Saturday, September 11, 2010

IN WITH THE OLD, OUT WITH THE OLDER!

I have a new-to-me china cupboard. It fits the space perfectly, and holds almost all of my hand-painted china collection.

It has pretty details, all original. I've seen similar china cupboards around the blog world painted white and distressed, which I loved; but somehow this natural finish just seems to suit our personal aesthetic better.

The new cupboard replaced this older, Victorian era curved-glass cupboard which we have had for almost 20 years. Whereas it served us well, it had some unpleasant memories attached. It was time to replace it, so I could walk past it without bringing up those memories every time.

Sometimes, you just have to move on!

I'm joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch
for Metamorphosis Monday

and

Marian at Miss Mustard Seed
for Furniture Feature Friday.

Check these two popular blogs out for lots of inspiration.

6 comments:

Mary Ellen said...

Sally what a pretty pretty cabinet you found! Was that at the Estate sale you have been helping with?

I got to go the Rosemount Museums Yard sale yesterday and we had to go into Pueblo to get painting supplies for painting our building. It was fun- found some things though nothing that blessed my socks off good.

Just got in from painting the building. We mixed oops paint 6 flat white and 4 other gallon oops paint that I had. Gosh I was so scared after it all had gotten mixed! In the bucket is looked terrible but came out a real pretty gold tan color which was what I was looking for!

It looks so much better but I am pooped de pooped!

bee blessed
mary

Shelia said...

Oooo, Sally! I love your olden cabinet! I love this style! Your other one was pretty but if it was bringing you sadness, you needed it gone! You have the most beautiful things ever!
Hope you're having a good weekend.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

PAT said...

It's beautiful,Sally.

It looks to be from the same era as my mother's cabinet, we have in our dining room. Although I like the look of painted furniture, I don't think I would want to paint Mother's. The detail in wood and veneer would be lost.

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Wow - I love the new cabinet. The legs are just gorgeous. I don't have gorgeous legs, so I look for them in furniture : ) Linda

bj said...

O, I do like this, Sally. Your dishes look so pretty in it. I wouldn't paint it, either, if this is what you love.

I have 3 grandgirls that will turn 13 the first part of Oct.
13....such a magical age. I am racking my brain to come up with something special for their gifts...something that will make them remember 13 forever...maybe a silver charm...?
xo bj

xinex said...

I love your new china cabinet, Sally. What pretty details! I also love what's inside it, all those painted china. I am glad you did not paint it...Christine