I was so ready for sunny spring days that I began to pull apart my small dining room decor. I realized though that it was going to take me more than one day to figure out what I wanted to do, so I decided to throw open the doors of my old pine cover and give you a look inside.
I have had this cupboard for about 35 years and have almost always had the doors open. The small apartment I live in now just doesn't have room for me to do that, so they have remained closed except for dusting or when I need something out of there.
I do miss having them open because I love to look at my treasures, and I guess when it is only me here and no one needs to sit in the chair that sits beside it I could do that. We'll see.
I have so many lovely things. Treasures from my grandmother,
(My Grandmother's silver ladle)
(Her blue glass and silver set)
the Royal Doulton china that my father gave to my mother on one of their anniversaries many years ago,
some of my white ironstone pieces, and glassware.
Thank goodness for the bottom of the cupboard, that has wooden doors, because it provides overflowing space for other pieces that I rotate in and out.
Many older women seem horrified that I still have so much, and although I have given many things to my daughters, I still love the things I have.
Seeing them brings me comfort, and in these turbulent times comfort is a good thing.