With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: China Cabinet

Thursday, January 13, 2011

China Cabinet

I am loving January!
(How many people do you know that says THAT?!?)
For me it is a time for packing away, organizing and de-cluttering.
It clears my environment and it clears my mind.
I feel lighter, brighter and happier.
I have been busy tackling many areas.
With much of the china and many pieces of crystal used for our Christmas entertaining out and just washed and dried, it was the perfect time to clean the inside of the china cabinet.
Our china was a gift from John's parents as a wedding gift.  The pattern is Donegal from Noritake.
 I had often felt the style was a bit too contemporary than I preferred but I was pleasantly surprised how lovely it looks in the dining room after I painted and re-did the space several years ago.
The stemware on the top left belonged to John's grandparents.  There were six glasses but you-know-who broke one a couple of years ago and is now afraid to tough them.
Somewhere down the road the lid to the sugar bowl was broken as well.
 One of my favorite wedding gifts received 35 years ago, is this crystal sugar and creamer set.
I know monetary gifts are always appreciated but when I see and use this gift I remember the occasion as well as the couple that gave it to us.
It makes it very special to this sentimental girl!
 Joining Cindy @My Romantic Home for Show & Tell Friday!


Mildred said...

Hi Lorraine, How very beautiful your china is. Did you know you can purchase a sugar bowl lid at replacements.com @

I also love the crystal. You have so many beautiful items with treasured memories. Thanks for sharing with us.

Have a great weekend.

Susan said...

Hello, LDH: I love crystal and china. Just love, love,love them. Yours are fine and elegant. Thanks for sharing them. Susan

marie said...

Your china cabinet is beautiful and it's filled with beautiful things. Everything just sparkles!

I love January too ~ for the same reasons. But I haven't been able to get to any of the "packing away, organizing and de-cluttering" yet. Hopefully I will before January ends! : )

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Me too....I've cleaned out the book shelves and the DVD collection and given a lot to charity...working in 'decluttering' is great for the months we're shut in because of cold temps outdoors....right?

Oh and your cut glass? Beautiful!!!

Come on over to my show n tell [link]


Happy Weekend!!

Deb said...

Love your china and crystal. I'm rather fond of January, too...it's my birth month!!! :)

Karen said...

I have special memories of Mother's china cabinet, and of helping her polish the silver. I love the way your cabinet was decorated. Have a great weekend.

NanaDiana said...

I love that pattern, Lorraine. It always says "Ireland" to me for some reason. It looks beautiful in the hutch along with the crystal.

I have been doing lots of sorting and cleaning out too...but need to do so much more...sigh...it is never-ending, isn't it? Hugs- Diana

Corners of My Life said...

I love the white crispness of your china and china cabinet. Your girls will appreciate knowing the "stories" behind all of your glassware and dishes.

Kathleen said...

Beautiful! My wedding china is Noritake, Heather. Still like it!
Looks a bit like yours!
Hope you have a great weekend!

Ann said...

I'm not real crazy about January because of how cold it always is but your china cabinet and china is beautiful.


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