Yesterday I showed y'all my corner cabinet all styled with shades of white, silver and vanilla-strawberry hydrangeas. I also mentioned that I had decided it needed more color, so here it is:-)
I started with the iridescent carnival glass borrowed from my mother, which really gave me that pop of autumn orange, but in a more fun way than the usual fall fare. Iridescent carnival glass is pretty hot right now according to Country Living Magazine, so that was a trend I could go for. It helped that my mother had plenty of it!
I then felt that I needed to put back in some blue and white to tie it all in with the rest of my decor, and that got it right where I wanted it to be.
I arranged these vignettes mostly in thirds across the shelves so they would work just as well and still be interesting when the doors are closed and divided down the middle.
I almost didn't take the little "Prince Matchabelli" perfume bottle when my mom offered it to me, but this was the perfect spot for it.
...and the bowl. Sigh. I could just stare at that forever.
The little blue and white Japanese tea cups were perfect to add here and there, and because they don't have handles, they blend in without screaming, "I'm a tea cup!" I wanted to vary the shapes.
I bought some of these pieces of carnival glass in the late 1980s for my mom, and this is the first time I have ever borrowed it. I'm so happy to see it out and brightening up my space.
I love how the cabinet turned out with the addition of the carnival glass and blue and white accents.
I almost hate to leave it closed, but closed it will be as that is the reason we put doors on in the first place:-)
So there you have look number 2 for this cabinet and the way it will stay -- until I dream up something else in my head. I will say that starting with a neutral base always allows you so much flexibility in adding your own personal touch and doesn't take a lot to change the entire look when you want something different. My kind of decorating.
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