Monday, August 13, 2012

China Cabinet

Last month, after much contemplating (and saving), we finally got our Dining room a very worthy China cabinet.

It was no easy task choosing and finding the right one. After all, we wanted a piece that would suit our tastes (which usually changes every so often...) and would be versatile enough for any decor and last us for years to come.

In choosing a China Cabinet there were a couple of inspirational cabinets I saw on Pinterest

There are the classics...

Classic with a zing

 The Cabinets for the modernists...

Sparsely beautiful

For the Mid-Century lover...

Timeless simplicity

And for the decor fashionista...

Makes me think this is owned by Kate Spade - just gorgeous

And finally, our personal choice, here she is...

Isn't she a beaut?

We got it from Restoration Hardware. And knowing that store, the price was steep, BUT, thinking about this as long-term furniture, an investment really and a future heirloom perhaps, I think it's worth every penny. :-)

It's 91 inches tall - massively heavy because its made of solid oak with a weathered oak drifted finish. It's a cabinet that could go with any decor and style because it is both "substantially classic organic" (Hmm, a new term I think, I just made up).

Inside it houses all my knick knacks collected thru the years from different sales - and knowing me, most of them are from flea, thrift or yard!

Some of my Milk Glass collection

Sparkling Adlers with some of my milk glasses and capiz collection

Remember how I told you how obsessed I am with Jonathan Adler- partial proof here

Alders with a lot of TJ Maxx plates. Dessert plates from Crate and Barrel

Extra stuff - sorry, not yet that organized

Here she is again in all her "nakedness"

I am obsessed with these handles
They are full-length cremone casement locks in blackened brass!

She still needs one more upgrade - lighting. But that will be for another time, another post. For now, we are happy the way she is. 

Happy Decorating!


  1. Wow! Lovely piece. You can never go wrong with Restoration Hardware. ;)

  2. The hardware is really interesting. It must be nice to have all that room to display your lovely things.

  3. Nice piece! I also love your collection! I have yet to own a "grown up" china.

  4. great purchase and you're right, it is an investment piece. I love the latches. Your collection of milk glass and Adler plates are terrific!

  5. You have such a nice collection of dishes. I bet it feels great to have a nice cabinet to display them in.


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