Check out Smiling Sally for this week's participants in Blue Monday.
For my contribution this week, I'm showing you our Hoosier-style cabinet. These were very popular in the first two decades of the 20th century due to lack of storage and workspace in the kitchens of that era. Most of the cabinets were manufactured in Indiana, thus the name. Ours was built by the Wilson Cabinet Company and has the special feature of a built-in flour storage bin and sifter and a glass canister to hold sugar.
See the wonderful sponge-painting detail on the pull-out enameled top!
And the blue stained-glass window detail.
And inside, I have some of my blue bowl and pitcher collection from the same era.
Behind the tambour door is the sugar cannister in the corner. Behind the long door on the left is the flour container and sifter (I neglected to get a picture of that!)
The cupboard was originally owned by a friend of Bob's family. When we bought it, the tambour door was in pieces and the cupboard was in need of restoration after many years of use. Therefore, we got it for a bargain price. We have enjoyed having this cabinet for many years - it has made the rounds in our various houses. Most of its life with us it was in the family room holding the TV, books and games; but the last 11 years it has been in this little alcove in the kitchen.
Thanks for stopping by,