Thursday, December 9, 2021

Snowy White Churches on the Old Sideboard

If you all remember, the sideboard was one of those family pieces that lived in the basement the last several houses we've had. I had a few pieces that I wouldn't /couldn't part with that had been handed down for at least a generation or so. I loved them, but just didn't have a spot for them in the main living areas. The sideboard was from my grandmother's home and is from the late 1800's. It was black with old varnish at that point, then we refurbished it in the late 70's and it stayed with a sealing oil finish until we moved here 3 years ago. Since I painted it white with ASCP I've fallen in love with it all over again. 

It's in the Hearth Room now and it's a beautiful piece of furniture to decorate for the seasons. Anything white looks perfect there, so whatever the season, I gravitate toward finding the right white look.

This Christmas my little white churches were calling to be displayed here. I haven't used them yet at this house, and they'd been boxed up in my basement storage room. I'd look at the box over these last few years and scratch my head about where they would look best.

I love the little shelf above the mirror, because it's a nice size to display smaller items, so some of my white cardboard houses and churches are here.

Last Christmas I found a couple of dough bowls painted white, you can check them out here. This year I have one of them here on the sideboard and filled with vintage gold and mercury glass ornaments, surrounding a large creamy white candle.

These larger porcelain churches had a mini makeover back several years ago. I had collected them because they were white churches, but as my love for a white palette continued I decided to make them a little more "white". 

Here they are at dusk lit up and reflected in the wonderful original beveled mirror. We've moved so many times, it's truly a miracle this mirror has survived.

These two little churches were from Target last year.

Here are some pics of the "before" churches.

You can check out that post by clicking below.

We've been on a warm/cold roller coaster here lately...
And wow, this month is getting away from me. 
I think I'm finished tweaking my decor,
but I have a garage full of messy Christmas tubs to straighten up.
Hope you're having a great week.

We hope you'll come by and join in on Monday evenings.

joining in here:

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 
  Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Make it Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House
   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,  
Create, Bake, and Grow at Shabby Art Boutique
Farmhouse Friday at The Painted Hinge


  1. They look beautiful Debra on your grandmother's piece. So pretty. xoxo

    1. thankyou Kris, hope you're having a wonderful week full of Christmas goodness!

  2. So Pretty. I love these white churches.

    1. thanks so much, I appreciate you coming by to visit!

  3. Debra,
    Love how the sideboard looks wit all the pretty white churches!! So serene and charming Very pretty!! Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. Thanks Debbie, hope you're having a wonderful Christmas season!

  4. Love love this setup! One of my favorites this season! Happy holidays to you!

  5. This is simply perfection, Debra. I love this and have a huge smile right now. That happens when it is "just right."

  6. I remember when you painted both your sideboard and village houses. Welcome back, old friends! Isn't it fun to rediscover the old collections?

  7. You have a treasured piece with that sideboard! It is lovely and I love that you painted it!

  8. Love all the white and the mini-makeovers! The sideboard is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen

  9. Pretty, pretty, pretty. I vowed to go through all my things this year, but so many have no place to be displayed, so I will probably have to sell some. Loving your white winterland of houses... Perfect for that space!!! Hugs, Sandi

  10. Stunning photos and I love the painted sideboard! What a beautiful collection of churches - they look so peaceful yet festive for the Holidays. Thank you for sharing!!

  11. So pretty! It has never occurred to me to paint a dough bowl white! It looks wonderful next to your churches! Happy holidays, Donna


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