Friday, September 2, 2022

Fall Beginnings in the China Cupboard

Some people like to create tablescapes, and some people like to style vignettes and bookshelves. Me? I like the best of both... to play with dishes in a china cupboard, cabinet and shelves. Although I don't decorate inside this cabinet as much as the Holiday Cupboard, I like to play around with some seasonal bits and bobs in here amongst the transferware.

Since today is the first day of September (that's unofficially my start of the Fall season) I thought I'd spice things up with a few fallish feeling florals. The shelves aren't packed with dishes, as I'm using quite a few pieces in the Holiday Cupboard this month and also a September rendition on the mantel.

So I'm mixing reds and browns together with my cows and a few fall leaves and faux flowers.

One of my vintage Fall Fruit Oval Trays and an old Crabtree and Evelyn biscuit tin are on the top shelf.

It's mix and match city here with the transferware.

My little Japanese Majolica Squirrel teapot is below. 

I love transferware sugar and creamers and have several sets. Sometimes the teapot has been broken but the sugar and creamer are still around.  This pattern had a gravy boat too. Crown Ducal Ivy Brown of England. I love the lacy little rust colored leaves.

Smallish covered vegetable


I like to keep the china cupboard with a little seasonal color, which helps to blend in with the rest of the early fall decor and florals.

This is a post from last year where I shared an "overgrown" conservatory look in the Kitchen Sitting Area at our previous home. It was fun to go a little crazy with the vines and bittersweet. 

I've been on the hunt for decent looking fall leaf bunches. I think the supply chain issues with China are playing havoc with the availability and quality of faux and silk florals. Anyway, I've been several places and finally found some. But good grief... the prices are nuts!

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 Eclectic Red Barn
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,  
Farmhouse Friday at  County Road 407
Fabulous Friday at Vintage Home Design 


  1. I cannot believe how fast summer has gone. Your beginnings of fall I n your cabinet are so pretty. Happy Labor Day weekend. xoxo Kris

  2. Beautiful, Debra!! Your transferware is so lovely and perfect for fall!

  3. Oh, my-- I am drooling over all your gorgeous transferware. I finally started collecting it two years ago, starting with blue and white types, but definitely looking to start collecting brown transferware, because it is beautiful in the fall. Your cupboard looks beautiful

  4. Always a treat to peek inside your cupboard. I love your choices of transfer ware and all the cow creamers. I'm a bovine fan!

  5. You have lovely table & transferware, perfect for fall! The browns & oranges are beautiful. I'd love to have you come over & share on Crafty Creators Link Party on Thursday. (Thursdays at 6am CST thru Mondays at 11:59pm.) The cow creamer with its mouth open is just too cute!

  6. Beautiful transferware Debra and your cabinet is gorgeous. Fall is just about here!

  7. SO fun Debra - I love your fall touches! And that transferware! Wow - you have a lovely collection. Thanks for sharing it with us, and for the tips on fall decorating. Happy Thursday!


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