After the post on where to find shelf edging, California Kathy wrote to show some in action. This is wonderful stuff for open shelves, glass cupboards, and as Kathy shows — for showing off collections of vintage bowls and dinnerware:

Hi Pam, California Kathy here. Just wanted to show you the upper portion of my kitchen china hutch with its shelf edging. I scored it on eBay a while ago and couldn’t be happier with how it looks! We’ve been doing a few things to our 1949 Calinfornia ranch kitchen and I’ll send you some pics as soon as we finish up a couple more easy things. Course the “easy” things are the ones that take the longest sometimes! Thanks for all you do! – Kathy


  1. gavin hastings says:

    Kathy-Great composition! Nice yellow base and the eye naturally picks up the other yellow collection and takes in the red! You are quite the artist.

    Don’t move anything! It is perfect.

  2. Annie B. says:

    That is one sweet cabinet, Kathy. I’d not know of shelf edging until now. It’s the adorable “kitchen apron” of the shelf.

    Love that kitchenware of yours. The combination of red and yellow is just about as cheerful as it gets.

  3. Maria Stahl says:

    Yeah, the oilcloth arrived last week but I was trying to wait till my hubby was safely out of the way before I put it up. He is just about to reach critical mass on Too Much Stuff in the Kitchen and I am afraid this may just push him over the edge.

  4. Kathy says:

    Thanks everyone for the kind comments! Makes me what to hurry and finish a couple more things to see what you think of the whole kitchen.

    Maria, the shelf edging is cherries and I love your red beadboard ceiling!! BTW, I may have bought some spice decals from you on eBay a year or so ago. If so, what a small vintage world!!

  5. Wow, fabulous! I’ve seen ads for this edging in old magazines and I’ve always thought how wonderful this must look and yes! It absolutely does. I had no idea you could even still find it! But ebay of course! LOL

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