Thursday, September 11, 2014

A French Door Topping

Hi Friends,
Over the Labor Day weekend,
we got a few more little projects marked off our  my list.

Here is one I had seen in a design book and thought it would be nice in my kitchen.

The lacy iron brackets I had in my stash and  LJ  already had the wood,
along with my paint from the cabinets to make this a no cost project.

I still have a better placement to work on and gather items I want to display here,
but I placed a few just to share the pics.

The pitcher is a recent vintage find.
The vintage mold was my mothers from the 40's.

Love the iron brackets.

Just kind of completes the area.

I love looking through the french doors across the living room to the last room of the house.

I just love over the door shelves, don't you?

Since this post was ready, I added a little urn for the pumpkin giving it a lift for better balance.

Have a wonderful day and see you soon.

Celestina Marie


Sola Scriptura said...

I love this idea! It looks so neat and orderly, yet gives added space to display some pretty things. Lovely! Sending you a hug!

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Good Morning Celeste! I've been thinking about adding a shelf above my laundry room window. There's not much wall space in there and I could put some pretties just like you did over your door.
I love it too. It will be a fun place for you to change up with the seasons. Your door mantel :-) Back in the 80's when country decor was all the rage ...I had a shelf over every window and door along with geese and Williamsburg blue everything. Remember those days??

Anonymous said...

Celeste, this is a fabulous idea! I love the way your display shelf draws the eye up. Your doors are so unique and this is a wonderful way to highlight them too. You have some lovely treasures in your display!

Valerie-Jael said...

This is a beautiful and very elegant door shelf, great idea, love what you have made and how you have decorated it! Hugs, Valerie

Junkchiccottage said...

It looks so great. It really is a great statement for over the door. Love your vignette on the shelf too. Those scrolly brackets are great and give the shelf a lot of character. Love this.

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

That is the perfect topping for your French doors. The shelf and brackets look great there.

farmhouse-story said...

the shelf adds great interest and you can change the things on the shelf for the different seasons! love that:) have a great day, celeste!

TexWisGirl said...

that's really pretty, and a great use of space!

Anonymous said...

This is so pretty. You have turned a simple shelf into something exquisite.

I so admire your talent. I wish you lived next door, then you could help me with my decorating.

Hugs and Blessings!


Jan Hermann said...

Very nice addition to your home - beautiful!

Claudia said...

Hi Celeste,
you have such a warm and wonderful home!
Happy rest of the week,
Love and hugs,

Cynthia said...

Celeste this is a beautiful addition, love the ironwork sides!


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Soooo gorgeous my friend! This has such a lovely french feeling as I tyle this from my office at school! Have a creative day, anita

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Your latest addition to your kitchen is beautiful. I love ledges and over the doorway is brilliant as it suddenly adds additional architectural interest. The iron brackets are a French accent that totally enhances the effect. Oh, Celeste your going to have so much fun decorating your shelf seasonally. Love your creative mind.

Cynthia said...

Wonderful addition, Celestina!Thanks, for the inspiration~

LJS said...

Celestina, You are the creative dreamer I am your humble installer. A pleasure to construct this project with you.

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

I love what you did Celeste! It finishes of your French doors beautifully. The white pitcher looks so sweet up there too! You give us such great inspiration!

Love + blessings, Edie

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

What a sweet comment from your honey.
I love over the door shelving - it always looks so good with pretty items on the shelves.
That reminds me that I have some decorative brackets that I should be using.
Have a wonderful cool weekend.

1CardCreator said...

Love how you add all the beautiful details to all of your rooms, that is why your home looks so elegant and special. ~Diane

Rose L said...

The iron brackets are the perfect "frame" above the door

Art and Sand said...

Love your over the door shelf.

I have the brackets and some wood. I might copy your idea for some extra storage over the bathroom door.

Anonymous said...

Hi Celeste, I love this idea. So very pretty. Hope you have a nice evening.

Susan' Hearts and Flowers said...

Celeste, your photos are always so beautiful. I love the brackets, they are really going to add an elegance to your home.

Deborah Montgomery said...

What a great way to display some of your treasures! I love those brackets, they amp it up to something really special. Blessings to you!

Unknown said...

Hi Celestina!

You never stop amazing me with your exquisite taste. Adding things that that belonged to your mom from the 40's makes it truly special. It was fun visiting you as always Celestina. Your pretty blog makes me feel like I am away somewhere beautiful and peaceful. :) Love it. Have a wonderful weekend.
Janet's Creative Cottage

chateau chic said...

Your shelf over the door looks the iron brackets.
Mary Alice


I love over the door and over the window shelfs! Pretty bracketts and sweet vignette. I'm going to put up some fall/pumpkins tomorrow!

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

What a cute idea! I like how you decorated it- that old mold is a treasure! I saw antique some brackets the other day- I should've grabbed them!

Blondie's Journal said...

I think the shelves over the doors are a fantastic idea! And I love the brackets. The ironstone pitcher is simple lovely. I wish we had higher ceilings, I would love to do this!

Jane xx

cynthia lee designs said...

Love your over the door shelf and love those brackets too!! So pretty!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty, Celeste! I love those brackets. Isn't it great when you already have everything you need on hand to complete a project. I have similar doors that go from our kitchen into our pantry/laundry/garage entrance area of our condo (as well as my craft/sewing room) and then again into our master bathroom. We usually have ours open all the time, but its nice to close them, in my case, when I have laundry going and visitors at the same time.

Julie Marie said...

Oh Celeste, you continually amaze me!... love your shelf above your door... and you've decorated it perfectly!... your new (old) ironstone pitcher is beautiful and I love your mama's old jello mold... now I want Jack to do one of those for me!... he'll be thrilled!... (tee hee hee, I don't really think so!)... xoxo Julie Marie

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Such a pretty idea. I do love how you can peek into the other room. The lacy shelf bracket is so pretty. Changing the decor out would be fun. xo

Nélia Botelho said...

Decoração linda, muito calma e sonho....

Laurel Stephens said...

Oh, I just love those lacy iron brackets, too. Your shelf frames the lovely view through the door perfectly now.

living from glory to glory said...

This shelf and the vintage brackets just made it all look so classy!
What a treasure to have that mold that belonged to your Mother!
I loved the soft touch in the photos! May you be blessed and enjoy the new season quickly approaching!
Yours, Roxy

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I love the shelf and brackets you've added over your door! I was just looking at a large pair of brackets at a local shop, but unfortunately one was damaged where it attaches to the wall. I've been looking for a large set to hold a shelf with a miniature log cabin, and I guess I'll keep looking. I love the way you've used yours!

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Celestina Marie,

Love what you have done here with the shelf and how very special that the moldings belonged to your dear Mother. Always great to see all the inspiration you share, thank you also for visiting me great to hear from you.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend

miss b said...

Those ornate brackets are so unusual and a decorative feature. A lovely little pitcher too. I'm a fan of cream and white pottery as it's so fresh and clean and easy to mix and match with other items.
I appreciate your visits to my blog and your thoughtful comments!

Stephanie said...

This is such a pretty idea, Celeste! And the brackets are so lovely.

Thank you for the many, many inspiration and beautiful ideas, dear friend.

Also, I loved seeing the door open and your piano sitting there :) Hugs to you!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

I love any place where a few pretties can be displayed. Most of my doors and windows have "shelves" built into the molding, and of course, there are displays on all of them. Love your brackets too. laurie

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good evening special friend! I just happened to look at my blog before turning off the computer, and there you were!

I too have had some problems with receiving new posts via email. I think Blogger is wonky lately!

Many thanks for your kindness and thoughtfulness to come and visit. Sweet September to you! Anita

The Polka Dot Closet said...

There's the decorators touch! I totally forgot about over the door decorating, I love the way it looks. And how great to have Moms mold. Girlfriend you are ALWAYS up to something....Nope no grass grows under your feet lol

I was almost going to write you as I was doing my bedroom. I was really having a dilemma over the dark wood headboard. I did not know wether to paint it or leave it, so I compromised and padded it, but I used double stick tape so I can change my mind (You will understand when I blog about it) When I do I would like your real thoughts on it as I can easily change it.


Old Time Cindy said...

I so want a shelf over my kitchen door that leads out onto our deck. Love the look of yours. So adorable. Girl...I just need you to come over sometime and help me. LOL!
Farmhouse hugs,

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..