Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Styling a cabinet for Fall

Last week after I took the photos of Bonnie's beautiful sunflowers in my music space, I decided to restyle the corner cabinet behind the piano for Fall.

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I thought the blue transferware was a little busy and looked too "china cabinet" like, so I took everything out and started with all white.

Ha, you say, knowing me. That honestly lasted about two minutes. It was so stark and in contrast with all the color I have, so I had to spice it up a little. 

I started by adding some texture with old books and color from vanilla-strawberry hydrangeas.

I also added silver pieces and that did help to make everything blend in a little better with the rest of my decor.

Instead of the silver punch goblets, I decided to use the white cups from my Italian pot de creme set, and I like how they lighten things up instead of soaking up the light as the silver can sometimes do.

I lived with it this way for a couple days. 

Then I realized it still didn't have enough color for me, so I decided to add more starting with some iridescent orange carnival glass, then blue and white, and, well, you can guess how that went. 

I'll show you how it came out tomorrow:-) 

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  1. This looks so pretty, Anita. I would never be able to pass by it without taking it all in. Love the little creamer with the feet. :) Deb

    1. Thank you Deb:-)

  • Beautiful, Anita. Love the mix of silver and white ceramics. Those little covered pots are adorable. Who makes them?

    1. Thanks Sarah! I really don't know about the pot de creme set. It was made in Italy and pretty old, but came from a relative. If you google "pot de creme set" you might can find out more:-)

  • I love how you add keepsakes with the dishes, makes it more interesting. I wish I had Autumnal dishes during the Fall season. Looking forward to your next post. Kathleen in Az

    1. Thank you Kathleen! I like to add those in also for something different. If you don't have autumn dishes, try a fall napkin maybe:-)

  • thecuratorscollection.comSeptember 9, 2015 at 9:00 AM

    You have beautiful taste! You do beautiful work! Please come and share! I would love it if you would join in on my Making Broken Beautiful party! It starts 6:00pm (MST) this Thursday September 10 and I would love to have you join up each week!
    Smiles for a great week!

    1. Thank you Terry!!

  • Rosemary and ThymeSeptember 11, 2015 at 7:17 PM

    Your cabinet turned out gorgeous Anita. I love the silver touches which add that little glam and sparkle...


  • I'm not sure how you could improve on the styling you've already finished, but I do know that we bloggers have the "tweak gene" and simply cannot help ourselves! Really, I do love your blend of silver and white, and the pops of color in those hydrangeas is just the frosting!