Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Favorite Cupboard

Joining Shelia @Note Songs for her
 This sweet and functional cabinet was picked up at a neighbors garage sale lots of years ago.
It was in pretty bad shape but is just right for ready storage
without using up a lot of floor space.
 It is a bit flawed and needs a special up-and-twist
motion to close one of the doors.
We have painted and re-painted and replaced the screen front
several times but it still bares some frayed edges and a few tears.
For some reason, little grandchildren like to poke
their fingers and foreheads into the screen.
I have long overlooked its more-than-a-few nicks, scratches
and askew doors and call it character.
 It is a bit overfilled with baking and serving pieces stacked precariously.
 The top provides space for a lamp and our Give Thanks frame.
 This pair of delicate and dainty teacups were a
birthday gift from friends.
They hang in this cupboard waiting for
Brenna and Shaela's visits from NY.
Tea with cream and sugar cubes is something we have
during each visit.
~*~
My neighbor walks daily and one day as she walked by,
she asked about the cabinet that her father kept
in the barn to hold old oil cans.
 She was very happy to see the transformation
and how much I enjoy this piece.
To see other Favorite Cupboard posts, click Shelia's button above!
Also linking to Cindy @My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday!

32 comments:

Susan said...

Oh, LDH, I always enjoy my visits to your blog. The cabinet is a winner. Looks stunning and the storage looks neat, neat, neat to me! To have pokes and head pushes from grandchildren seems like a huge blessing to me! Great job with all. Susan

Leann said...

I love this cupboard and have admired it before. We have a smaller version from a friends yard sale, they had it in the garage too. I have mine in our dining room and love it!

Enjoy!

Leann

La Tea Dah said...

What a beautiful cabinet! How amazing that you were able to get it so white after it spent years storing oil cans!

The Old Block House said...

How gorgeous and wonderful to give such a bright new life to this old cabinet. Now I'm adding to my list an old cabinet to whiten and brighten for our space.

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NanaDiana said...

What a great old piece! It is outfitted perfectly with your dishes! What it is about kids and screening? SweetCheeks loves to poke her finger into the front door screening. Maybe I should beat her-Whaddaya think? Nah-;>) xxoo Diana

Jennifurla said...

I love your style.

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Oh I love it...and the comment, a piece from the garage her dad used for oil cans, just shows what an eye for transformation can bring. Great job!

Pamela Gordon said...

I love your cabinet. I'm glad you rescued it from the oil cans and made it pretty with dishes and white paint :-) It's perfect with the screening on the doors and the scratches and dings. Pamela

Sandy said...

I think the cabinet is darling. It looks made for
your white serving pieces and every little flaw
does add character.
Blessings~

Shelia said...

I just adore your sweet cabinet! Love the story behind it too! What a gorgeous snap you've taken too. Looks like it holds quite a bit of things and I can just see your little grands poking their little fingers in the screen! :)
Thank you so much for coming to my party!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Lynn said...

Love what you did with the white cabinet and also the white dishes inside, but I really love the "Give Thanks" frame. Have never seen something like this and think it is beautiful. A delightful way to be thankful for your blessings.

Elaine said...

Wow! As much as I'm usually a chaotic color kinda girl... all those soothing whites in your cabinet really call to me. They're delightful...Thank you so much for sharing with us!

Ann said...

a lovely cabinet especially considering it's transformation from an old oil can holder :)

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Beautiful whites ♥

Atelier de Charo said...

I need one of this! Is so lovely!

Big hugs
Charo

Kathleen said...

What a sweet little cabinet! Love your display of whites. Why do kids like to poke their little fingers through screens? Just because! :)

marie said...

It's a beautiful cupboard Lorraine ~ full of beautiful things. I love the sweet tea cups hanging there just waiting for special little visitors to come for tea.

The story behind it is wonderful and how nice that your neighbor got to see it's transformation.

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

Love the whites, very pretty cabinet! Gorgeous shot with the flower, it just pops! So pretty!

Mildred said...

Each time I visit your blog, I am overwhelmed with all your treasures and not only your flair for decorating but photography too.

Sue said...

LDL I didn't join this party, but I am certainly enjoying visiting those who did, and Your cupboard is beautiful, and all of your treasures too.

I read your post on your childhood home with all your memories, I was so blessed and touched by you memories.Thank you for sharing.
Sue

Julie Harward said...

I think it is very sweet, it reminds me of my grandma some how! It's perfect and it does seem to have a soul! ;D

Life In a Little House said...

Oh I love your cupboard...it is so nice when furniture has character!! And all your white pieces are beautiful it looks lovely ~and I had to giggle about your grandchildren poking their fingers through the screen that is cute ~Love Heather

Maggie Ann said...

I love what you've done with your cupboard, all in white ...its a pretty picture of charm. Isn't the word cupboard interesting?! I wonder how that word came to be. =) The screen is a great look and would keep flies out if you kept food in there in the old days. What a find you made when you got that! Your teacups are pretty too!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

That little cupboard is just wonderful. I love it and it looks so handy. That must have been used as a pie safe at one time? It perfect!! Wish I could find something like that.

Lallee said...

Your whites look so pretty all together. They speak serenity. I love the idea of your thankful frame too.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Love how everything looks! (Too cute about your comment of your grandchildren poking their fingers and foreheads into the screen :o) Your pretty cupboard fits perfectly along that wall. And I love your framed Give Thanks embroidery. I went over to check out the post about it.

Blessings & Aloha!
Thank you also, so very much, for stopping by and entering for one of my art giveaways :o)

Just a little something from Judy said...

Your blog is beautiful and it is always a treat to find some extra minutes and spend time here. I would be happy to have such a pretty piece of furniture. I like the thanksgiving frame too.

BECKY said...

I love it Lorraine! My kind of cabinet...white on white! I need to find one I can fill with my white collection! Just lovely!
HUGS,
Becky

Donna Heber said...

Lorraine,

Your baking cupboard is just beautiful - the white is so clean and crisp looking. It really is a lovely find. Thanks for sharing.

ShantyGirl said...

I love your cupbard and the items you have displayed in it. Lovely!!!
Sherry

Joy said...

Beautiful cabinet, I'd love to have something like that for my old dishes...I'll keep looking. Your home is decorated beautifully.

Susan said...

I truly love your cabinet!!

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