Friday, May 14, 2021

The Holiday Cupboard is for the Birds

Hello there, Friends! I hope you're having a wonderful week and that you're enjoying warm pleasant late spring weather. We all seem to have some outdoor projects we're trying to get to, but golly, it's been chilly and rainy around here... again. I'm not sure why this surprises me because it's often cool and rainy in early to mid May, but I'm sorta over it.  You can remind me of this when I'm complaining in September that it's too hot and dry. I've been wanting to get my outside containers put together and it's been too cool to get out and do much. I did finally get to the nursery over Mother's Day weekend to pick out some flowers so maybe I can get those finished up by this weekend.

But today I wanted to share the inside of the Holiday Cupboard decked out for late Spring. Last week I joined in with some friends for a Hop showcasing our cabinets and cupboards. I focused on my fave piece of furniture, the Holiday Cupboard, and took it through the seasons and holidays of one year. So now I'll share a bit of what's going on in the inside this month where there's a bit of a "bird thang" happening. 

This set of vintage bird illustrations (below) survived the "print purge" that happened when we moved a couple of years ago. I love using vintage prints inside the cupboard along with seasonal dishes, ironstone and other vintage decor tidbits. I brought out the green transferware and ivy dishes in March for St. Patrick's Day and they're still here. I'll probably change out the dishes soon to the Faience for summer. It's full of bright color and looks wonderful with all the Patriotic fun.

It's interesting, but there usually ends up being some sort of "theme"
that each new restyle of the cupboard brings.

This sweet "tea for one" cottage teapot is part of my 
little collection of English Cottage pieces.

This is a Lefton China "Flycatcher".

I've mentioned before that my mom made this adorable,
 garden-y cabbage "Majolica" covered veggie tureen back in the 80's.

My vintage "Bloomin' Brella" is hanging on the outside of the cabinet door. 
I've found that these cabinet doors make a great backdrop 
for all things that need to hang for photos.

I honestly cannot read who painted these illustrations.
It's a Scandinavian name and I can't figure it out.
Any help out there?


You can check out my post from last year:

And this post was from our lease house in 2014.

I can hardly believe that it's nearing the middle of May.
Summer will be here before we know it and I've barely gotten
the plants out on the front porch!

Hope you'll come back Monday evening...

joining in here:

 The House on Silverado  Love Your Creativity at Life and Linda
All About Home at Common Ground and Follow the Yellow Brick Home
Inspire Me Monday at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch  
Celebrate Your Story at The Zucchini Sisters,  
 Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life  
 Party in Your PJ's at Apple Street Cottage   
 Keep in Touch at Let's Add Sprinkles 
 Wonderful Wednesday at LeCultivateur 
Turnabout Tuesday at My Wee Abode,  
Share Your Style at French Ethereal
Centerpiece Wednesday at Karin's Kottage  
Vintage Charm at Our Hopeful Home
 Thursday Favorite Things at Follow the Yellow Brick Home,  
Friday with Friends at My Hubbard Home
Create, Bake, and Grow at Shabby Art Boutique,
 Farmhouse Friday at The Painted Hinge and County Road 407


  1. Hi Debra,
    It is always fun to see how you style your cupboard. The bird theme is great. Birds are always fun. Happy Thursday. xoxo Kris

    1. thanks so much Kris, Hope you're having a great weekend at your new place!

  2. PH Gonner! I love your bird prints! Happy Friyay!

  3. This is so very charming, Debra, and I love how the prints work with your pretty dishes and darling birds. I confess a strong passion for all things bird, so this one suits to a tea!

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog to visit. It was such a pleasure to see you there and I loved your kind comment.

  4. I love a good bird theme. You have some darling pieces. Super cute.

  5. I love old prints too and yours are beautiful. I almost picked up some bird prints yesterday at an estate sale. Wish I had bought them:) I always love to see your seasonal additions to this cabinet. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen

  6. It's so lovely, Debra! I LOVE all of your dishes...they are a stunning backdrop for all the cute birds.

  7. I enjoyed seeing your cupboard with all of its treasures. I, too, love collecting ceramic birds, but I have managed to not keep any bird prints (an open concept house just doesn't have enough walls, darn!). I have multiples of different robins, cardinals, blue jays, and bluebirds.

  8. I love the green and brown transferware with the ivy and birds.


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