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Friday, January 30, 2009

Christmas Present 2008

Since I have nothing else to write about without having to spend some time in Photobucket, I've decided to show you my "big" Christmas present. I've seen some other bloggers do this, and thought I would play along. I'm a "little" late, but I hope you are forgiving. For the record, I received so many presents, for Christmas 2008, that I greatly love and appreciate, but this one that I'm going to show you today, is super awesome. Plus, I know you dish lovers can appreciate it. As I might have hinted around to before, I have a slight ginormous dish problem. And because I don't really care for clutter, I needed to do something about my overloaded china cabinets. My husband, not the shopper when it comes to buying for others, usually just says, here's some money...go and buy something you would like. It takes the romance out of it, but I've learned to live with it, and have actually come to like the idea. Well, this is what hubby gave me!

As you can tell, these photos were taken at 2 different times in attempt to show the beveled glass...notice any difference?

(and please ignore that phone!)

You can't go wrong when they let you select your own gifts, can you? YEAAAA, SWEET HUBBY!

It's called a mantel curio cabinet. I had never heard of that kind before, and I don't know why it has that name. I love the beveled glass. (My flash is on the lowest setting, and there is still a glare, so I hope you can see it.) The door slides left to right or right to left.

Do you think for a minute that I was a little nervous when they brought it up my front steps? If you said "yes", you'd be right!

It would probably look better with colored glass in it, but for right now it just houses our wedding china pattern, Crown Flower by Noritake, and some of my crystal collection.

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great weekend everyone!

47 comments:

Dee said...

I love that china cabinet! Its gorg!

Terri and Bob said...

That is gorgeous. I love dishes, too, but I refuse to buy more until I find a way to organize them. You did a great job!

Amelia said...

Such a wonderful gift...it is a perfect piece to display your china.

I know you are one happy lady with this addition to your home.

Stay warm this weekend!

VINTAGE GIRL AT HEART said...

It is so pretty!!! You have it displayed so beautifully with your Wedding china!!! I love it!!!

Kristen said...

That is beautiful! Way to go hubbs...tardevil

imjacobsmom said...

Hey, that was a great choice. I love how you have your beautiful china displayed. ~ Robyn

A. K. said...

MAy be my girl will love this..

Lynette said...

Tar that cabinet is beautiful and y'all did good. Gotta love a hubby that "gets it"!! Doesn't matter who ends up buying it!!

Your dishes look so pretty in there!!

Have a good weekend girl!

Stacey said...

That is so pretty and I love that the door slides!! Way to go!

Carol said...

You're right, you can't go wrong with picking out your own gift! You have a beautiful cabinet to display your gorgeous china.
Smiles,
Carol

Envoy-ette said...

LOL! I am so HAPPY for you! And- a little envious as well! Every woman needs one of those!! You know, I don't think your Hubby could have picked something as nice! LOL! So...where did you find this piece of awesomness?

Hello Mary Lou said...

It's beautiful! I like picking out my own things LOL.

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

The cabinet (china, curio..whatever it is) is gorgeous! I do a lot of my own shopping too. Especially for the big ticket items. ;o)

squawmama said...

Hey Tar...What a gorgeous mantel curio cabinet which looks like a very fancy china cabinet to me... I love the way the doors work and also I wouldn't change the color of the glass whatsoever... I love your wedding china... Just stunning... have a great weekend

(((HUGS)))
Donna

tam said...

That is absolutely gorgeous Penny! What a fine job hubby did-heehee! Oh and your china and crystal look beautiful in it! I really like the beveled glass and the way the doors slide. I have never seen one that does that. Have a fantastic Friday girl~Smiles~Tam!

Darlene said...

That is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! You, I mean hubby did a GREAT job!

Raggedy Girl said...

What a wonderful gift and I am old enough that I don't want surprises, let me pick out my gifts and I like hubbies who think that way.
Have a Great Friday!
Roberta Anne

Melissa Miller said...

~WOWEE~ :)
That is a truly beautiful piece of furniture!
Lucky lady!

mbkatc230 said...

This is a beautiful piece. I love your wedding china displayed in it. I really like the way the door slides, very unique! What a great gift. Kathy

Beth in NC said...

Ohhhh, he (I mean YOU) did a great job picking it out! It is great!!! I love the glass.

Don't ya want to join my contest and have a chance at winning a blog makeover? hee hee

Love ya,
b

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Oh you lucky girl.That is a gorgeous cabinet. The beveled glass is fabulous.Show us a close up of your china pattern.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Tar! Wowzer, I am sooo in love with your "Mantle Cabinet"! That is gorgeous & you have it filled to the hilt! Lucky you....I shall not covet.....I shall not covet....I shall not covet.....

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Happy To Be said...

This is an awesome gift girl..I just love it..all your china WOW!! thanks for sharing...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Bo said...

Yay...another dish-a-holic in the crowd! That is a gorgeous china cabinet...so detailed...your honey is the best Santa of all! Hugs, Bo

Janie said...

Oh, God. I'm a dishaholic, too. I purchased two curved contemporary cabinets and I'm thinking about purchasing one more along the lines of the one you have.

Do you love the sliding door?

Your cabinet is beautiful!

Kathleen Ellis said...

What a gorgeous display cabinet...and very unique!
Happy PINK Saturday!
;-D

carolinajewel said...

What a gorgeous china cabinet! Your hubby did great - by letting you pick out what you want! My DH is the same way! :D Jewel

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Beautiful!!! I love your new china cabinet...the beveled glass in soooooo pretty! Susan

Lori said...

Thanks for visiting! Come by anytime.
The china cabinet is fabo!!!

nikkicrumpet said...

That is a gorgeous cabinet...and it looks like you REALLY needed it too. You have so many pretty things to display!

beth at aunties said...

It truly is beautiful. And so is your wedding china...gorgeous:)
♥♥♥

jeanne said...

Hi Tardevil, thank you for your kind words and prayers for my surgery tomorrow. I didn't want to dwell on it, so only a few people knew about it. I appreciate your prayers so very much.

Your new cabinet is gorgeous I love the beveled glass. it is very classy and your lovely china deserves the best. Sometimes my dh lets me pick out my own gift and I do love it. I shouldn't say lets me, he is the most generous man I know. All that for almost 45 years.
I can see your dh is generous too. Love that in a man.

Love and hugs...Jeanne

ann said...

Somehow i missed that offer for your mom award.How kind of you.I have it,but I'm going to put your name on mine too.Thank you sweetie,You're a doll...ann

Liz said...

Oh, it is a magnificent Christmas gift!! Just lovely!! : )

~Liz

Zip by my blog... I'm having a give away.

santamaker said...

Oh my, you lucky ducky! That is one sweeeeeeeet china hutch.

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

That is a beautiful piece.. Love the beveled glass.. WOW..
Thanks on my piggy too(:)
hugs, Patty

rebel said...

How pretty is that! Love the beveled glass. Sometimes it best to pick out your own gift.

Sherrie said...

That's beautiful! I wish I had some fancy china to put in a china cabinet. LOL! We're just not "fancy china" type of people though! Thank you so much for dropping by my blog! Drop on by any time! Everyone is welcome!

Melanie said...

Well done on finding the cabinet. Perhaps it's called a mantle cabinet because it's outer is shaped like a Victorian mantle around a fire?

Lovely collection of dishes too. I forgot how many I had until it came to taking thm out of the old fashioned travelling trunk last year. I've only just unpacked more. :-)

JudyBug said...

How absolutely beautiful!!

Mr. Dumpling lets me buy my own presents and after a few of his purchases, I'm very thankful. Picture an orange plaid pants suit...enough said.

Nancy W said...

Love the China cabinet! I'm a plate addict and this would so work for me :)

The Kramer Angle said...

Fabulous! I hope all is well!

Gail

Sweetie said...

Your China cabinet is beautiful. I love your dishes also.
Hugs,
Sweetie

Leigh said...

THAT IS GORGEOUS!!!!! What pretty in Pretties. LOve it!

Snooty Primadona said...

Oh. My. God. I've finally found someone else that has an addiction to glass Like I do. I love your displays of glass.

Miss Janice said...

Ooooh, I love that cabinet and I just adore Crown Flower and any Noritake china!

Ashley's New Adventures said...

Thanks for adding me! I absolutely love this piece!