Sunday, May 8, 2011

Piddlin' With the China Cabinet

Hello, Dear Ones! My china cabinet has looked like this, minus the Christmas, for the past few months. So it was time to change things up to look more Springy.

Here is what it looks like now...

I brought out a little tassel I bought from Susie Harris when I first started blogging.
Isn't the little tea pot just too adorable?

I have to open the doors to the china cabinet so you can see what's inside.
Glass glare, you know!

I pulled out the Blue Garland dishes with the sweet little blue delicate flowers.
I've seen a few of you in Blogland have these dishes too.
I've also added some crystal glasses.
See those sweet little salt cellars with little matching golden spoons?
Just love these.

In the center section of my cabinet you can see I've used
the platter and the covered veggie bowl.

You can see I've poked in a few white birds too.

Here's the coffee server, sugar bowl and creamer.
I just love the handles and the girly girl shapes.

Just look at the shape of this veggie dish!
Marilyn Monroe, move over! :)

I used a crocheted runner on the bottom shelf to soften against all
of the wood.

Well, never can see the other three salt cellars
and some little pieces of silver mixed in.

Don't you just love cake stands? Oh, I do and this milk glass square one
is one of my favoriates!

Oh, what a fun time I have in my home. I love to play, don't you?

I'm joining Our Dear Cielo at The House in the Roses for Show Off Your Cottage Monday,
Our Dear Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday,
Our Dear SJ at Homemaker on a Dime for Creative Blogger's Party & Hop
Our Dear Sally at Smiling Sally for Blue Monday,
Our Dear Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday,
Our Dear Carrie at Dittle Dattle for Amaze Me Monday.

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

I've Got You Under My Skin

I've got you under my skin
I've got you deep in the heart of me
So deep in my heart, that you're really a part of me
I've got you under my skin

I've tried so not to give in
I've said to myself this affair never gonna swing so well
So why should I try to resist, when baby will I know (*) well
That I've got you under my skin

I'd sacrifice anything come what might
For the sake of having you near
In spite of a warning voice that comes in the night
And repeats, repeats in my ear

Don't you know little fool, you'll never win
Why not use your mentality, come on step up to reality
But each time I do, just the thought of you
Makes me stop before I begin
'Cause I've got you under my skin
~ sung by Frank Sinatra and Frankie Vallie


  1. What a beautiful set, Sheila! I just love that teapot tassel!

  2. It looks gorgeous Shelia. I love it and I love that cute tassel!

    Happy Mother's Day!

  3. Shelia your hutch looks beautiful!! I love your china. Martina

  4. Thanks for the sweet comment, Shelia! Btw, I'm admiring all your creative posts here so can you please share them with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

  5. Your dishes are beautiful Sheila, love your crystal and salt cellars too.

  6. So gorgeous Sheila! Your china looks so beautiful!

  7. Looks beautiful, Shelia! I love all those birdies and the china is gorgeous. xo,

  8. Came by from Homemaker on a dime, new follower and LOVE the tassle

  9. Oh I need, no, I mean I want that veggie is so sweet...

  10. Sheila, You have so many beautiful things. Such eye candy. love the birdies, the salt cellars, the china, cake stand. It all looks so much like you. I think you are the true girlie girl. thank you for sharing sweet lady. Hugs, Ginger:)

  11. Those shelves look great! Love the china in both the before and after. Cute photo of you and your mom. ;-)
    ~ Sarah

  12. the china cabinet is beautiful. i'm lovin the sweet veggie dish. i like how you put it all together.

  13. You have the most beautiful dishes...Always beautiful posts...

  14. I love your PRETTY dishes! So soft and delicate looking and they bring such a beautiful touch of spring to your hutch! I, too, always need to "lighten things up" when spring arrives! I redid my coffee table yesterday, may have to post that:):) Hope you had a GREAT Mother's day! XO, Pinky

  15. I like seeing how you display all your pretties...I love seeing all your white pieces.
    Happy Mother's day! Trish

  16. You have so many lovely things!! Love the new look too, but I also like the old look!!

    Susan and Bentley

  17. Oh so pretty, Shelia. You displayed your Johann Haviland Blue Garland so beautifully. I love the salt cellars, so cute. Aren't you going to sign up for my giveaway?...Christine

  18. What a pretty set of dishes, and to have the serving pieces too.....very special....hugs...cleo

  19. Shelia, your dishes are so pretty! Love your white birds and milk glass cake stand...nice!!!
    Hope you have a wonderful week.

  20. That tassel looks so fun. You must smile every time you are in your dining room. Lovely dishes and you displayed them so well too! Have a great week.

  21. Your cabinet looks simply gorgeous Sheila!
    I love that pretty china, the birds and all your decorating touches!
    It really does look springy!
    Well done,

  22. Hi Shelia,
    Your cabinet looks so pretty. I always love to see pretty china on display.
    I have this set too. My Mom started collecting it for me when it was being sold at the Kroger grocery stores. I have a twelve place setting, but unfortunately I've broken all the coffee cups!!!


  23. That is one of the cutest tassels I have seen. Great job.

  24. Dear Shelia, what pretty china and glassware. A truly lovely display. Thanks for sharing :o)
    Have a blessed day, sweet friend.

  25. I love everything you decorate, sweet Ms. Shelia! My 2 favs above are that gorgeous square cakestand...oh, how I love milkglass! And there is the one bird...up top, that looks like he's singing for all he's worth! He is to die for! Your pretties always make me smile!

  26. Shelia, your Blue Garland in the showcase (that's my mom's term!) is stunning. I love how your beautifully arranged everything. Happy Monday!

  27. That song reminds me of my father and aunt, they were big Frank Sinatra fans.
    You really are great Shelia!!!!!

  28. What beautiful china. You did such a wonderful job arranging it all too. I especially like the addes little white birds.

  29. You have been busy! Well done. Love those little salts with the gold spoons. Just adorable.

    - The Tablescaper

  30. I had this very same pattern. It was given to me and since have added a few pieces but not many. I had all the extras and many other pieces. I gave it to my granddaughter. Yours looks very pretty the way you have them displayed.

  31. What a beautiful job you did and what beautiful dishes! It sings of Spring time now. You have a gift for merchandising I think.

  32. Oh, how I wish I could visit so that I could ooo and ahh over all of your beauties! I love those blues!

    Happy Blue Monday, Shelia.

  33. OOooooh, I've got you....under my skin'!!! I just love the way ya piddle around with your displays. It's just gorgeous sweetie!

    I just popped down and saw the beautiful picture of you and your precious Mom! What a treasure that photo is!

    God bless and have a marvelous week sweetie!!!

  34. Shelia, Sweet Spring blessings to you!
    Love the Blue Garland dishes!

    I have some in my Dining room and still love mine! I have had mine for over ??? years and still love 'em a lot. Still so delicate!

    pretty, pretty!

  35. Beautiful china the little birds you allowed in there too! xoxo, tracie

  36. Beautiful Havilland china and I love the way you've displayed it my friend. I specially love all those tea pots and the one with the pretty tassel, perfect! Cute the little birds that got in there! Hope you had a terrific MD's along with your family.

  37. It all looks lovely. I have some of those Blue Garland dishes, too ~ they're so pretty, aren't they? I just love your collection. I'm a huge dish person; can't get enough of them. :) I'm visiting from Cottage Monday. Stop in for a visit if you get a chance.

  38. Hey sweet the way you arranged the soft and elegant looking...I sooooo love those cute salt cellar thingys!!!! I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day...I did get your email sweetie...thank you so much for your love and concern...hope you have a beautiful week precious ya...Picket

    Now don't you wonder what took you so long? Well - besides time and energy! LOL.
    I just love redoing a china hutch. Cleaning it all out, making everything sparkle and shine again - perfect!
    Thanks for sharing! Have a great week! Karen

  40. You can come'piddle' in my china closet any time, Shelia. Everything is just lovely ... the china & the wee tea tassel I love. My favorite tho is that cake server. I love mine more than all the others that I have.

    Did you get to spend time with Carter?

    Hope you had a lovely Mother's Day ~
    TTFN ~

    5 Day GIVEAWAY, pop over.

  41. Your china cabinet is so lovely! Thanks for linking this awesome post at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop. It's a great Mothers' Day present for me :)

  42. Such pretty all looks so nice, and I LOVE the little teapot tassel too :D

  43. Your new display is so fresh and pretty! I always feel like a new woman with a new look to my hutch.

  44. Oh, it looks fresh and beautiful. I love the china. Very pretty. Thanks for sharing your loveliness. Karie

  45. Beautiful blue!

    Please drop by at my BLUE, when you have time. Thanks!

  46. Gorgeous! You did a lovely job. I love it!!

  47. Oh yes, dear Shelia, I love to play, too!!! We are kindred spirits, truly. So fun to see your little changes, your curvaceous vege bowls and feminine petite flowered china is just SO beautiful! I love seeing it.
    Hugs, Cindy

  48. Oh ... it was beautiful before and it is beautiful now! Love the cake stand! Thanks for sharing.

  49. How pretty! I have those same dishes and love them. Love all the beautiful serving pieces to match you have.

  50. Love that little teapot with the ribbon tassle!!♥

  51. Shelia, all of your china and crystal is gorgeous and you have it displayed so beautifully. Love the accent pieces you added. The tassel is fabulous. Really so pretty. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  52. Your piddlin' sure did make purdy.♥

    And, you and your sweet mother sure look purdy, too.

  53. Hi Shelia *hugs*
    Oh my!! Toooo stunning and far too pretty for these eyes to be feasting on right now at work! First off I love the ship plates you had in your buffet and now those dishes in there are so lovely. Now how did you know to arrange them all like that Shelia. Gorgeous job! Thank you for sharing your wonderful inspirations.
    Hope you are having a great day
    *hugs* Judi

  54. I love the new summery look!!! But, I am having a little "salt cellar envy" here!!! Have a beautiful day!!!

  55. Shelia, I always have so much fun when I come over. I love this china. (liked the pattern you had in there since Christmas too!) The white birds are such a nice touch. And, I love cake stands too. I will probably feature one I got from my mom for Treasure Hunt Thursday.

  56. You have such beautiful treasures in your hutch. I love cake pedestals, too. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment.

  57. I just love all your gorgeous china! It looks beautiful.


  58. Nice work with the arrangement of china, looks beautiful. I have the same pattern .


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