Sunday, May 17, 2009


It is Metamorphosis Monday hosted by Susan of

This is a fun event where everyone can show their before and after pictures. Be sure to go by Susan's charming blog to check out all of the other participants.

My little cupboard in my dining room is always ready for a metamorphosis. I usually try to dress it up for the different holidays throughout the year. So, today my BEFORE pictures are of my Mother's Day memorabilia.

This little cubby hole contains a picture of Bob with his mother and sisters. The little shoes were Bob's when he was small. Bob's mother was 95 years old on Saturday.

Now a picture of my mother and me shopping. She had just purchased this doll for me, and I couldn't take my eyes off of her - she was a Scarlett O'Hara doll. I'm sure Mother was telling me to watch where I was going.

A picture of mother and me again. I've included four generations of baby silverware and cups.

A cup that says Mama and a Mother's Day card from 1912.

Now, the time has come to morph my cupboard into the patriotic holidays of the summer.

In this cubby hole there are antique postcards, a school picture of me during WWII, and draft cards of my family from WWI, WWII, and the Viet Nam War. Did I mention that my family never throws anything away?

An old flag that I found in my great-grandmother's belongings and a stereopticon card from the late 1800s.

Another old postcard, a campaign pin from the early 1900s, a dog tag from WWII, and a Boy Scout membership card from the 1930s.

And finally, another old postcard, a picture of Betsy Ross, and, of course, George Washington.

Thanks for stopping by,



marty39 said...

I love it. What a fabulous idea to take a cupboard and redecorate it for all the holidays. I LOVE all of your wonderful family heirlooms. Just gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

Anonymous said...

This is such a fun cubboard to change and have fun with! Great job!

Lunch and antiquing sounds like a plan- maybe after the middle of June as we have VBS and camps till then- looking forward to it!


Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Wonderful metamorphosis! I love it!!

Kammy said...

Wonderful Met Monday ! I like how you change out things for the holidays - very cool. I love that statue of George Washington..
Hugs ~ Kammy

Really Rainey said...

What a FUN idea! I'm going to keep my eye out for something like that! AS I'm not one to decorate my whole house for a holiday... Happy MM~

~Really Rainey!~

ellen b said...

Oh very nice! What a great idea and result!

Joyce said...

Love the redo for the summer months and you have such interesting and meaningful items to display.

Sue said...

Hi Sally...I am always amazed by the wonderful family mementos that you have...Love the picture of you with your new doll...and the Americana in the cupboard...just terrific...especially George Washington....we always tease the daughter when we're at her house and say George Washington ate there...I can't tell you how many times we have used that line when we're in her dining room...her house is from was an Inn back when Washington went through Princeton to Trenton....Hey, he could have stopped there it is on the main Rd!

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

I love family memories. What a great way to display!

susan said...

I love this idea! I love that you not only have seasonal things in the cupboard but things that represent precious memories. Would love to see it on every holiday!

Michelle said...

What an amazing collection! I love the idea of displaying seasonal memorabilia, that's really great.

Fifi Flowers said...

Love old photos displayed!

Chandy said...

Very nice change. Gotta get ready for the summer!

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

Wow you have some fabulous memorabilia. I love how you change out the little cupboard for each holiday/season. I too come from a family who has a hard time throwing anything out. My problem is finding things when I need them. I love everything you showed us. Thanks!

nikkicrumpet said...

OH MY GOSH...that little cabinets is glorious alone...but with the wonderful memorabilia and the great personal touches....IT'S UNBELIEVABLE. I be your guests can't walk by without looking at all the stuff and asking questions. It really is an amazing focal point.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What a fabulous cupboard for holiday decor. I loved the Mother's Day look, and then you showed the patriotic decor, and I loved that too. It just has the perfect little cubbies to hold your treasures. How wonderful that you have such great family heirlooms. That photo of you with your doll is just the cutest thing! laurie

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Sally, I love how you changed your cupboard...what a fun way to celebrate the holidays and seasons. I LOVE the pic of you with your new cute is that! :-)