Tuesday, January 26

Setting Up Our Seasonal and Liturgical Shelf...

When we woke up yesterday to whipping wind and pouring rain, I was so happy that we had nowhere to go. For the first time in awhile, I woke up with energy and the desire to do a little re-arranging and nesting. In our old home, we enjoyed a nice little nook for our seasonal and Liturgical shelf, and while I had a home for our seasonal things in this new house (on an end table next to the couch), I just wasn't happy with it. It was neglected and boring. I remembered being inspired by Nicole's farm setup and realized that I could adapt it to work for us since I had the cube shelving that she had (Michael's 50% off coupons!!). Here's what I came up with:

This was the end table where our festivity stand and seasonal items used to reside. I think that the globe, airplane (I just have to keep retrieving it from Little Man every evening;) ), and basket of faux flowers works much better.


This is the whole setup now... it is very similar to how it used to be. I am still thinking about seeing if I can find two more baskets to fit in the last two cubes. We have the dollhouse and farm in the nursery right now and will switch the castle with them every so often to keep things fresh and intersting.


The castle. This can be taken off and set up different ways.


Our Eskimo family, a gift from a dear friend. Since Fr John was born in Alaska, it means a lot to us!


Horses and Hay (pompoms!)


The well, dragon, and rear door of the castle. We thought it looked a little like a church, so that is what the little ones pretend that it is!


The Liturgical and Seasonal Shelf... it is a little bare right now, but I really like that it is eye level with the children. Little Man is particularly smitten with it. I am looking forward to getting some things from our walks on the shelves. We have St Joseph, the Theotokos (Mary), and the Christ Child there since it is nearly the feast of the Meeting of the Lord (February 2nd).

Now, onto the vacuuming!

11 comments:

Courtney said...

I love the new set-up! Which prints do you have behind the festivity stand?

Mat. Emily said...

They are our fairytale postcards from Nova:

http://www.novanatural.com/natural-home/decorations/elsaesser-fairy-tales-postcard-set

anna said...

just beautiful! I love your wooden animals - where did you find such nice ones?

Mat. Emily said...

We've been collecting Ostheimer animals for awhile now. We give them to the children for birthdays, namesdays, and special feastdays (namely Christmas and Pascha). I've found them new through The Wooden Wagon and used on e-bay. They've held up really well and the little ones love them!!

elizabeth said...

lovely! it sure takes time to set up a new home! I am still doing the same in my new apartment! :)

Mrs. Taft said...

Where did you get that castle?

Mat. Emily said...

The castle is a Kinderkram Mini Castle.

Michelle said...

Look at how neat and tidy you had everything before we came to play! You are so gracious and we are so messy!

Mat. Emily said...

You weren't!! Taking out the toys is par for the course at our house:)

Anonymous said...

Hi I stumbled across this blog and was wondering how you built or where you got the cubbies?? We are looking for the exact thing for our playroom!!

Mat. Emily said...

We found them at Michaels. I bought one at a time with 50% off coupons and that way they were quite affordable!!

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