Friday, September 20, 2019

Old Pie Safe becomes the Holiday Cupboard

A few weeks ago when I did a post in the Garden Room I mentioned that I was hoping to clear out this old pie safe that was a "glorified" storage space, and decorate it for Fall. Well, I got myself busy and relocated a lot of the vintage pottery and pieces to a built-in cabinet in the Laundry/with a Bath Room. I'm glad I made the effort because it will be a fun place to decorate for the seasons.

Here it was in late August.
If you look closely behind the doors,
you can see that inside it was a little disorganized and messy.

This was one of the pieces of furniture that I painted last Fall hoping that I would be able to use again. It had been in my office at 3 houses ago, then in the kitchen at the lease house, and hidden in the basement in the last house. It hung in there and now, yay, it will get to be front and center again!

I'm a tchotchke collector, at least I used to be until I ran out of space, but since I love squirrels and chipmunks so much I would grab any little figurine that I might find on my flea market trips. Salt and pepper shakers are a fun vintage item to collect.

The little Chipmunk on the Stump is Fitz and Floyd.
The stump is the Salt shaker and the chipmunk is the Pepper.

I wanted to mix my Ironstone pitcher and creamer collection, with a few Brown Transfer ware Aesthetic pieces and then some Fall tins, books, a few candles, and an old needlepoint piece of birds that contains the color palette of Autumn.

Remember Crabtree and Evelyn biscuit tins?
 I have a few and love this dark and moody Rembrandt-esq with fruit.
(on the left)

another set of Salt and Pepper

If you've been with me for the long haul (10 years now) you might remember I used to have a "Holiday Cupboard" in my lower level sitting room. I had so much fun bringing together seasonal displays using books and pottery with all things vintage. I can see this will be much the same thing... but with a better camera and lighting!

We're hearing a forecast for Friday through Sunday for several good rains and about a 15 degree temp drop. I'm so glad because it's so dry here and my allergies have been horrible! My backyard plantings have about "bit the dust" literally. Hope you're scheduled to get some cool weather too!

Hope to see you Monday Evening for All About Home.

joining in here:

All About Home at Common Ground and Follow the Yellow Brick Home
 Celebrate Your Story at The Zucchini Sisters
Create Bake, Make at Across the Blvd
Happiness is Homemade at Blue Sky at Home
Love Your Creativity at Life and Linda
Tips and Tutorials at Home Stories A to Z
Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Homestyle Gathering at Serving Up Southern  
Keep in Touch at Let's Add Sprinkles 
 Talk of the Town at Knick of Time
Turnabout Tuesday at My Wee Abode 
Share Your Style at French Ethereal 
 Style Showcase at Shabby Fufu  
Vintage Charm at Our Hopeful Home
 Wonderful Wednesday at LeCultivateur 
Thursday Favorite Things at Follow the Yellow Brick Home
Grace at Home at Imparting Grace
Farmhouse Friday at The Painted Hinge


  1. Love all of your pretty white ironstone, and your display all your treasures to beautifully

  2. Looks great Debra. All set for fall. Happy Thursday.

  3. Omygosh, I love all the little squirrels in cute. And, of course I love your transferware...the brown is so perfect with your style! Hugs and happy Fall!

  4. How fun! But I definitely would have needed the spell checker for tchotchke! LOL!

  5. This is so pretty. I have a smaller cabinet. Collections look so much better clustered together.

  6. Oh, I love this cabinet display! The brown transferware and ivory pitchers.....makes me want to run back to my storage unit and pull more things. I can't wait till I can get the little things styled here in the condo. Those tins and needlepoints really add nice punches with both their color and black (I love black!). Looks like you're all set!

  7. Oh this is pretty, Debra...I love everything about it! Beautiful for fall!

  8. Debra,
    YaY! for the return of the pie safe and Seasonal decorating within!
    YES. . .I do remember the Holiday Cupboard!
    Love all your unique collected finds!
    Happy first day of Autumn!
    Although the air conditioning is still on,
    here's to cooler temps and Autumnal Seasonal times ahead!

  9. Your pie safe looks so pretty with your collectibles. The squirrels are darling. I am admiring your Ironstone collections. Beautifully styled to welcome fall. Thanks so much Debra for sharing your lovely post at "Love Your Creativity."

  10. Love your white pitchers and the pie safe is such a nice piece! Hugs!

  11. You always give me good ideas, I have an old pie safe in the studio I could paint, now it's filled with Christmas dishes, also you have never had anything disorganized as you stated. I always look forward to see what you are up to in decorating

  12. Oh so many treasures I would love to transfer from your pie safe straight into one of my cabinets! I always swoon for brown transferware. I am a tchotchke collector too, I just can't resist small trinkets and treasures. Love your little woodland friends!

  13. What a pretty piece of furniture, and I know you have a ball styling it for the seasons! So cute! Love the little squirrels playing around the beautiful transferware :)


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