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Showing posts from February 27, 2011

Inside My Curio Cabinet & a CSN $50 Giveaway

A few weeks ago I shared some photos of my curio cabinet full of red glass, silverware and transferware. Here's a closer peek at some of the things I store inside. A pretty swan shaped, crystal vase that was given to Shawn and me as a wedding gift by family.   My favorite things in here are the pierced, silver plates and heart shaped bowls that belonged to my Great Aunt and Uncle.  Some of these pieces are engraved with their initials.  I lined the back of some of the shelves with these.  They are tarnished and obviously could use a cleaning...but I kind of like the worn and weathered look against the sparkle of glass and crystal. In front of the pierced plates stands a row of Waterford wine hocks paired with a row of vintage Ruby Flash thumbprint glasses.  At the center is a decanter that also belonged to my Great Aunt & Uncle.  I draped a beaded bottle cover over it to add a little extra sparkle.  Almost all of the red glassware in here belonged to my Mom and/or her Mom,

I Found a Transfer Printed Cheese Shop Stand!

I have long wanted one of these old ironstone shop display stands.  Originally these English ironstone stands were used in markets and grocery stores as counter top displays for margarine, butter, lard and cheese.  Most were in use between the late 1800's and early 1900's.   I love the look...oh, and did I mention that these are transfer printed wares?   Yes, they are transferware , so you know I like that about them too! ;-)   My Cheese slab is about 14" x 14" x 2" and holds three transfer ware pitchers which contain my everyday cooking utensils.   All of these I have seen have cutouts at the side for easier least that's what I've assumed they're for. I about jumped out of my skin when I found mine on Etsy for a mere $38!  What's even better than paying $38 is that I traded something I already had for it so it didn't really cost me a thing! Yeehaw!  That's my kind of deal! Mi display has this mark on the back which