Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A Treasured Possession - Antique Bow Front China Cabinet

One of my most treasured possessions is this antique bow front china cabinet that was passed down to me from my grandmother. And, when I say passed down to me, I mean passed down to me full of her collection of depression glass dishes and other glassware. For as far back as I can remember, she had this china cabinet in her house and I always loved it.

I've added some pieces of my own over the years. Here's a vintage milk glass punchbowl set that I found on ebay. Isn't it so cute! And, the reproduction Little Red Riding Hood cookie jar (above) was a gift from my sister.

Last week, I decided it was time to do some cleaning and rearranging of the contents of the china cabinet. I have some colorful old dishes that had belonged to my husband's grandmother. Since I didn't have the extra storage or display space for them, they have been boxed up in my basement for several years. I decided to get them out and place them in my china cabinet for awhile to brighten things up a bit. Here they are...I don't know anything about them. There are no names or markings whatsoever on these dishes. They are fairly lightweight and thin; I'm sure they were something inexpensive for their time. But, I sure would love to know what they are called so that I could look for a few more pieces. They are so pretty and colorful!

So, here's the china cabinet after the cleaning and addition of the colorful dishes. Nice and cheery and bright!




septembermom said...

Very nice job Kari! So pretty and colorful. That's a wonderful piece to own and display.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

I love what you did here Kari! The dishes are beautiful, and I love the milk glass punch bowl. It looks great.