Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Vintage Bird Prints in a Spring Cupboard

I have several sets of vintage Bird Prints, but I love that there are four in this set, and they have plain, chippy black frames which make them perfect for a grouping in any room. I wanted to use them in my kitchen cupboard, but they didn't photograph well, so I temporarily hung them from the metal inserts on the front.

I hate to say it, but my "Holiday Cupboard" that I had downstairs at the other house had to be sold. It was part of a lot of my chippy whites that I knew I just wouldn't have room for in our next home. Surprisingly, this cupboard that I had been using in my studio at the other house (now in the kitchen sitting area) has stepped up to the plate to do double duty as an Ironstone and Transferware Cupboard and becoming a "seasonal" spot for display.

I wanted some Springtime goodies to be displayed, so they are joining some of the Ironstone pieces, an old box with seed print graphics, bird nests, and my bovine beauties.

My two Staffordshire cow figurines and a figural jam pot lovely.

I permanently have stolen, stole, confiscated  borrowed these English crocks from my hubby, for this cupboard. I think he knows they are in there...hmmmm...he may come hunting for them later.

Lamby milkglass butter dish.

You can see that the bird prints are pretty well hidden in here, I may try to find a way to give them a little more height. And I have some vintage wallpaper that I'm itching to cover the backs of the cabinet in. soon I hope...

So this is the best of both worlds; a combined "Holiday Cupboard" AND a Transferware/Ironstone Cupboard. You know the old Certs Mints commercial... "two, two, two cupboards in one!"

I know...I'm crazy...

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  1. That's a great look - you obviously saved some of your best stuff for continued display. Love how you watermarked the prints. :)

  2. It's just beautiful Debra... I love your vintage marmalade crocks... I have a small collection (one!)... and your bird prints are perfect there... hope all is well with you as you settle into your new home... xoxo Julie Marie

  3. Debra,
    Clever idea to hang the bird prints on the fronts of your cabinet doors, dear friend!!!
    Moving creates decor challenges,
    but you are right to unload some of the items you know you won't be able to use in another home.
    We are in the process of "unloading" a few pieces that once were treasured, also.
    Not planning on moving anytime soon, but the added space is a true blessing.
    Have a wonderful week ahead.

  4. Such a lovely display and full of enjoyment to sit and view with a cup of tea ..well done!

  5. Looks gorgeous, Debra! Love bird prints!

  6. Those bird prints are exquisite! Love the whole display in the cupboard. Sally

  7. I love the vintage birds prints, and also on the outside too. I wish I could get inside your head to learn how you consistently come up with the pretties vignettes. I love your cabinet and have been looking for one for a while!

  8. Debra,
    These bird prints are very sweet. I think I might still have some prints like yours in stash out in my cottage. Maybe when I get it cleaned up, I will find them.


  9. I love this cupboard, Debra. Such fun to change it up for the different seasons. Deb

  10. I love how you used the bird prints, Debra! And the crock is amazing...

  11. Debra,
    Your cupboard is wonderful....the metal grill doors are the perfect backdrop for showcasing your vintage bird prints. I also love how you arranged the top of the cupboard with the basket and more ironstone.


  12. Hi Debra,
    I always loved your holiday cabinet in the old house but I have to say this cabinet has stepped up pretty nicely for your vignettes. It looks so great. Love the bird pics framed and hung on the doors.

  13. Double duty becomes key when you down-size, Debra! I think you've got a pretty and functional piece with this cupboard. You've made a really pretty display and I like how you even did the top of the cupboard, too.

  14. You have the best cupboards, Debra!!! I always love the wonderful seasonal vignettes you create. The vintage bird prints are so pretty! You give me a lot of great ideas.
    Mary Alice

  15. Debra, how lovely! I love the prints on the front of the cupboard; it's unexpected! Your posts are inspirational.

  16. Oh, my! This is a gorgeous idea! Beautiful!

  17. I love bird prints too. Great idea to hang them on your cupboard. Love all your items in the cupboard.
    Enjoy your new home!

  18. I adore the bird prints!!! I have 4 or 5 scattered through out my home. I have not seen yours before and I really really like them!!

  19. The bird prints are so sweetly colored. I love the way you have filled the cupboard. xo, olive

  20. Hi Debra
    The bird prints look so pretty on the outside of your lovely cupboard.

  21. It's so hard to find vintage bird prints! I always have my eye open for ones like yours. Very pretty vignettes Debra, I always love what you do.

  22. I love how you gather things together. I especially like how you turned the basket on its side to use as a display. The bird prints are so pretty! I'm your newest follower. So happy to be here :)

  23. Such a great idea Debra, your vintage bird prints look wonderful on your cupboard doors. You are so good at pulling things together!
    Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday...

  24. Love the prints and how clever to hang them on the doors. Gorgeous. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

  25. So pretty Debra! The bird prints show up beautifully on the doors!~~Angela


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