Hi guys! If you follow me on instagram, then you recently saw that I switched up my kitchen shelving look with a few tweaks. Our kitchen is typically the first room anyone sees upon entering our home as most people just enter through the side door on the porch. Because of that, I like to keep the shelving styled to fit my current mood. Lately I have been craving a more organic vibe so I’ve brought in darker browns and natural textures. Today I want to show you my earthy vintage styled kitchen shelves which I plan to carry through the holidays; these colors and this look will help set the cozy mood for Christmas here. (At the bottom of this post I’ve created a gallery for you if you are interested in shopping the look for your own home. I used affiliate links; thank you for your support!)The last time we saw these shelves in my Fall tour, I was enjoying fresh greens and blues as you can see below.My love affair with these earthy neutrals began when I brought home vintage amber glasses which I’ve now used in so many tablescapes, including my amber and aqua Thanksgiving table. They just catch the light beautifully and make me happy! After I brought them home, I didn’t want to put them away, so I decided to add them to my kitchen shelves, but that required a restyle as they didn’t fit in with everything else, and I wanted a cohesive look.As you can see, we have a boldly colored aqua backsplash, but we have butcher block countertops that add warmth so I knew I could make these glasses work. But with the existing greens and blues in the backsplash, I needed to make sure that I carried those colors throughout the shelving also so that it all fit together.
On the left side, my aqua kitchen aid mixer stayed to maintain the aqua balance. I added a vintage flat basket as well as a vintage round cutting board and a vintage brass topped wooden apple container that holds our chalk. I recently dismantled my dining room gallery wall, and had a cute little vintage sailboat picture in earth tones that fit perfectly on the lower shelf with my jadeite s&p shakers for a touch of mint.
Sidenote: I’ve been asked before about who gets that mixer down when I need it…. Well, I do! Yes, it is heavy, but I am taller than Chris, have longer arms, and am fully capable. So it doesn’t bother me at all to have it on the top shelf, and I do use it frequently. 🙂
On the right side I added my vintage amber glasses, of course, this “Take the Scenic Route” print I purchased at Nest Fest (from Homegrown Studio), a DIY gold dipped terracotta pot, a vintage wooden bull, and a vintage antelope painting my parents gave me for Christmas a couple years ago. (You can find a cool vintage antelope painting here if you are interested!)To bring in the existing aqua of the kitchen, I added a handmade pottery colander my parents also gave me for Christmas (similar here), and of course Emmy’s Rifle Paper Co. recipe box.I just love how warm everything feels right now! Of course knowing me, come Spring I will be ready to change it all up again. But for now, I will enjoy these earthy vintage vibes in my kitchen.
The kitchen is really the heart of our home, and where we spend so much time as a family, so I always want it to be a happy place and a reflection of our family’s personality.
I do want to mention a couple other things you can see above that are not on the shelves, but are things that I love… My color block cutting board is a DIY and we use it all the time. It makes a great hostess gift as well!
My “I Will Cut You” kitchen towel comes from Twisted Wares. She has no more in the shop, but I found mine last year at Sweet Clover. I love the quirky humor it adds to the kitchen. Also, don’t mess with me when I am cooking, K?
And on the stove top, I am burning the loveliest seasonal candle I found the other day at Marshall’s. It’s Spiced Rum by DW Home. I searched to try to find it for you and can’t find it anywhere! So hit your local Marshall’s, my friends. It’s adorable and smells awesome.
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Shop the look of my kitchen shelves here: