Show and Tell

I always enjoy Kelli's Show and Tell, go here for more fun things!
I'm sharing the high shelf in our guest room. This shelf area is way up, about nine feet high, and runs along one wall above the closet, and a built-in book shelf. In some areas these are called pot shelves. I don't have pots on my shelves, we have these shelves in several rooms, and I display special items on them.
This high shelf in the guest room has childhood memorabilia on it. The two boy dolls I bought when I only had two grandsons, they represent Taylor and Tanner, my older grandsons.
The Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls belonged to my two daughters, as well as the sets of books, which includes Little House on the Prairie (and other Laura Ingalls books), and Nancy Drew books.
The rocking horse was Taylor, then Tanner's when they were small. His name is "Peanut." The reason they named him Peanut is because they won him in a raffle put on by Planter's Peanuts at a drug store! After the boys outgrew Peanut, my daughter was going to get rid of him, but I wouldn't allow it! I brought him home and he has been happy residing atop this shelf for several years!

Peanut is coming out of retirement! He is no longer on the shelf, he is packed in our van, ready for a trip! He is going to SC to live with Caden! Caden will be two-years-old Sunday and is old enough to ride Peanut! I'm loaning Peanut to them, I will get him back someday....hopefully!

Now I have to find another big item to go in the bare spot on the shelf! But I don't have time to do it before we leave Friday morning. We are going on a long vacation, to several different destinations, first stop is to Caden's house for his birthday party! In two weeks, we'll go to Elisabeth's house for her 2nd birthday! In between parties, we are going to Joe's hometown in NY, then to the Poconos in PA!

We are taking our laptop, but it doesn't always work where we are, so I may or may not be able to communicate with you.

Thanks for visiting!


P.S. - Joe also had a good report from his doctor today! PTL!


Kathy said...

Katherine, it is all so pretty! So glad the doctor report was good. Have a blessed weekend...Kathy

ceekay said...

Great news from the doctor. Have a wonderful trip. Enjoy those grandbabies.

Charlotte said...

I love those high spots. We have several of them in our house too. You did a great job of displaying your treasures.

Anne Fannie said...

Great treasures on that shelf. Have a great time on your trip!

Carrie said...

Those display ledges are a useful architectural feature of your home. I enjoyed seeing the family mementos you've shared in this post.

Hootin' Anni said...

Glad to hear that your doctors report is good.

And, I love these shelves. I also really like the lighting way above like that. How unique, and what treasures.

My Show n Tell is now posted. Hope you can stop by for a visit. Have a glorious Friday.

Alice said...

A good report from the doc will certainly make for a happy vacation for you and Joe.

I love your shelf and all the special things displayed there. It is so sweet that Caden gets his turn to ride Peanut. I hope you'll get a picture!

Lallee said...

You have some wonderful extra display areas in your home. I love the arrangement in your guest room. Very inviting!

Carla said...

I love high shelves like yours, filled with pretties-especially special, personal ones. I really like how yours is lit. Lucky Caden for the loan, lucky you for baby to loan to! Ah, the circle of life-I love it! Have a great trip!

Mrs. Mordecai said...

I really enjoyed reading this post because I have some similar shelves that I haven't done anything with yet! Thanks for the inspiration.

Barbara H. said...

What a neat place to display and arrange neat stuff!

Love Bears All Things said...

Well, you never did tell about the girl doll!
And the horse doesn't look big enough to be ridden by a two year old but maybe it is just the size of the photo. I did enlarge it but it wasn't very big-the enlargement.

Have fun on your trip, we'll be waiting to hear all about it.
Mama Bear

Mary said...


I enjoyed your show & tell. What a beautiful place to display all of your treasures. My daughter has pot shelves in her home and they are also used for treasures.

Enjoyed my visit. I have a show & tell up this week as well and there is great news of a new baby in our family.


Kelli said...

What a lovely show and tell, Katherine. I enjoyed seeing your treasures. The rocking horse and dolls are beautiful and the lamp is the perfect touch!

Betty said...

I enjoyed looking at all the pretty things displayed on your shelves.