Monday, May 10, 2010
I’m linking to two parties today, Marty’s Table Top Tuesday and Linda’s Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays because I used thriftstore finds to redo my dining room china cabinet. Be sure to hop on over to both blogs to see all the other people who are participating.
I found all three of these soup for one soup tureens in thriftstores. My most recent finds are the two on the right. They were all under $2!
As any easy way to get a new look, I also painted the inside of my cabinet white and added some fun black harlequin wrapping paper to the back (the inside had apple green polka dot paper before).
This is such a small china cabinet with small shallow shelves that I really can’t put large platters or dinner size plates in it. It’s only 18 inches wide.
So normally I choose to display smaller items such as the cream and sugars like the ones behind the tureen. Sometimes I use cups, bowls and egg cups.
It’s hard to photograph this cabinet with the doors closed – there’s just never enough light in that corner.
Just for fun I thought I’d show you what it looked like years ago before I added the chicken wire to the door front and painted it black!
I think I may eventually mix the smaller tureens I find with my larger soup tureen collection which is in my kitchen.
I also found some more vintage brooches at Goodwill. The flower one is Spode just like the red transferware plate it’s on!
I added the large glittery brooch to my tassel that I made a while back.
All the pieces in the cabinet are thrifted including some of the pitchers on top of the cabinet. The other items are from TJ Maxx/Marshalls. The paper I used was clearanced Christmas wrap from Hobby Lobby. The paint I already had (I could open a paint store LOL)!
I always tell people that you can really decorate your home very inexpensively by thrifting/yardsaleing and waiting for things to get marked down at discount stores! There's really no reason you can't have the home you want without spending a fortune. That's the way I do it!