Tuesday, April 5, 2011




I am trying to get back into the swing of things  
so I am joining our favorite blogland Sweetie, Sheila
Shelia, after seeing your awesome cupboards I almost backed out. WOW!!

I am also joining Kim
Kim wows us everyday. Go see her chalk paint table!

First let me just share this pic of the pretty flowers a friend brought by yesterday. Bob said he will plant it in the garden tomorrow. Thank you Marian and Bob.

You may have seen my dining room cupboards before.

These cupboards were built-in when the we built the house, twenty-five years ago.

We won't be looking behind the bottom doors.

The mirrored runner is a beveled door mirror from a home improvement store.

Now, let's see what's stuffed inside.
A Tassel House tassel. I want to attempt to do one on my own.
This a collection of gifts and purchases. Waterford, American Brilliance, thrift store finds and Ebay.
A set of champagne/sherbets on the second shelf was a savings stamp store item back in the 60s.
Most of my decorative collection is stored in living room cupboards
This side holds stemware that's a conglomeration of all kinds of things. Top three shelves are Waterford plus a couple of items from a blended scotch distillery in Scotland
The two bottom shelves contain cheap seasonal glassware that is used often and carelessly.
Four of these glasses are from Homegoods.
These goblets and the martinis on the shelf above are from Dollar Tree. I have 24 of each and as I said they are used as everyday stemware. I just like the blue in here. This is where I place inexpensive seasonal stemware.
The tray is from Homegoods and the sugar and creamer are AB.
St Pat is still hanging around
Some of the green depression glass was my Mom's. Some, I collected over time.
Some of the green goblets and sherbets were premiums at local gas stations back in the 60s. You would get a ticket (similar to a movie ticket) for each gallon of gas purchased. You saved them and redeemed for the glasses. The berry set on the top shelf was Mom's
The dinnerware is Charm by Anchor Hocking/Fire King

Two mixed sets of Homer Laughlin China. One I received as a wedding gift and is called "Springtime". At the moment, I don't recall the name of the other. They are so similar that I use them together and can serve twelve.
The milkglass salad plates are Westmoreland's "Forget Me Not".
My friend Margaret and I use the two white cups for impromptu teatime.

"Royal Gold" by Royal Doulton
I consider this my special occasion china.
I only display a small portion of the 12 place settings and serving pieces.
The rest is stored in a protective storage set. The only draw back is handwashing.
A few pieces of my Mom's depression glass. She loved Jeanette's, "Iris and Herringbone". I enjoy the candleholders.
The butter dish and hen are favorites
A few fun pieces from Homer Laughlin. I have more HL pieces that I will share some other time.
As you can see this is a catchall for just about anything.
Be sure to visit Shelia and Kim. They are always inspiring.

HUGS, GINGER                                                    


xinex said...

I wish I had built ins just like that, Ginger. You have so mnay beautiful glassware and crystals. Love them. Love your china too especially the pink Home Laughlin ones...Christine

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

Hi there! Everything looks so lovely! I hope Bob is doing well!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Ginger, I adore what is stuffing your cabinets. That's some major eye candy, my friend, and for some reason that Royal Doulton looks vaguely familiar. Hmmmm... I wonder why! ;-)

I am so glad to see you posting again, and I hope each day brings renewed health. Feel better!


Sheila :-)

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Ginger...

My friend, what a fabulous display of china and crystal! Ohhh my...you have sooo many beautiful pieces and they just sparkle in your cabinets! I just adore your build-in china cabinets...they really are sooo pretty and such nice storage at the same time! I think my favorite is your Royal Gold by Royal Doulton. It is truly exquisite! I love the delicate handled soup bowls...sooo pretty! Sure wished that you could have heard all my ooohs and aaahs as I was looking through all of your pretties! Thank you for sharing them with us today! Such a treat, my friend!

Warmest spring wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Martha said...

What neat storage and how thoughtful of you to think of building those cupboards when you built the house -- I envy those -- what storage!!!!!
And such pretty things -- you have some very nice pieces of china and crystal!

Sharing Shadymont said...

Lovely glassware! Your cupboards are wonderful!

Tricia said...

Oh, Ginger, I so enjoyed the "tour"! I especially loved seeing your china patterns, and I covet your wonderful built-in storage!

Shelia said...

Hi Ginger! Oh, my Lord! I'm in cupboard heaven! I've never seen these most wonderful builtins of yours before and they're gorgeous! I wish I had just one of these, well, I'd take both! :)
Look at all your beautiful glassware and dishes you have! It's perfect,Ginger, organized gorgeously! You've made my morning by seeing this most wonder area!
Thank you so much, Ginger, for coming to my party. I know you're making everyone completely jealous when they see these cupboards!
You are a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Colleen said...

Ginger, I cannot believe how much glass you have!!! I am loving the blue glasses - such a pretty color!

Laura Wilkerson said...

Ms. Ginger,
I love your built-ins and I MISS YOU!!! I hope you're doing better and listening to you Dr.s :)
I've started making those tassels too and they are really easy...i'll send you the web page with the tutorial I use if you'd like.
Have a great week!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Wow is all I can say! The built ins are wonderful display areas and you have such gorgeous items to display. I love the green dishes and the china sets and well ALL of it! Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful display. hugs, Linda

Martina @ Northern Nesting said...

Ginger you have a beautiful collection of china and crystal and those built in hutches are GORGEOUS!! Have a great week, Martina

dee dee said...

Oh boy.... you must have so much fun playing with your beautiful dishes and stemware! Love your built in and the mirror in the table is a brillant idea!
Dee Dee

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady. I love your beautiful collection of China and crystal sweet lady.
I also love your Beautiful Hutch ~~~ I hope you are having a Great Day. I hope you can come see my new tablescpe just put it on.

shannon i olson said...

oh be still my heart...I am so stinkin jealous! wow...can I come for tea or something?

Katherines Corner said...

lovely post. The only thing over stuffed is me, giggle, I hate my menopause middle. Smooches!

Linda said...

Beautiful cupboards, and wonderful items to fill them, Ginger! LOVE the mirror runner idea!

Miss Char said...

Ginger, I was just thinking about you today. At last I'm headed to HG tomorrow thanks to you!

I love your cabinets and their stuffing :). I would love to have a dining room like yours filled with treasures. Thanks for sharing.

Jo said...

Granny Ginger, I didn't know you had this amazing collection ,you sure have a lot of pretties.So happy you shared, and I'm so happy to see your post.Things are lookin' up!

CAS said...

You have beautiful built-in cabinetry there in your dining room. It certainly showcases an amazing collection of china & crystal. So stunning. I don't even know what to say about that chandy hanging there looking so elegant. Thanks for sharing this beautiful room & your collections.

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Those are the most beautiful built-in hutches I have ever seen! I can't help but think that after seeing the treasures they are displaying!
It's like being in a fine china and glass collectible antique museum.
You are a very lucky lady with a phenomenal collection.
Thanks for sharing.

Debbie said...

Your cupboards are beautiful. You have a fantastic collection of crystal and china. I too have the blue stemware from Dollar Tree. I use it with my Blue Willow dishes and who cares if a stem or two get broken in the dishwasher? Happy decorating!
Love and Blessings,

Betty said...

Beautifully displayed!
Several pieces are ones that I have and enjoy....

Blessings...Betty @ Country Charm

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