It's time to do a little celebrating the Irish way,
so I thought I'd try something a little different this year,
and share some decor inspiration with an iconic kitchen staple
...the Irish Cupboard.
These photos are from the March 2014 edition of British Country Living.
I couldn't find the photos on line so I took a couple of snaps
to share this wonderful example of a British Cupboard.
This is another example from Carolyn Westbrook's Kitchen
in her book Carolyn Westbrook Home.
I've been a fan of these cupboards forever;
the perfect display piece for an Irish/English/Welsh/Scottish cottage
...but you DO need a good size space.
Look how similar these two cupboards are.
The usual distinguishing mark is that they are a "Step-back" Cupboard.
meaning the top Hutch is not as deep as the bottom dresser.
This gives more room for larger serving pieces to be set out.
Amazing Emma Bridgewater Pottery
How about some Irish China to set a lovely
Just the bottom dresser in stripped pine.
A few French and Belgian pieces of Enamelware in Green.
speaking of Green
LOVE this, you can tell this is not just decor,
but a functional piece of counter space.
I'm not claiming to be an expert on English and French Country furniture,
just having some fun and sharing some wonderful pieces
for inspiration and oogling!
Happy St. Patrick's Week!
all photo sources can be found
on my Pinterest Boards
joining in here:
Share Your Style at The Essence of Home
Share Your Cup at Mrs. Olson's
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
The Inspiration Gallery at Zevy Joy
Foodie Friday at Rattlebridge Farm
Sunday at Home at Little Farmstead
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings