Monday, November 29, 2010

Met Monday

For a few years now, I have been looking for a china storage cabinet to keep it all organized and available to use.....everything was packed so tightly in other storage areas, that it was impossible to get to and so I never bothered to use the items......no more....my home is small but a wall in the dining room had some room....this was the best cabinet I could find in my price range and it serves the purpose.....nothing will ever match the dining room set so......here it is......these are the before pics.......




 and after......still working on the re-arranging of the surrounding walls.....











 And, I have laid the blueprint for the buffet holiday tablescape....later......










8 comments:

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very pretty, lots of good display/storage space:@)

sandisstuff said...

What a nice job you did Cleo - I know what you mean about having stuff in the back of the cupboards. Now you can get at everything and display all of your pretty items. You should feel good about a job well done.

Debbi said...

so organized!!! I cannot wait to see the tablescape you create on the buffet:)

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

This is so pretty. Love the lace trim on the shelves. I'm your newest follower and would be delighted if you followed me back.
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Have a great week!

Heather said...

Hello! I am visiting from Met Monday! You must love all the display/storage space. I really like how you put lace on the shelves too. Overall, a very pretty display!

Sunny simple life said...

Wow you do have a lot of dishes. Nice to have a place to keep things so you can see what you have.

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

I understand and respect those who are minimalists, those who love the airy open spaces. I've tried it myself, but I always fall back into the more cozier feel. I enjoy displaying and looking at pretty things. I like organizing, rearranging, and making vignettes. You can't do that when there's just empty space!

You've done an amazing job here, Cleo!

I'm sorry to hear your hands hurt. Any special reason? I've had to give up doing most of my wood carvings because my hands ache and swell out to balloons (mainly my left hand and fingers). So, I started doing needle-felting to give them more of a break than woodcarving allowed. Every specialist I've gone to has no idea what's causing it. It's got every symptom of rheumatism, but all my bloodwork and xrays come out normal. VERY frustrating. I've learned to work around it. Hopefully, you're not going thru the same thing.

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

Oh Cleo, I'm so sorry to read about your arthritis. I know EXACTLY what you mean about having trouble sleeping at night. I have been giving shots in my rotator cuff and it seems to work miracles. Otherwise, any movement at all sent excruciating pain up my entire arm. At times, it was impossible to do the simplest things like button my coat or wash my hair, without it being a major ordeal.

My hands swell, turn red, get hot, and painful...yet, I technically don't have arthritis...according to all the tests anyway. And I've been dealing with it since I was 20 - for 21 years now, over half my life. I figured once I got older, s
surely they'd find the reason, nope.

Remember, when life hands you lemons, stick 'em in your bra. Can't hurt. Might help.

Jill