Friday, July 9, 2010

Crazy for Dishes

I love china-cabinets. Even as a young child I was always fascinated by all the pretty dishes that they held and there were usually unexpected surprises amongst the dishes. My grandmother had little ornaments (miniatures) sitting in her cabinet and I would spend hours examining them. Some had moving parts like one that had a little china girl swinging on a tree swing. There were the miniature animals that she would collect from the tea boxes that were so cute. Sometimes her candy dish inside the cabinet would be full of wrapped delights. SCORE! I am still fascinated by china cabinets and if I was visiting you I would be peaking in yours. .

 I am in the market for one. Before I spend too much I am going to go on Kijiji and CraigsList to try to get one for a song.
It has been raining and the temperature has really dropped so no more humidity. Whew!
I am back from caring for Simba (Abyssinian), Albert & Midnight (both short-haired black) and they are doing great. Simba is so helpful in his kitchen and is always supervising my visits. He's a hoot!   The Abyssinian cat looks a lot like a tiny fox. He is a rusty red with very sharp features. Oh, he is quite spectacular. I have a few deliveries of doggie delights to do in some of the little towns in our area. I just may check out the antique stores for a china cabinet but it has to be a great deal.


  1. Hi Deb! Oh, I adore seeing others china cabinets too! These are some really sweet ones. I too love that blue and one the green one!
    I found the little china cabinet in my breakfast room on Craislist a few years back for a little over $100! I was in hog heaven. The man was so nice whom I bought it from and he even delivered it and brought it inside on a dolly! I love Craigslist!
    Good luck on your search!
    You'll have to take a picture of the fox like kitty!!
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia :)

  2. That was fun to see all the different china cabinets! Good luck with finding one you love! I know you will, just takes time! So glad the kitties are enjoying being 'sat' with!!

  3. Hope you find a good deal on a china cabinet you adore=good luck!...Those kitties are all so lucky to have you as their cat sitter!...Happy weekend Deb.

  4. I hope you find what you're looking for. I know, it'll be one of those, "I'll know it when I see it" things. Are you into refinishing pieces? I always read about or see people who've found items for next-to-nothing and then refinished them and turned them into something spectacular.

    Good luck and have a great weekend.

  5. Hi Deb! You know I loved having a peek into the china cabinets! Good luck on your hunt! I still have a photo of the French antique that I of these days! Have a great weekend!...hugs...Debbie

  6. Hey thanks for dropping past my blog. Nice to meet you. And I loved the post on china cabinets. They are really really nice ones!

  7. Hi Deb! Thanks for stopping by my place and leaving your comment! It's great to meet you! Wow ~ lots of different style china cabinets! Hope you find just what you are looking for.

    Mine is over packed too. Always happens. So many pretty things and so little space to store them.

    Kindly, ldh

  8. Hey there Deb!!! we have lots in common!! first being my love for cats..I have 7 and want more!!! I love them...and I love cabinets too..and love seeing how folks decorate them..what a wonderful job you have taking care of kittys..have a great weekend.:)

  9. OH I was just scrolling through your blog an Wordless wednesday just melted my heart...I just love babies..and that baby is precious..and so are your babies..I look forward to getting to know you better.:)

  10. Love Love Love dishes and cabinets! I don't think I ever told you that I used to own a china and dinnerware replacement service. What a way to harvest my addiction for china!

    Looks like we have more than just cats in common!