Sunday, September 25, 2011

Rearranging Dishes in Kitchen China Cabinet

I have more time to spend inside the house now since we have installed a sprinkler system in the yard and I don't water the garden as much. I only water the plants on the porch and around the pool now.

I decided to rearrange the dishes in the kitchen china cabinet.

Here is the "Before".

and the "After"

Here is the left row of the cabinet. You will see an enlarged view of each shelf below from the top to the bottom.

Sterling silver "State flowers" salt cellar spoons, Spode's "Buttercup" dishes and a copper bowl.

Some yellow plates and a hen topped bowl server, I just bought yesterday from TJ Maxx. John and I made a trip to Baton Rouge Saturday, to buy each other a Wedding anniversary present and I told him to just take me to TJ Maxx, and of course, I filled my cart, lol.

Silver plated EPN with Victorian figural bird finial set (Note to myself: I need to polish them soon). Blue and white pottery tea set.

Hammersley's "Bird of Paradise" dish set and a chicken cloche I also got as part of my TJ Maxx "anniversary present" shopping spree.

This is the middle row of the cabinet. The succeeding pictures will again show an enlarged view of each shelf.

A brown and white transferware soup tureen I just bought from Richard of "My Old Historic House", oyster plates including a Limoges set, bee sugar and creamer server set, its teapot that I am still hunting for, salt cellar with tiny spoons, some ceramic roses and books.

"Winterling" Coffee or tea set and Spode "Emma's Garland" tray and tea set. I have the coordinating plates kept in the foyer's console cabinet, and a polish "Warvel" tea set. I have the complete dinnerware set stored in a china cabinet in the dining room.

I do not know what the pattern and maker is on the dessert plates and the tea set on the left. The tea cups in front of it says "I don't go to the gym, I garden", which is me:-) . The one on the right is a tea set bt Fitz and Floyd "Bellacara". I am still on a lookout for a creamer to complete the set.

Staffordshire's brown and white transferware "Royal Mail", some sterling silver tea spoons, Limoges black and white transfer salad plates and a rooster egg server.

This is the row on the right. The next photos that follow will show an enlarged view of each shelf.

The top displays our Johnson Brothers "Old Britain Castles" set with a lidded server I bought from Nancy of "Nancy's Daily Dish" and a swan salt cellar.

More of the red and white "Old Britain Castles" transferware, brown and white transferware cruet set and Johann Haviland "Brown Rose" tea set.
The rest of the "Brown Rose" dish set is stored in the dining room china cabinet.

Next is a Fleur de Lis tea set I bought in New Orleans, a silver plated bon bon tray, a tureen with a blue bird and a dessert serving set.

The bottom shelf consists of my Tirschenreuth Bavarian "Rosedale" dish set.

This is how the cabinet looks like now with the doors closed.

I did not change anything on the top of the cabinet. It still has some soup tureens, our sterling silver tea and coffee set. Polish pottery fluted bowl servers and others.

And that concludes the tour of the kitchen china cabinet. I am such a dishaholic that this is only 1 of my 7 china cabinets and now I am organizing our walk in closet in the garage so I can easily access the dish sets there.

I am linking with Susan's Met Monday at
Sally's Blue Monday at
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Lady Katherine for Teatime Tuesday at

Sandi for teatime Tuesday at

Wanda Lee and Pam for their Tea Things parties at

Martha and Terri for teacup Tuesday at /
Trish' Tea Party Tuesday
Miss Spencer's Teacup Thursday at
Bunny's Blog Hop Wed at

Thanks, gracious ladies, for hosting and thanks y'all for stopping by and leaving your sweetest comments.


Susan said...

Very Nice Christine!

Richard Cottrell said...

The Queen of dishes. Glad you like your new tureen. Richard from my Old Historic House.

eileeninmd said...

Wow, you do have a lot of dishes. I love the cute tea set.Christine, I hope you have a wonderful week.

Marigene said...

1 of 7...can't wait to see the others, do have some beautiful china!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I always love peeping in your cabinets, and this time, I spotted a Spode pattern my MIL also has! You have some wonderful things in there, Christine. Thanks for sharing.



Loretta said...

Very nice and organized!

Laura Wilkerson said...

wow that was a lot of work i bet! Looks great though!

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Whew...that would take me weeks Christine. You have such beautiful dishes!~

ButterYum said...

I love when I reorganize a collection - kind of breathes new life into everything. I've said this before, but that's such a beautiful cabinet.


Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Lovely collection! Beautiful china. The cabinet looks gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Bella Vista Cottage said...

Christine, now, that is a lot of dishes! You have them so organized and neat. A really great job and they look nice, too.

Barb ♥

Deanna said...

lovely dishes and i like the way you've rearranged them.

Looks cheery!

Jeanne Selep said...

The redo looks lovely! It is fun to see how the focal points change in the before to after...

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

HOLY MOLY Christine!
I have never seen so many beautiful dishes in one spot!
That is simply amazing!
Hugs friend,

Carrie said...

What an amazing arrag of interesting, beautiful dishes and serving pieces...You must have had fun rearranging all your pretties!

Amy said...

You have such a beautiful and gorgeous collection! I'll be a super happy girl if I have 1/10 of your collection there. :) Lucky girl!

Luna Miranda said...

wow, you have 7 china cabinets?! you must love to have dinner parties at home. beautiful collection.
Fitz & Floyd was a client a few years ago.

Kim, USA said...

I love them all and I am drooling lol!! Happy Monday!

My Blue

SmilingSally said...

You're going to love that sprinkler system! Thanks for sharing your blues.

Happy Blue Monday, Christine.

Hi, I'm Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh you have a truly enviable collection!

Please stop by and see the under $20 makeover I gave an ugly brass light fixture.

Happy Monday!

bj said...

I've never seen so many beautiful dishes, Christiney...they are all just magnificent.
Have a beautiful week.
xo bj

Sweet Meanderings said...

You have such beautiful dishes! I think you could have some lovely parties! I really like the chicken cloche. I never seen one like that. Good job on the "after."

Darleen~ Places In The Home said...

You had me at Limoges! Your collection is impressive and beautiful. Dishes tell a story of tastes, time, and travels, don't you think? I'm sure the rearranging was work but definitely a labor of love.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

It looks wonderful. I am sure that was a lot of work!

Cafe au lait said...

You did a good job! Happy Blue Monday!

I played too. Mine are here and here.

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
You have some Beautiful China sweet lady. I hope you have a great week with your family. I just post my new tablescape for this week fall.
XXOO Diane


Hey my friend, I love your kitchen hutch and it looks great and with your gorgeous dishes how could it not! You did a wonderful job, I love it that it's quite a big piece, where a lot fits, I have only smaller ones and so carton boxes are my solution and I hate to open them! Wonderful! Have a terrific week sweetie. Hugs, FABBY

chubskulit said...

Such gigantic China cabinet you've got, love your collection too.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Christine, you have such wonderful dishes! You must love choosing a pattern to entertain your guests. What fun! Thanks for sharing with us.


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You have so many beautiful pieces and wonderful designs! I love stacking plates...looks so neat done that way! Enjoy your week! ♥

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Christine, your china cabinet is displayed beautifully before and after. You do have such lovely pieces and they are all displayed so beautifully. I always enjoy see all of your beautiful china and accessories. Thanks for joining TTT Hugs, Marty

Dhemz said...

wow! stunning....those are expensive collection....thanks for sharing...and thanks for dropping by!

Anglers Rest said...

A very impressive collection. Thanks for sharing.

Johanna said...

Hi Christine,
you turned a big work into a fun. The rearranging of the dishes is also a chance to put fall colored things in the best view. The whole kitchen looks new and rearrangement is from time to time anyway necessary. Your hutch is beautiful and so are the dishes. Enjoy your pretty things and thank you for sharing.
Best greetings, Johanna

Sandi said...

What fun you must have had! It always takes me a whole day to rearrange as I remember how I received each piece and take new delight in forgotten pieces.

Snap said...

Oh, goodness, Christine! What a wonderful collection of dishes you have. You are the Queen of dishes! Happy Tea Day!

Diann said...

Thats it! I just want to come and shop at your house for my next tea party post! You just have so many beautiful things Christine! Visting from Tea cup Tuesday. Have a lovely day!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Beautiful! So many to choose from! that would be so hard to decide which to use :o) I love dishes and especially drinking glassware!

Blessings & Aloha!
Thank you dear friend for stopping by and for your kind comments.

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Christine -- your cabinet is stunning and all those wonderful dishes -- how much fun they must be to play with :)


Traci said...

Very pretty! I love how big your china cabinet is. You can fit so much & it shows up so pretty!

Marlis said...

I've been playing catch up.. your cupboard looks wonderful.. want to come do mine? Also love your photos of your family in the previous post.. So beautiful.Loved seeing the little video too. Great that you have a gardner. That must be heaven.. xo marlis

Jo's This and That said...

Love your dishies! Thanks for sharing! JoAnn

Micupoftea~ said...

Both shots look nice....I LOVE TJMaxx!!! Just was there today :)
The ceramic cloche with the chicken is cute, love the redware and the Johnson Bros!

Bunny Jean said...

Oh MY... you do have a lot of beautiful dishes! I love the finish on you china cabinet, nice to see some "wood" for a change :)

Well I can't talk right now... I'm off to TJMaxx, Marshalls, or if I have too... Homegoods to find me some chicken cloches!

Thanks for sharing this at my party!

xoxo Bunny Jean
Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

Terri said...

Wow! You and Martha are the most serious collectors I know!
All your china is gorgeous. And now it is all dusted and arranged so well. How fun is that!
I love your French tea pot, and the pink transferware!

Poppy said...

You have the most beautiful collection of dishes,Christine! I wanna go shopping in your china cabinet... all your transferwares are sooo gorgeous! I love transfer ware! The hen topped bowl server is adorable and so is the rooster egg server. Beautiful china! Thanks for sharing with us and congratulations on your anniversary. Have a wonderful evening!~Poppy

SavannahGranny said...

Wow! What a collection. Every item is beautiful. You have impeccable taste. Ginger

Lady Katherine said...

So lovely,Christine! I love all your dishes. I have to say the chickens caught my eye! You did a wonderful job! Wish someone would arrange mine. lol Thank you for all your sweet words! Means alot!

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