Saturday, January 18, 2020

January Cupboard in Candlelight

For me, January is a month for settling in for Winter. Here in the lower Midwest we do have a few beautiful warmer days during Winter, but for the most part the days are gray and cold and spitting something wet. In January I'm all about staying warm and cozy indoors. To combat the short dreary days I like to have some spaces in the house that evoke a feeling of warmth and comfort.

Before we know it this New Year month will be gone and Valentine's Day will be knocking on our "decor door". I want to enjoy January for what it is, which is a time to retreat indoors for coziness. My Holiday Cupboard in the Garden Room has become a place to celebrate the seasons with vintage dishes, books, and sentimental items.

During the Christmas season I brought out the Red Transferware,
but now that I'm back to neutrals, the Brown is showing up again.

The shelves's basic layout stays the same but some of the individual items are part of the change up. A few smaller ironstone tureens and pitchers are staples here, and I'm still using some winter greenery here and there. Small evergreen trees easily fit into the larger ironstone pitchers. 

My two vintage Winter prints are still here, since they feature snowy scenes. 
The Currier and Ives Homestead print and one of a country church covered in snow. 

My collection of Brown Transferware is a mish-mash of odds and ends. 
Mixing it up with patterns makes it interesting and fun,
and a lot easier to find pieces to display.

The top of this cabinet is plain and flat,
 but I added another curvy wooden header piece to give it a little more interest.

Since I had a few small prints out, I added a very old framed German postcard from someones long ago trip to Jerusalem. There was a personal penned notation on the front to the recipient.

As the afternoon moves on to evening I added votive candles 
to a few of the smaller ironstone mini creamers.

Old clay seedling pots filled with moss and pinecones bring in some texture.

Did you catch the Cozy Winter Homes Tour?

More January change ups in the Garden Room next time.

Hope to see you Monday evening,

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
Tuesday at Our Home at Our Home Away from Home
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 
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
 Create, Bake, Grow and Gather at Shabby Art Boutique
Farmhouse Friday at The Painted Hinge


  1. Love your winter scene in the cabinet. The browns and creams are pretty together. Happy Friday. Have a great weekend.

    1. thankyou Kris, hope you're having good weather up there!

  2. Debra,
    Here on my portion of the Prairie, we are experiencing one of those gray,
    wet days you describe in this post.
    I love the prints that you bring into your vignettes on each shelf!
    The Old Homestead in Winter truly sets the 'tone' of your design choices!
    I'm re~organizing the mechanical storage portion of our lower level
    and have not, yet,had a chance to design any vignettes within Studio One.
    Thank you for always inspiring!

    1. thankyou Pat, I know you're further west, and you probably have some harsh winter weather. Have a dry cozy weekend!

  3. Debra,
    I love how you decorated your sweet cupboard for Winter!! Your dishes are lovely!! I feel the same way you do about January...I love to stay inside and be warm and cozy and I want my home to feel the same way...You definitely have attained that feeling with how beautifully you decorated your cupboard....I hope you have a lovely weekend!!!

    1. thankyou Debbie, stay warm and cozy and enjoy your January weekend!

  4. Just beautiful. I love the little pots especially. I must always have little pots out year round as a nod to the garden. Yours look perfect with just a bit of moss and pine cones. The old prints and transferware are fabulous!

  5. Debra, I love the assortment of textures! The prints are just perfect and I actually prefer a mixture of designs when it comes to dishes. It all looks homey and wintry!!

  6. I always enjoy popping over to your blog to see what you are up too. Loving the cupboard and your dishes! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  7. Looking at your corner cabinet brings me joy. So many pretty items perfectly styled!
    Happy New Year,

  8. I just bought 8 plates to go with your platter on the top shelf. I can't wait to use them this spring. I love all your wonderful brown and white transferware. The Finlandia in brown is adorable. I have some like it in blue and white. You have a great collection of winter prints.

  9. I am just getting on this evening (finally feeling a bit better!) and saw your sweet bird and teacups first, so came on by... Love this post! Will pull a photo for next week's SYS #241. <3 Love the header and all the brown transferware and other china! Already pinned several photos. Thank you for sharing at Share Your Style #240 (was planning to really hype up #240 but will wait for the next biggy).

    Enjoy your weekend,
    Barb :)


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