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Saturday
Feb092013

A few new goodies

Yesterday on my home from work I stopped in at The White Monkey to give myself a little rest from trudging through the snow. Last time I was in there I snapped up a few West German vases for a great price. There was a third I loved but it wasn't West German and since I did not have a third arm to carry it home, I left it behind. To my delight it was still there (the white one below). I found 2 other adorable vases I could not resist (medium sized one says made in Germany, the small one says made in Japan).

Though my home is completely lacking space period, much less to display my new vases, I decided to rearrange the shelving in the kitchen to fit the 2 smaller ones. Here is what I came up with. (I got tired of the mostly white colour scheme).

I wanted to display the new white vase so I decided to remove the woven baskets I had on top of the kitchen pantry and added a vintage apple basket (needed to store my lunch bags and extra chip bags that won't fit in the cupboards) and all of my large white vases (all West German but the new one), along with my collection of antlers.

Reader Comments (12)

i absolutely love the way you've arranged that shelf in your kitchen... what a good eye you have! so many people would have overlooked these lovely pieces!!!

11 Feb 2013 | Unregistered Commentersue

thanks sue!!

12 Feb 2013 | Registered Commenterkim

Hey Kim!!

First off, I really love your website - ive been following you guys for a couple years now. First time commenting! Woo-hoo! I have a question about this space, specifically the articulating lamp in this picture http://www.desiretoinspire.net/storage/kims-page-pics/whitemonkeyFebDSC_0049s.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1360442266797

Do you know the brand or make? I really like it!

Thank you,
ryan

14 Feb 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRyan

Hi Ryan! It's a Tolomeo by Artemide - one of my favourite light fixtures of all time. :)

14 Feb 2013 | Registered Commenterkim

Beautiful arrangement in the kitchen!
Makes me long to have a free wall so I can hang a shelf like that... Unfortunately it's not gonna happen here. But there's always the next house, right?

17 Feb 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMarta

Thanks Marta! (My most used saying = 'there's always the next house....' )

17 Feb 2013 | Registered Commenterkim

OMG! I adore your new vase! You knew I would, right? :) I love your display on your open shelves. I am amazed how organic your style is getting. I need those three white West German vases!

18 Feb 2013 | Unregistered Commenterpeggy

Thanks Peggy!

19 Feb 2013 | Registered Commenterkim

Where did you get that radio? What brand is it? Can an iPhone play through the speakers?
Love your style!!!

23 Feb 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAngie

Thanks Angie! It's a Tivoli - one of the best small radios around. They're not cheap but they are worth every penny. The piece on top of it to the left of the skull is a docking station for iPhone/iPod etc.

23 Feb 2013 | Registered Commenterkim

Hello,
I love the arrangement of vases on the metal shelves - beautiful I also love the metal shelves - where may I purchase them?
Thank you!!!

18 May 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNadj

Thanks Nadj - the shelving is from Ikea.

19 May 2014 | Registered Commenterkim

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