Saturday

~The Rest of the Story~

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We commissioned Jake to make a cabinet for the breakfast room at home, when he made the table for the condo, seen HERE.

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As with the farmhouse table, Jake used boards from the 100 year old Missouri barn. He also used antique beadboard.

We arrived back home, Saturday afternoon.  I filled the cabinet with the Mikasa French Countryside and other white dishes, I’ve collected since 1983.

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I’ll change the arrangement on the base top, from time to time. The white dishes will remain on the shelves with a bit of a change, now and then.

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45 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Pat, love it, love it, love it and the way you displayed it too. Your duck casserole looks like my new rooster one.

S. Etole said...

What a masterpiece ...

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

Pat, it is a beautiful piece. I love the farmhouse rustic look and this piece is a dream. I love the patina, the history of the wood and the overall shape and size. Your collection of white dishes is the icing on the cake.

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Just beautiful...even peaceful.

Pat...thankss for your warm thoughts and prayers. They were most certainly heard.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Oh, Pat! I love it! I just knew it was a hutch you were having made! Your white dishes look so pretty, too! I especially love the little wooden closure! I hope you are having a great weekend!...hugs...Debbie

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my, it is just gorgeous. I love it and you have such beautiful white dishes and accessories displayed on it. Such a fabulous piece. Wow. Hugs, Marty

Catherine Holman said...

It's beautiful Pat! Love all the white dishes too!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Pat, I was wondering what the surprise piece would be, and this is simply wonderful! Beautiful craftsmanship and color! But I also LOVE your swan! I have a small collection and am looking for more, especially wooden and hand carved. I always enjoy your pictures. Linda

Cindy Rand said...

I love it Pat! And all the white dishes really pop out! I am coming to St. Louis in Sept. I might need to pick your brain on places to go shopping! Again it is wonderful.
Cindy

Nancy said...

Pat, I LOVE it!!! What a fantastic piece! Love the way your white looks on display! Nancy

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

It's just gorgeous Pat! Amazing with the beautiful white china and the rustic look, I love the contrast.

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

Pat that is just stunning! Jake does amazing work. He is an artist. It looks perfect in your home.
Hugs,
Penny

Anita said...

What a beautiful way to recycle! There is no one who loves using old wood more than me, so I can appreciate this gorgeous piece so much!! And your French Countryside is so perfect there. I really like that one better than the Italian, but maybe I can add some salad plates to mine! Gorgeous, gorgeous!!

W.C.Camp said...

Wow did you guys design the cabinet specifically or did you just tell the guy notionally what you wanted. That is an amazing piece of furniture. I cannot believe how great it looks with your dishes! AWESOME! W.C.C.

Mimi said...

Wow, what a beautiful piece of furniture. Your dish collection is fabulous.

Rowan said...

I love your cabinet, it's a beautiful piece. Jake is a talented carpenter.

Rose H (UK) said...

Truly wonderful Pat.
Could you just wrap it and ship it to my address in the UK please?

Southern Lady said...

Love it, Pat! ... and I love the contrast between the rustic cabinet and your elegant china collection. It's perfect!

Sheree said...

What a wonderful addition to your home Pat! It has to be so satisfying to have a piece that has its origins full of so much history!

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous! I love the displays too - beautiful arrangements! (I think I am in love with those apples!) Enjoy it!

NanaDiana said...

Pat-I just found your lovely, lovely blog. I love your style-and I love the "history" of the piece. You haee a WONDERFUL sense of individualized style. I am signing up as your newest follower. And, being a Missourian, I guess you SHOWED ME! lol

I see that you have grandchildren so I think there are certain days that you would identify with my blog-it is mostly about my grandkids. I'll be baaaack~ Diana

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Love it and the white swan on top is perfect.

Always Nesting said...

Love it! Furniture that is true art.

Donna (Timeless Settings) said...

I love your cabinet, it looks so beautiful with your white dishes!

Donna

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

It's beautiful, Pat! It particularly looks nice against that wall color. And I've always loved the different colored chairs. You have impeccable taste.
Brenda

Adrienne said...

What a treasure! Your new piece is priceless - and so beautiful with all of your white. I love the look of your room. Want to come help me with mine?
~Adrienne~

Kat said...

Beautiful!

Happy Birthday sweet friend!

Hugs,
Kat

Dawn said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!!!
I adore it...must be wonderful to look at every day:)
Thanks for sharing! Happy day to you, Pat!
dawn

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Just beautiful, true craftsmanship-enjoy!

Deb {Posted from} Home said...

Absolutely gorgeous Pat!

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Pat, I am drooling over your table and hutch....is that okay? Love the idea of 100 year old wood....what stories it could tell. Picture perfect! Linda

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Pat, The hutch is beautiful. Your ironstone and white dishes are perfect on this new piece.
xo, Sherry

Donna said...

Absolutely beautiful! A true work of art.

Donna

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Oh, Pat it's beautiful!! I am seriously thinking about changing out my buffet in the DR for something large like this to hold my white dishes & other things. I spotted one at a consignment store that's a creamy color with beadboard backing & it's 6' wide, 7' tall & really a great price. My hubby thinks it's too plain, but it really is simple and pretty. I will probably keep looking & get a darker wood one and I hope to find a large one.

I love this one, it is truly beautiful. That old wood makes it look like a treasured antique. Beautiful!

Kathleen said...

What a wonderful piece of furniture! Perfect for your beautiful white collection!

Debra from Bungalow said...

It's beautiful Pat! Your white collection is perfect displayed in the new hutch. The table in your previous post is almost too pretty for words!

Cindy said...

What a great piece of furniture! i love it and i really love the fact that it has a history. You always do a great job of arranging dishes. Beautiful!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Wow...you must be smiling at both of your homes! He did a great job, the white is perfect on it and you are one lucky lady!

thestonerabbit said...

Hope you've had a great birthday, Pat!! I LOVE that new hutch and all of the wonderful dishes you have collected and so artfully displayed!!

L, Dana

sharin said...

Pat, that cabinet is gorgeous! You are fortunate to have found such a talented craftsman.

I've been following your blog and reading your archives during the last week or so. You certainly have an amazing eye and talent for decorating and photography.

Thank you for sharing so willingly.

Oh, and Happy Birthday!

Mary said...

Another beauty - Jake has certainly a lot of talent in his chosen craft. Love your French Countryside - remember I have it too and enjoy mixing it with other china. Have you noticed it seems much harder to find now? Italian Countryside is always on special sale at places such at Macy's, but no French!

Hope your Summer is fun and that you aren't as hot as we are here - just broke another record and the temps. keep climbing, ugh!

Hugs - Mary

Lacy said...

LOVE IT!!..really inspiring me!..thanks for sharing!;;;Lacy

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Pat, I'm glad I came back to look at this post, because I love seeing your wonderful farm table with the hutch. They are perfect together. All of your white pieces just pop against that hutch. What a craftsman he is. laurie

La said...

So pretty.

Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a great day! La

Tamara Jansen said...

That cabinet is absolutely stunning!!