Thursday, May 13, 2021

The Holiday Cupboard is for the Birds

Hello there, Friends! I hope you're having a wonderful week and that you're enjoying warm pleasant late spring weather. We all seem to have some outdoor projects we're trying to get to, but golly, it's been chilly and rainy around here... again. I'm not sure why this surprises me because it's often cool and rainy in early to mid May, but I'm sorta over it.  You can remind me of this when I'm complaining in September that it's too hot and dry. I've been wanting to get my outside containers put together and it's been too cool to get out and do much. I did finally get to the nursery over Mother's Day weekend to pick out some flowers so maybe I can get those finished up by this weekend.




But today I wanted to share the inside of the Holiday Cupboard decked out for late Spring. Last week I joined in with some friends for a Hop showcasing our cabinets and cupboards. I focused on my fave piece of furniture, the Holiday Cupboard, and took it through the seasons and holidays of one year. So now I'll share a bit of what's going on in the inside this month where there's a bit of a "bird thang" happening. 





This set of vintage bird illustrations (below) survived the "print purge" that happened when we moved a couple of years ago. I love using vintage prints inside the cupboard along with seasonal dishes, ironstone and other vintage decor tidbits. I brought out the green transferware and ivy dishes in March for St. Patrick's Day and they're still here. I'll probably change out the dishes soon to the Faience for summer. It's full of bright color and looks wonderful with all the Patriotic fun.




It's interesting, but there usually ends up being some sort of "theme"
that each new restyle of the cupboard brings.


















This sweet "tea for one" cottage teapot is part of my 
little collection of English Cottage pieces.



This is a Lefton China "Flycatcher".













I've mentioned before that my mom made this adorable,
 garden-y cabbage "Majolica" covered veggie tureen back in the 80's.
















My vintage "Bloomin' Brella" is hanging on the outside of the cabinet door. 
I've found that these cabinet doors make a great backdrop 
for all things that need to hang for photos.




I honestly cannot read who painted these illustrations.
It's a Scandinavian name and I can't figure it out.
Any help out there?

Grommer?
Gromner?





















You can check out my post from last year:




And this post was from our lease house in 2014.






I can hardly believe that it's nearing the middle of May.
Summer will be here before we know it and I've barely gotten
the plants out on the front porch!






Hope you'll come back Monday evening...



joining in here:

 The House on Silverado  Love Your Creativity at Life and Linda
All About Home at Common Ground and Follow the Yellow Brick Home
Inspire Me Monday at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch  
 
Celebrate Your Story at The Zucchini Sisters,  
 Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life  
 Party in Your PJ's at Apple Street Cottage   
 Keep in Touch at Let's Add Sprinkles 
 Wonderful Wednesday at LeCultivateur 
Turnabout Tuesday at My Wee Abode,  
Share Your Style at French Ethereal
Centerpiece Wednesday at Karin's Kottage  
Vintage Charm at Our Hopeful Home
 Thursday Favorite Things at Follow the Yellow Brick Home,  
Friday with Friends at My Hubbard Home
Create, Bake, and Grow at Shabby Art Boutique,
 Farmhouse Friday at The Painted Hinge and County Road 407



Tuesday, May 11, 2021

All About Home #91

Hi Friends, Welcome to the All About Home Link Party.
There's so much fun inspiration going on as we
head from Spring to Summer.
Thankyou for taking the time to come by 
and share what you're up to this week.





Sunday, May 9, 2021

Cupboards and Cabinets in Decor

Hello Friends,
I'm so glad you're here, because today I'm joining a great group of bloggers as we share our love for all things vintage with the Lifestyle of Love Blog Hop, hosted by our wonderful friend Cindy from County Road 407. We were given the topic of "How we use Cabinets and Hutches in our decor". Well, let me tell you I was jumping for joy when I saw that I would get to share one of my favorite pieces of furniture. 

Yes, you guessed it.
The Holiday Cupboard!



Thursday, May 6, 2021

Garden Room Farm Table in May

This time of year in late Spring, we just don't know what each day's weather will bring. Even the weather forecasters aren't sure. One day it's sunny and 80, the next day it pours rain all day and is in the 60's. I took these pics in April and wanted to get a few more of the Garden Room this last week, but I decided to just go ahead and share them before tulip-time was over. 




Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Spring DIYs At All About Home #90

Hi Friends, Welcome to the All About Home Link Party.
There are so many fun ideas and inspiration 
out there for Spring! 
Thankyou for taking the time to come by 
and share what you're up to this week.





Friday, April 30, 2021

Seed Packet Garden Wreath on the Sideboard

Back in 2013 after seeing a few versions of flower pot garden wreaths, I put together my own take using a grapevine wreath as the base with small whitewashed flower pots and French seed labels attached to paper tags. Since I'm such a fan of vintage garden goods and ephemera, I've loved using this each year during the Spring and Summer seasons. I just needed to figure out a place to put it here at this house.




Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Spring Color at All About Home #89

Hi Friends, Welcome to the All About Home Link Party.
There are so many fun ideas and inspiration 
out there for Spring! 
Thankyou for taking the time to come by 
and share what you're up to this week.





Friday, April 23, 2021

Buffalo Check Pillows in the Garden Room

Hi Friends, Hope you're having a good week!

I love to change up the wicker settee here in the Garden Room because seasonal color with vintage quilts and pillows can instantly change the feel of any space. After Christmas I put out a new quilt I bought last year on sale from Pottery Barn because I was looking for a lighter, brighter vibe. I didn't realize back in January when I put this out that this quilt would carry me thru winter and spring.



Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Spring DIY Decor at All About Home #88

Hi Friends, Welcome to the All About Home Link Party.
There are so many fun ideas and inspiration 
out there for Spring! 
Thankyou for taking the time to come by 
and share what you're up to this week.





Friday, April 16, 2021

Nature's Wild Victorian Wreath

After all the vibrant color of Easter decor, right now I needed to see something that speaks of nature for springtime. Bunnies and eggs and whimsical pieces that filled my cupboard earlier in the month have given way to some neutral elements and the idea of letting "nature" take her wild and beautiful approach.




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