Sunday, January 8, 2023

Vintage Cottage Weekend and the January Cupboard

Hello friends and Happy Weekend! For a few weeks in January we have a small bit of time that's totally dedicated to warm, cozy, and comfy. After Christmas and before Valentines Day; it's a time to relax in front ot the fire, read a good book, watch a movie, and curl up in a soft warm blanket... without a ton of shopping, big meals to cook or a deadline looming on the calender.

Today I want to share a look at the January editions of the Holiday Cupboard since moving to this house. We bought the house in late Fall of 2018, but didn't get moved in until March of 2019 since we had a lot of decor updates like painting every room and new wood flooring and carpet in the bedrooms. We took our time and I had the ability to think about furniture function and placement. 

I've had several renditions of "the Holiday Cupboard", but it's always been a Pie Safe or Hutch and base cabinet. Each month, holiday or season there's a fun theme to decorate around. Vintage transferware, ironstone, prints, figurines, and seasonal pieces find their way together. I've said several times that it's my "dollhouse for dishes", and a place for relaxation therapy. When I'm at loose ends, this is a great place to play and putter. I highly recommend a cabinet or shelf dedicated to displaying fun dishes and sentimental items in a seasonal way. 

Cows in the January Cupboard from 2021 featured a few of my Staffordshire cow figurines, Cordon Bleu cow creamers and old nativity cows.

In January 2022 I included a few winter prints, evergreen mini trees and English cottages. That year I featured a few of my Aesthetic Brown Transferware pieces.

And in January 2020 I decorated the cupboard with candlelight in mind. January is usually a cold and dreary month with little sunshine, but a lot of snow and gray. Nothing breaks the duldrums like a few candles in small vintage containers.

No matter the season or holiday,
 you can always find a few sheep and birds in the seasonal mix.

I love to mix and match transferware. That's part of the fun; using different patterns and pieces.

I collect, brown, red, and green transferware so there are always a few vintage dishes and accessories that work for the theme. Ironstone tureens and pitchers also are a staple in the Holiday Cupboard. In January I usually use a mix of my brown pieces of transferware.

Old prints, postcards and books add a bit of interest among the dishes. And since I love old garden goods and clay pots, I usually have a few garden related and "nature" items around.

Thanks for coming by.
 Do you have a special cabinet or shelving where your imagination can play?

Did you catch my last post?

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  Home Imagined at the Antique Journey
Wednesday Link Party at Our Tiny Nest
 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,  
Grace at Home at Imparting Grace
Farmhouse Friday at  County Road 407  Fabulous Friday at WM Design House 


  1. Your cabinet has a genteel, warm homeyness to it. Thank your for sharing your creativity with us. Gail TF

  2. Looks so pretty! Love your collections. Enjoy the weekend!

  3. All of these are great. You always have a way of making the pretty cabinet sparkle with your decor ideas. Happy Weekend.

  4. Debra, I love all the holiday cupboards you've shared in this post! Winter can be very bleak, but thankfully, here in North Texas we are having days of sunshine. I am NOT complaining! :) I am just catching up visiting everyone from last week's SYS party. I was painting our laundry room over the weekend, and then... This week at school I was really cold... Came home Wednesday night and tested myself on Thursday morning. I have a third bout of Covid! Ugh! Feeling pretty good here on Friday, so hopefully the vaccines are doing what they are supposed to do: keep our lungs clear. :)

    Anyway, I was really happy to feature your post at last week's Share Your Style #373 for you. Always love how you put your creamware and transferware all together!

    Enjoy your weekend! I'm doing a little here and there as I have energy without overdoing. :)
    Barb :)

  5. I adore all of your old winter pictures, creating little back drops for the scenes and vignettes in front. The cows and sheep are precious and love all the pinecones and wintry elements!

  6. This is so pretty! I love your creamware. I am visiting you from Linda's place. God bless you in this new year!

  7. I am in LOVE with those old nativity cows! Your cupboard is beautiful! Thank you for sharing this on the Home Imagined link party!


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