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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Cupboard Love

  Hope it's not too early to share a little
cupboard love
 from the Holiday Cupboard. 


Last month, before Christmas, I mentioned that we had stopped off in Washington, Missouri, a quaint little river town on our way home from St. Louis, to visit a few antique shops and have lunch at a wonderful little inn.


Just the day before we left town, I had said that I'd wanted to dress the Holiday Cupboard in red transfer ware for Christmas, but just didn't have enough dishes to make a nice display. Well, guess what was waiting for me 200 miles away? A small set of red in my favorite Johnson Brothers pattern, Old Britain Castles.


With those extra dinner and salad plates I was able to add a few of my basic white and then a few chintz pieces (Staffordshire, Tudor Roses by Meakin) to bring it all together.


So when I put away all my Christmas,
 I just went ahead and made the cupboard up for Valentine's Day.



This is my little Lefton Candy Dish with Cupid.


and a new paper mache sweetie.



This is a collectible hand made and painted ceramic mold from a family company called Laxa Family USA, which depicts the symbol of the Lamb of God with a center flower pot with heart and flowers. I've had this for years, and bring it out to enjoy each Valentine's Day.








 I don't have the rest of my Valentine things out, but since this has been up for awhile, I thought you might enjoy my first display with my new transferware. Now I'm on the lookout for more!


Hope you're having a good weekend, we just got back home from another doctor visit for my hubby in St. Louis. We visited a few antique spots, but I only grabbed a couple of items. I'm trying to curb the clutter around here, so I think I'm getting more particular in what I buy. I've been cleaning out my closets today and I have four huge bags of clothes. yikes. I think I'm going to go curl up with a cup of tea and my new Southern Living Magazine. (yes, I'm a southerner at heart...)



 I'm joining in with these fun parties this week:

Make it Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House 
Table Top Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Tweak it Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Cowgirl Up at Cedar Hill Ranch
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here
TTT at Stone Gable

xoxo,

66 comments:

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Never too early for some cupboard luv!! Drooling at your collection. I have a couple sets of brown , a black and cream, on the look out for a blue set ( reminds me of my Gran , whom I luved to pieces)But NOW I want a red set as well. Hahahahaaa... I have a (problem), slight luv ( addiction) for dishes.
Going back to admire yours some more. If they go off missing... please don't come knocking on my door.
Hugs, Gee

Julie said...

Hi Debra - your cupboard with transfer ware is gorgeous. I really want to collect red transfer ware. I only have 4 dinner plates but I NEED so much more ;) J

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Debra,
Your cupboard looks lovely! I adore the red and white transferware with the Valentine's Day decor!!

Charming!

Hugs,
Deb

Blondie's Journal said...

Your cabinet looks beautiful, Debra! I'm so happy you found the transferware. For the longest time I wanted a set of the Old Britain Castles dishes and then just sadly decided I had way too many dishes to begin with! lol! They really are pretty. I love your little paper mache guy, too, and the ceramic piece is beautiful as well. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your home dressed up for Valentines Day!

XO,
Jane

Di said...

Just beautiful, I do love red and white! I just got a vintage puffed heart charm bracelet which I will share next week! I do love hearts and yours are beautiful! Di@Cottage-wishes

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I'm in love with the white cupboard with red and white dishes.

belmonili said...

Looks beautiful! I just LOVE Valentine's day...it means spring is just around the bend!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great find on the dishes, Debra! I never seem to get lucky finding transferware {or it is just way too much when I do see it}. Your cabinet looks lovely with the red and white. It also makes for a great set up to go from Christmas through Valentine's Day.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

So pretty, I love your new plates Debra!

Junkchiccottage said...

Debra,
You know how much I love your cupboard. I always think the one you post is my fav out of all of them until I see the next holiday done in the cupboard!!!! I just love this valentines cupboard. I love the red and white together. So so pretty. I just love it. For now this is my new fav cupboard post until Easter roles around!!!! Ha Ha!!!! I do really love this one.
Kris

Anne said...

So pretty Debra! Those red transferware dishes are gorgeous!
xx
Anne

Diane Higdon said...

I love the red transferware...It is really pretty. Wonderful how it will transition from Christmas on into Valentines!!! You get a two-fer!!! The paper mache little valentine is so darn cute. Would love to find one myself. Have a great weekend. :)

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Very pretty! I love the red transferware and chintz and what a nice collection. The row of ironstone is very pretty too. I have 4 brown/black and quite a few pieces of blue transferware but no red so far. I'm still looking though!
You have styled the cabinet so nicely for Valentine's with the pretty dishes and vintage pieces.

The Cranky Queen said...

Adore your red and white transferware dishes...always easy to decorate using those red dishes. I collect brown, so they look fab during the fall. Happy V-day! Tiff

20 North Ora said...

How pretty! I love the mix of the dishes. Looks like you are ready for February!!

Judy

The Tablescaper said...

Love your Valentine Cupboard. Old Britain Castles is one of my favorite patterns too. I have it in blue and use it every day! I'd love to have you link to Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Tanya Payzant said...

Ohhhh Debra!!! B-U-T-ful!!! I absolutely love your dishes. The old suitcases on top look wonderful.

I did my cupboard this week. :)

http://lisatakesix.blogspot.ca/2013/01/valentine-garland.html

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Love the red and white goodies in your cabinet. The heart is truly special. Love the Lamb of God in the middle of it.

Heaven's Walk said...

You did a fabulous job with your Valentine cupboard, Debra! It's soooo pretty! Thanks for the info on Google Chrome, too. It worked just perfectly (and I'm slowly finding my way around it), and I can Pin again! :)

xoxo laurie

Cristina Garay said...

It's never too early or too late to enjoy your beautiful cupboard displays! I love the red transferware, and the little Cupid is adorable!

Julie Marie at Idyllhours said...

So pretty Debra!... I just love your holiday cupboard and especially your Old Britain Castles transferware!... (I think Olive collects that too)... it is just perfect for you!... there's just something sooo beautiful about the red and white together... thanks for sharing, xoxo Julie Marie

Sarah said...

What a lucky find! This makes a perfect background for both Christmas and Valentine's.

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Your hutch is so pretty. It looks fantastic. Love the vintage suitcases on top! Your little paper mache guy with his key... is so cute!
Karen

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Your hutch is so pretty. It looks fantastic. Love the vintage suitcases on top! Your little paper mache guy with his key... is so cute!
Karen

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Such a gorgeous Valentines cupboard Debra. Love your new transferware.

awal.ny said...

Thank you dear, I am feeling much better and the floor is looking great. I love the red and white, and of course you have a way with displaying. I can't wait to start getting some color back in the rooms for the holidays. I picked up some holiday decor that is too great to put away after the holiday is done. Have a great weekend.

lynn said...

so pretty, debra:) love that the dishes would look great at xmas, vday, the 4th, -all year long!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

The hutch is so pretty. I love your red transferware.

Sandra said...

Wonderful and inspiring!!!
Thanks for sharing!
Greetings from Sunny South Africa
Sandra

Theresa said...

Oh so much beauty! Love your cupboard all dolled up:) The heart with the lamb is my favorite! Have a blessed day dear Debra, HUGS!

Bliss said...

I had an ah-ha moment when I read this. I smash china for mosaics (don't cringe) and have all of them stored in the garage. Surly I have some plates with soft pinks in Valentines colors I can bring in at this time of year. I'll look today, thanks, but it's not going to look as wonderful as your display.

Bliss

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh it is so pretty. Love your new dishes and your vignette is so pretty. Hugs, Marty

Dawn said...

Its all so pretty, I love the red and white dishes. Perfect display!

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

The cupboard looks so pretty Debra! I love all of the red and white.

Have a great day.
Pam

On Crooked Creek said...

Debra,
What a lovely Valentine display in your Holiday Cupboard, dear friend!!!
I, too am becoming a bit more select in what I choose for my collections. Limited space and funds make one's decisions a bit easier! Ha! I must admit, the red transferware is one that has tempted me many times before...who knows... one day it may just win out!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Robin said...

Debra your new dishes are so gorgeous. I love how the pop out at you from the white of the hutch and dishes. Nothing like a little red and white to get yourself in the Heart Day mood!

Elizabeth Johnson said...

They are beautiful and so festive.

Brenda said...

So pretty. I have a little red ware and love it. I do not decorate to much on any of the other holidays outside of Christmas but had decided to do a little more this coming year. Need to make a few changes through the year. So I have been trying to put together a little Valentine decor in my work room. Coming along a little slowly for me.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Debra, Love your Valentine cupboard! I found a large set of the same dinnerware at an estate sale. It looks beautiful in your cupboard and the ceramic mold is fabulous. xx, Sherry

Fishtail Cottage said...

nope...not to early! love all your darling decor! hugs to you! xoox, tracie

sweetinspirationsbyjpdesigns said...

Red and transferware are loves of mine and your collection is just beautiful!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Red and white is such a beautiful color combination, Debra...and your new dishes are wonderful!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

I love your cupboard Debra...so much fun to have and "dress up" throughout the year! Love the red and whites!

Laura Turner said...

Beautiful decorating, Debra. So glad you find time to enjoy beauty in the midst of your husband's health issues. You are an inspiration!

Laura from Sundayview.blogspot.com

OurSearsKitHome said...

Debra,
The white cupboard with the red and white transferware and other treasures looks wonderful. Beautiful dishes and hearts!

Pendra said...

It's never to early for some good old fashioned love! Wow, you have a beautiful set of red and whites!! Well wishes to hubby!
Hugs,
Pendra

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Not too early at all, Debra. Your cupboard is beautiful. You have some great pieces, perfect for Valentines Day.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I love your red & white transferware! I've picked up a few vintage pieces, but it's getting harder and harder to find these days.

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Beautiful cabinet...love your red & white, perfect Valentine's cupboard!
Happy Monday...
Cindy

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Love your cabinet and all the beautiful red and white treasures. I think they'd work any time of the year!!

Olive said...

I love Old Britain Castles too. Your red pattern is beautiful. I have the brown polychrome pattern. All I can say is we both need MORE. Right?

xinex said...

Very pretty, Debra! I love Old Britain Castles transferware and I just like how you displayed them....Christine

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

So very pretty Debra...luv all your transferware. Thanks for sharing at my party.

Blessings,
Linda

Debra said...

it's all so beautiful !

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

What a beautiful Valentine's display, Debra--I have a few pieces of the Johnson Brothers china, too, and really love it!

Style Sisters said...

Ohh I love this! You have inspired me to do something with my cupboard for Valentines day! Love this! Come link up to centerpiece Wed on my blog and share your post! Karin

Ruthie Miller said...

I love your cupboard display. That ceramic heart mod is fantastic and I am drawn to your Tudor Rose plate!!! Everything in there pairs perfectly. Just the right amount-not overdone. Sweet and happy.
Thanks, Ruthie
from: http://www.ladybstimefortea.blogspot.com

Anna said...

This is adorable and just gave me a GREAT idea for my own hutch! I usually keep my red transferware in it! I have tons! So now I can change it for Valentines which I haven't ever done before... didn't even think about it! I love ALL the vintage pieces I am finding! Thanks for the help! VERY cute!

Jann Olson said...

Oh girly, so happy for you and jealous for me. lol! I so would love to find some red transferware! It is absolutely breathtaking in your white cupboard. Love the little touches of Valentines. I will surely share this with My 'Showing Some Love' posts that I start Feb. 1st. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.
hugs,
Jann

Kay San Nicolas said...

Hello Debra. Greetings from Germany. I found you through Knick of Time and your Valentines display is beautiful. I even pinned the Cabinet with the vintage suitcases on top. I recently found a cabinet at our local thrift shop and painted it white and distressed it for the blue china I have been collecting here in Germany.
Kay

I'm Sally. said...

What a sweet cupboard. It looks great decorated for Valentines Day.

Jody and Stan said...

Debra, You're the best in decorating. How do you do it? I love your new set of dishes, so perfect for Valentine's.
Thank you always for sharing at Simple & Sweet Fridays. Your parties are so inspirational to me, Have a fun week!

Jody

sandy said...

I love the red transfer ware with the white but it's those suitcases on top that drew my eye in! Wow love them! Did you paint them?

Love your blog and your style!

Sherry said...

Great display in your cupboard. I love that pattern too.
Sherry

Jody and Stan said...

Debra, Congrats! Just wanted you to know you've been featured for your beautiful Valentine's Cupboard! Have a wonderful weekend!

Jody

Jann Olson said...

Hi Debra,
I am featuring you cupboard on my 'Showing a Little Love' challenge post today.
hugs,
Jann

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