My china cabinet....I almost left it behind when I moved. The last three houses I've lived in were small, and it's a big piece of furniture to have in a small space, but I couldn't leave it behind. It was a dear gift many years ago, and I still appreciate it after all these years. It was made in Italy, and when I first saw it, I just had to have it. After it was set up with this last move, me and Nel tried so hard to get the long glass plate to fit into the cabinet, but couldn't manage to do it.
This last weekend I did it Nel! I was determined to get that glass plate in there somehow, and she mentioned that maybe if we place it in upwards instead of downwards it would work. Well Nel, after a lot of bumping and banging I maneuvered the glass plate securely in there. But you'll have to help me with the upper one, if I decide to put it up. It looks nice without it.
There is a lower shelf in the cabinet to store
vases and other treasures.
This plate belonged to my Mother. It was from her first grandchildren, my brother's kids. There is a groove built in to display plates that have special meaning to me.
After having two girls, I was overjoyed to have a son, and this plate has always reminded me of my son.
Princess Di music box.
For some reason, blue china is the prettiest to me.
There are beveled doors on the cabinet
I hung my pink heart on one of the knobs.
Favorite tea cups
My Mom gave me and my sister and sister-in-law
this cute porcelain tea pot many years ago,
and I still have it.
and I still have it.
It was a lot of work that day, cause I cleaned and polished everything that was in the cabinet. I don't know if I'll have this 'ole china cabinet forever, but it keeps moving with me, and it has been a part of me for about 35 years.
I think every woman should have a space to call her own for her special treasures and keepsakes that she collects throughout the years.
I am sitting in the blue chair listening to this stillness. The only sound: the occasional gurgle of tea coming out of the pot and into the cup. How can this be? Such calm, such peace, such solitude in this world of woe.
from The Sixth of Jan by