room is no longer SHABBY CHIC! I hope one day to pass these pretty little figurines on to my daughters...or maybe my grandchildren (I'm really looking forward to being a GiGi one day). I'm hoping to find another home for my shelf...I sure would hate for her to be homeless!
My MIL really had a good eye for beautiful things...Thank You Elvire!
I can just see some of these little cuties in a baby nursery!








I LOVE this cute little dog...don't you?

24 comments:

Leah@Storybook Ranch said...

I love that little doggy. so sweet! It's so tough to part with the belongings of loved ones.
I just posted my white fireplace, I guess I better head over to white wednesday?!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

The shelf is so sweet and shabby. The little figurines are just precious, I think that little puppy one is pretty old. I have a couple from the 30's very similar and they were used for holding toothpicks! Have a great WW! Hope you find another spot for your darling shelf.
Debra

Blondie's Journal said...

The shelf and the figurines are precious!! I think it would work well anywhere!! Love it!

xoxo
Jane

Jane said...

I hope you can find room somewhere for your shabby white shelf...it looks like a piece that would fit anywhere. The figurines are very cute. I have a small collection of older fox terrier figurines from Japan. I love them.
Happy WW.
Jane

The Lone Star Queen said...

I hope you find it a great home. It's really pretty.

Claudia said...

It is so sweet - I love Made in Occupied Japan figurines - there is just something about them that draws me!

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Really sweet collection and a great "shabby: shelf. I love finding things that say "occupied Japan" on them....seem so historic!

sissie said...

I think you should find somewhere else in your home to hang this beautiful shelf. It's too pretty not to keep. I just love all the little figurines, so please don't hide it away.

Ginger said...

Your shelf is so pretty. I'm sure it would look pretty no matter where it's at.
Thank-you for stopping by.
Ginger

Fancy Fodder said...

Hi Linda~
This shelf really neat, and the figurines are precious!
I can imagine grandchildren wanting to play with them more than only admire them...I would (have)
hahahahaa! Have a sweet day, and don't worry, anyone who gets this shelf in the future will love it too.
Franny

Rita said...

Hello Linda, I am so happy you enjoy mammabellarte, Alabama ah! that's my wish to go all over the US. Every other year is a trip back home in Sicily/Italy but I promised my self, I will travel the US soon. I never seen a curio shelf so ornate, she (yes it's always a she) is a beauty. Ciao Rita mammabellarte

Ana said...

Hi Linda,
Beautiful shelf and oh so shabby chic...I love it. I'm sad that your room is no longer Shabby Chic and that you have to find a new home for it...mine would be a good choice. He,he,he :-) Anyway, what wonderful heirlooms those litte cute figurines will make for your daughter or grandkids. Thank you so much for sharing and thank you also for your visit and comment at A Petite Cottage. A very Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

Smiles,
♥Ana

Ana said...

Hi, it's me again...Just forgot to thank you also for becoming a follower. Hope you come and visit again soon. Have a wonderful evening.

Smiles,
♥Ana

Renee said...

That is a darling shelf and an amazing collection! I'm sure it will be a wonderful treasure for many generations to come.

Jodie LeJeune said...

eek! I cannot BELIEVE that you are getting rid of that beautiful shelf! It's darling!!! Did you think of painting it black (or whatever color you are going with) and distress it to match your decor? If I lived closer to you, I'd be at your doorstep for a personal pick up!!!! ;)
As for the little figurines, I'd say box those beauties up and save them for the little ones as heirlooms.
So nice to meet you Linda!
Keep in touch~
everything vintage

The Lazy Peacock said...

that shelf is beautiful! i hope you find a place for it! the figures are all so cute, such a lovely collection!

Janna said...

That shelf is beautiful. I love all of the detailing on it! The figurines are adorable.

stefanie said...

the shelf is gorgeous, well now you can go junkin and find the perfect piece!! always an excuse to go shopping..lol

Kim @ Forever Wherever said...

The little cuties are so neat! I wish I had a few for my shelf! :)

Kim

marmielu said...

Hi, Linda! Just as your comment on my blog posted, I was thinking of coming over to visit you! Thanks so much for your sweet wishes.
I, too, am looking forward to the day when I'm "Marmie" to some small persons. (Hence, the name for my blog.)
I agree - these things would look so cute in a nursery.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend. How is the kitchen coming?
Mary Lou

{ L } said...

Oh I think that white shelf is amazing too. So lovely! And it has a lot of decorating possibilities for the holidays. It sounds like you've enjoyed it. Are you selling it or just moving it to a different room?

Kate said...

Linda,
Great Post!!! Love all the little prettys on the shelf. :( Sorry that you will be parting with such a special piece. Thank you for stopping by and leaving such sweet little notes.
Have a blessed week
Kate

Wizard of Was said...

Linda,
Thank you so much for visiting and becoming a follower...right back at cha! I really adore this shabby shelf. Seems to me you should be able to find a place for it, even if you must paint it for another room, like a bath room! It's really too sweet to part with, me thinks!
Gale

Vickie said...

Good morning Linda! Thanks for stopping by to visit me and for your sweet comments! I'm so jealous that you get to live on the coast. I LOVE the beach. We go to Florida nearly every summer - Panama City or Destin, so we go through your area. And I LOVE little beach cottages. How fun to decorate those! I have a Hayley, also! Your girls are so pretty. I'll be back so I can read more. Think I'll put you on my reading list, too, cuz I need to see more of your great bargains! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Vickie

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