Thursday, January 27, 2022

A Winter's Walk in the Holiday Cupboard

Hello friends, since Valentine's Day will be here in a few weeks, I knew I needed to share my January edition of the Holiday Cupboard. January has been cold and often dreary here, but I'm trying to be present and look for the good to enjoy each season... including winter. One of the fun ways I celebrate each month and season is to refresh my old pie safe, aka "The Holiday Cupboard". 





Vintage Ironstone and transferware are always the base of my displays, then I add in some vintage goodies that reflect the current view from my windows, seasonal color, and bits and pieces of holiday ephemera.




Since it's winter, there isn't much color outside; no colorful plants, but maybe a few berries on bushes and hollies. Lots of shades of brown and gray, so inside the cupboard I'm including some of my faux evergreens that I used during Christmas. Small bottlebrush trees are here also. The brown transferware is the "Skandia" pattern, which reminds me of beautiful, delicate snowflakes.




Here we see a few ironstone tureens and old prints of churches during winter.





... And several very old Aesthetic Movement brown transferware plates.




Staffordshire cows and nativity lambs graze the shelves
among the English Country pottery cottages.

























A vintage English cardboard Chapel




















I hope you're enjoying your week and staying warm. 
The sun is shining but it's 29 degrees.
Fancy a walk in the English Countryside?
Scroll down to the bottom of the post to enjoy the sites.




I hope this YouTube video works, it's a wonderful quiet walk 
through a lovely English village and countryside.




We hope you'll come by on Monday evenings for the party.
(This week's party is still active)



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 
  Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life   Wonderful Wednesday at LeCultivateur 
Turnabout Tuesday at My Wee Abode,  Centerpiece Wednesday at Karin's Kottage
Share Your Style at French Ethereal Vintage Charm at Our Hopeful Home,  
Thursday Favorite Things at Follow the Yellow Brick Home,  
Create, Bake, and Grow at Shabby Art BoutiqueFarmhouse Friday at  County Road 407
Friday with Friends at My Hubbard Home


16 comments:

  1. Your cupboard is so beautiful. love the sheep and the lambs. You have such a nice collection of pottery Debra. Thank you for sharing at Love Your Creativity. Happy Wednesday.

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    1. thankyou Linda, I'm just a small-time vintage dish person. You all that do tablescapes continually amaze me! I always love joining in at your fun party!

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  2. It's definitely very white winter! And very pretty, too. Love seeing the sheep -- always a fave of mine -- and your lovely dishes.

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    1. thankyou Jeanie, the sheep are my faves. We've had some little snows here, nothing major yet, just keeping my fingers crossed.

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  3. HI Debra! Oh, I love your Holiday cupboard! It does remind me of a sweet English setting. Our daughter and her husband lived in the UK for a couple of years before the grandbabies and they lived in the area called Yorkshire. So many little sheep grazing on the hillsides and darling little old fashioned towns. You have made your cupboard look just like that. I love the cows and sheep! You do have the touch.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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    1. Oh Shelia, did you get to visit your daughter while she lived there?. I so envy people who can travel there. It's a dream of mine! xoxo

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  4. Hi Debra,
    It is always fun that you have that sweet cabinet to decorate. I love all the winter neutrals especially your sweet lambs. Just adorable. xoxo Kris

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    1. Gotta love those little lambies. Happy Wednesday, Kris. xoxo

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  5. Debra, I always love seeing your new hutch arrangement. This is one of my favorites so far. I took time to watch the English countryside video. So calming. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Hi Felicia, thanks so much and so glad the walking video worked. I'd love to take that leisurely stroll thru the village and countryside. so much beauty and inspiration. Thanks for coming by, glad you enjoy the HC!

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  6. I loved this! The cupboard alone is very much full of all things I love, but the walk was a treat. We're walking much later in the days now, just to be able to be a bit warmer. It's nice that the sun is staying higher a little longer too. Thanks for the winter walk in your cupboard and the English countryside!

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    1. I can't wait to be able to get out and take a walk again. It's invigorating and calming at the same time. Didn't you just love the village houses and buildings and the countryside? I need to watch it again and get to my happy place!

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  7. Looks beautiful! I love how you have placed it all together.

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    1. Thanks so much Lynda, it's a dollhouse for dishes! Happy Weekend!

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  8. Debra, you used your beautiful dishes to create little scenes of winter and I just love that! The cupboard is beautiful with closed doors and then even more beautiful with the doors open! Pinned :)

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