Tuesday, November 29, 2011

a gift for my friend, a gift for me

Sometimes it happens. I had shopped for my friend's gift and found just what I wanted. I was tired but happy. My feet hurt and I was hungry and just about to head home when I passed by a little antique store. "OK..I'll just pop in for a sec and..... there it was. It stopped me dead.
It took my breath away. I touched it with tenderness and peaked inside. A little french cupboard.

There was no two ways about it; it was comin' home.
I already knew where it would go and what was going in it. Someone had loved this once and taken great care of it plus I needed a home for my little white tea-pot. It has hooks to hang it on the wall but I prefer to have it sit on my Duncan Phyfe cabinet. I'm going to love changing this up all the time.

I find the little glass window panes to be charming.
See our wooden spandrel in the living-room. A spandrel is decorative woodwork that reflects the style of the period.
 I can't stop looking at it. I'm in love. "Merry Christmas to me"

"Do you think it's pretty, Audrey?  It's almost as pretty as you."

You darling, gorgeous, spunky, affectionate little kitten.
who loves to play staring games.
I'm linking up to  for White Wednesday.
Hugs, Deb


  1. What a pretty little cupboard Deb! Just right for displaying cute little kittens! Ha! Very sweet!
    xo Catherine

  2. What an amazing find!! I totally love it too, and I would have grabbed it and run...... :-} lucky you!! Lorraine

  3. I love your little cupboard! I am a big fan of window panes on my cabinetry as well, they make cute tiny frames for little vignettes.

    Thanks for your visit and your nice comment. I hope you have a great week!

  4. Your lovely town and it's environs seen to be chock full of charming shops and delightful things to buy. I don't see how you can keep a $£€ in your purse!
    I envy you. In our area, 1970's mall stuff is vintage. Sad. I am so glad we are getting to know Audrey better. Maybe If everyone can see more of her sweet kitty face, it will help her to find her Perfect home. (And we'll enjoy it no end.) Is Ed's leg improving at all?

  5. What a beautiful little cupboard, just the perfect size, for a teapot or two and a few pieces of your ironstone....

  6. What a darling cabinet! Everyone needs a few shelves to tinker with. I love how you've displayed things. So happy for you! (Love that kitty santa picture up top.)

  7. Deb, what a perfect find! I just love it when that happens. It is lovely the way all your white crockery fills the is so very...French! I also delight in the color of your walls, sort of a pumpkin?

  8. Good for you Deb...what a beautiful cupboard! I love all the window panes too and the shape AND the's perfect. Have fun decorating it!
    Maura :)

  9. Deb, Well done! A great home for your teapot.

  10. That is charming, indeed! I don't blame you for being mesmerized by it. It's a wonderful place to display your PURRsonal treasures (including Audrey)!

  11. Merry Christmas to YOU! It is a most lovely cabinet! I know you will love it forever :)

    ps I don't think I have ever mentioned that your Grandittle is so, so pretty!

  12. That is a wonderful cabinet! I am so glad you found it and brought it home. I love your ironstone and those little trees! Perfect! hugs, Linda