I never did get my shelf painted this summer. It seems to have just flown by! I did however have my daughter do a little bit of rearranging for me. I know I can always count on her to do a good job! Here is a picture of my shelf the way it was before the big transformation!!
She rounded up alot of different things that we had around the house to use! We have some of the cowpokes boots, a cowhide wine holder, (I wonder who drank the wine?), and a tree bark basket with some deer sheds!
The next shelf starts off with my "PONY COUSINS STAMPEDE" trophy! Then there is a beautiful glass bowl that belonged to my Great Auntie Eva with a horse shoe which was a wedding favor from The Deserts Rose's Cowboy down in the desert. The horseshoe came from the stables where they met. I thought it was a very clever idea! The silver salt and pepper shakers belonged to my cowboys Great Aunt Opal!
The little glass jigger with the handle was my Buba's (Grandmother) toothpick holder, next is a picture of an older woman and her horse and I want that to be me when I get older, still enjoying my horse! Next we have some feathers that were put on my horse on the last Pony Cousins Stampede! The beautiful glass bowl was a gift from my wonderful mother-in law, inside sits a tree bark candle holder! And last of all my cowhide spurs which I have never worn!!
Next we have a horse head bookend, a silver candle holder, and a picture of my Prince Albert!
My cowbell, a little songbird standing on some rolled up sheet music , some old bottles, one with heather in it, and one with a cowgirl sign hanging on it!
Next is my old canteen, a silver tray with a little bird nest, a belt buckle, a Pony Cousin Ribbon, a sign that says: "DANCE like no one is looking" "SING like no one can hear you" "LOVE" like you can't be hurt ! Very good words to live by I think!! Two little stars that say "Dream" and "Imagine" , and another little white bird!
There you have it, the same old black shelf but with all new old treasures!!!