My Teacup Shelf

April 24, 2012
My living room has white walls again, after 10 years of yellow.

I am still putting everything back in place, spring cleaning, and pouting that my curtain panels are on back order until May 9th.

This is one project that is complete, my teacup shelf.

Remember my $24 antique store green shelf purchase, that I had planned to set on my mantel with teacups?

It's now American Accents Heirloom White:

The floating book "shelves" are down, even though many of you commented how much you liked them. They were not new to me, as I have had them up over 10 years. They may resurface at some time. I still have them.

The teacup shelf is sitting on my mantel. I am still arranging and re-arranging the rest of the mantel, but I like the way this turned out.

These are the special bone china teacups displayed on the shelf:

Royal Prince, Bone China, England.

Old English Rose, Royal Albert, England

Tuscan Fine English Bone China

American Beauty, Royal Albert, England

Royal Albert, Petit Point, England

That's my teacup shelf! One part of the new mantel display!

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  1. GORGEOUS! I love what you did!!!
    I'm looking forward to seeing the finished project, AFTER you stand back and say "It's PERFECT"...
    Have a wonderful week,

  2. Hi Carlene, oh my goodness I have this same shelf and I have painted it white and store
    sewing items on it, rick rack, etc. in my sewing room. And I love it. I love your tea cups and china
    Wow it is beautiful. I love china. You have done a great job decorating with it!

  3. Your shelf looks lovely painted white, and it really shows off your teacups and saucers. I bet you are loving the bright white in your living room. Just in time for our spring weather!!!

  4. Love the white painted shelf! You have a wonderful collection of teacups too!

  5. GOrgeous! I love yellow but I have to say the white really shows off your china and the shelf turned out great too! Can't wait to see the rest of it!
    I need to go do something...anything! LOL!

  6. This is beautiful, Carlene. I love the new color and all your gorgeous teacups.

  7. Carlene,
    I adore the shelf and I love all of your pretty tea cups!!
    They love lovely against the white shelf! I have a larger tea cup shelf and it is stained wood but now I may be rethinking that....
    Thanks for the inspiration!


  8. Hi Carlene: Really turned out great. You have a beautiful collection of tea cups and they look so pretty against the white of the new shelf..Good job..Happy Tuesday..Judy

  9. Carlene,
    It looks great. The white really lets the teacups be the star! You have a great collection. Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday

  10. Gorgeous china! You have done a great job decorating with it!
    Beautiful collection.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  11. Carlene, how cute is this? I love it painted white and such a perfect place for your teacup collection. I have old teacups and vintage plates displayed on a shelf above my beadboard in my living room and I love it. This is a project hubby and I just finished a month ago. I wanted to hop over and let you know that I will be featuring your vintage bathroom tins on my blog later today.

  12. I love your new(old) white shelf and the teacup collection is beautiful. They really show up against the white. Nice job!

  13. Carlene, is that really a teacup shelf. I mean, was it made specifically for that purpose. The reason is, I have one of those from my grandmothers house. I am wondering if that was what she might have used it for years ago. How fun! I think I'm going to paint mine white too! Thanks so much for posting this!! :)

  14. What a charming and pretty corner you've got there. I love it's "feel" if you know what I mean. So welcoming and clever. Thank you for your visit and kind words about my nightstand turned kitchen island post on my blog. You're a sweetheart.

  15. Oh my gosh it's so cute! I love the white :)

  16. I love how your teacups look against the white shelves. The old English rose teacup is perfect.


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