Sunday, July 10, 2022

Majolica and Crockery in the Summer Holiday Cupboard

Hi friends, today I'm sharing A Cottage Re-View of my Long Lost Crockery in the Holiday Cupboard in Mid-Summer. I hope you'll enjoy seeing a few posts from years past of fun vintage summer decorating. I love peeking into the archives of my favorite blogs. So many times I've missed that particular post, so getting a chance to "view it again" always brings inspiration and fresh new ideas. Today I'm sharing some of my pieces of old crockery and Majolica.

"A few weeks ago my hubby called from our storage unit asking me if I might want him to bring home a few boxes that he'd stumbled over... literally. The problem with moving twice in 5 years is that it's easy to lose track of what's been taken to storage and when. He texted me a pic of a box labeled "crockery" that I hadn't seen in 7 years. WHAT???"

I'd wondered what had happened to all my primitive crockery bowls, since I knew I hadn't seen them at our last house... I was pretty sure I hadn't sold or given them away, but instead had been lost in the sea of boxes heading to storage.

I knew the perfect spot to display them... since the Holiday Cupboard was due for a Mid-Summer refresh. I decided to start with a clean slate, so I removed all the French floral pottery, ironstone and anything pastel.

I started thinking about adding in some of my Majolica with the crockery pieces for a fun colorful summer display.

The Majolica is perfect for Summer, with it's bright color and pattern. Summer is my favorite time to let it show off.  I also used a few mix and match transferware plates for the background.

Some of the pieces are Japanese Majolica, which was made in the 1950's.

The other crockery pieces don't have any manufacturing marks on them, but this little red-rimmed bowl is from McCoy.

This cupboard has turned out to be such a fun spot. I have a lot of knick knacks and collections, so this is the perfect place to display them. I love dishes and china, but I'm a teapot fan at heart.

It's about time for pears, 
so I thought I would include them in this crockery bowl display.

The cabbage tureen in the center is a ceramic piece my mom made years ago.

I brought out the vintage bird prints to get a pic without glare.

Mid to late summer is a fun time to let the bright colors
 of summer harvest show off in decor. 

You just never know what will be hiding
behind those doors.

I've changed up color from my Patriotic displays here in the Garden Room, too. Golds, greens, darker reds, are starting to pop out. Mid-Summer color is on the way.

We hope you'll come by the link party on Monday evenings.

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
Fabulous Friday at Vintage Home Design Friendship Friday at Create with Joy 
 Funtastic Friday at 2 Chicks and a Mom


  1. Beautiful crockery bowls. Nice find. They look pretty in your holiday cupboard. xoxo Kris

    1. Hi Kris, thanks, hope you're having a great weekend! xoxo

  2. I think this is the prettiest display of Majolica and crockery that I have ever seen! The teapots are lovely and you have a knack for creating interesting displays that really catch the eye! Hope you are having a great summer and feeling better....hugs!

    1. Hi Alda, thanks so much and thanks for coming by to visit. I wish I had more actual antique Majolica, but alas, my budget didn't match the extravagant prices for old originals. I have fun picking up pieces at fleas and antique malls that have small cracks or chips. I love them just as much. The color is always amazing. Hope you are having a great summer!

  3. So many colors, but you make it work in your summery, fun display. Gail

  4. This is fabulous, Debra. I have always loved majolica and you have some stunning pieces. You're right -- it's the perfect summer display. Thanks for coming by the other day, too, and lovely words that made me smile.

  5. Pretty, pretty.

  6. It looks so pretty, Debra! I love all of those pretty plates that are displayed in the back. What a great display for the height of the summer!

  7. Lovely! I so need to "update" my look in my hutch and you've given me some ideas!

  8. Love, love, love that majolica! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! xo Kathleen

  9. Oh how I love Majolica! I have a few pieces that I have not displayed in a while. You have given me inspiration. I also love those bird pictures, especially the Baltimore Oriole as it is our state bird. I live in Maryland. Your mid-summer display is so pretty. Thank you for sharing!

  10. Debra I just love to find surprised in my garage all tidied up and labeled. It's like Christmas! What beautiful pieces!

  11. Golly, here you have decorated that cabinet umpteen times, and I still have some Christmas schmutz here and there...sigh...I can't wait until we get our mess here under control. Five months of construction and still counting. YOUR CABINET is gorgeous...I love the summer tones and quick switc out and it will be Fall!


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