Monday, April 4, 2011

Spring in the Cupboard

Spring has Sprung in my Holiday Cupboard.
I call it my "holiday cupboard" because it always gets
decorated with whatever season and holiday is close by.

I found it several years ago at an antique mall.
The two pieces hadn't been made to go together,
but they got married and are living "happily ever after"
in my lower level sitting area.

This is a small tool box with the best green patina around.
I still had some of my green out from St. Patty's Day,
and since Spring is all about green,
it just stayed around.

Several years ago I couldn't find a seed box with flower graphics,
so I found a suitable box and made my own
with old sheet music and Burpee Seed advertisement graphics.
Now it stays here in the cupboard and holds all sorts of odds and ends.


My bunny "Mr. and Mrs." are here.

Old Japan teapots, sugars and creamers are a real favorite of mine.
You see them sprinkled around the sunroom, mostly.


Old sugar shaker, that was my paternal grandmother's
and some other vintage green shakers.
(who says they have to match?)


...and most of you know how much I love my lambs!

...and painted white suitcases stacked on top.
(just painted them with interior wall paint)

Hope you're enjoying Spring Decorating.
I'm linking up with Shelia for her
Heart of the Home Party
"Favorite Cupboards"

and these other great parties.
come by for a visit if you have time.



Hope to see you Thursday afternoon
to start the party for

Have a great week!
(good grief, it was a record breaking 86 here on Sunday)
too hot, too soon, for me!

love you all,


  1. Sweet Spring display Debra! Love all your Goodies!
    Have a great week!
    Tammy :-)

  2. So much I love here, Debra! Love the white pitchers and, of course, your bunnies! : ) The lamp is great and suits that spot beautifully.

  3. Love your cupboard! Nobody pulls a vignette together like you do, sis!


  4. What a cute idea...a seasonal cupboard. I like it! I especially like all the green you have displayed in there!!!

  5. Debra..Ah spring love it your cupboard looks great


  6. Sweet cupboard and love everything, especially your lambs!

  7. Hi Debra! Oh, I love your beautiful cabinet and how you've dressed her up for Spring! I love it.
    Thank you so much for coming ot my party. Be sure you pop in tonight and link up so others can enjoy this lovely cabinet!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  8. Debra, I love it. Great accessorizing and love the painted suitcases. Next time I see some at the antique mall I will see them in a whole new way.

  9. Sping is popping out all over the place here too, inside and out! Enjoy your day dear Debra, HUGS!

  10. Great cupboard!
    I love that tool box!!
    And the green shakers!!!

  11. Oh Debra I LOVE your holiday cupboard and all the little pretties you filled it with!! Martina

  12. Hola Debra, have been browsing through your blog for a while, I feel so inspired by all you do and the way you decorate, soooooo beautiful!!!
    hugs my dear

  13. Debra...adorable post, love that cupboard in your post - so much character & hosts all your spring goodies so nicely! xoox, Tracie

  14. Debra, it looks so beautiful and Springy! I've missed your blog, but I'm back now...

  15. Everything looks so beautiful! The icing on the cake for me is definitely the suitcase stacks. Ingenius!


  16. Hello, dear Debra--
    I love your cupboard- filled with sweet, and wonderfull vignettes-and little beautifull things.
    I love the green sugarshakers and green toolbox-I WANT GREEN NOW--lol
    Can`t believe it is already soooo hot where you live, sweet friend--- keep well-and take care.

  17. It's great!! I love it!! Wonderful cupboard!! have a wonderful week!!xx

  18. I love the "married" cupboards. May they never separate. The lambs and bunnies are adorable. I went to the best estate sale evah this weekend let me tell ya.....hugs♥t

  19. Hi Debra,
    Your holiday cupboard is perfect alll dreesed up for spring! Love the seed box you created, the perfect shade of green, greens are always a challanging color for me to get right...

  20. Perfect union!, OH! how I love this idea, a cabinet for "all" seasons.Your spring "easter" display is fantastic, thanks for sharing I would love to be able to collect the "seasonal's" and change it up!
    I'm visiting from Note Songs!

    ~Hope you can peep in!~

  21. Your holiday cupboad is very nice and spring like. Lots of interesting things to browse and the painted suitcases are a nice touch.

  22. I love spring and I love all your bunnies and lambs. You accessorized your cupboard so beautifully...Christine

  23. You have a real talent for accessorizing a cupboard. I love the actual piece but the way you have dolled it up makes it even more special.

  24. I love your hutch..I have one that didn't come as one piece and I, too, married two pieces together.
    I love how you have yours decorated. I am so lazy..I seldom change mine as it hold a lot of my white ironstone.
    Loving the suitcases...:)

  25. So many sweet treasures in the pitchers and of course the little lambs!

  26. What a great idea to have a holiday hutch! Your Spring arrangement is very nice. I love your vintage green glass shakers and your sweet little chalkware lamb. Painting the vintage suitcases really gives them a crisp, clean look.

  27. Debra, What sweet goodies your darling cupboard holds. I love that little green toolbox! It is a real tresure. YOu have so many pretty and interesting things to take in!
    And I love your white painted suite cases!

  28. Hi, Debra, I'm Holly! Those 2 pieces marry well! a great cupboard indeed!

    I don't know if I've ever seen green shakers. Those are really cool.

    I have a suitcase I want to paint. Did you prime yours first? ♥

  29. Love that little cupboard and all your sweet treasures...your grandmother's green shaker is precious...thanks for sharing...Picket

  30. Still lovin' this neat piece and still lovin' the painted luggage!!!


  31. Your cupboard is so sweet! Love your bunnies.

  32. I love that cupboard. It does look marvelously springy and I love that you have given it a name. I am always naming inanimate things. It's a gift. :)

    Thanks for letting us know how you painted those suitcases. They look spectacular. I'm always finding old suitcases and I never buy them because I just wasn't sure what exactly I would do with them. I have been waaaaay inspired! Thanks!

  33. I'm liking this a whole bunch. Especially cool that the top & bottom had not originally been together because they look perfectly matched. Love your vignettes.

  34. Its a very lovely cupboard....I have a fondness for lambs too....blessings

  35. Hi Debra! Love your spring cupboard! Everything is so charming and I am crazy about your white suitcases!!

    Susan and Bentley

  36. I have always loved your kitchen and this cupboard is the icing on the cake!! It is so sweet and I love the suitcases on the top. Would LOVE to have a copy of that BHG cookbook!!


  37. Hi Debra,
    You have a wonderful cabinet! I love the charming quality of it. Your Spring display is so cute; love the bunnies and sheep! Thanks for sharing.


  38. Hi!
    Your cupboard is gorgeous! It holds so many lovely, interesting items, I can see why you love it.
    Hugs, Cindy

  39. Your cupboard holds a lot of lovely treasures!


  40. Love all the vintage green and spring goodies. Those suitcases are pretty sweet too! I have some that could use some paint--they look amazing stacked on your cute holiday cupboard! Thanks for linking up to my Share the Love link party!

  41. Okay, Debra... it's official. I'm stealing that cabinet and all of its shiny objects! How cute it is.

    I see you collect little sheep and bunnies. So do I. Love yours a bunch. Thanks for sharing your goodies with us.

    I dropped by from Shelia's. My first time to your blog, and I enjoyed my visit!


    Sheila :-)

  42. Oh, I love your is just adorable! What a great marriage of the top and bottom pieces. And I want all of those little bunnies....and I want the little green toolbox. This is my first time here and I really enjoyed browsing through your blog.
    Marianne :)

  43. What a lovely Springtime White and Green vignette! I especially love your mismatched Green Vintage Shakers... I too collect orphaned pieces and love that they're all different and yet look lovely grouped together.

    Dawn... The Bohemian

  44. It's gorgeous. I like how you change it up for the seasons. LOVE those green shakers and NO WAY do they have to match!
    Visiting from WW

  45. Beautiful spring displays. I love those white suitcases. I have one and am on the hunt for more. ~~Sherry~~

  46. Your cupboard is very springy. I like how you have the pops of green, even on the little chair in front of it. I didn't even know I could paint suitcases. I saw one today that was a great size, but the leather was a little too stained for me. I might go back and pick it up. Love the white planters also!

  47. Love your holiday cupboard!! We collect lots of the same things. I'm especially loving that sweet lil chalkware lamb!! And the suitcases are pretty awesome, too!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  48. That is the cutest spring cabinet ever!! I loved your little bunnies.. so super cute! :-)

  49. Beautiful! I see you love a lot of the same thing that I do! I am your newest follower!

    :) Becky


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