Wednesday, May 16, 2012

What’s In Your Cabinet?

 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.
P1010021c1 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…
P1010022a1 …ink wells, antique bibles, clocks and miniature squirrels fill the shelves up rather nicely.
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. P1010019f1P1010023zP1010024xP1010027a1P1010028y 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,
xo.

24 comments:

Linda said...

Playing on my computer with pinterest I decided to check out SCD to see if you were back. Hooray!!! You're back. Loved both the "dream house by the sea" and this "cabinet" one. Now I can visit you again. Hello to D and Fi.

Linda said...

Playing on my computer with pinterest I decided to check out SCD to see if you were back. Hooray!!! You're back. Loved both the "dream house by the sea" and this "cabinet" one. Now I can visit you again. Hello to D and Fi.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

I love that cabinet and all of your wonderful collections...
Hugs,
Penny

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

You have some really neat treasures displayed in that awesome cabinet of yours!

Vee said...

You do vignettes and collections so artfully. This could be featured in any decorating magazine I know. That is a great cabinet with the graduated shelving.

Oh you inspire me. I'm trying to figure out what to do with the family Bible falling apart and in tatters and here you are collecting them. Very cool.

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Oh I love your cabinet and the collections. The bibles are wonderful. It makes me want to create more display areas.

Debby said...

I like your treasures. Glad you are having beautiful weather. We have been as well.

Susie said...

Your cabinets look wonderful.

Kathleen Grace said...

Believe it or not, I have very few collections. I have never gotten the hang of vignettes, even though I greatly admire how other people put their pretty things together to make a display. This house is just too small and we use every inch. I get my display fix online:>)

Cozy Little House said...

Love collections. Hate dusting them!
Brenda

Tommie Jo said...

I have collections but mostly packed away ): At this season in my life, I find I don't have the time nor the inclination to do the dusting to maintain pretty displays like yours. Neat things you have~thanks for sharing!~TJ

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

What a charming collection inside your cabinet. Mine always look like a jumble!

Perfectly Printed said...

What great cabinet!! Your collections are just wonderful, but I have to say I love the squirrels. We have seen many the last few days in our cherry tree helping themselves!
chris

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I love your primitive cabinet and how you've displayed your collections! I recently saw a very similar one at a local shop, but it was too big for where I wanted to place it so I had to just walk away. :(

Connie said...

Oh I love your cabinet with your collections. Makes me want to get my cabinet out of the attic and put my collections on display.

NanaDiana said...

I love your cabinet and it is full of sweet pieces. You have lots of treasures. What a dusting job though, huh? lol I seriously need to get my cabinets spit polished, too, before the summer heat sets in.

Hope you had a great day-xo Diana

Shelley said...

Love your cabinet full of awesome treasures :) Blessings

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Love your cabinet and your beautiful displays!!

Pondside said...

I like your cabinet very much. I have the Welsh-ish dresser and I love it! It's fun to arrange things and change them with the seasons. Your collections are lovely Isn't it fun?

Mimos da Claralú! said...

Oh! What a beautiful cabinet! I liked everything!
And these books look like they came out of the Harry Potter movie ... smiles!
Everything is beautiful!
Have a blessed weekend!
hugs
Luciana

My Vintage Mending said...

It is always a treasure to see inside your gorgeous home...smiles...Renee

Nanalulu said...

Hell, I just ran across your blog tonight and it is beautiful! I was looking at the photos of your home and saw the roses ar red pillow in your guest room. Did you make that or buy it. If you did buy it do you recall where. I woild love to have one. Thanks so much!

Nanalulu said...

I just found your blog tonight, it is beautiful. In looking at your photos I sa a pillow in your guest room that says Roses are Red. Did you make this or buy it. If you bought it do you recall where. I would love to have one. Thanks so much. Luanne

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Oh, Becky, I am just swooning over your beautiful cabinet filled with so many wonderful treasures!!!

I have the perfect wall for a HUGE cabinet but I'd have to get ride of our grandfather clock and somehow I don't think my husband would go for it, LOL

xoxo
Marsha