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Diy, thrifty home decor decorating ideas on a budget. Painting furniture, stenciling projects. Turning trash to treasure.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

All Old and special

We love Old things, have you figured that out yet? Last night we had some friends over and we were sitting around our pub playing games having a ball. One friend said to us, "what I love about you guys and your home is everything has a story and has meaning"! Well that is true for the most part.
Let me show you a cabinet in which I have never shown you before.  Not sure why, I think because it is tucked in a corner, as we have NO space for it anywhere else.  This 1940's piece we scored at an antique shop in South Florida.  We were in our first home, really did not have a lot of extra money at the time. We loved the style, the color and that it would have a purpose for our dishes.  At a price of $350.00 we thought that was pretty good for an old curio cabinet, and we knew we would have it forever.
Now pardon the mess inside.  I have a beautiful collection of dishes, and some gorgeous tea cups that  my FIL just handed down to us.  THey were his Mom's and they are all very old and beautiful.
 I really need to take everything out and rearrange this is on my to do list
 These truly are the prettiest tea cups I have ever seen.

 THis old picture we just scored a couple of weeks ago....$20.00, we love the scene and the frame.
Next week I will share with you a fun game we played at our PUB last of course had special meaning, and we let our friends participate in the ceremony.
I want to thank all of you for the support and friendship you have shown me.  Some I had no idea cared as much, however, your personal emails, and kind words were all so touching.  I have found the balance I so need.  Obviously as you can see I am posting in moderation, and that was the KEY for me. I am glad those three weeks away you did not forget me, and rip me off your blog roll HA!!~
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Blogger Kathy said...

I love your curio cabinet -The green color is beautiful --I agree the tea cups are so unusual and beautiful thank goodness for FIL's :-)

November 14, 2010 at 9:48 AM  
Blogger Lori said...

Cabinet is in the perfect place. I'm glad your back. The balance is perfect.

November 14, 2010 at 9:50 AM  
Blogger Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Good Morning girl...Now how could anyone forget our sweet Debbie...I for one am so glad to see you back and with balance..
Now about that corner cabinet LOVE it Debbie and all that fine china I see there..WOW!! you scored big time with the price also...It looks like it was just made for your wonderful home..
Girl I'm so with you on pieces that can tell a story...As you know I have a house full of stories to tell ha ha!! One day my daughter told me "Mom your living with dead peoples stuff" Don't you just love that?? I never thought about it until she said that ha ha!! Lucky me!!
Love ya girl...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

November 14, 2010 at 10:02 AM  
Blogger Something Nice and Pretty said...

Wow, what a beautiful cabinet, love the curve it has and the tea cups are beautiful!

So glad to see you post, posting alot just isn't possible with me so I do it when I can, it keeps me loving it!


November 14, 2010 at 10:08 AM  
Blogger La said...

Forget you? NEVER!

I love your cabinet and you have some very unique and beautiful teacups.

Thanks for sharing. Have a great week! La

November 14, 2010 at 10:08 AM  
Blogger DIYbyDesign said...

Beautiful cabinet. Love the curve of it. Gorgeous tea cups.

November 14, 2010 at 10:09 AM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I can't believe you haven't shown that before. I love it and love the color. Those are very pretty dishes inside and I know they hold special meaning for you. Love your new old painting too.

November 14, 2010 at 10:11 AM  
Blogger Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

Thanks for sharing your curio! You are one of the ones who have inspired me to put the things I love in my home. There is no way you were coming off my blog roll. You're right up at the top! :) Thanks for your help with my kitchen. I truly value your opinions!! :)

November 14, 2010 at 10:15 AM  
Blogger Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

Thanks for sharing your curio! You are one of the ones who have inspired me to put the things I love in my home. There is no way you were coming off my blog roll. You're right up at the top! :) Thanks for your help with my kitchen. I truly value your opinions!! :)

November 14, 2010 at 10:15 AM  
Blogger Pam Kessler said...

That cabinet is so pretty. Did you paint it or did it come that color? And I am glad you have found some peace and balance in the blogging world. I missed you while you were gone.

November 14, 2010 at 10:25 AM  
Blogger Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Aren't you a breath of fresh air this morning!!! I am always happy to see a post from you no matter how moderately!

Those dishes are just gorgeous and so unique! The cabinet is beautiful and fits well there in the corner.

I am glad you shared this with us!

November 14, 2010 at 10:26 AM  
Blogger Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Gorgeous cabinet. So special too to hold all the wonderful memories and the fabulous teacups. Stunning. Hugs, marty

November 14, 2010 at 10:29 AM  
Blogger Sonny G said...

Hi deb.. so good to see your sweet smiling face..
thats a lovely cabinet and I agree its a Keep Forever piece.. The tea cups are amazing and what special treasures your FIL has passed on to you..
We;ll always be here and happy to see you when you have time to post..


November 14, 2010 at 10:36 AM  
Blogger Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

Hi Debbie,
Glad you've found some balance in your life and blogging. I'm so happy you are still dropping in now and then!
What a gorgeous cabinet! It looks like it fits perfectly and all the special famiy wonderful. I collect tea cups (bone china) and I like having all different ones.

November 14, 2010 at 10:38 AM  
Blogger ChRiS said...

love the curio i never seen 1 like that and fits perfect in that corner..glad to see your back in moderation

November 14, 2010 at 10:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh my!! your cabinet is gorgeous.. and the treasures in it.. pricless!! Those tea cups are to die for... Isnt it lovely to have such special people..

November 14, 2010 at 10:49 AM  
Blogger ~✽Mumsy✽~ said...

Oh Debbie, I love that curio cabinet just as well. It looks perfect in that corner.

November 14, 2010 at 10:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This was special! Your posts are entertaining. :) :)

November 14, 2010 at 11:02 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Hey Deb-

I must let you know that I actually thought about The Removel... but only for a mill-a-second. My gut told me you would be back. I'm so thrilled you have found the happy medium. It took me a while to figure it all out too. My guess is that you operate sort of like FULL-Speed-Ahead.

Now about that other art piece... I think number 4. You know the cool one with all the color. Story, please...when it fits the schedule.....he-he...

aDORe the cabinet. It's it fun to have piece around that have a story to tell. Who wants to live in a Pottery Barn catalog any ways.

Enjoy your restful Sunday Morning. Can't wait to hear all about this game. We have game night with our friends too. And a pub visit is part of the fun.


November 14, 2010 at 11:06 AM  
Blogger Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a pretty piece of furniture. I have never seen tea cups like that - pretty.
Have a great week!

November 14, 2010 at 11:24 AM  
Blogger Linda @ A La Carte said...

First of all I am soooooo glad you are posting! A little is perfect and I can get my 'Debbiedoos' fix! I love that green cabinet. It is one of the prettiest curios I've ever seen. Now I am going to keep my eyes open for something like that. Those tea cups are amazing. You will have to share more photos with us one of these days.

November 14, 2010 at 11:56 AM  
Blogger Allison {A Glimpse Inside} said...

GORGEOUS!! That is just fabulous!

I'm so happy to see your name when I scroll through my blog roll. Glad you found the balance.

November 14, 2010 at 12:10 PM  
Blogger The Decorative Dreamer said...

I agree, why haven't you showed us this cabinet before? I love it! I also love the color and size. Those teacups and the china are wonderful. Beautiful colors on them too! Moderation is key to staying balanced with most things isn't it? But hard to do when it's things something we enjoy so much. Glad you are finding more balance!

November 14, 2010 at 12:17 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Debbie, your cabinet was a great find. I like the curved front and the way it tucks neatly into the corner.
Glad you found a good balance. I'm working on that myself. ;-)
Happy Sunday! ~ Sarah

November 14, 2010 at 12:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As soon as I saw this it reminded me of a cabinet my grandma had...I love it. The tea set is beautiful. Glad you are back, and noone could forget you!

November 14, 2010 at 12:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First, I LOVE your cabinet. It's simply beautiful.

Second, I'm glad to see you here with us and I'm very glad you have found that a balance works for you and your family. Do what I do....keep reminding yourself that it's a hobby.

Big, big squeezy hugs, Marla

November 14, 2010 at 12:50 PM  
Blogger Kristen White said...

Love your curio cabinet! The green color is really beautiful.... as are the tea cups that are so special :o)

November 14, 2010 at 1:08 PM  
Blogger Blondie's Journal said...

The cabinet is just stunning, Debbie, and the tea cups are very different and unique. Beautiful!

I'm so happy you are back and reached a nice balance. We all need that.


November 14, 2010 at 1:24 PM  
Blogger Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hey Debbie- love to see posts from you popping up on my blog roll again! :) Your cabinet is just beautiful and I love the dishes and treasures inside- having pieces in our houses that have meaning or stories are the best pieces to have! :)

November 14, 2010 at 1:33 PM  
Blogger 1 Funky Woman said...

The color of your cabinet is amazing. What a great piece! I love all the tea cups in there too, and I think they look great the way you have them.

I haven't been around a lot myself. Things are crazy and I get back when I can. I will never take you off, hope that goes the same for me!


November 14, 2010 at 1:40 PM  
Blogger Terry @ La Bella Vie said...

Sweet Debbie Girl,
My goodness, I am so glad you stopped by...but where did I take you off? I don't even recall taking you out/off of anything, do you mean from my blog list or somewhere else? Oh dear sweet friend, I would never do that, please tell me where and I'll fix it:(
If your blog isn't showing on my "blogs I follow list", actually my girlfriend told me several aren't showing like Susan from BTNOTP and I don't know why???

I am so glad you found that balance in blogging, I knew exactly where you were coming from when you took a break, I sometimes do that too.
With hugs my darling friend,
PS I'm going into my blog now to find out why you are MIA :)

November 14, 2010 at 1:48 PM  
Blogger Ashley said...

That cabinet is gorgeous! And so are those teacups and dishes! So glad you found your balance, I was really sad when I didn't know if you were coming back!

November 14, 2010 at 1:48 PM  
Blogger NanaDiana said...

Forget you?!?! What did you say your name was again?>) I love your old curio cabinet. It is wonderful...and timeless. How fun to have received all those lovely cups and china pieces from your family. I think it is so important to have things that have a history to them too!

You said you love old stuff! Well, guess I should be near the top of your "favorites list" then! As SweetCheeks told me last night- I wish you whure my Mom 'stead of my Nana-but yoah ahre too OLD and fat! Yep! That's my girl~! So...if you like old I am In Like FLynn!

What the heck is that wall piece just above the shelf with the candles? I LOVE that! I don't remember seeing that before-but you may have posted it before I became a follower.

Glad you found your "balance"...maybe you can take up unicycle riding now! Just a thought....Hugs-Diana

November 14, 2010 at 2:23 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

Debbie, first off, I love you to pieces!!! Second, I am glad you showed this to us, it us so beautiful!!! Thirdly, I swear, the only thing I have from one of my great grandma's is a dish like the one in your second pic. How ironic is that??? I will take a pic sometime to show you. Glad you found that balance, and thank you for commenting on that post. We have to stick together, kind of like magnets, but better ;)

November 14, 2010 at 3:10 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

What a fun, interesting piece and love all the goings on around it too, I don't believe I have ever seen that area before so it is nice to see another peek into your beautiful home....

November 14, 2010 at 3:49 PM  
Blogger Gypsy Heart said...

Just beautiful & fits perfectly in that space. The tea cups are just spectacular...I collect them too. When I see antiques or for those that I have, I always wish I had the history behind them...who had them, how they used them, what was going on in their lives.

I'm so glad you shared this with us. I LOVE your home! Wish you were closer to help me after my move ~ :-)

Have a wonderful week!

November 14, 2010 at 4:49 PM  
Blogger GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

It is a beautiful curio cabinet both in design and color. I think it has found the perfect place where it stands in your home. Just right!

November 14, 2010 at 5:09 PM  
Blogger FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Hi Debbie, I love the curves of your cabinet and the color is just perfect. What a nice collection of teacups that your fnl gave you, very special! I'm so happy to see you post a little here and there. Now I have to get myself back to doing the same but I don't seem to have much time as of late. I hope you have a great week!

November 14, 2010 at 6:19 PM  
Blogger Beth in NC said...

I love the cabinet! And the dishes are lovely too!

I am really curious about the item you had on the wall. What is that? It looks like it has little people inside.

Such a lovely home!

November 14, 2010 at 7:06 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Debbie, Love the curio cabinet and you have some beautiful dishes in it. I'm so glad you will be sharing a post from time to time. I really love visiting! Thanks for stopping by. Talk soon!

November 14, 2010 at 7:55 PM  
Blogger Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

What a great cabinet. It's a wonderful color and fits well in that spot. I also love the frame!

November 14, 2010 at 8:46 PM  
Blogger Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

That's a great piece. Love the color! I know what you mean about moderation. Glad you're back!

November 14, 2010 at 9:02 PM  
Blogger Jemsmom said...

What a great piece! I can't believe we haven't seen it! It just fits perfectly in that spot! Those teacups are gorgeous. I love family pieces!

November 14, 2010 at 9:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Debbie! Oh, I love your gorgeous cabinet. It's a corner one, right? Those are some lovely tea cups too! Such special memories. I love the stories behind our purchases.
Glad you've found your balance and I will always be looking forward to your posts! When I started blogging I thought I just had to post every day! Then realized it was crazy!! ;)
Now I go in spurts! ;)
Take care and be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

November 14, 2010 at 9:09 PM  
Blogger Anne said...

I love that corner curio fits perfectly in that it was made for it!

Glad to see you back amongst us bloggers!!!

November 14, 2010 at 9:12 PM  
Blogger Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

I love your curio cabinet Debbie! I love the color and the details. Your tea cups are wonderful! So glad you are posting when you can...I always love what you share!

November 14, 2010 at 9:16 PM  
Blogger Melissa Miller said...

Debbie it's gorgeous in your home. Love the color and unique shape. Lovely! So glad you are back. :)

November 14, 2010 at 10:01 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

What a great find! I love the style and color. I was so excited when I saw your post in google reader! Glad to hear you enjoyed your blogging break and great to have you back :)

November 14, 2010 at 10:13 PM  
Blogger The Polka Dot Closet said...

I can't believe it was only 3 weeks, it seems like much longer. See once a week will work just fine! If you start getting crazy again I will rip you off my blog roll! LOL the reason everything in your house has meaning is be cause unlike most people you buy used and not new, new has no history or story!


November 14, 2010 at 11:01 PM  
Blogger People Who Know Me Would Say: said...

Debbie, I'm all about vintage, family heirlooms and sentiment....especially when things are as beautiful as these dishes!!!

Go FIL!!!

The cabinet is tres chic as well. I LOVE the curve and the color!!!!!

November 15, 2010 at 5:34 AM  
Blogger The Tuscan Home said...

I love that cabinet, Debbie!! Your tea cups are so special and it! Thanks for sharing! ~Liz

November 15, 2010 at 6:54 AM  
Blogger Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

This is such a beautiful piece! And the teacups and china are gorgeous! Truly an heirloom, both inside and out!

Lou Cinda :)

November 15, 2010 at 9:26 AM  
Blogger Vicki said...

I LOVE the curio cabinet! so glad you are back posting in moderation and feel more balanced. I love the tea cups too - so unique.

November 15, 2010 at 11:25 AM  
Blogger Olive said...

Debbie, I Love the corner cabinet and the color is great. I am glad you have found the blog pace you needed. ♥O

November 15, 2010 at 6:00 PM  
Blogger nannykim said...

That is an awesome piece I love it and the beautiful tea cups. BUT BUT what is that thing on the wall nearby? Please do tell!

November 15, 2010 at 6:32 PM  
Blogger Debbie said...

Hi Debbie...Your curio cabinet is so pretty, and your dishes are gorgeous!
So glad you are back blogging. I have backed off blogging so much myself. I was so unbalanced with my time. Feeling better about things now.
Enjoy your night.

November 15, 2010 at 9:23 PM  
Blogger Cat said...

Debbie --- Yall have SUCH a good eye. I love the color, the unique handles, and everything about this! It looks just fabulous - Thanks for sharing! xoxo,

November 15, 2010 at 9:57 PM  
Blogger Velvet Over Steel said...

I love your curio cabinet too, but Esp. the place you have it! How perfectly it fits in that corner! Your house does have so much character & 'meaning', Debbie!

Wonderful!! :-) ~ Coreen

November 15, 2010 at 11:20 PM  
Blogger xinex said...

It is a beautiful cabinet Debbie and inside it are even more beautiful. Glad you found the balance you've been searching for. Love to have you back...Christine

November 16, 2010 at 8:49 AM  
Blogger GoodyGirlRed said...

Great to see your back! I've taken a month or so off as well & decided to visit you to get back into it. I love the cabinet, very petty. I'm moving to Carefree Arizona from CA next week & looking forward to decorating my new home :) I'm happy to have a bunch of ideas from your blog--thanks for that!

November 16, 2010 at 10:05 AM  
Blogger Life in Rehab said...

That's it, you're going on my blogroll so I don't miss your posts! That cabinet is just gorgeous.

November 16, 2010 at 11:24 AM  
Blogger cinnibonbon said...

HELLO!!!!!! I didn't know you were back--so imagine my super suprise!! Love what you been doing. You and your hubs looks great--girl. Smoking.
Umm excuse me on that fall photo out back with the fire place!!--Can I come over?? Yummy cup of chocolate in hand??

Okay so this cabinet is very nice and the dishes are divine!!!
Get some rest girl--so you can keep blogging for us!!!

November 16, 2010 at 3:44 PM  
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November 16, 2010 at 4:48 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

What a gorgeous curio cabinet and full of lovely treasures...

November 17, 2010 at 12:03 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

The teacup with the feet is absolutely stunning!

Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. :)


November 17, 2010 at 2:39 PM  
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November 17, 2010 at 2:39 PM  
Blogger InMyOwnStyle said...

Hi Debbie-

I love this cabinet - what an original piece!! It fits in the space perfectly. I love the color and finish. Wow what a find!
My best- Diane

November 17, 2010 at 5:06 PM  
Blogger Melanie said...

Like everyone else has said, your curio cabinet is stunning! The color and curves are what make it different and beautiful. Now you'll have to tell us about that piece on your wall...looks like it has people on it. Maybe some sort of religious piece? It is beautiful...

November 18, 2010 at 8:57 PM  
Blogger said...

HI Ms. Debbiedoo! I love it. I am your newest follower. Thought you might get a kick outta the fact my name is Debbie to. I used to sell on ebay back in the day and before I called the most recent name it was Debidodadays. very similar to your nickname. I love your blog and looking forward to reading it.

I would love for your to join me as well.

November 19, 2010 at 11:23 AM  
Blogger Shell said...

Can not tell you how much I love that cabinet and it was almost as if that corner was MADE for it!

November 20, 2010 at 8:53 AM  
Blogger Leslie {Goodbye, house. Hello, home!} said...

Don't rearrange the cabinet's contents! They are charming just the way they are!

November 22, 2010 at 10:52 PM  
Blogger Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Great curio cabinet!

I'm so happy to see you back with us! Thanks for visiting my blog!

Katherine (I think you called me Rose! Hee-hee!)

November 27, 2010 at 11:27 PM  

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