Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Spring Fluffing - China Cabinet



Rhoda (Southern Hospitality) is hosting a Spring Fluffing Party. So be sure to check out all the other's that are participating. I'm sure there will be lots of Spring Decorating Eye Candy and great ideas!



I decided it was time to redo my living room china cabinet. I put away my brown transferware that you see on the second shelf. I usually bring it out around Thanksgiving and leave it up all winter. But now it's time for it to go and to put something lighter in it's place. I also changed the bottom transferware shelf just a bit to make it more springy.





Can you guess what this is? It's a Victorian ironstone chamber pot! Every time I bring it out my family says Ewwwww! I placed some faux flowers in it and put it in the center of the shelf.





Then I put some of my other white dishes around it. These are mostly thrift store finds. The chamber pot is the only antique piece.





I added a bunny to my blue transferware shelf and just moved some things around. I'm really loving moss this season so I decided to sit my bunny on some reindeer moss.




Here's the top half of the cabinet. The bottom is where I store all my china I'm not using and is usually blocked by husband's big leather "man chair"!




Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll be back on Friday with a trip to the Ballard Outlet!

If you'd like to see my spring fireplace mantel makeover please look here Spring Projects for My Mantel




If you'd like to see even more of my spring decorating please click here Bunny Topiaries & Spring Decorating in My Screened Porch






67 comments:

tardevil said...

Very nice! Like all the toile too.

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Manuela, I love it. Love that cabinet and I love the dishes and rabbit hiding inside! Isn't it fun re doing things for spring. I wish I was home to do more....but I will look at your pictures to dream about it. Great pictures.
Blessings,
Debbie

mrsjones6 said...

It looks lovely Manuela! I love how warm and "springy" your china cabinet looks. It's funny your family's reaction to the chamber pot. I need to do a little spring fluffing here. It seems the chicken coop is top priority right now!
Have a fabulous shopping trip!
xo, Jen

jenjen said...

How lovely! I like that term - Spring fluffing! I think my entire house needs a good fluffing and airing out!

Your home is so pretty! I love your mantle!

XOOX
Jen

Jen r. said...

Manuela, I always love you spring posts! I am so jealous you are going to the outlet! Get good stuff!!! Jen

Sheryl said...

Manuela, I am always impressed with how you change out your china cabinet. Looks beautiful!

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

Oh it all looks so lovely! the little flying moss bunny is adorable.

Happy spring ~ Amanda

janet said...

oh my your cabinet looks fantastic, love your spring changes and of course i love the toile fabric.
thanks for sharing
hugs
janet

An Accomplished Woman said...

Looks beautiful. Everything you do is inspiring. I am totally jealous of your trip to Ballard

Cynthia

Deb said...

I love your bunnies

kathi said...

My china cabinet needs some "fluffing!" Thanks for sharing your great ideas!

The Charm House said...

I love your transferwear collection. If you have a chance, HOP over to my blog and join in on my Tour of Collections on the 15th of the month. You transferwear would be an incredible addition!
Hugs,
Yvette

Stacey said...

Just gorgeous Manuela. Is the bunny perched on a cakeplate? I think that's brilliant. Got to get some reindeer moss!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

I'm always a wee bit envious of your transferware collection (like I have room for more dishes!). You always do a beautiful job with your china cabinet & I love all the spring touches. Thanks for playing along!

Michelle said...

Beautiful, just beautiful! You have great taste and I always enjoy seeing your latest decorating ideas :)

Have a lovely day!

Blessings,
Michelle

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

Very, very nice...I love all of your transferware, Manuela.

Becky K. said...

Beautiful!

And timely as I have been studying my hutch and wondering what I might want to rearrange and freshen up in there.

foxxy said...

Your china cabinet looks great. I love it.

Lou Cinda said...

This looks beautiful, so fresh! I love the dishes and the rabbit!Happy Spring!

Lou Cinda :)

Emily said...

AND AGAIN you did such a beautiful job on your spring decor! I love your china cabinet! I love your green furry bunny too! hehe:)

xoxo
Emily

Chari said...

Hello Manuela...

Happy Spring Fluffing! What a gorgeous china cabinet...of course, I'm a huge fan of red transferware and collect it too! I just love how you brought in all of the pretty white ironstone...so fresh and simply beautiful!!! Love your Spring mantle vignette, it's gorgeous all decked out in it's Spring finery!!! Simply charming!!!

Have a wonderful Wednesday, my friend!
Warmest wishes,
Chari

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Manuela, everything is just delightful.

I love, love, love the blue and white dinnerware.

Barb

julie - eab designs said...

Can't wait to hear about your trip to the Ballard outlet. Many beautiful items in our home have come from the Ballard catalog. Your cabinet looks lovely.

Susan said...

I love what you did! I am drooling over your transfer ware too!!!

glorv1 said...

You always make everything look so nice and homey. That's what I love about you, your down to earthiness about everything. Well done. Have a great Wednesday.

Storybook Woods said...

Akkk, your killing me I have always wanted to go to Ballard Outlet, I can not wait to see. I think your china cabinet is one of my favorite things in your house. Clarice

Storybook Woods said...

Akkk, your killing me I have always wanted to go to Ballard Outlet, I can not wait to see. I think your china cabinet is one of my favorite things in your house. Clarice

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Gorgeous Spring Fluffing, Manuela.

I think I'm going to gather some things to line the back of the green cabinet,here at the lake. You inspire me!

Mrs. G said...

Hi Manuela, I haven't been by in awhile. It is easy to loose track of favorite bloggers these days with so many great blogs. I'm so glad Rhoda has this party so we can all find eachother for the first time or to reconnect.
I adore your china cabinet before with the friendly village dishes and now with the white dishes and your bunny. It is all so pretty. I really want to put cup hooks in my cupboards but am suffering from fear of the drill. Love how yours look.
Good to talk to you again.
Hugs,
Sue

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

I love your white china cabinet, and its new spring look is wonderful~ LOVE the bunny! :) The top of the cabinet is beautiful, too. :) Have a great day! :)

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

You have an impressive collection of transferware. They are soooo awesome.

Bo said...

Hi Manuela...Toile is one of my very favorite things too...I could linger & look at your china cabinet for hours...The bunny & the Chamber pot look right at home there...very pretty! ;-) Bo

Lady Katherine said...

Love the bunny and eggs! It looks so spring! The chamber pot! I would have never guessed, looks great with your white dishes! The chamber pots I have are metal with a red rim, my girls say the same. I have plants in one for it had a hole in it. There is an old saying about not having a pot to ..... ... for it has a hole in it. Off to see your other posts.

Kim Chalfant said...

Your china cabinet looks great with the changes you have made. I loved looking at your other Spring posts as well. You have great ideas. Great fluffing!!!

salmagundi said...

Your cupboard looks so light and bright!! Don't you miss your brown transferware, though?? Sally

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Ballard outlet! No fair!

I didn't know about Rhonda's party...that might keep me in my chair a few hours LOL.
Your cabinet looks so pretty :)

Susie Homemaker said...

Oh Manuela, Your china cabinet makes me drool...I love it! I have an antique blue transferware chamber pot...Funny, I get a lot of eeewwwws too...they don't even like me to put it in the china cabinet. I do anyway. HAHA!

Blessings,
Susie

Darlene said...

Hi Manuela,

I LOVE how you have changed up your china cabinet. The big bunny is beautiful! You get to go to the Ballard Outlet?!?!? Lucky thing!!!!!!!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

So very Pretty! Your bunny and eggs are pretty nestled in with the dishes. I even like the chamber pot with the flowers - even tho I might move it away from the dishes. :)

Meredith@MerchantShips said...

I love the way you tucked the bunny in there!

You are so good. It is always a pleasure to see your projects!

Songbirdtiff said...

Your cabinet is gorgeous! At least you're not expecting the family to eat out of the chamber pot. lol!

Jadehollow said...

Manuela...
Everything is so Beautiful. Love the Flying Bunny!
Happy Fluffing!
~Hugs
Debbie

Angie said...

I LOOOVE this cabinet and everything in it! I'm jealous of all your beautiful transferware!

Donna Lynn said...

Beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration today.
Blessings,
Donna Lynn

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Your china cabinet display is a KNOCK-OUT! LOVE IT! What a good idea to put the rabbit on a cake plate!!

Chris said...

Please, Pier 1, have those bunnies this weekend! All your spring decorations are beautiful!

Spencer Family 6 said...

Hi Manuela! Thank you for your kind post re: my husband and our current situation. Very sweet. Also, I just adore your blog. So much useful information and great ideas!
Elaine:)

Paula said...

Dear Manuela,

I love your spring fluffing! The rabbit is so sweet and your china cabinet and dishes are beautiful!!! I loved what you shared about your family's reaction to the chamber pot! It does look lovely with the flowers and your other white pretties!

Thank you for sharing your pretty home and creative ideas. You and your lovely blog are such a blessing!

Love, Paula

queenbee said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I love your white dishes even the chamber pot. The bunny with the bow around his next is adorable.

Twice as Nice said...

You like many lucky blogger ladies have a lot of dishes. They're just beautiful. I'd like to find some white plates to hang. That's my goal this summer.

proudgrits11 said...

well, I adore everything!! love the china cabinet makeover, what a difference and the bunny is so cute! I'll be sure to check out your other projects, too--I love your taste!

Betsy said...

Very fresh and spring-y! I love the idea of fluffing and puttering...it's so fun and freshens everything up!

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

That chamber pot comment is just hilarious! Honestly, I would never have known. LOL Your collection is stunning, so beautiful. And we do love all of the same things - I had a bookcase with the same toile backing! xoxo, Andrea

Debbie J. said...

I had to laugh about the chamber pot. You shouldn't have told your family what it was and they never would have known! It reminds me of the blue jean quilt I made my son. It has some scraps from his old plaid boxers in it! Oh well, he throws it on the floor and drags it around, and they were freshly laundered before I started sewing with them! LOL.

Your Spring fluffling looks wonderful! Good Job.

Pen Pen said...

Love your spring makeover. I think I'll run by Pier One today and look for the moss bunny. I've seen them on several blogs now. The chamber pot is too pretty to do THAT in!!!!

Amy said...

Manuela,
Your decorating for spring is just spectacular! How beautiful is your china cabinet? Love the transferware and the bunnies. Looks like you are all ready for spring at your house! Amy

Vee said...

Manuela, I'm thinking that only you could get away with a chamber pot on the middle shelf of your china cabinet! It looks fantastic there. If I did that, it'd look like a chamber pot. Tell your family that any more "ews" out of them and you'll be using it as a soup tureen! ;>

diXymiss said...

Beautiful updates for spring! I'm really liking moss myself right now. A Ballard outlet ~ no kidding? I didn't know there was such a thing! Oooh, I can't wait to see what you find, lucky duck!

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Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

oh my - I LOVE the chamber pot. A definite conversation piece, I'm sure. :)
blogger question - how did you get your three square links w/post pictures at the bottom of your post? I LOVE that.

Mimi Sue said...

When I saw the bunny on a stick on your blog I had to go and get me a few. Love them. Mimi

Kelly B said...

I love the idea of a chamber pot!! My family would also be grossed out. That is why we get to decorate and not them!! :) Your cabinet looks so lovely!! I am looking for a corner cabinet. I won't be able to fit a proper china cabinet in our kitchen until we move. Until then, I will just have to enjoy yours!! :) Fabulous job!! :)

Kathleen Grace said...

Just beautiful Manuela!

Bonita said...

The toile, the transferware, the white dishes, and that beautiful cupboard- did I die and go to heaven?! You have such excellent taste! Love that bunny on a stick too.

Tanya said...

Ok, that bunny topiary is just too cute!

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

HA! I just posted my bunny tonight and did the same thing! I love it!!

Alana Jo said...

I purchased a chamber pot today too and heard the EWWWWW too.


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