Sunday, December 3, 2017

A Nature Themed Kitchen Cupboard

Smaller house equals less spaces to decorate, and that goes for Christmas decorating too. So I have to think "inside the box". This box would be inside the Kitchen China Cupboard, which at the old house never was decorated for anything. But here, it does double duty as the home of my Brown and Red Transferware and a stand in for my "Holiday Cupboard" which used to be in the basement family room at our previous home.

Sorry for the wood strip door divider here in the middle that obscures the view. When we bought this set 16 years ago, I was also looking at a hutch and dresser, but the colors were a little off so I went with the full cabinet instead. I've second guessed myself on that decision many times. ah well, that's the way it is. More room for dish display!

If you remember Christmas Decor at our previous home, you know I had the energy then to go "all out". There wasn't a corner left unadorned! My "Holiday Cupboard" was sold before we moved to the lease house to renovate the house. And gosh, I hated to say goodbye to it. I had so much fun decorating it over the years, but now, like I said I have to add in a little decor here besides just the dishes. 

Transferware is easy to decorate for the Seasons and Holidays. I wish I had more red, but I'm always on the lookout for pieces with a good price. Most everything I have is mix and match from the Vintage Markets and Fleas.

This is our 4th Christmas here, and each time, I've tried to decorate it a little differently. This year I used a nature theme with some vintage Shiny Brites in gold and silver. 

Winter fruit and faux greens, with painted pinecones, moss, birdies, and glitter deer.

An old sugar bowl and creamer become perfect nesting spots.

And maybe an ironstone tureen becomes a soft mossy spot for a little lamb.

Even the birdies celebrate Christmas!

If you'd like to take a peek at the previous looks of Christmas,
you can see the Christmas Holiday Cupboard post HERE
and last year's Kitchen Sitting Area China Cupboard for Christmas HERE

Hope you're having good weather to get the outdoors Christmas Decor up and going! 


joining in here:

The House on Silverado,  Love Your Creativity at Life and Linda
Inspire Me Monday at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia 
 Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch 
  Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life  Home Imagined at the Antique Journey
 Wonderful Wednesday at Eclectic Red Barn
Turnabout Tuesday at My Wee Abode,  Centerpiece Wednesday at Karin's Kottage
Share Your Style at French Ethereal,  Vintage Charm at Our Hopeful Home,  
Thursday Favorite Things at Follow the Yellow Brick Home,  
Farmhouse Friday at  County Road 407  


  1. It's all very pretty decorated with nature in mind, Debra. I love that velvet pear!

  2. I love transferware! I am currently on the look out for green. It is proving a bit harder to find.

  3. Love the nature theme Debra. Everything looks so pretty.

  4. Beautiful red transferware. I love how you displayed it!

  5. Debra, you may have to go a little smaller than you did at your previous home, but it is every bit as beautiful! I love your transferware display and natures gifts! The link party sounds fun.

  6. I am so in love with having pine cones and birds in the creamers, etc. I'm gonna have to remember that!

  7. This is gorgeous. I love your transferware collection. Your birds are darlings too.

  8. That is adorable. I love the little baby lamb!! Beautiful cupboard!!

  9. Beautiful job. Love the little lamb. It looks so very quaint.

  10. Love your Christmas kitchen cupboard with all the touches of nature (my fave is the velvet pear!). I'm delighted to be sharing you at Tuesday Turn About tomorrow! Off to visit your Christmas party! Pinned!

  11. Love the displays and all those pretty dishes! :)

  12. You've created a lovely display for the holidays, with something interesting peeking out from every item and angle. Since you apparently are a person who loves symmetry, I can understand your frustration with the wood support divider. It honestly doesn't detract!

  13. Love your sweet touches in the cabinet...especially love the birds! Hugs, and have a Happy Thanksgiving!


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