Tuesday

~A China Cabinet~

hint6 My Mother’s cabinet is the subject for my second, 2nd Time Around Tuesday, hosted by Diane, at A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words.

The cabinet once belonged to a friend of Mother’s. It wasn’t new, when Edna acquired it. It was part of a dining room set that included a large table, several chairs, 2 china cabinets, this one and one with glass doors. A buffet completed the set. When Edna moved to a smaller home, she sold some of the pieces. Mother bought the cabinet. A year or two before Mother passed away, she moved to an assisted living apartment. At that time, she gave the cabinet to me.

The original plan for our home included two columns in the dining room; an open room, with just one wall. Because the cabinet has special meaning for us, we asked our builder to construct walls, in the dining room, rather than install columns. There are two walls, that fit this cabinet perfectly.

Wonderful 2nd Time Around posts are found, each Tuesday, at Diane’s.

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Inside the cabinet are a few of our second time around dishes. The blue bowl with daisies, was J’s paternal Grandmother’s; a gift she received at her wedding over 90 years ago.

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The photo below is a small hint of my Easter tablescape. More about that, later this week.

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69 comments:

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Beautiful cabinet, Pat...and lovin' the egg, too!

Midlife, menopause, mistakes and random stuff... said...

That cabinet is a beautiful piece and your lovely china is gorgeous. You always have such things of beauty posted :)

Steady On
Reggie Girl

Bo said...

Hi Pat...the wood and workmanship on this cabinet is exceptional... no wonder it's special to you...the perfect home for your treasured china pieces. ;-) Bo

Martha said...

That is a beautiful cabinet -- love the grain of the wood. Can't wait to see your Easter tablescape!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Your cabinet is gorgeous! Can't wait to see your tablescape!
~Patti

♥ bfs~"Mimi" ♥ said...

That cabinet is just beautiful. Love those old things so much. Have a house full of them.

Terri and Bob said...

That cabinet is a classic piece. So beautiful.

LOL, Pat, you need to read my daughter's post about her Easter decorations. It is funny!

Dana and Daisy said...

the cabinet and china both are beautiful. I have my grandmother's china, but I researched it from the manufacturer and it turns out it is not as old as I would have thought. It dates to the earliest pieces in the 1940's. The pattern looks older by design however. It turns out my grandparent's house burned when my father was a child and we think the china was purchased after that.

Since I have no biological children, some day I will give it to one of my nieces.

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Pat, that cabinet is amazing! I love that you know the history on it! Awesome!

LADY JANE'S EMPORIUM said...

Pat,I love the cabinet...and what a great story behind it! Happy T to T !

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

What a beautiful piece! Just gorgeous!
~Michelle

jeanne said...

Good morning Pat, thank you for your many kind words about our loss. We appreciate them so much. It gives us peace to know Beth is not suffering anymore.

Your cabinet has a great story and the contents are lovely. I do think walls are the better choice. The cabinet is beautiful.

I am looking forward to your tablescape. It has the promise of yet another lovely setting.


I am still very tired from our trip so I will close and try to catch a bit of rest.

Love...Jeanne

Shelia said...

Morning, Sweet Pat! Oh, this cabinet is so beautiful! What a treasure you have and the condition of it looks perfect! It looks so beautiful against your gorgeous blue wall! The china inside is so lovely! Did that belong to your mother too?
Oh, this makes my heart just smile!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Pat, I love this special treasure! And the things inside it are wonderful, too. And your Easter tablescape... ohhhhhhh, I can't wait to see!!! You had me with that wonderful egg in its holder and the hints of the other colors in the dishes and glasses...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Happy To Be said...

GM Pat..now girl you know I am drooling over that china cabinet..its soooooooooo beautiful Pat..WOW!! and the bowl oh and I seen alot of others treasures also in there..and I can tell your TT is going to be wonderful..I still have to work on my post for that and then I am done posting until after Easter..Thanks Pat for coming by and seeing my little family..your the best...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

kimmcl said...

Omigosh that cabinet! What a treasure!! I am SO envious. How smart to have your builder incorporate this gorgeous piece into your home design.

Twice as Nice said...

They certainly don't make furniture like that anymore. With all the detail it is just stunning.

MimiG said...

Beautiful, beautiful cabinet!
MimiG

Susan said...

I do love your cabinet and the china inside it!

Adrienne said...

Good morning, Pat -
Your china cabinet is gorgeous and even more special because of its history. I love how you filled it with special treasures. It was good to have walls added to your dining room so you could use this cabinet and have other things in your gorgeous room.
~Adrienne~

Darla said...

That cabinet is a beauty for sure!!

Janie's World said...

What an exquisite cabinet! It has such fine detail and at the same time it has hardy substance. What treasures you have! I hope I can give beautiful things like this to my children (I just have to acquire them myself!).

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Pat the cabinet is so beautiful and unusual!

Love the way you photographed all of the details to share!

Thanks so much for being a part of 2nd Time Around!

Sara said...

It's beautiful, and so is the china in it. I do love these old fashioned things, from a slower and, I think, more gracious and graceful era.

Amy said...

Hi Pat,
Thank you so much for visiting me today. I just love your blog. The cabinet is totally gorgeous. I especially love the vintage dishes inside. So pretty! Amy

Mrs. Rabe said...

What a lovely treasure you have! Thank you for showing it to us!

I also loved the peek at your tablescape! Inspiring!

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

Oh, I am sitting here oohing and aahing over the detail in that gorgeous antique! You are so lucky to have it! I haven't seen anything quite like that particular piece, Pat.
Brenda

Judi said...

Your hutch is absolutely beautiful. I love the great detail in it. How special that you have that from your mom...wouldn't it have been nice to have the whole set.
Have a lovely day
Judi

philben5 said...

The memories alon with the beauty of this hutch make it priceless.
Thanks for sharing.
Blessings
Roxanne

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a beautiful cabinet. I love all of the detail and the color of the wood is great!
Hugs,
Penny

bj said...

A stunning cabinet, Pat...it goes perfectly in your beautiful home...

Maureen said...

What a gorgeous cabinet, and it looks like it's in fantastic shape! I am working on my Easter table today, so maybe I'll post about that too. Thanks for your thoughts on my post about decorating with books-- you have to stop back and let me know how you liked the matchymatch covers!

ann said...

What a treasure.I would love-----to have this piece.But...for you,the history,it was your Mom's .how very special.great 2nd time around...Ann

Charli and me said...

Good afternoon Pat, Your cabinet is just lovely ♥ You have the most beautiful things. I wish things would have been passed down in our family. 90 year old dishes and so pretty. Thank you for sharing. I hope you have a happy and blessed day!

The blog of MBW said...

Hello! thanks for visiting my page. :-) Your cabinet is beautiful-I like that it is a solid hard wood and also love the story behind it.

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

The cabinet is magnificent. The china is fabulous too.

kate said...

beautiful dishes to go in a beautiful cabinet, arent you lucky
enjoy your Easter
kate

pammiejo said...

That is an absolutely beautiful cabinet. I would love to have that! You are so lucky! PAM

Rosemary said...

Hi Pat,
What a beautiful cabinet!!
Thanks for sharing it with us.
Can't wait to see more of your Easter table.
Rosemary

tardevil said...

That is one beautiful piece of furniture! You are a very lucky girl to have inherited it. Can't wait to see the Easter table!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Beautiful, Pat! That cabinet against your gorgeous blue walls is just stunning. I dont' remember seeing this piece before. What a great piece of history from your mom.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

that's a beautiful cabinet Pat!!

Jules from "The Roost" said...

Love the cabinet! I can't wait to see your table scape!

Cynthia said...

Pat,
What a stunning cabinet, lucky you. The china too is exquisite. Cindy

salmagundi said...

You just show us one beautiful piece of furniture after another. I love that style. Do you know what era that is from? It's beautiful. Sally

rosecottagegardensandfarm said...

Beautiful china cabinet! What a treasure for your family!

Best to you,
Debbykay at Rose Cottage Gardens and Farm

Lisa said...

That is an amazing piece of furniture. What a focal point too!!

"Hello... It's Me Again..." said...

I love your cabinet! Beautiful!!!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Pat, this cabinet is beautiful. The wood is gorgeous. How wonderful that you have this piece. Love all of the china inside, but the bowl that came from J's grandmother is especialy stunning. laurie

Melissa Miller said...

It is stunning Pat! :)

Omah's Helping Hands said...

Love the cabinet. That is some beautiful wood used, and what great care it has been given.

Catherine Holman said...

Pat,
What a lovely family heirloom! The dishes are beautiful too.
Hugs,
Cathie

meggie said...

How very beautiful that cabinet is, & how wonderful that it is so loved & cherished. Lovely china too.

Mrs. G said...

What a beautiful cabinet and the peak inside is delicious. Can't wait to see your Easter tablescape.
Hugs,
Sue

Lori Bee said...

Such a gorgeous cabinet and beautifully accessorized inside, too!

SILVIA said...

omg,do i love love your blog!,and that cabinet....to die for...thanks.for showing it to us..
silvia

Nancy said...

Pat, That cabinet is gorgeous! And the blue bowl with daisys is priceless! What treasures to have in your family! Thanks for sharing them! Nancy

bookflutterby said...

I love your blog! You have given me so many ideas! The egg holder is the cutest I have ever seen- so jealous.
Courtney

Joy said...

what a beautiful piece!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Pat, your cabinet is lovely. The wood is so beautiful.

My mother in law left me several dishes similar to yours. What a wonderful treasure.

Barb

Sharon said...

Love the cabinet and the history that you have behind it.
I also like the photo of the rabbit with his wheelbarrow.
Have a Happy Easter
God bless

Chandy said...

Wow, that is beautiful! I'd love a piece like that! Your china is gorgeous.

Rue said...

You are soooo mean Pat.... You know darn well I covet that cabinet! Then there it is, a whole post about her. MEAN, I tell you! ;)

That story about the house that is sitting for sale just broke my heart. How sad that someone went and restored it and now it's headed in the same bad direction. I hope someone buys it.

hugs,
rue

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Oh Pat, what a lovely cabinet and a beautiful keepsake for you.

Blessings,

Sher

RobinfromCA said...

That cabinet is stunningly beautiful! I can see why you would alter your house plans to make just the right place for it. It has a wonderful legacy for your family.

Robin

Betty Jo said...

Oh My! This cupboard is amazing, inside and out. I love it! I have a question and will email you here in a minute Pat. ♥

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your Mother's China cabinet is a treasure Pat, Most furniture is not made with the same care and craftsmanship these days.

at the cottage said...

Why thank you Debbie. I enjoyed my tea and biscuits. I will try one of the Easter treats from the milk glass Easter bunny dish.

This was just neautiful. Tea was lovely.

I am slow to post these days, but I always stop by and have a look at one of my favourite blogs.

Thaks Deb

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

A whole post devoted to my favorite cabinet! You even inspired me to get my own. :-) I think this is the first time I've seen an up close top-to-bottom photo of yours and it's just STUNNING! I am in love...