Decorating the New Shelves

The other day, I showed you my new Sonoma Bookcase from Ballard Designs.

I was so excited to have something new in my house that I had to decorate it right away!

Come on in…

This is the entrance from my living room.

As you can see, most of yesterday’s snow already melted.  Needless to say, my kids are not happy!

Here is the new Sonoma Bookcase!

As planned, I wanted to set it up like a bar since I will be putting in a pub table and bar stools.

Those awesome martini glasses were a gift from several years ago.  I think they came from Pier One.

I shopped my house and Christmas storage for most of the items.

That stainless drink tub really should be filled with something.

If I were a “real” blogger, I would have put some bottles of Pellegrino in there!  Ha!

 Cranberries left over from Thanksgiving.

Would you like a drink?

I guess I should put some brandy or something in that crystal.

One of my dear friends just gave me this sign  at my birthday dinner on Saturday.

I just bought this little lantern at Homegoods.

The watering can is not new but I just bought the cute little conifer plant.

We’ll see how long that thing survives in there!

The sign on the stainless tub says it all.  Cheers everyone!

How is your holiday decorating coming along?



  1. [email protected] Comforts of Home & From Harvest To Table
    November 28, 2012 / 8:20 pm

    Love, love, love your new bookcase!!

  2. pam {simple details}
    November 28, 2012 / 9:22 pm

    Love all your festive touches for the season! It's going to be so functional (and pretty) as a bar when you get your room all set up!

  3. Loretta
    November 28, 2012 / 9:30 pm


  4. Ron
    November 28, 2012 / 9:36 pm

    Very nice. I love to arrange shelves.

  5. Coastal Cottage Dreams
    November 28, 2012 / 10:58 pm

    Lovely shelf and I like how you added holiday touches! Did you find the lantern recently at HomeGoods?

    • Calypso In The Country
      December 1, 2012 / 10:48 pm

      Yes, I just bought the lantern last week at Homegoods. It came with a battery operated candle in it.-Shelley

  6. carolyn bradford
    November 28, 2012 / 11:08 pm

    Shelley, everything looks wonderful! You've done a great job! Love the new shelves! What a beautiful job you did just shopping through things you already had! I'm determined to do that this year!

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  8. natasha {schue love}
    November 29, 2012 / 9:19 pm

    You did a gorgeous job! Love that shelf!!

  9. Calypso In The Country
    December 1, 2012 / 10:49 pm

    Thanks everyone…always fun to buy something new!

  10. Kim
    December 3, 2012 / 12:31 pm

    Love it! So warm and cozy. Great job!!xoxo,Kim

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