April 16, 2015

Our New China Cabinet

I've been thinking about showing you our dining room for a while but the funny thing is that if I had shown it to you last week it would look completely different than it does today!

On Saturday, our local Salvation Army had a rummage sale.  I saw the sale on Facebook and spotted a china cabinet that looked remarkably like what I'd been hoping to find for a while.  The Facebook post said the sale started at 9am and it was 9:20.  I think I "strolled in" about 9:25.  lol

And it was just what I wanted!  For $100!  I didn't even bargain.  After all, the money was all going to the Salvation Army and the china cabinet was perfect!  And in excellent condition.

So after three trips from the church to our house, and moving our old china cabinet to the family room and our grandfather clock to the entry hall and getting the new china cabinet into the house and into the dining room - I have the china cabinet of my dreams!

And it fits perfectly!  If it was an inch wider it would have been too big.  I love that it has three shelves and that I have all this additional storage.  I love the French Country curved top and the beautiful inlay on the doors.

I've recovered my dining room chairs since you saw them last.  I had made slipcovers for the chairs in a white duck and foolishly did not pre-wash the fabric.  When I washed them, they shrunk so much that I couldn't get them back on the chairs!  So I made new slipcovers from drop cloths in an oatmeal color.  This time I pre-washed them and made them a lot looser.

I love our new china cabinet with the dining room table that my husband made.  It's the perfect balance between rustic and elegant.

We are waiting right now to get new windows installed in our dining room, in our living room and in our upstairs master bedroom.  So hopefully, I'll have that to show you soon.  I think it will make a big difference in the appearance of our dining room and living room.

I took these pictures on a cloudy morning hoping I could get better detail.  Essentially one wall of this room is a window and it makes very hard to get good pictures.

Here's the view looking into our kitchen. Our living room is to the left and I will show it to you soon.

Hope you're having a great week!

Love and blessings~

"For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."  Romans 8:38,39

I'm joining these parties:
Savvy Southern Style
A Stroll Thru Life
Posed Perfection
Stone Gable
From My Front Porch to Yours
Dixie Delights
French Country Cottage
Miss Mustard Seed


  1. Your china cabinet looks beautiful and the dishes are so pretty too!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  2. What a score Lynda.
    The Salvation Army is dear to my heart. I was a volunteer for 19 years then it became a paid position for 3, but alas I was heeded to help with grandbabies, so I resigned. Instill donate and help as much as I can.
    I see the china cabinet has the x design in the inlays. Beautiful... and it fits perfectly with your other things!
    Happy Thursday.
    Hugs, Gee

    1. We have a friend who works there, too. Good organization! And yes - I LOVE the x's! Thank you, Gee!

  3. Love the cabinet and it's very much what I am seeking for my DR too, Lynda. I'm not gonna lie - I'm a little jelly you found one for $100 - that's awesome.

    1. Thank you, Rita! I am amazed! I hope you find yours!! I don't blame you for being jealous. I have felt the same way - like when I see your shop! lol