Monday, March 8, 2010

Corner China Cabinet

Lady Katherine came by for a visit and told me to link this post to Tea Time Tuesday since the cabinet has a tea/coffee set. This makes me happy because I really wanted to join Katherine. I just got side tracked from all the house cleaning for being away for a month. Be sure you visit Lady Katherine at for more tea party fun.
Tuesday is here again and our gracious host, Marty of, is again hosting an event where we can show off our tabletops. Marty said we can show stuff that is on top of anything so for today, I am showing you my favorite china cabinet and what is on its shelves. It is located in the formal dining room.

Since it is one of my favorite furniture, I would also like to link with Miss Mustard Seed at
Be sure you visit these 2 ladies' blogs and see some awesome posts of furniture and vignettes.

Just like I said, this corner mahogany china cabinet is in the formal dining room. For months, I walked into several furniture stores in both FL and MS, trying to find a corner china cabinet that I like without success. I just could not find the look that I want. So, where do you think I found this? Ebay!! Yep, I found it on Ebay listed by an antique store in Pennsylvania. But I had to take care of getting it shipped to me. I spent over $300 on shipping alone but the guy was very careful and the cabinet got here in one piece without any damage so I was happy.

It's not very obvious but the glass on both doors are curved. I was able to put 4 sets of china here. I know I crammed a lot inside but I need all the storage I can use.

Behind the glass doors are these. Details will be shown below.

On the very top shelf are antique Tirschenreuth plates and antique pink and burgundy red expresso coffee cups and saucers. A few Tirschenreuth cream soup cups and saucers are also there and some blue goblets. Also stored there are gold and platinum china with a Greek key design coffee set and gravy server. The dishes are stored in the bottom cabinet. We have a complete service for 12.

In the middle shelf are more Tirschenreuth salad plates, a green expresso cup and saucer and cream soup cups and saucers and the Greek key designed tureen and oval servers and the blue fleur de lis goblets.

The bottom shelf behind the glass doors contains more blue goblets and blue Tirschenreuth expresso cups and saucers and the plates and bowls, S & P shakers in the gold and platinum Greek key design.

Now, we are in the bottom shelves behind the wood doors. I labeled them so they are self explanatory.

I need a lot of storage because I have so much stuff so I use every space available. On top of the cabinet is a covered urn, 2 glass angel candlesticks holders and a dragonfly. Outside the door hangs a peacock tassel I bought from Angela. Do you see the carved details of the sides of the cabinet on the bottom left of the mosaic?

I just wanted to show you the dragonfly peeking down.

Doors at the bottom have inlaid wood and the picture at the bottom shows them open.

I hope you liked the cabinet as much as I do. Thanks again for coming by. And many thanks to our 3 hostesses. Don't forget to visit them!


Self Sagacity said...

Wow! They are gorgeous! Nothing like having sets and doubles of the same. I have a lot of mix matches...very nice collection.

KBeau said...

Christine, you have absolutely the most beautiful china. Love your corner cabinet. Beautiful and very functional.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a pretty china cabinet! You have a great collection of china and tableware. I have scaled mine down a lot - just don't use it like I use to.

Just Breathe said...

It's perfect. You certainly can fill a cabinet.

Debbie said...

WOW that is packed with goodies! You have beautiful things Christine, and so lovely how you have them all displayed in the cabinet!

kim said...

Christine, you have such beautiful sets of dishes. I really like that butter dish with the bird of paradise on it. Love those blue glasses. Don't come looking here if you find them missing. lol

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

This china cabinet is so pretty, and all of your dishes are just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

It is beautiful...and you have so much china in one piece of furniture. That is creative organization! I love to see all of your pretty things!

Mrs. Mike said...

I absolutely love glass corner cabinets. There is just something so beautiful to me about the practicality! I wish mine was as full as yours... haha

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Christine, your china cabinet is just gorgeous and you have such a beautiful way of displaying all your fabulous china. I really need to refer back to this. My china cabinet looks like I just shoved it all in. Yours is displayed in such beautiful vignettes. Love it. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Just beautiful Christine...I love serpertine glass its also so pretty...your cabinet is to die 4 girl...Thanks for sharing...did you get your tassel from Tassel house its so you...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Dining Delight said...

How wonderful that you found a cabinet like that on Ebay! It is gorgeous and I love how you have displayed all your beautiful dishes and stemware!


Fifi Flowers said...

WOW! You have a lot of BEAUTIFUL dishes!

Shelia said...

Hi Christine! Oh, what a beautiful cabinet you have! Look how you've filled it with your gorgeous dishes! Oh, you have the most wonderful things! Love the little dragonfly on top!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

The Muse said...

First...the wall paper looks so decadent with the wood trim!
Currently we have a client who we are recreating a William and Morris pattern for...and I know they would faint over your room :)

Second..the lala many sweet pieces! I imagine you have such fun trying to choose what to use :)

I loved peeking in...and thank you for sharing !

Dolores said...

Good morning Christine! Your room, your corner cabinet and dishes are absolutely breathtakingly beautiful!

Candy said...

Just saw your comment at Lady Katherine's tea party. Sorry to hear you are still cleaning, but can understand by all the lovely dishes in the cabinet. Love those cups with the feet.
Did you see my hat pillow when you visited Lady Kat? She had me as the 'Weekly Feature'
Please don't work too hard, take time for a cup of tea ;-)

Kimberly said...

Love your China, and the little espresso cups. So beautiful!

shopannies said...

elegant and simply beautiful

Lisa @ Another Day Today said...

Your collection is beautiful :) And I adore the cabinet!

Lady Katherine said...

Oh, Christine the corner cabinet is so lovely as all the beautiful china you have in it. I need to let you come organize my China closet and China Cabinet. lol I see a lot of wonderful China and cups. You need to link this to Tea Time Tuesday for it not just for Tea, but anything related to Tea, China and a show and tell! Come on over! Glad your home, I know your going to miss the new baby and warmer weather! I always wondered how much it would cost to buy furniture out of state and ship it here. For I seen so many things I would love to have. Thanks for sharing this lovely piece!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Christine...

Ohhh...I remember your fabulous corner cabinet! I love all the pretty inlaid wood designs in the cabinet doors...sooo pretty! It looks gorgeous in your beautiful dining room too!!! Hehe...I had fun looking through your cabinet...sooo many pretties! I think that your antique Tirschenreuth dishes are one of my favorites of all your dishware! I love that light colored green and the pretty floral pattern! Oooh...and that pretty peacock tassel...gorgeous!!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful antique cabinet and all those fabulous dishes with us today! Such a treat!!!

I'm so glad that you came by and took a peek at my Birds of a Feather tablescape...I really enjoyed your sweet note, my friend! That's right, I had forgot that you said that you had the Brookshire dishes too! Can't wait to see a beautiful table done with them at your place! I know...they really are more Autumn and Winter dishes. I just had to hurry and do a tablescape with them...they were "burning a hole in my pocket" so to speak! Hehe! They are now put away in my china cabinet...probably won't see the light of day until next Fall! Eeeks...I sure don't want to rush through Spring and Summer though! I'm sooo ready for some warmer weather! It's been really cold and raining at our place. I just looked out and the rain has turned to snow...sheesh! Come on Spring!!!

Love ya,

Bill said...

My goodness, Christine ...

It's a dishaholic's fantasy! I've never seen SO many beautiful pieces of china displayed in one place (including fine retail and antique shops!)!!!

I noticed that the colors of the china coordinate perfectly with your wallpaper. Which came first ... the dishes or the decorating?

Warmest regards,

Lady Katherine said...

I was so thrilled looking at your new corner China Cabinet,and dishes. I forgot to say I love the peacock tassel and dragonfly. You should do your peacock post again one day, that Laurie did before you had a blog.
Also I so glad you joined in today. But your link was taking you to my blog. lol I going see if I can fix it now.

Lady Katherine said...
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Lady Katherine said...

Christine, I came got your link and added it to make it come to your blog instead of mine. Also you lucky girl, you won the wonderful hat pillow, I featured on my blog website today!

Duchess of Tea said...

Darling your china is amazing, what a collection. I want to just move right into your china display case and live there.

Love & Hugs

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Your corner cabinet is just beautiful, and the dishes you have collected are stunning! Very well done, Christine! Linda

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

What an amazing collection in one of the most beautiful cabinets I've ever seen. I am so jealous Christine~!!
Happy Tuesday

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Christine, I've always loved this cabinet, and you have some of the most gorgeous china patterns. I love the way you have it arranged! I always think it looks a little pretensious to see a china cabinet neatly arranged with onl a few pieces in it. Yours look useful and beautiful! laurie

Melissa Miller said...

Oh Christine this is really stunning! You have the most gorgeous dishes too. ~Lovely!

Picket said...

Ohhhh weee girl the cabinets are gorgeous!!!! I've never seen so much eye candy of dishes in one spot...uh sweetie...we still have an opening in our 'dishaholic's AA' membership if you bring a dish!!! lol lol Beautiful post sweetie...thanks for coming take care and have a great week! ~Picket~

Sares said...

Wow, I am shocked at how much you were able to store in the cabinet! It is a beautiful piece, as are all the pieces inside it. I love the first set of dishes with the green around the edges. Thanks for sharing all your pretty things, I always love to see your collections!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Christine, it is all so beautiful. You must entertain a lot. What a delight it would be to be at a dinner party at your home. Problem is, I would be snooping around in your china would draw me like a magnet! I'm glad I didn't miss this! Such beautiful china all in one place. It takes years of collecting I'm sure to accumulate such lovlies!
Hugs to you Christine. This was fun!

silk purse said...

This is a treasure trove of dish delights! Kind of like a dishware, 'candly store'!..,

I maeant to also mention last time, but never got back 'till now; that I love the fireplace in your fabulous and oh-so cosy kitchen!

Also, thanks for following @ The
Plumed Pen!..,

As always dear lady, you are warmly invited to visit me as well!

Cheers from Wanda Lee

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

A very beautiful corner hutch and filled with so many beautiful pieces!

Blessings & Aloha!
(I finally realized that I cannot leave a comment on every single post, cuz I spend way too much time! haha from now on when I am doing some catch up blog reading...I will read what I have missed, but try to comment only on the most recent one. :o)

Queenie said...

Your dish collection in your corner china cabinet is all of those spring colors inside there!
Big Hugs,
P.S. Love the red and white gingham table scape you did at your daughters house too...that was so cute!

Beth said...

Beautiful hutch and china! Christine, you have a lovely home and I didn't see any dust! John must have taken care of it while you were gone! :-)
Hugs, Beth

Kathleen said...

I have seen Bill lurking around your house...beware!
What a wonderful cabinet and fabulous collection of dishes etc..
Just amazing!!! Saving the pic so dh will stop complaining!

Pam @ Design Fanatic said...

I came over to thank you for your comments. Your dishes on the Easter tablescape are beautiful! - especially the colorful glasses.

sanjeet said...

you have absolutely the most beautiful china. Love your corner cabinet. Beautiful and very functional.

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Miss Mustard Seed said...

What a stunning piece of furniture! Just gorgeous and I love all of the china and serving pieces as well.

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