S ~ Shelves
I wonder how many items above you owned or used? The ceiling light shades bring back memories from my childhood and we had one of those old glass washboards, it came from my paternal grandmother’s home in County Clare.
I remember visiting homes where bric-à-brac had a place of honour on mantelpieces, cluttered tables, and shelves, or was displayed in cabinets with glass doors to display the items within while protecting them from dust.
Willow pattern tea sets with large breakfast cups were in everyday use in my other granny’s kitchen.
“Bric-à-brac” nowadays refers to a selection of items of modest value, often sold in street markets or shops like the one above.