Saturday, May 15, 2010

Another Cabinet for Storing More Dishes!

I would like to add another link, Martha and Terri's Tea Cup Tuesday. To see more, visit their site at http://www.marthasfavorites.com/.
It's time to announce the winners of my giveaway! I rolled the paper with names of all the commenters and asked John to pick 2 winners. The first one he picked will select from either the set of pillows or waffle maker from CNS and the second winner will get what I had put together.




The first winner is Cindy J. of http://sisterhoodofthecreativehearts.blogspot.com/ and the second winner is Vanna of http://lvroftiques.blogspot.com/.


Congrats girls, and please email me your addresses.




Cindy, please specify which one you prefer, the set of pillows or the waffle maker?



Last Saturday, I showed you this cabinet on Laurie's "A Few of My Favorite Things". I would like to show you more of it for Met Monday, Blue Monday, Mosaic Mon, Tabletop Tues, Teatime Tuesday, Tuesday Tea for 2 and Wed. Tea for Me and Thee. The links will be at the bottom of this post.




I fell in love with it when I saw it in an antique shop. It was not for sale and it is not an antique either. But dh and I offered to buy it so the owner sold it to us. We are getting used to that. Did I tell you that when we found our house, it was not for sale either? I made 3 trips here from Florida to find a house but there were very few for sale and I just could not find anything I liked. Our realtor knew that the former owners of this house were renovating a condo they own downtown and she told them she has a buyer and would they be willing to sell the house. And they did! I was so in love with it the first time I saw it that we offered full price for it right away. I did everything on my own, did all the closing by myself too. DH was on call 24/7 so he was not able to see the house until he quit his job and we actually moved in. Luckily, he loved it too!



Anyway, sorry for getting sidetracked. Back to the furniture. Shown below are the wall before and when the movers brought the cabinet in.




There were only 2 glass shelves which seemed pretty thin to me so I called the glass company to order 2 thicker ones.




I was only able to add 1 more glass shelf in so I have a spare. I cleaned the whole cabinet and immediately moved some favorite dishes in. As you can see, I filled it pretty fast!

I placed flow blue dishes on the bottom shelf, an antique silver plated gravy server and some Waterford stems.



Then, I moved the French Limoges plates from the corner china cabinet in the dining room. They were just stacked on top of each other there because there was no room to display them. I am happy to be able to see them better now cause I really like them. With them I displayed a flow blue tea pot, blue and white pitcher and sauce tureen and a set of Tirschenreuth expresso cups and saucers, a Victorian blue and white cheese and butter server and tray.


On the next shelf, I am displaying a set of coffee pot, a silver plated wine decanter set, some colored stemware, a blue Viennese decanter set adorned with cameos, and various small blue collections.



On the top shelf, I brought the green Tirschenreuth Bavarian flowered dinner plates which used to be just stacked in the dining room corner cabinet. I also added a silver plated coffee and tea set, an English silver plated Sheffield coffee pot and 2 sets of Tirschenreuth tea and coffee sets and some vintage egg cups. Can you tell I like Bavarian Tirschenreuth dishes? I am always looking for them because the company no longer exist so they don't make them anymore.


And here, you can see all the shelves.


I really like all the carvings on the cabinet especially the top and bottom.


There is room on top and I plan to move our Victorian hunters, stag and hounds centerpiece. It's on top of the French cabinet in the dining room right now and it is very heavy so I will need someone to help me move it. I think it will look better here.





I am linking with Mary for Mosaic Monday at http://dearlittleredhouse.blogspot.com/





Sally for Blue Monday at http://smilingsally.blogspot.com/



Marty for Tabletop Tuesday at http://astrollthrulife.blogspot.com/



Lady Katherine for Teatime Tuesday at http://ladykatherineteaparlor.blogspot.com/



WandaLee for Tuesday Tea For 2 at http://theplumedpen.blogspot.com/




WandaLee for Wednesday Tea For Me and Thee at http://theplumedpen.blogspot.com/



Thanks, ladies for hosting all these fine memes and thank you all for your visits.



Now, let's visit all the hostesses and their participants!

59 comments:

Kathysue said...

Hi C, you have the most amazing collections of dishes and porcelain pieces I think I have ever seen in one home. Your china cabinet looks like a piece that would be in a fine china shop. The flow blue alone had me in your hand, Love it,Happy Sunday, Kathysue

mbkatc230 said...

This is a gorgeous piece Christine! Mom found a cupboard that she thought was perfect for her home, it was part of a shop display and not for sale. She asked if they would be willing to sell it, and they were. Just goes to show it can never hurt to ask when you find something you really love. You really have the most amazing collection of china. I bet you're happy that you have more display space now! Kathy

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Like Double Wow Christine!
The cabinet is incredibly gorgeous and your flow blue is exquisite!
What beautiful china you have, you could fill an antique shop yourself!
Hugs and Happy Monday,
Cindy

lvroftiques said...

Christine I am a drooling fool! What fab eye candy you've displayed in that cabinet of yours!!*drip* I don't even know where to start...I'm overwhelmed! And the new display cabinet is gawgeous too!! I once hounded the owner of a favorite antique for years to try and get them to sell me a chandelier they had displayed in their front window. The answer was always no....when finally I came in on my 40th B day and asked one more time and they said YES!! I value that chandy all the more because it was so difficult to atttain. Sometimes things are just "meant to be" *winks* And I'm soooo excited to win your contest!! YIPPEEE!!! Vanna

Sarah said...

Christine, congratulations to the sisters. And congratulations on your new cabinet. I think I left a comment about on Saturday, but looking at it today I see that you have filled it with beautiful china, etc. Always nice to have one more storage cabinet. ~ Sarah

Glenda/MidSouth said...

That cabinet is so pretty !!!
Have a great week.

Just Breathe said...

You did a great job filling it up!

Atticmag said...

The flow blue is superb and makes a great anchor for everything in the cabinet. Jane F

Creations By Cindy said...

Love your new cabinet. You got yourself some beautiful dishes girl! Oh, I could shop at your place all day. Be blessed. Cindy

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Christine, you always have such amazing things! That flo blue collection is so pretty in your new cabinet. Your house is like a museum with all of your wonderful "shiny objects" and is a magpie's paradise.

Happy Blue Monday, my friend...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Shelia said...

Oh, my goodness, Christine! This cabinet is gorgeous! You do find the most wonderful things! And look how you've filled it - such pretty things!
Now you're going to have to build on a second story soon, I'm sure, with all your acquired pieces.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

ellen b. said...

Oh my Christine! That is an amazing cabinet for storing dishes in. I'm working on some storage of my own here at my humble abode :0)

Diann said...

Hi Christine!

What a stunning cabinet! I can see why you fell in love with it! and all the beautiful dishes look amazing in it!

You go after things that aren't for sale the way I ask for a discount on everything I want to buy! LOL Hey, we both know, it never hurts to ask!

32˙North said...

Hi Christine,

That little cobalt glass creamer with the sterling overlay is definitely my favorite - I'd be using it for flowers all the time! Your Limoges is also really great - I'm a big blue and white fan!

Amanda

Dena E's Blog said...

Thanks so much for your follow and your note..It made my day/night. I have just finished my next blue monday post and kept it shorter this time. Your photos are just lovely Sweetie..Just beautiful..Many blessings to you this week~Hugs Dena

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Oh Christine! you found a fabulous cabinet! I love the front door glass and the wood carving on it! and your collections! my oh my precious treasures! love them all! thanks for sharing and have a good week!
xo
fitty

FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Hi Christine, What a beautiful cabinet! I love the wood carvings and your display is perfect. You have so many beautiful dishes, etc. I really enjoyed my visit.
Hugz,
Kim

Mary said...

Oh Christine, I'm in dish heaven! LOVE your flow blue! And what a beautiful cabinet! thanks for sharing at MM> :)

luna said...

What a stunning cabinet!
Happy BM and happy MM!

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful cabinet and photos! Love the blue dishes and the glasses. very pretty! Have a great week!

Carol at Serendipity said...

Christine,

Your collection of dishes is absolutely exquisite. The cabinet was meant to be.

Carol

SmilingSally said...

What a fortunate one you are, Christine, to be able to buy all of these lovely things. Your house is a showcase! Happy Blue Monday.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

I need to stop drooling over here! The new cabinet is gorgeous on its own, but your collections of dishes and glassware is amazing! Just beautiful.

Nancy said...

Christine, What a neat story to read about how you bought your home! That is so exciting and such a great story...the house must have been meant for you! I love this room with the paneling. It feels so warm and comfortable.

Your china cabinet is stunning! And the dishes inside...oh my!

Becky said...

Christine, your flow blue dishes are gorgeous. I only have one piece and it is a small platter. Thank you for sharing your lovely collection. My Blue Monday post features dishes, too.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your blue makes my heart go pitter pat. I adore blue flow.

Mary said...

How very beautiful, Christine. The china is exquisite. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Cindy J. said...

Oh Christine, this is gorgeous! One of my all time favorite things are flow blue dishes...always top on my dream list...and that beautiful cabinet.. my goodness it couldn't be more fabulous! I was so excited to get back in town and see your note about your give-away, really I can't remember ever winning anything! Whooooppppeeeee! Thank-you so much. Love, Cindy

susan said...

Christine-I can see why you fell in love with it! I love the shell motif in the carving. You have been having FUN rearranging and playing with the dishes! It looks great! It is great to have a place to show off and enjoy your dishes instead of hiding them in cabinets.

maria said...

Oh my, I love your cabinet and your have an amazing collection.

Happy Blue Monday!

Mine is here.

Sue said...

Christine, You took a beautiful piece of furniture and made it even nicer by filling it with your gorgeous collections! The china,silver,and crystal look just beautiful in there. hugs, Sue

Joyful said...

How wonderful you were were able to buy both your house and your cabinet even though they were not on sale. They were meant to be! I love the blue dishes too.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Nice cabinet. Pretty Dishes. Valerie

Mama Ko said...

You have beautiful and big house. I love your blue dinner wares collection.

Beth said...

Christine, Your new cabinet is beautiful and I love your flow blue dishes, your colored stemware and your Bavarian flowered dishes. Gorgeous and stunning collection! And now you have just the place to display it properly! :-)
Beth

Dena E's Blog said...

Just came by once more to say HEY!!!
Have a blessed week BTW..
(((HUGS))) Dena

Lavender Cottage said...

That is a beautiful piece of furniture and you filled it with some really nice china and other things.

Dining Delight said...

What a gorgeous cabinet and I love how you have displayed your dishes inside! Interesting story about how you got your house! I would be way too scared to go ahead without knowing my DH loved the house first!

DD

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: Amazing china and china cabinet. It is all so neat and orderly. I just love every bit of it. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Olivia~ said...

Oh my heavens this beautiful cabinet is breathtaking not to mention your gorgeous collection of dishes! Isn't it wonderful to fall in love with something and get it! Giggle! Thank you for sharing your treasures!
Hugs,
Olivia

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♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Thats beautiful Christine, especially with all your great china in it. I love how the window is reflected too.. Congrats on your newest treasure.

Sonny

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

Such a wonderful, enviable collection!

Tricia said...

What a gorgeous china cabinet! And you have filled it with your beautiful china and other goodies so attractively. I love color, and seeing all your pretty plates is just like being in a candy store!

Debbie said...

What a very sweet story. You just know what you love the minute you see it. We bought our home without ever stepping inside. Your cabinets is a beautiful piece...I love the detail on the glass. Of course all your pieces just finish it off.

Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

What a gorgeous cabinet! Your lovely china & silver look wonderful displayed in it :) Thanks so much for sharing, warmest, Brenda

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Hi Christine, Your cabinet is so perfect in that spot...I love how it looks in your room. Your china and antique pieces are gorgeous! Absolutely stunning collection and displayed beautifully!

Kiki said...

Super wow..that is mega-gorgeous! I am enchanted..it is so beautiful! Gorgeous photos..everything looks stunning!
Kiki

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Just beautiful girl...WOW!! love the legs on this beauty...do you know any of the history on the piece?? you and John do find the best stuff girl...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

what a gorgeous cabinet...and filled to the brim with wonderful collections of chinA!

love it!

come by sometime and see my tea cup post too!

ciao bella
creaive carmelina was here

Creations By Cindy said...

Christine, be sure to check out my blog. You have an award. Be blessed. Cindy

Terri said...

Oh My! Your china is totally stunning! The blue china with the gorgeous plates behind look totally amazing. Thank you so much for sharing these with us!
Hugs,
Terri

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Christine, I just love this cabinet, but all the fabulous dishes and accessories you have in it are just stunning. I just drooled through every shelf. So pretty. You really do know how to arrange everything so beautifully. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

nannykim said...

Beautiful as always. I enjoyed hearing about your home purchase as well; you are a character! When I saw you gave away a waffle maker, I had to laugh. This week when my first waffle of the morning had finshed cooking, I went to open the waffle maker and presto....the handle broke off!!! I had to hold the waffle maker with 2 potholders and my hubby took a screwdriver and pried the thing open. I guess it was just getting too old. So when we go on vacation this coming week I hope I will have time to look for one! Have a blessed week.

nannykim at http://spindlecottage.blogspot.com/

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

What a stunning piece of furniture. I don't blame you for asking to buy it. I love your Limoges and Bavarian dishes. You have some of the most beautiful pieces I've seen.

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Oh my! Could there ever be a cabinet more perfect to display all your GORGEOUS china!! I dont think so!!
You have a wonderful collection and spectacular pieces!!
Thank you SO much for your lovely post!!

Lynn

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

What a beautiful hutch and gorgous china! ~Maryjane

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Your china is breath-taking in that beautiful cabinet. Congratulations to Cindy and Vanna!! Lucky gals! laurie

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow what a beautiful display! Love your china.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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