Friday, April 20, 2012

A Special Find

 
Storage is always at a premium in my 1950's house.
Recently I realized my collection of vintage tablecloths were not being
enjoyed and just stuffed (really) into a very small cupboard.
Venturing off to the antique malls around town I searched for something
to put them in and fell in love with this old cabinet.
I can just imagine it attached to the wall on a back porch long ago.
The doors have screens instead the normal glass for inside the house.
Could home canned fruits and vegetables been stored here?
It is fun to imagine.
Now it has been brought inside my house and I am loving it
and in return it is shining with my treasures.

How do you display special collections?
Do you collect something that requires a special way of display?

14 comments:

La Tea Dah said...

It is a beautiful display cabinet! Lovely!

GardenofDaisies said...

I love the scallops on the bottom of the cabinet! It's perfect for showcasing your vintage linens. Mine are currently in a big basket in the dining room, but I wish I had cupboard space for them. One of these days....

Rita said...

You cabinet is such a beauty and I especially love its scallopped bottom.
btw, you have quite a number of tablecloths and very prtty too from what I can see!
I have a collection of old china and english transferware which I keep in a hutch in my dining room. as my collection is constantly increasing one day soon I'll run ouf of storing/displaying space and I simply d.r.e.a.d. that day.
I've so much enjoyed my visit.
rita

Kate said...

What a great way to display the linens! I see some of the same linen patterns that I have...tucked away in a closet. I too, need to bring things out and enjoy them.

I love the character that the scallops give the cabinet.

S. Etole said...

What a great idea. Many of my mother's and grandmother's things are tucked away out of sight, too. It's difficult to know how to display them.

relevanttealeaf said...

Love your "new" linen cabinet! You'll use your vintage linens a lot more often now that they're readily accessible.

Laurie said...

Awesome piece Marilyn, I'm thinking maybe for cooling baked goods? I've been trying for years to get Ken to bring up the pie cupboard and china cabinet that's been in his family for generations so it can be restored and store my lustreware.

Linda J. said...

Great find! I love the way you can enjoy "seeing" your vintage linens while they are neatly stored.

Adrienne said...

Your new cabinet is the perfect way to display your pretty vintage tablecloths. Love the scallops on the bottom!
~Adrienne~

Traveling Bells said...

I love this cabinet! This is a perfect use of it for your home. Awesome...

Rosemary said...

What a beautiful display cabinet! And what a perfect spot for your antique linens! It was meant to be.

The Tea Enthusiast's Scrapbook said...

H Marilyn,

A gorgeous treasure to be enjoyed. I just love the character of antiques.

Blessings,

Darlene

Angela McRae said...

That is a particularly charming way to display your vintage linens! Love it!

Tracy said...

LOVELY cupboard, Marilyn...what a super find! I love that scalloped edge detail... Special things are displayed on open-shelving here or on bookcase mixed with books. Having a small house, one does need to be clever with storage, I can relate our 100+ year old house has next to no closets, etc.! LOL...
We're going to Vienna later this week and be away a few days. See you soon in blogland. :o) ((HUGS))