Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Garden Room China Cupboard with Transferware

This cabinet used to be known as the Kitchen China Cupboard, but now it's going to have to be known as the Garden Room China Cupboard since it's not technically in the Kitchen any longer. It's really wonderful having all this extra space and the windows out here. I hadn't wanted to have anything blocking the light, but I didn't have the right spot other than this. 




I have to admit, I'm officially "over" opening boxes of dishes, decor, pottery, silver, and whatever else I might have packed away over this last 10 months. I can live a long time and never have the desire to rip into a U-Haul Cardboard Box again. A few weeks ago, I was excited about getting all my vintage loot into it's new home, but now... I hope I'm done.




It was fun, but now I'm out of space and wondering how on earth I got so much into our other place. I did have a lot of stuff in the bar area cabinets downstairs, so that's probably it. I also had a small Butler's Pantry with deep shelves that held a surprising amount. My Dish Closet isn't totally organized, but good enough for now. Reorganizing it might be a good winter project.






I had this Cupboard pretty well put together last week, but it looked a little bland so I added small bunches of faux flowers to a few creamers. Just enough to add a little sunshine-y Spring color.








...and my cows are back!



This is the majority of my transferware collection. As I've said, it's just bits and pieces of many different patterns. Right now I'm displaying the Brown Transferware, but toward Christmas I'll change things around and highlight the Red Transferware pieces.



This dining area is right off the Kitchen and Hearth Room, so it's just a few steps to bring a plate and drink. We haven't used it much, since we eat breakfast and lunch at the island/bar, but when we have family here we'll use it.






I ordered new tab top curtain panels today, so we'll see how those turn out. This is a patio sliding door, so the combined panels had to be 160x84. The only color available that would work was the solid khaki, so I'm hoping it will not be too dark or clash with the wall and brick color. These current  curtains are really functional, but the print is sort of a 50's barkcloth palm trees and it's just not "me".







I had a metal lantern sitting here last week, 
but changed out a few things to keep this space neutral in shades of white/cream.









I'm hoping to have the covered porch looking presentable soon. I still have a few pots to plant out and my potting bench to spiff up, but I'm getting there. I guess that I probably won't be "finished" any time soon in any area of this place, so I'll just share the work in progress. Sunday afternoon we realized our outside unit of the main AC wasn't working so we're on a list for hopefully today or tomorrow. After complaining about the cool temps this last few weeks, I'm now hoping it won't get too warm this week.  Hope you had a good Mother's Day weekend and you're off to a good start.



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17 comments:

  1. I get the whole unpacking of boxes getting old after awhile. You did really good and the China cabinet with all your transferware and cute decor looks amazing. I bet you smile when you see that each day. I am so happy you are starting to feel settled in your new place.
    Kris

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    1. I really do love looking at it. I thought about trying something different, but the transferware won out!

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  2. I absolutely love what you've done so far. Moving is the pits. We're considering a move in the future and im already dreading it.
    Love the dish cabinet. The transfer ware looks lovely in there. I definitely think it's found its home.
    Absolutely love hearing from you and seeing whst you've done with your pretties.

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    1. thankyou Deborah, moving is such a major ordeal. I've been through it so many times, and you'd think I'd be an expert by now but it's still rough, especially the older I get!

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  3. This cabinet and it's contents are fabulous. Love how this room is coming together.

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    1. thankyou Marty! The Garden Room has just turned in to a big play place for me!

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  4. What a lovely room, Debra...and I can see where you might like a lighter version of curtain...but I bet the fabric from those curtains will make great pillows. I can imagine being surprised if I had to move all my dishes also--it's amazing what a few plates here, and an extra platter there might add up to. I have a deep closet over the stairway that I keep some odd pieces and I know it is full...scarey. So glad to see you are getting comfy---I have honestly missed your transfer ware as I love the browns, too.

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    1. thankyou Sandi. I'm with you, I just love the Brown's and the fact that it can be so easily mixed and matched. But I'm a warm color person and earth tone colors have always been a favorite.

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  5. Fantastic cabinet display! I love all the light. You have done so much! I would be buried with exhaustion. But I do love seeing all your delightful cows! The pair on the third shelf are my favorite. Adorable!

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    1. thanks J, but we've all learned from you. You do cabinet styling like no one else. You can take ironstone and linens and make it a masterpiece!

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  6. This makes me so happy to see you finally settled in and enjoying your vintage wares again! It really looks good, and I love the natural light in your space. If it turns out you don't like your new curtains, I'm sure you can find an Etsy seamstress to whip up some curtains without breaking the bank. Kris at Junk Chic Cottage does that pretty often for slipcovers and they always turn out nicely.

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    1. great idea about Etsy, yes, Kris has had some wonderful pieces custom made for her. Hope things are going well, can't wait to see what you're up to!

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  7. What fun to see all your special pieces out on display!! Now you can rest and enjoy!!!

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    1. yes, I'm finally feeling like it's pretty well put together. It's not "home" until I can get my goodies out.

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  8. Wow, what a wonderful way to display your lovely transferware collection! So glad to have it shared at Homestyle Gathering. We are blessed to have you!

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  9. Oh your dishes are just gorgeous, I love the stacks of vintage goodness! The room is coming together so beautifully!

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  10. It's looks wonderful. I'm so happy you are finished unpacking. I just love this room.

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