Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Etsy Cottage Style is having a party this month....a fun party all about our cupboards and what we keep in them, so I am starting with my large Pie Safe.....
This is a very old pie safe that came out of a hotel in Vancouver, BC, Canada, many years ago. When I had my own little boutique I went to an auctioneer outside of Bellingham, WA. to find display pieces for my shop and..... I had this budget I had to pay attention to. I needed a large piece and so he took me out to his barn and there sitting in the dirt, with a tangle of weeds growing up around it, was this old pie safe. I fell in love! He told me how he went to Vancouver when he learned they were tearing down an old hotel and he rescued it among other pieces. Let me tell you this piece is h-e-a-v-y! It takes about four strong men to lift it. I brought hubby and friends and we got it loaded into a truck and then to our home to clean and paint. Two years ago, I repainted it and about eighteen years ago I had hubby put in the chicken wire to keep grandbaby hands from playing with the china....and I have to say I love the look. Bless, hubby's heart, he is never sure of what the outcome of what I want will look like, but he nicely goes about doing it for me.
My blue collection sits on the top and the top shelves are full of my Rose Chintz china by Johnson Bros. I love this old piece....In one of my early posts I show the before and the after of the recent redoing of it.

Then, I have this wonderful maple corner cuboard that was my Mom's. She purchased it in the late 40's among other sweet maple pieces....I have been debating about painting it white....It is full of china I just love...

And this is my beloved old Hoosier cabinet that I purchased for this little bungalow of was almost too big!

And last, but not least, one of my kitchen cupboards.....I know you probably think how outdated this looks. For me, it is exactly the look that is me! When we had been here a short time, we took off the cupboard doors, papered two walls in my favorite blue and white checks and painted the cupboards and did much more. I am showing you just one of the cupboards as the other side of the sink is quite messy with my painting is too chilly to paint in the basement so I moved my little project up to the kitchen....

I guess you can tell by these pictures, that I am very much the cottage style gal!

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Hope you enjoyed looking at my cupboards and now I am off to look at yours!