~The Wine Cabinet~



The wine cabinet was purchased at Blattner’s Furniture, Jefferson City, Missouri, in 2003.  It sat in the dining room, originally.

The cabinet is Chris Madden for Bassett.

Bookends are from Home Goods a few years ago.  Most of the wine, shown in the cabinet, is from Missouri Wineries.

The bird prints (purchased framed), in the lower row, are from a clearance sale at Pottery Barn, about two years ago. At the same time, I purchased the two smaller prints.  I bought frames and mats for the smaller prints at Michael’s.  The larger print is from Marshall’s, Osage Beach. 

winecabvig7A The decanter is Mikasa. Wine glasses were purchased at a country sale, several years ago. The grape leaf is from a boutique home decor shop, in Lebanon, Missouri.

winecabvig4A Decorative plate is from Mary Carol Garrity’s Nell Hill’s.

Shop Nell Hill’s in Atchison Kansas, Kansas City Missouri, or online.


 Visit Barb, of Grits and Glamour, Tuesday, for Tabletops, Vignettes & Favorite Accessories.



Reader Sjn, asked about the Canon Power Shot G11 camera, used in the Patches of Blue post. 

J and I like using this camera, very much. We are very satisfied with the photos.  J likes it because it isn’t as complicated as the Canon Rebel Xti.  It’s a great camera for just about any application.

I like my Canon Rebel Xti.  It was used for the photos, in this post.  It takes a tad longer to learn the ins and outs, than the G11.  I recommend using the Auto setting until acquainted with the weight, etc, of the Rebel. 

The P setting was used for the photos, here.

  I also use Picasa3, Photofiltre, and Photoscape, for editing with either camera.  There are options for straightening, enhancing, sharpening, etc. with these programs.  Each program is a free download.

I also suggest the use of a tripod.  I didn’t use one for the photos above, but usually do for tablescapes as well as other photography.