Sheila at Note Songs has invited blogland to a party to celebrate our favorite kitchen cupboard. My favorite has to be our Hoosier cabinet. For years in other houses, this cabinet served as a television cabinet in the family room. When we moved into this house 13 years ago, it finally found a home in an alcove in our kitchen.
The drawers in the bottom hold lots of stuff including place mats, napkins, camera and telephone chargers, candles, phone books, etc. The cupboard on the lower left holds three wooden boxes of sterling silver flatware.
However, its primary purpose is to keep track of my keys and to hold our supply of chocolate.
Occasionally (when I feel like dusting), I throw the doors open to enjoy some of my vintage stoneware collection.
I have quite a few bowls and pitchers in green and robin's egg blue. Sometimes, part of my collection of blue gets the starring role.
Other times, different pieces of blue get the spotlight.
Today, the twelve 5" ribbed bowls in various colors are center stage along with my mother's WWII cookbooks.
These little 5" bowls were all collected one at a time from all over the U.S.
Our cupboard retains all of its original features including the flour sifter and the sugar decanter. We use the little wire spice shelf to hold our appliance manuals. I love the original blue sponge detail on the pull-out work top. When we have parties, I pull out the sliding top to use for serving food and beverages.
I remember my grandmother had a similar cupboard in her kitchen which she used for all of its original purposes. It was practically her only workspace. Wouldn't our ancestors be amazed at the mega-kitchens we enjoy today?
In addition to Sheila's Heart of the Home party on Tuesday, I'm joining in the following links:
Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Check each of these blogs out - you'll fall in love with all of the inspiration!
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