Tuesday, November 6, 2012

My Country Cupboard

I have had a long time love affair with cupboards.  Wood or painted, pristine or falling apart, I love them.  My husband can certainly attest to this.  When he is forced to antique shop with me, he goes his way to look at books or anything that will keep him entertained while I go my way.  When we meet back up, I drag him around to ooh! and aah! at all the wonderful cupboards.  He does his best to be impressed.  Unfortunately all I ever do is ooh! and aah! because of the prices.  When I found this cupboard on Craigs list for a great price, I snatched it up. It was not painted, but I took care of that.

I filled the cupboard with my still growing collection of ironstone.  I definitely have room for more.  Darn it, I guess I will have to go shopping.

Tucked here and there in the cupboard are old recipes.   I bought an old recipe box at an estate sale.  I just love all the hand written recipes.  There were also recipes clipped from newspapers eighty years ago.
When I got home from the sale, I sat down and went through the entire box.  So much fun.

I guess handwritten recipes passed from friend to friend are now a thing of the past. 

Well, that's my country cupboard.  If I could, I think I would replace all the kitchen cabinets with cupboards.  I told you, I love them!

Please visit the following parties I will be joining

 Between Naps on the Porchfor Metamorphosis Monday
The Farmhouse Porch for Cowgirl Up
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesdays Treasures
Redoux Link Party
Knick of Time TuesdaySavvy Southern Style for Wow Us WednesdaysDIY by Design
Primp for Primp Your Stuff Wednesday
Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday
Restore Interiors for Restored it Wednesda
Domestically Speaking for the Power of Paint party
The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursday

The 36th Avenue Party TimeNo Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on ThursdayMy Romantic Home for Show and Tell FridayFrench Country Cottagefor Feathered Nest Friday
Miss Mustard Seed for Furniture Feature Friday 2805 for Potpourri Friday
At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday

Chic on a Shoestring Decorating for Flaunt It Friday
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday

Fingerprints on the Fridge for Feature Yourself Friday
Tatertots and Jello for the Weekend Wrap-up Party Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special


  1. That is gorgeous. I am in the market for an old hutch or cupboard like this. I love that you painted it white and your ironstone looks great in it. One of my biggest treasures from my mom who is gone now 15 years, is her hand-written recipes. I do still hand-write them and pass them on to my kids. Deb

  2. I love your cupboard, and your ironstone collection is just beautiful! I have some hand written recipe cards from my mother and my mil...what treasures now that they are both gone. Hugs, Penny

  3. What a beautiful cupboard! I love the old recipes tucked into the back!

  4. I love your cupboard and recipes. I like the ironstone too. It's one thing I don't collect!

  5. I love your cupboard and all of the handwritten recipes ~ just fabulous!

    Susan and Bentley

  6. Beautiful pieces of ironstone, and I think your idea of using the handwritten recipes on the back is a fabulous idea. Very creative!

  7. Love your cupboard and the way you have accessorized it! I love how you used the handwritten recipes!! Hope you have a wonderful day, Gail

  8. Beautiful cupboard and ironstone collection!

  9. Your cupboard is perfect and your ironstone collection is beautiful! I can see why you prefer cupboards! Thank you for sharing. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/11/make-it-pretty-monday-week-22.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  10. I love this cupboard! You are inspiring me to try something similar in my cupboard.

  11. I love your country cupboard, Janet! You've styled it beautifully with your amazing ironstone pieces! And, the handwritten recipes are such a fun touch, too! *Becca* (new follower by way of Savvy Southern Style)

  12. Looks fabulous, love how you used the old recipes!

  13. Love your cupboard...great ideas...come link up to my linky party on my blog. Karin

  14. What a great find. It's prefect for all your ironstone and it looks AMAZING!

  15. I love it. It's just my style !


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