Friday, July 2, 2010

Independence Day China Cabinet


Hi everyone! I thought I’d show you my living room china cabinet decorated for the 4th of July. I didn’t want to do too much as next week I’ll take out the holiday decorations and then just leave it as it is until fall.
Planter
I got this patriotic planter at the thriftstore last year and filled it with some faux flowers in my favorite yellow/red combo. It’s hanging on the cabinet door which I usually keep open.

Flagplate
I brought out my favorite patriotic plates!

plate
Next is the second shelf.

Flatware
Teacups
Tassel

Last is the bottom shelf with a variety of things including my toile tin star (I decopauged it many years ago) and a rooster that's ready to celebrate!

rooster

tureen
Bottomshelf
I hope you all have a great holiday weekend!

cabinet
I will be back on Monday with the July Book Giveaway!

63 comments:

Margo said...

This is so beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Happy@Home said...

Very, very cute. Love your patriotic plates and the flags in the tureen.
Have a wonderful 4th of July weekend, Manuela.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Manuela, You have a knack of taking anything already lovely and making it just perfect!
I love your red transferware with the flags, teracotta rooster and little touches!
Very sophicated yet so welcoming!
As usual... I always leave your blog smiling!
Happy 4th!
Yvonne

trish said...

I am smitten with your red floral china. Do you happen to know the name of it?
Your cabinet looks gorgeous!! What a fun collection of colors. :o)
Happy 4th of July!!
Sincerely ~ Tricia

Bonita said...

It's beautiful, Manuela! I especially love the plates and the rooster's ribbon. Do you have a tutorial for decoupaging the tin star? It gave me an idea for what to do with mine. Thanks!

Becky K. said...

Happy Independence Day, Manuela!

I love that red rooster!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Manuela, I just love your patriotic cabinet. Such perfect additions added for the fourth. Have a super weekend and Happy 4th!

Susan said...

Well, Dear, you've done it again. You're China cabinet looks unbelievably beautiful. I really do like your sense of style and decorating very much. You've got quite an eye and a sense of fun and color.

Hope you have a very happy 4th of July!

Susan

The Working Home Keeper said...

Beautiful! Have a great holiday weekend!

Mary Ellen

Stacey said...

I'm swooning! It just doesn't get any better than that!

Donna said...

Your cabinet looks gorgeous as always! I love it all! I would love to know the name of the plates with the red gingham border and the American flag in the center ,,, they make me smile!
Hugs,
Donna

Linda said...

I love your cabinet and all the pretty things Manuela.

There is just something so wonderful about the 4th of July...it gives me goose bumps and I feel so thankful to live in America! (I hope our freedoms live on)

You sure have a knack for decorating.


Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

Debby said...

Love those dishes and esp. that silverware. I live to decorate patriotic for the whole summer. Happy Fourth

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

Perfectly patriotic!! Looks great Manuela. Have a wonderful 4th weekend.

Denise said...

It looks so pretty, have a wonderful 4th.
hugs
Denise

Shelia said...

I'm so in love with your hutch! You sure have the touch, Dear One!
Happy 4th!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

sewingseeds4U said...

It all looks so pretty. I love your collection of little bowls and those teacups are my favorite. Have a wonderful weekend!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love looking in your china cabinet, Manuela! I really love the red and white and how you display everything. Your July 4th additions fit in so well; love the ribbon around the rooster and your patriotic plates especially.

Mrs.Rabe said...

Happy Independence Day!

Love the small touches that you added - so fun!

I love those tea cups and the silverware with the patterned handles!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

It's beautiful, Manuela. I love the patriotic plates, especially.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

you got such lovely collection of china! all so pretty and I love it.. I spot few that I like a lot.. thanks for sharing and happy 4th July.

Kathleen Grace said...

I could seriously leave up any and all of these things all summer. I love this! The gingham and polka dot flatware, lord have mercy, where did it coem from (and if you tell me the thrift store I'm going to cry. I NEEDS me some gingham and polka dot flatware!) If you hear a noise in the night don't come looking, it will just be me raiding your china cabinet. Lol! Happy 4th friend:>)

Angie said...

I always enjoy seeing your china cabinet and how you decorate it. I love this look! The patriotic stuff looks so good with your transferware!

Darlene said...

I absolutely LOVE the decorations in your china cabinet!! BEAUTIFUL as always!! Hope you and your family have a wonderful 4th of July weekend.♥

AshTreeCottage said...

Oh Manuela, I love your hutch filled with such wonderful reds and whites!! I'm going back to look at everything again because it's so charming!! Have a very happy 4th!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

So pretty!!!!!!!!!!!!! You have just the right touch to pull things off. LOVELY!!!!!!!!!!!
I really like the tea cups with the red and florals.

Happy 4th!!

xo
becky

Gypsy Heart said...

Very nice! Your dishes are incredible and where in the world did you find the flatware? Love it!

Have a fun & safe 4th ~

Pat

Debbie said...

As usual, I love every bit of it!
I am crazy about the gingham on the patriotic plates.

Melissa Miller said...

Oh how cute Manuela! I want the red rooster. If it turns up missing he may be living at my house now. LOL!

Happy 4th sweet friend!
~Melissa :)

PS Come by and check out my new haircut and weight loss photos.
I got brave for a change and posted them!

Julie said...

You have such pretty and fun dishes! I just love all the red but then thats my favorite color!

Cindy said...

Very nice! I love the red, white and blue color scheme that your flag gives you. Ours is just red and white and never seems real exciting. Silly me, I know.
You have everything done up so nice and pretty!
Hugs, cindy s

Mary in AR said...

Everything is so festive! I always get inspired by your wonderful decor. Thanks for sharing your gifts with us.
By the way, I also have that hanging basket. It is from the Southern Living at Home line of Home Decor products. I got it at the end of the season clearance for only $5 and I love putting it out in for the summer.
Have a great long weekend!

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

This is just beautiful! I adore your dishes...do they have a pattern name? All of your special touches make your cabinet perfect for this special holiday!

Wonderful!

Enjoy!
Cathy

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

Where did you get those beautiful dishes on the second shelf, Manuela! I'm in love with them! It all looks wonderful.
Brenda

Sharlotte said...

Manuela,
Your shelf is so pretty! I love all the little touches you added to make it patriotic! I adore your china...the handles and pattern are gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing!
Sharlotte
Ms. Sharlotte's...Southern Reflections

stephanie said...

I am absolutely coveting those patriotic plates and the polka dotted silverware....Love this post...

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

Wow... absolutely beautiful!! ♥ the china!

Vee said...

Oh wonderful! I've been running about decorating outdoors, but not so much indoors. Who am I kidding? Not one bit indoors. ;D

Gayla said...

I just love it! Those are the perfect touches!!!! The patriotic plates with the little flags and those red and white florals are darling!!!

madge1967 said...

YOU DID A GREAT JOB! Beautiful!
GOD BLESS USA TOO!
Mel

Stephanie said...

Wow, you have a beautiful collection of goodies! Thanks for sharing and giving such great ideas !!
Happy Independence Day !
Stephanie

Bella said...

I really like your dishes. Cute display for the holiday, too.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

It looks so sweet. I love seeing all of the patriotic decorations here in blogland. Yours is always so inspiring :-)
Have a wonderful 4th of July.
Blessings,
Marcia

shannon i olson said...

very pretty, I love your red rooster!

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Manuela, could you please tell me the name of the pattern for those plates with flags and roses?
Your arrangements are beautiful.

Mimi Sue said...

Truly adorable! Wherever did you find that polka dot flatware? Darling!! Mimi

Gumbo Lily said...

It's super-terrific!
I think the patriotic flower holder would be a nice touch for the entire summer.

Happy July 4th!
Jody

Susie Homemaker said...

As beautiful as everr Manuela...

Have a safe & happy Fourth of July!

Blessings,
Susie

Kim said...

I absolutely adore this arrangement. I think it's one of my all time favorites. Wonderful job, Manuela. (Another blogger said she found those rose/flag plates at Tues. Morning. I may have to peek in there. Who cares if it's after the 4th?)

Melissa Miller said...

Thank you Manuela! ;)

Storybook Woods said...

Happy 4th my dear, I love all your patriotic touches xoxoxox Clarice

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your hutch looks beautiful and festive, Manuela! Happy 4th of July!

Wendy said...

You are so inspiring!!

E. Charlotte said...

Oh! I just stumbled on your blog and loved your 4th of July photos! I will definitely be returning. I hope you enjoyed the holiday!

Melanie said...

I love the polka dotted silverware. It made me smile when I saw it. Very festive.

Richella said...

Manuela, your cabinet looks absolutely wonderful!

I love your toile star. I never would have thought to decoupage a star, but this looks great! Another of your clever ideas that I'm going to have to borrow. I'll let you know how it goes!

Hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend. :)

Mz V said...

WHERE did you get those FABULOLUS patriotic plates? You always have beautiful things, but these are...well...they're just the most beautiful things I've ever seen! I love them!!!

Mz V said...

WHERE did you get those FABULOLUS patriotic plates? You always have beautiful things, but these are...well...they're just the most beautiful things I've ever seen! I love them!!!

Julie Harward said...

This is so pretty...I love every bit of it! So festive and cheery too :D

Anonymous said...

Oh who makes those darlin' rose/ red palid dishes? Cutest thing I've ever seen!

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

each season I think you're china cabinet is the prettiest..then you go and do it up and again, I think, "well now that's the prettiest one yet!" - so goes it now - love the plates with the flags!

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hi Manuela! I'm sorry I haven't gotten over to visit your blog for a while...life got in the way. I LOVE your patriotic china cabinet...what a wonderful display! I love the flag plates....love it all! Have a wonderful day....Maura :)

Kristi said...

I love it ALL! How beautiful and festive! Hope your 4th was wonderful :)
Kristi