It is always enjoyable to flip through a magazine, Pinterest or a blog to see how other people display their collections in cabinets – large and small.
I don’t like having a lot of “little” things laying around, or more specifically cluttering up the house. However, I do like grouping my favorite collections in a cabinet. Last year I found a wonderful antique cabinet with original wavy glass paneled doors and funky cool trim down the center of the doors. I saw it at my friend’s primitive sale and it was “love at first sight.” It is one of my favorite pieces that we now have in our home.
What I liked most are the graduated spaces between the shelves which allows to arrange smaller items on top and larger groupings below. Though the doors don’t stay shut all of the way, I just place a little boudoir lamp in front of them so that they don’t fly open.
My collection of silver plate children’s cups, ironstone, transferware…
One of my very favorite of collections are the antique bibles and song books, as shown below. Some are in other languages, but I like that and the fact they they have been used and loved on over the years. They date from the late 1800’s. The Hymns book belonged to my Great Grandmother. Now I am off to dust all of the little objects before it heats up in the house. It is has been rather pleasant here in Central California the past few days and makes for a nice day to get some “spring cleaning” accomplished.
Till next time,