Creating a shelf from an old drawer.

Hello my friends,
before I begin let me just say "thank you" for the outpouring of love and support from so many of you after the loss of our grand baby Warren.
Your comments and shared stories lifted my Heavy Heart more than you will ever know!!
Our hearts may be heavy, but life goes on and we have to look for the little things that bring us joy in life.
Little things do just exactly that for me!
After the last yard sale I helped host there was a small table that didn't sell.  It had a broken leg so I decide to donate it to charity.  But before I did, I removed the drawer.
I had a bare spot on the wall below my rusty pulley that I felt just needed a little something.  :)
Hubby added a shelf to the top of the drawer.  More space for displaying.  (wink)  I am always picking up old hinges and added this small one to the side.

My sister in law vacationed in France right about the time that I was diagnosed with breast cancer.  She returned home with a box full of trinkets for me.  Each one gave me such delight.  She also brought me some papers from France when she came home to visit last.  I Modge Podged some of them onto the back of the drawer.

I am having so much fun playing with this silly drawer!  I added a few Christmas treasures.

A pink Gurley Santa candle.  An unusual color, don't you think?  I love him!  Buttons, a folding ruler, and a crumb duster.

Little trinkets catch my eye and I am continually picking them up.  Just can't get enough.  lol!
I found this metal do-hickey (my mom use to say that) in my bag of junk and hubby added it to the side.  I tied a key with jute.

I have no idea what this is, but I simply adore the color!  I found it in the estate sale dig.  It collapses and looks like it should hold a light bulb, but there is nowhere to screw one in.

I thought it was the perfect place for a bird to build it's nest.  I can't get enough of these vintage bird ornaments!  I just bought three red ones on Vintage Yard Sale Utah.  Three for $12.  I was thrilled!  Haven't picked them up yet.

I'm sure many of you know my love for vintage deer.  Isn't he a beauty?  And one can never have a deer without a forest.  Even if it's a mini one.  My friend, Joyce gave me the date stamp one year for Christmas.

I'm looking forward to having fun with this drawer shelf throughout the seasons and holidays.
Perfect spot for displaying some of my trinkets and treasrues!

Just a reminder that the 'Creating Christmas' link party will start Monday.

Also, the Cozy Christmas Holiday blog tour hosted by Katie is still going on this week.  Lots of inspiration!  I share the links
on my post.

I will be sharing with these lovely parties:


Susie said...

Jann, So cute. Your sister was a sweetheart to bring you some papers from France. Love them in the drawer. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

Anonymous said...

Hi Jann,love your drawer,love the french paper,how lovely for your SIL to bring you back some papers from Paris.
Oh i love the candle holder with the cute bird in it,well done xx

Edith said...

Hi Jan You have such a great Eye for things and I love your minie's , What a great way to display them in your super wonderful drawer . I am going to give it a try.

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

So creative to turn that drawer into another display for your lovely things. Hope things get lighter for Warren's parents as time passes.

cloches and lavender said...

This is such a cool creation. Love the bird ., finding a place for it in that piece you bought was a great idea


Anne's Attic - Design said...

Hi Sweet lady, your box is delightful and I love all your choice objects you have choose to put in it. Love the French paper. I pray that your daughter is doing better. This quote is for you it really has opened my eyes.
"Sometimes the best people have the worst experiences, because they are the most ready to learn." Neil A. Maxwell
xoxo Jo

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Jann, it's good to have something to distract you during this time. The drawer makes a pretty great shelf. We share a love of 'little' things and this is a perfect display. Hugs to you!

Art and Sand said...

Jann, you are so clever. This has me thinking of the one orange crate I have from my parents orange groves. It's being used for storage in the garage, but I might need to get it out.

Hope all is well with your family!

Roberta said...

Hi Jann,
I'm stopping by your blog for a greet.
I'm sorry for what happened to you and your loved ones.

Rose L said...

I never know what to say when a child dies. I was so saddened by the news. You are so strong with God's love and support and I admire you so much. Thank God He is there for each of us when we pass on. Bless you and family.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

What a perfect place to hold lots of doohickeys! Very sweet....and I know you will change it up perfectly for each season.

Mrs. Laura Lane said...

You did very cute things with the shelf. You've got a true creative streak my dear. Praying tonight for your family.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

SO cute! I love all of the details of this and how you can change it up for different seasons or just when you want a change. Love the turquoise "thing" as well -- would be interesting to try to figure out WHAT is was. I know this will be a difficult Christmas for you all - you are in my prayers.

Amber Lyon Ferguson said...


I don't even know where to start! I am going to go back and savor each and every detail in this post.

I will be sharing on my facebook (Follow The Yellow Brick Home) this weekend and inviting people to take a look!

Jeanie said...

I haven't done this in ages but now that I see yours, I guess I didn't do much of anything because this is SO FABULOUS! And I really love all the treasures you put inside your shadowbox shelf!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

I am so sorry about your little grandchild.

It looks very fifties or what I imagine is very fifties in your home. You wouldn't think all those colors would be Christmasy, but it is with all the coordinating vintage looking baubles

My thrift store addiction said...

Your drawer turned shelf and the way you styled it is adorable! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!