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Monday, December 13, 2021

A few months ago I decided to pack up all of my mom's china and give it to my daughter Cary. After all, she now has my large china cabinet and she hosts the family dinners. The dishes were just languishing in my pine cupboard.

The good news is this allowed me to change up how I decorate the cupboard and this year I decided to remove everything that was in there and decorate it for Christmas.

Christmas decor in old pine cupboard

Since I took this original photo I have tweaked it just a bit.

These two Santas that I made 30 years ago (yikes has it really been that long?) were originally sitting in this French wire basket, but the basket was sold in my Etsy shop so they are now in a wicker basket.

two vintage handmade santas in a wire basket

As I don't have a mantle to hang my stockings on I have hung one on each of the doors. 

This one was for my Shih Tzu, Pumpkin, who has been gone for eleven years, I miss her. 

Shih Tzu CHristmas stocking

This was one of my stockings. Do you think Santa will find it this year? Just inside the cupboard is another of my handmade Santas.

vintage Christmas stocking

For the first time in several years, I brought out my Christmas village and set it up on top of the cupboard. I'm so happy that I did because I love the soft glow of the lights at night

vintage Christmas village on old pine cupboard

I also set another of my Santas on my old rocking horse. He seems to have lost one of his arms, but that's ok our bodies do tend to change as we grow older.

Christmas and my old pine cupboard

Garland is hung.

garland hung on cupboard

I'm happy with the farmhouse feel.

Old pine Christmas cupboard

It's a cozy Christmas season in my little apartment this year. I'll share my tree and other decor later this week. 

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  1. Adorable Laura, love your Santas.

    How wonderful you handed down your mom's dishes.

  2. I love how you added Christmas to your cupboard. It is fun to have Christmas sprinkled through the house.
    Merry Christmas,

  3. This looks amazing, Laura! You have such a beautiful collection of dishes and ironston and I love all your festive touches for the holiday too. Those Santas are too cue and don't even get me started on your horse - wow - just gorgeous. Loved your stockings! I need to find one for Piper! Hugs, CoCo

  4. How sweet you handed your mom's china onto Cary. That is wonderful. I love all your decor items in your cabinet for Christmas. So cute and pretty. Your stockings are gorgeous. Have a good week. xoxo

  5. I love your pine cupboard! It is so cozy and sweet.... I love the village also. I have a ceramic village I started painting years and years ago.. I'm hoping to get it out this year and paint another house. Your Santas are so cute as are the stockings! xoxo Marilyn

  6. It is so cozy and homey. And I love that Shih Tzu stocking!

  7. It looks lovely, Laura, and has a cozy glow. So mice that your daughter now has your mom's china.

  8. I have a Shih Tzu stocking kind of like that, but my baby is black and white. I have a love - hate relationship with my white china cabinet. Love it for the look, but I have a lot of white dishes which doesn't show up good.

  9. Laura,

    I love how you have so much history in your cabinet. Just lovely!

  10. Your Pune hutch is amazing ! What a treasure trove. Love itc


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