So, time to "fill 'er up". It took me a few days to decide on what exactly to put in the cabinet. My first thought was of course china. I've begun to collect brown transferware dishes this year...after I stumbled upon a box of them for $5 at a garage sale...then my sister gave me some...and so it begins--another collection! Then I thought, maybe I'll fill it with books. No, it's too deep and would be wasted space. I also contemplated filling it with linens. But I went back to my original thought of putting china in the china cabinet! I laugh, because that doesn't happen very much around here...using something for what it was intended (ahhh, the life of a salvage gal).
Because I was too lazy to paint the shelves I dug out my scrapbooking paper and used it to line the shelves...each shelf is different paper, but similar colors. Then, one of my fabulous buys last week at the junk shop came in handy...an entire tray of vintage lace--for $3! Yep! So I cut a few pieces and thumbtacked it to the front of the shelves. Here's a few of the items I placed inside...oh yeah, got this covered vegetable bowl and the platter at the junk shop too...$5 for both! Added a $1 wooden tray and my blue Ball jars.
These are the dishes I got at a garage sale...gorgeous scene of sailing ships. I love my two doggie statues. And don't forget the bird nests...love 'em.
Love my "stuff"...now let's see how long it lasts in here!