A few days ago, I decided that I wanted to make a change to the china cabinet in the family room by removing the glass inserts in the doors, and replacing them with chicken wire.
This cabinet has held a collection of antique french religious statues for several years, and I was ready for a new look, so I moved a few special pieces to different areas and then edited the collection by selling some of the pieces in our online shop.
I wanted to make room for the purple transferware dishes that I started collecting a few months ago. Purple transferware is hard to find in my area, so my collection was growing at a snail’s pace, and I really didn’t even have enough to make a nice grouping.
Thanks to two special friends, I finally have enough to have a lovely display while I grow the collection.
The cabinet sits in the family room next to two large patio doors.
We get lots of light through those doors, which is wonderful, but it causes a lot of reflection in the glass, making it pretty difficult at times to see what’s displayed inside.
I really wanted to enjoy the beautiful patterns and colors in the purple transferware, so I asked hubby to remove the glass inserts in the doors and replace them with chicken wire.
This allowed the light to showcase what’s displayed in the cabinet.
Adding the chicken wire also gave the whole room a bit more of a french country look, which you know I love!
After adding all of my purple transferware into the cabinet, there’s still room for more.
I love searching for it when I’m out antiquing, and I always get so excited when I find a piece.
The hunt is always part of the fun in collecting anything.
A few months ago, a sweet blog friend, Amy of the gorgeous blog Maison Decor, sent me a message about a couple of pieces that she was admiring in my online store.
She asked me if I would be interested in bartering them for some purple transferware dishes…….um, yes!!
Amy is the queen of collecting purple transferware, and her collection is swoon worthy, so I was more than thrilled with this swap!
She sent me a set of the prettiest purple transferware dishes which gave my small collection a huge boost!
A few days later, another sweet friend of mine, Debbie, came for a visit. She had seen my post about starting the collection of purple transferware, and when she arrived at my door, she gifted me a gorgeous set of purple plates, making my collection finally large enough to display!
Thank you Amy and Debbie!!
I love the finished look of the cabinet with the chicken wire in the doors.
Hopefully I will be adding more to the collection soon.
I had hubby save the glass panel inserts so that I can put them back in the cabinet at some point if I decide I want to change it again……and according to hubby, there’s no doubt in his mind that it will happen.
He knows me so well.
On a personal note: I apologize for not posting very often lately. Many of you have messaged me expressing concern, and I appreciate it so much. After my sister passed away, almost three months ago, I’ve found it difficult getting back into the swing of things. I’ve spent a lot of time with family, getting caught up on projects, and getting our online shop restocked. We have finally finished the study (we’ll be posting the reveal soon), and we’re working on the renovation of the living room. I want to thank you for hanging in there with me, and continuing to follow along. I value all of you so much.