Thursday, February 16, 2006


ANOTHER CORNER OF MY HOME
This glass fronted wall cupboard is where I keep the collection of pretty cups and saucers I've collected over the years.
It was such a lucky find when an old Post Office Sorting Office was closing down and they were selling off old requisites and fittings.
The cupboard was originally used to keep all the keys to the red post boxes in the surrounding villages and the inside was sectioned off into little pigeon-holes which housed the respective keys. In one way it would have been nice to have kept this original structure, but I had other ideas and its just perfect for my little china collection.

11 comments:

Lulu said...

What a beautiful corner it is..I love pretty cups and plates..

Mindy said...

Ho pretty your corner is! The tea cups and plates are so lovely...thank you for sharing with us all!

abe/happy said...

I usually see huge china collections all the same pattern but a cup and saucer collection thats different its a great idea. They are very pretty Marion :)

Carol said...

Oh I love the old cupboard and the laces! Very pretty Marion!

Garden girl said...

that is such a nice collection of cups and things and so all well matched in this eclectic way. I think you have to be sometimes really lucky to have such a good find as this cupboard! The lace as carol said really sets it off.

Garden girl said...

ps ....getting round to re doing the links on my blog - will add you on v soon!

Reflection Through The Seasons said...

Hi Lulu, Mindy, Val, Carol & Krissie, I'm pleased you liked my little cupboard and its contents. The lace belonged to my mother and is hand made. I felt rather guilty about cutting it up to fit the shelves, but in doing so, I am able to enjoy it everyday, instead of it simply sitting in a drawer unseen. I know Mum would have approved of how I've used it. Mum

Kerri said...

A lovely little cupboard Marion and a great find. My Aunty Daphne used to bring my mum pretty cups and saucers and now I have a few of them which she passed on to me. I love them! Yours is such a pretty collection.

homemakersheart said...

WOW! That is my dream to have a cabinet space to put up my teacups with the lace edges. I love all the different kinds of cups and saucers.

Maggie Ann said...

What a beautiful display of lovely cups and saucers. I've enjoyed seeing your pictures and reading your posts so very much!

Fran said...

This is so beautiful. My Mom is a collector of teapots & pretty things & my Dad built her some beautiful cabinets for them. This reminds me of their home.