My great-grandparents' dining room suite is mine now, and I love every piece of it. Especially the tea cart, which houses my collection of Majesty magazines (given to me by my mother), and the china cabinet, which is used for everything but china.
I love how comfortable the room feels at night when the little light inside the cabinet is turned on, and everything glows softly. Like the favorite fabrics that I can't bear to cut into, and the lonely Colonial figure, purchased at a vintage-and-antique shop, even though his mate was missing.
The photograph of my beautiful grandmother (btw, my "Beedie's Garden" pattern was designed for her)…
The little Dutch shoes that my sweet friend Karin recently sent to me…
Earlier this year, I spotted this adorable couple at my favorite country shop, Weathered and Worn…
Isn't he wonderful? I love his shoes! He looks like Ben Franklin to me.
And his lovely wife…
Of course, you-know-who is always into everything, so this doesn't surprise me in the least…
(I'll miss her when she moves, despite her silent-yet-intrusive self.)
I love my china cabinet. And I'm fairly certain that my great-grandparents, Ola and JC, had no idea that this is how their china cabinet would spend its retirement, some 50 years after they purchased it.
I have my grandmother’s cabinet, it’s probably about 60-70 years old, and I adore it..
enjoy your cabinet!!!
Oh nice! I think you use your cabinet in just the right way. Love it!
I think they would be very pleased. It looks absolutely beautiful!
It looks like it was always meant to be..it is the perfect fit for the rest of your beautiful home..LLLY
♥ marylin ♥
Absolument beautiful !!
have a good day
bisous de FRANCE
I’ve stitched your Salem Hornbook…
thanks so much to have created a so lovely pattern….
Your patterns are ALWAYS fantastic… the next in my list is Elizabeth I
have a lovely day :-)))
I’m sure all your grand parents would marvel at how you have put this beautiful piece of furniture to work for you.
love how you’ve decorated the inside!
To me, the most wonderful thing is that not only you have a most precious family heirloom, but that you get to share your love of it with the world. I’m sure your grandparents are smiling from heaven above with love.
It looks beautiful, and it does not matter that there is no china in it. I love the bunny figures, they are adorable.
No better use for a china cabinet. I love the pictures you took of the figurines and things in the cabinet. You have inspired me to try it with my collector dolls….but first I need to clean the cabinets. dust will always find a way in to the top shelf.
Gorgeous!!!!! I love how sentimental it is to have it too :-).
Paulette, your grandmother would love this post and especially love how you use her cabinet to hold your treasures!
I’ve always loved Beedie’s Garden!
She never imagined how much you would cherish her ‘old thing’ did she? You didn’t mention, but I see in the background a precious little poodle, don’t I?
I love it and the way you decorated it. I also love the bunnies. You grandmother was beautiful
Lighted corner curio cabinets
Old people really done a great job by collecting these precious treasure. Specially I love the little Dutch shoes. They are too cute.