Nesting Box Wall Shelf

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If it’s authentically old, chippy, and has a farm or industrial aesthetic, there’s a very good chance that I’m going to love it. Scouring for vintage treasures is one of my favorite activities, so when I came upon an old nesting box this fall, I knew in an instant that it was coming home with me for an entryway refresh.

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Many of you already know that our little shop is located in a historic building in town with a collaborative group of small shop owners. What’s great about this way of working is that there are 30 of us to share in the workload, support, and inspire each other.

Each month, Kimberlee from Hadden shares with us her inspiration for decorating the front of the store. We all pool our resources to dig out the best stuff from our stashes to fit the design vibe, and then Kimberlee works her magic by staging all of our treasures.

A couple months back, I spotted this chippy-fabulous nesting box out front from Jenn and Kathy of Junkin’ Jehosaphat, and–you guessed it–I fell in love.

I knew immediately that it would be perfect for our entryway, and I was feeling ready for a refresh. So I loaded it up and brought it straight home. Fortunately, Kimberlee is very agile, and she fixed up the display in a flash! (Thanks, Kim!)

At first sight, I knew I was going to love decorating my nesting box cubbies for Christmas. Each little square is like a tiny vignette of vintage treasures, and I had a blast! I tried to work in many of the things that I love: Santa mugs, bottle brush trees, mercury glass, jadeite, old clocks and cameras, and more!

And, since it is a legit old nesting box, after all, I had to make sure that I included some chicken decor as well! This little creamer is one of my favorites. I’ve collected cow creamers for several years, but finding this rooster really added some adorableness to the creamer crew.

The tree lot sign above the nesting box is also new to our decor this year, and we have the same one available in our shop. I love the memories it brings back from my childhood of bundling up to head out and choose our family’s tree. The sight of those large bulb Christmas lights and hand-painted signs in the parking lot always filled me with joy!

Although I tend to decorate with a strictly neutral color palette, this season I was inspired to use pops of barn red throughout our home as well as our shop. {Check out my holiday shop tour here}

That pillow from my friend Erin of Porter Lane Home was the perfect touch for my tree-lot-themed decor. Paired with a cozy blanket, they’re both quick and easy for us to grab if we want to keep warm while enjoying a cup of cocoa on the front porch.

The vintage locker basket tucked under the bench stores extra pairs of slippers, and the galvanized bucket (similar to this one) is where we stash our umbrellas. It’s great for keeping rain-soaked gear contained!

I’m so smitten with my nesting box wall shelf, and the ideas for decorating it in future seasons are already swirling like visions of sugar plums in my head. What would be a few of your favorite things to include if you were decorating a nesting box? I’d love to hear your inspiration in the comments below! xo!

(P.S. Here in the Pacific Northwest, we’re up to 16 hours of darkness right now. This is certainly the toughest time of year for me because I truly love sunshine and light…and, even during the day, the sun is never very high in the sky, so taking photos is quite a challenge. I’m looking forward to getting back to natural light soon, but until then, please forgive the artificially-lit photos, friends!)

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  1. That nesting box is so cute, decorated for Christmas! I love creating vignettes too…in everything! I showed this box to my husband, with a plea to make me something similar from old wood that he has. Thanks for the inspiration!


    1. Thank you, Cindy! I'm having so much fun with it. Can't wait to redecorate it in future seasons. I'd love to see yours when it's done! xo

  2. I love what you have done with the nesting box – what a gorgeous way to display sweet curios and nick nacks. Pinning! Thank you so much for sharing with the Hearth and Soul Link Party!

  3. So pretty! I love the vintage/antique aesthetic in home decor. However, my current home decor theme is β€œmess made by kids”. But some day, I will embrace decor and will probably lean towards this theme. I love it!


    1. You are hilarious, Shelbee! I truly laughed out loud…that should definitely be defined as a decor style! Haha! xo, Kristi

  4. I am so dying for a nesting box. but the ones I can afford (online) are so small and the ones I love are a bit too much for my budget. once I obtain one (soon I hope!!) I would love to redo my entryway BUT I really want it on my front porch, and do the same with each season. would have been nice with small pumpkins in it but too late for that. I love this whole post on how you took us thru the whole process thanks for the inspiration now to continue on my hunt!!! sincerely…..

  5. I just found you via funky junks post on fb.
    Showing your little rustic table you added castors to.
    I love your style and have a little shop in eugene with a variety of decor in it.

    How do I get notifications of your blog posts?
    Where is your bunch of stores you referred to?
    Jeanine off to find your pinterest page where I’m sure I’ll find more amazing vignettes and projects!

    Thanks for an amazing blog.


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