My Alpine Home

Monday, October 1, 2012

What’s In Your Cabinet?

If you have a dish fetish like I do then you will probably be excited about this party.

Sandi,  from Rose Chintz Cottage is hosting What's in Your Cabinet?

Oh, I have so many cupboards full of dishes, but I thought I would share my favorite little cabinet.  I’m sure that many of you have seen it before.

But today I am going to share it a little more up close and personal.  I found her years ago at a small gift shop in a nearby town.  The shop has since closed.

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Before we get to the inside, I want to list three things that I love about this little cupboard.

1.  The door is made from an old window.

2.  She has layers of white and green paint.

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3.  She has the cutest metal plate and glass door knob.

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Now for a peek inside. . .

ruby red teacups for a spot of tea.

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a single hobnail teacup and stacks of saucers.  Candlesticks, one cute scalloped small serving bowl and a fun pedestal dish I made from a saucer and votive.

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More pitchers and small dessert bowls.

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A small pitcher and an assortment of red glasses.  A couple more bowls, one being hobnail which I love!

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The bottom shelf holds a trifle bowl, a mini pitcher, one candle holder, a cruet,  jelly jar, S&P, stemmed glasses, plates, and a dinner bell.

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This collection started three years ago while vacationing in Virginia.  I spied it in a quaint shop on a scenic byway.

When I picked up the round Avon pitcher is was priced $100. The cruet was $17 and, you get the jiff. I put it back on the shelf and we left.  About 10 miles down the road I told my hubby that I wished I had bought at least one piece.  He said, “I will go back if you really want me to”.  How could I resist?  We went back into the store and I walked (almost ran) over to decide which piece I wanted.  The store keeper came over and said, “that’s been here a while, if you want it I’ll give it all to you for $100.

I swear I heard angels singing right then and there.  I did lose one large bowl on the flight home.  Ever since then I have picked up any red that I find at estate or thrift sales.  I even bought a set of 60’s red hobnail dishes and two large bowls. They had to go in the kitchen because the little cabinet is full.

I am no longer buying red.  As you can see, no room in the inn. lol!

However, I would buy red large plates if I ever ran across them.

I pull these out at Christmas and Valentines.  They make for a fun tablescape.

Here is one I did last year using them.

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As you can see, I used my wild bird plates.  No red dinner plates.

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Hard to think of Christmas when it’s barely Oct.  But oh baby, it’ll be here before we know it.

I’d love to know, what’s in your cabinet?

Hugs,

Jann

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23 comments:

Antiques And Teacups said...

What lovely ruby red glass! Gorgeous! You could set such a gorgeous table with that! Where in Utah? Our kids & families live in Draper & Kearns and all love it...although one family is trying to move to the coast here by us. Nice to meet you!
Ruth

Salmagundi said...

I love all of your red dishes. I collect red Fostoria in the Argus pattern - started that addiction in the 1960's when it was a new Fostoria pattern. Now, I occasionally see it in the antique stores. I think I must be getting old, too!!!! Sally

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

The cabinet is really a fun piece. I love red. I don't have a lot of red glass pieces but I sure love them.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Jann,
First of all, I love your cabinet! I love the door, the plate, and especially the glass door knob! What a wonderful piece; it has so much personality!!
Your red collection is really pretty and what a lovely table it would set for the Holidays. I am so happy to have you join my party. Thanks for sharing and have a delightful week.

Blessings,
Sandi

Pamela Gordon said...

I love your cabinet. That old window and glass door knob are sweet. You have a great collection of red glassware. That is something I don't have a piece of at all. Have a great week.

jeanetteann said...

How lovely it all is,so dramatic, and the cabinet is so lovely,especially the knob pull. xx

Ky said...

This is one of my favorite collections of yours! I absoultly love the red dishes! And they look even better in my favorite cabinet of yours. I just love the crystal door handle. Too cute. Love eyou!

It's All Connected said...

That is the sweetest cabinet! All that red glass would look wonderful with the white ironstone that fills my cabinet. ~ Maureen

Maria Elena said...

Gorgeous cabinet and what a beautiful display! Gorgeous collection!

Lavender Cottage said...

The cabinet is a really unique piece and I love all the red glassware inside, ideal for Christmas entertaining.
Judith

Jonell said...

Omy I am a 'dish soul mate' but have never run into quite the deal you found..I WILL TAKE THAT RED PITCHER, SECOND SHELF FROM THE TOP ON THE RIGHT SIDE...lol. I made choices often based on shapes.

Jonell

Tea in Texas said...

Love the darling cabinet and the window door is so precious. The red glass collection is beautiful and I love the story of how it all began. The red pitchers are my favorites but then you need the glasses. Just so pretty in your cabinet!

Thanks, Pam

Kris said...

It is so pretty!!!!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I love the cabinet and the red dishes! I spied that glass door nob right away!
Sorry I haven't visited in awhile. It seems like I can't get around to everyone anymore.

The Farmer's Daughter said...

I haven't seen these red pieces like this in ages! I always thought they were so pretty at Christmastime. A great collection. . . .

Two Cottages And Tea said...

What a sweet cabinet to hold all your beautiful red dishes. I'm sure you have fun with them at Christmas and Valentines Day. Lovely tablescape!
Nancy

Patty said...

The cabinet is gorgeous and I love those dishes!

Katherine Wolak said...

LOVE the red glass! Isnt it just so beautiful!? :D The cabinet too, is lovely! :)

Hugs,

Nann from At Nann's Table said...

I LOVE love love your redware Jann. It is beautiful and adds so much to the table. I need to come see it in your cabinet. So pretty!! N.

~ Liz ~ said...

What a great collection. That cabinet made from an old window sets it all off perfectly!
Liz

Debra said...

Oh this is all too cute....love all these beautiful dishes and cups but the cabinet is a beauty too! :)

Chenille Cottage said...

Oh, how I love all the beautiful redware! This was such a great post.
Thank you for sharing it with all of us, Jann.
Blessings,
Carolynn xo

Little Susie Home Maker said...

That is such a pretty cupboard! The red glas looks so pretty in it. I sure wish I had a collection like that! Red glass would be so fun to have
Blessings,
Susie