Sunday, February 21, 2016

Top of Kitchen Cabinet Use and Soup Tureen Collection

If you follow my blog, you would know that John retired last year and we moved right next door to my youngest daughter and her family's home in Florida. We downsized quite a bit. I sold a lot of stuff but we are still left with so much. If you know me, I love my dining and kitchen stuff and I have a tough time letting most of it go. I especially love my soup tureens. I sold a few before we moved but still has a lot and I had to be creative as to how to store or display them.
This is our kitchen here in FL. It is probably only a quarter of the size of our kitchen in Natchez, MS. But look at the top of the kitchen cabinets!! There is space there and an idea sank in.
 I asked my son in law/neighbor, who is quite handy, to add plywood on top. I did not even have to buy the supplies because we had a queen size platform bed in the master BR that we replaced with a king size bed and the platform was made out of solid wood. He sawed it to the right size and used it. And there are the tureens, all displayed on top!

Would you like to see a close up? Here they are!

 Some of my Polish Pottery collection
 And duck tureens! John loves ducks and I collected these for him, then I satisfy both of us, lol.

 I have more tureens left in Natchez, but no worry, cause I still have this cabinet on the other side and I can put them up there.
This is how they look like now. Those tureens are very bulky and very breakable and I am just so glad I found a place to store them.
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Vel Criste said...

You have quite a collection Christine! Glad you used that upper space , now you can enjoy your collection and choose easily too!

Sarah said...

Christine, you have a delightful collection of tureens. We have some atop our kitchen cabinets too, but just a few compared to this grouping. Glad you kept these.

Marigene said...

That is some collection, Christine! What a great place to store/show them off.

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine! Oh, I love where you were able to put your tureens. Oh, and how smart to use the wood to make the area level. I wish I had an area like this! Your tureens look beautiful. I'm sure you're loving being in Florida right by your daughter and babies. We've certainly enjoyed our move to upstate New York to be close to our babies. Hope you're doing well, my friend.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

SmilingSally said...

Hi Christine,

How nicely your collection shows. I admire the blue of the Polish pottery; it just pops! Thanks for sharing.

Have a Happy Blue Monday!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Christine, what a fabulous collection of tureens you have! I really like the ducks and how you have placed the soup tureens up above your cabinets. That is where I display most of my teapots, above the cabinets. Thanks so much for sharing and enjoy your day.


Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Wow Christine, what a collection of pottery and tureens! Love the ducks! They look wonderful above the cabinets!

Chloe Crabtree said...

What a great place to display those tureens! I love that you can enjoy seeing them on a day to day basis. How fortunate that you could move right next door to your daughter! My parents have recently moved into the apartment above my garage. It is wonderful being so close! Where are you in Florida? I am in Celebration, right outside of Orlando! Thanks so much for sharing over at Celebrate Your Story!

Sandra Lee said...

That's a pretty impressive collection!

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Boy you do have quite a collection and I know you must love having a place for them now, especially one you can see. I love the Polish ones. Great collection!

Creations By Cindy said...

Love your collection. As are the bomb! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

This is lovely, Christine...what an amazing collection you have...and how smart to use the unused space above the cabinets!

Rue said...

Isn't it wonderful when you find the perfect place to store something you love and be able to see it all the time too?! You have an impressive collection, my friend :)

I'm glad to read that your mom is doing better.

hugs to you,

Jeannie Marie said...

I love that space for decorating! I had antique appliances in one house and teapots in another. I love, love, love your tureens!

tree said...

You have a lovely eye for decorating. I love that countertop!

Storypiece said...

What a great collection! Thanks again for sharing at the Celebrate Your Story Link Up Party.

The Charm of Home said...

That is a great collection Christine! I have looked and looked for the perfect white soup tureen and I still haven't found one. Half the fun is the hunting! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

Nippon said...

Great information. Thanks!

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