Monday, October 1, 2012

What's in your Cabinet?

Sandi from Rose Chintz Cottage is hosting a "What's In Your Cabinet" party today.  She asked us to share something special or a treasure that is housed in our cabinet.  

When we moved to our new home, the former owners, who were downsizing,  left this amazing China hutch.

It was a dream come true for me.  You see, I have this love of china, and I never had a proper place to display these lovely tea cups and tea things.

 I have several beautiful tea cups and tea pots, but the ones that I treasure the most are the ones that were painted by my late mother in love.  She was a china painter, and gifted her children and in-loves with some of her painted pieces.

They are treasures that I will hand down to my own children one day.  A heritage from their grandmothers love of pretty things.

Stop by and visit the other links.  I'm sure you will enjoy seeing What's In their Cabinet!


Michele said...

Oh my word!!!! I squealed with delight seeing your first pic, then howled with joy when I read you were left that amazing cabinet for FREE...........and then about fainted when I read your talented MIL painted that china? WOW - that is so impressive I am shocked.

She was AMAZING!

What wonderful and beautiful treasures, I am blessed to have been able to see this, thank you for this gift of pride and beauty.

Allie said...

So so beautiful!!! IF I had a china cabinet, I'd probably fill it with quilts - I don't have any china anymore! Wait, I do have one teacup from my grandmother who died when I was six...I'd put that in too. Your mil did lovely work!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Jocelyn,
What a fabulous china cabinet to have been left behind for you to enjoy! The Lord knew you needed one and He supplied one just for you.
Your china which was painted by your MIL is precious and what a gifted lady she was! Each piece is so lovely and brings to mind so many beautiful memories, I'm sure. Thank you, my friend, for sharing with us today. It is always a joy to have you!


Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

How lucky to inherit such a beautiful china cabinet. You have nice pieces of china, especially the ones your MIL painted.

Antiques And Teacups said...

How wonderful to have such a beautiful china cabinet! And your china makes such a lovely display. What a wonderful collection!

Deb said...

I'm glad the china cabinet found YOU and could be loved once again. It's a lovely collection you have and I just adore the little footed tea-cup. So wonderful to have these painted pieces from your MIL. Treasures, for sure. Deb

Tea in Texas said...

You are so fortunate to have received the beautiful cabinet from the other owners. I'm glad you now have a wonderful collection to keep in your cabinet. The fact your precious gifts from your MIL were personally painted by her is just priceless and I can tell from your post how much they mean to you. She is a very talented artist! I'm glad you will be able to share these lovely pieces of china with your children. Your story was so sweet!


Cynthia said...

That china cabinet is beautiful. I love it and you have such great treasures inside.


CEO Lisa Anne - L.A said...

Hi Jocelyn,
What a gorgeous china cabinet! You must have been so excited to have scored such a beautiful china cabinet. Thanks for sharing your lovely china and treasures. Have a wonderful week.

Pamela Gordon said...

What a beautiful china cabinet filled with gorgeous china treasures. I love hand painted china and you certainly have a wonderful collection to cherish. My mum had a cabinet similar to yours. Wishing I had it now.

Gram said...

WOW, a gifted china cabinet, and such beautiful hand-painted china, by your mother in law no less! You are blessed!

Entertaining Women said...

Beautiful treasures. Did you know that each color added to a china piece requires a separate firing in the kiln? It is an amazingly labor intensive gift of love for each and every piece. I'm thrilled that you know have such an elegant break front to showcase your lovely treasures. Cherry Kay

Heritage Hall said...

Your Mother-in-love was truly an
artist...China painting of that type is a lost art, something that
young ladies pursued like needlework, calligraphy, etc. when
life was slower-paced and more open
to gentling the spirit....