Saturday, May 15, 2010

Another Cabinet for Storing More Dishes!

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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 and the second winner is Vanna of

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.

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Marty for Tabletop Tuesday at

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WandaLee for Tuesday Tea For 2 at

WandaLee for Wednesday Tea For Me and Thee at

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!

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