This Tiny Curio Cabinet…






Is my #favoritecorner nestled in the corner of our family room. As you can see it is very small in proportion, but just enough space to display a couple of family heirlooms. On the very top shelf you see a vintage glass blown daisy pitcher that was my GREAT Grandmother’s. These tiny tea cups that were made in Germany, were my Grandmother’s. Now its difficult to see the designs on these cute little gold spoons. At the top of them, is the artwork of Thomas Kinkade. My Mother loves his artwork and thought to give these spoon sets as gifts for Christmas one year to my brother’s wife, my sister and I. Every Christmas since then, we also get a Thomas Kinkade Calendar for the new year. I Love this teapot you see with the gold and blue stripes and the turquoise flowers! This was made in New England. My Mother gave it to me to display in the cabinet a while back. Little Story…Many years ago my Mother bought this teapot to give to my Great Aunt (on my Father’s side) one year for Christmas. Then years after that, my Great Aunt gave it to my Mom for Christmas! ugh! My Mom didn’t tell me this until she brought it over for me. After all that, I guess this teapot really didn’t have any meaning to her and I’m sure my mom was a somewhat offended and even a little hurt at the time. But now we can laugh about it, knowing my Great Aunt’s personality! And last but not least, the bottom cabinet, I find useful to store extra plates and such. 


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    Great story about the teapot…oh, the dangers of regifting! But it makes a beautiful addition to your little corner full of memories, and I love the full effect.

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      Thank you Diane! I don’t think I would have the courage to regift. I would rather sell the things I don’t need by having a yard sale or just giving them to family and/or friends makes me happy. I don’t like to throw away perfectly good things when I think someone can use them.
      Do you have a favorite corner in your home? If so, please share with us.

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      Thank you Melissa! I wish I had more room in my house to display other heirloom pieces that I have stored in my attic. Every so often, I find something in the attic that I forget I have and will bring it out to display it for a while. Just for a little change around the house.

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    I just love nooks and cranies when it comes to space. Your corner is just lovely an sot well arranged. I recently put a small console table in a corner in my sunroom right behind the door that separates the kitchen and the sunroom.

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