I think if you click on the pictures, they will enlarge (don't mind the dust!)
Shelves #1 Hummels and Lladros... Memories of when my children were growing up. All were gifted to me by my ex-husband because they reminded him of our children in one way or another. I am waiting for my kids to take them off my hands, but so far, no takers. I'm thinking e-bay! The vase was given to me by a girlfriend who found it in the attic of the home she purchased.
Shelves #2 The rose plate belonged to my great Aunt Cele along with the woman waving her fan and the tea set at the bottom. The virgins are reminisces of my Catholic years. I still believe in Mother Earth. The steins were gifts from my ex-husband, also, from his travels to Europe.
Shelf #3 More Lladros (gifts from the ex waiting for the children to take). My crystal ball, a music box I purchased at the Music Box Museum in Switzerland when I lived there, glass vases from Venice when I visited, a painting from China and the small box was a gift from my daughter.
Shelf #4 (I have lots of shelves!) My collection of small boxes made in France and England, another music box from Russia and a crystal vase from Sweden (another gift from the ex). He did give nice gifts, didn't he? And, of course, a photo I took of my son.
My rock collection... I'm not sure what all of them are, another music box my mother purchased when she came to visit me in Switzerland. Sadly she died last year. Two toads! One for me and one for my daughter because we are princesses and princesses have to kiss alot of toads before they find their prince!
This picture is for Chuck! My leopard chair! Next to it are three handmade glass boxes and a picture of my Aunt Cele, her sister that passed when she was about 7, and my mother's high school graduation pictures.
I am sick of dusting!!!!! What do you have on your shelves???