Étagère : A piece of furniture with a number of open shelves for displaying ornaments. It was extensively made in France during the latter part of the 18th century.
I've had this étagère for a long time now and although I've thought of replacing it with a bookcase or other unit, I just can't let go of it.
The main reason is the fun I have adding seasonal décor to each of its shelves.
Winter is no exception so here's a look at the étagère decorated for this fun season.
I added the brown metal tree wall-art to the back of the top shelf a few years ago.
These white moose add the perfect touch for this outdoorsy scene.
The moose is a popular Canadiana symbol and thus, very appropriate for my Canadian winter display.
Of course, I brought out my Winter Welcome Sign as well. The deer head candleholders were a Christmas gift.
The second shelf's full view.
Mr. Frosty stands behind a sleigh.
In the middle of the shelf, I filled a wooden box with white candles, mini-skis, pine cones and a white metal star.
A snowflake grapevine wreath I made sits behind it.
To the right of the box, mini ice skates add to the winter sports theme on this shelf.
The skates are actually Christmas tree ornaments I got at a clearance sale.
On the third shelf, you'll recognize an ongoing theme...white metal stars. To me, there was something wintry about them -
perhaps bright stars in winter's dark sky.
Which is why I placed them against these dark cases in the picture below.
A snowy white owl sits atop a birch log.
Pine cones were also displayed in the same manner.
The fourth and final shelf has similar elements.
A brown metal container is filled to the brim with pine cones. A white star and snowballs decorate the tray propped up behind.
This little winter vignette is grouped together on one side.
A wooden lantern and three more snowballs complete the look on the bottom shelf.
And here's the full view again...
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