the big reveal

Here are the two whimsies/irregularities.
Until Jacquelyn suggested it in yesterday's comments,
I never considered the possibility that
this unit was one of two designed to stand together.
(A second one MIGHT have mirrored this one and stood to its left.)
I just BET  that's the explanation...
This is how it looks this morning.  
I think just about everything on the shelves was thrifted
except for the Better Homes & Gardens (red & white checked)
and the Betty Crocker cookbooks.  
Both of these were wedding gifts forty years ago!


  1. Ah-hah! I didn't spot that piece at the back. The shelving already looks quite at home with your treasures.


  2. Oh, now I see it. This piece is still a steal.

  3. What IS it? A patch? I really can't tell. LOOKS FANTASTIC THOUGH!!!

  4. Hi my dear-how lovely and your collected pieces are so nice!! Hope you're well and having a good week xx

  5. $2.00??? WOW!!! I think "irregularities" just add character!!! ;-)

  6. That makes sense that perhaps it was one of two bookcases, Rebecca. Anyway, it looks nice! Susan p.s. By the way, thanks a lot for visiting and commenting on my blog.

  7. Looks Fabulous!! And that does make sense that it had a pair but it looks great by itself and holds all your lovely treasures perfectly ~Love Heather

  8. The best part about decorating is filling up an empty shelf or wall or area with our chosen pretties. My sister also collects the white glass......from thrift stores. I don't see much of it and I can't tell for sure what is old or new.
    Your shelf looks very pretty. And quiet. That's what I thought when I saw it. Quiet.

  9. Whimsy it is...and I would never have noticed any flaw. You certainly made it a work of art with all your fun dishes and cookbooks.

  10. Looks great... white + white.


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