ic Kathe With an E: Winter China Cabinet - Peacock Style

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Winter China Cabinet - Peacock Style

Happy New Year Everyone!

Although the past year had some celebrations, a wedding and a new grandson, it did have it's heartache and challenges too. I am looking forward to, hopefully, good things to come in 2013.

As I had stated previously, all of the Christmas decorations have been packed away.  
That doesn't mean that, as much as I'd like Spring to be here, it's still not Winter.  
And you know it is just by stepping outside!
It's only 11 degrees here now and the high will only climb to 31 degrees.

With that in mind I decided to decorate the kitchen china cabinet for Winter.

I started by taping some scrapbook paper to the back. 
When I saw the peacock themed paper (bought on sale, 4 for $1.00, with a gift card from my youngest son and his girlfriend) I knew the direction I was going to go. 
I've been wanting to display my Candlewick somehow but, 
it is all clear and, I needed it to stand out.
I was already at the cash register at Pier 1 when I spied these Christmas ornaments.
Again, bought on clearance and with a gift card from my oldest son and my 
daughter-in-law. I love the color, kind of a chilling blue and oh the sparkles!  

All that was left was picking out what of my Candlewick I wanted to spotlight.

I already had the perfect teal chargers from World Market so I used them to make the dishes stand out even more.
Some of the Candlewick I inherited from my Grandmother and the rest was purchased at thrift stores, estate sales and Ebay.

I love how it invokes the chill of winter without being cold. 
It is just the right feel to carry me through the next 2+ months until Spring!

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  1. Wow- what a fun wintery pop of colour< Kathe!
    The background paper made ALL the difference, too.

    Well done!

  2. I love candlewick and what a great way to show it off. That teal color is gorgeous! I think I'm going to use some Snowmen for a few weeks in my decor!

    hugs, Linda

  3. Wow! That all came together perfectly! Isn't it wonderful having things from our mom's and grandmom's? I have American by Fostoria, and lucky for me, both my my and her sister (aka my aunt) both collected it! This year I put some lights in my glass cabinet so it sparkles all the time.......oh, sorry. Got carried away.....this is about you! I do love your blog....your ideas are so fresh!

    Have a wonderful New Year! Dona (aka imklvr)

  4. Oh it looks so pretty! Nice to have something with some color in the dreary months ahead!
    Happy 2013, Kathe, and thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

  5. It is so cute! The teal color really sets it off!

  6. It's so lovely,the colours are so pretty. xx

  7. I almost bought the same peacocks in a beautiful pink. I slept on it and the next day they were gone! I know better, but, I just couldn't commit. I needed about 10 for my silver tree for next year. You made a wise choice. The peacock really completes your display. Lovely.

  8. I am a nut for all kitchen things, especially dishes! I love peacocks and am working on getting my master bath to have pops of the blues and greens! this inspires me!

  9. Don't you just love those last minute things you find when checking out and just what you were looking for. Reeeealy like the cabinet.

    Cathy'Cupboard Calamity

  10. Those colors are wonderful and what a great combination. I never even thought of doing something like that.

  11. Kathe Every time I find Candlewick at Goodwill I think of you! You will have to find me at www.ThriftDee.com now! I am leaving the GDub to launch my new site! Take care!!

  12. That looks great! A bright new display for 2013! Happy New Years.

  13. Love your Candlewick collection. I have a hodgepodge of depression glass in various patterns. I love it. Your winter display is beautiful.

  14. very pretty Kathe! i LOVE that bright blue ... such a pretty color and just perfect for winter and for highlighting your Candlewick collection!

  15. This cabinet will just brighten your day every time you walk into the room! Happy New Year! Linda

  16. What a pretty fresh look for winter! Love the peacock theme. Laura

  17. Now that is one great idea! And, your vintage pieces are amazing. ~Kelly

    unDeniably Domestic

  18. What a thrill to see your beautiful collection of Candlewick. I used to have the large punch bowl with the tray and cups. I loved it but wasn't using it so I sold it when I was in the antique business a few years ago. I haven't missed storing it but it was a beautiful treasure. I love the blue accent and the background you chose.

    xo, Jeanne

  19. Hey Kathe,
    I love your china cabinet. It looks great.

  20. What a wonderful display... I adore the teal chargers a nd waht a steal on the paper... I know hyou will really enjoy this !!!

  21. What you did looks very pretty. Love that shade of blue. If it were that cold here, I would never leave my fire. That's just too cold for an old lady.

  22. How pretty -- love your peacock blue! I'm with you.....Spring can't get here fast enough!

  23. So creative! I'll have to take some pointers from you! God only knows I need it lol. Thanks for linking up with my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party :))

  24. Love creative redo ~ you are so right about Jan and Feb ~ glad you are spending it being creative ~

    ( A Creative Harbor www.acreativeharbor.com) aka ArtMuseDog and Carol ^_^)

  25. What a fun and thrifty way to add a punch of color Kathe! thank you for sharing this idea with us at TTF. Have a wonderfu day!

  26. Kathe, So clever to use scrapbook paper. Oh the possibilities with that idea! Your collection looks beautiful with the teal and the peacock theme is lovely. Dianne

  27. What a great idea! Love the colors. Have a wonderful New Year!

  28. Love how you've cleaned out your china cabinet and given it a whole new flavor for winter! Love the snap of color.

    When you have a chance, do add a link to Seasonal Sundays.


    - The Tablescaper

  29. Your cabinet looks beautiful, well done!

  30. Beautiful Kathe! Those peacock ornaments are amazing - what a great find!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  31. Love your blog! I would love for you to visit my linky party going on now at http://wallisfarmsdailywalk.blogspot.com/2013/01/blog-post.html

    Have a great day!

  32. Kathe,
    It's just lovely! Thanks for linking up at A Humble Creation today! I love all the blue and the soft wintry look. Hope you can stay warm!

  33. It's so very pretty...LOVE the colors!! If you like to paint…then you need to come by and enter my Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint GIVEAWAY…hope to ya there!!!


  34. Hi Kathe,
    I love the Candlewick dishes! I did not know that was they were called. Fun learning new things. The pop of blue really adds alot. Great display for Winter. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.

  35. Kathe, Your winter china cabinet turned out so beautiful! The blue peacock ornaments are such a perfect choice with the scrapbook paper. Thanks for sharing at Simple & Sweet Fridays. Happy New Year!


  36. Thanks for linking to Fluster Muster Wednesday over at Fluster Buster.

    Robin, www.FlusterBuster.com

  37. Your china cabinet turned out beautiful, I love the teal...it matches my bedroom decor, it's such a fun color to decorate with. Thank you for sharing it at SHOW-licious Home Decor! :)

    Happy New Year!

  38. Hi Kathe :) I found you from the fancy little things link up. The blue china you have is so beautiful. I really love how the peacocks add a fun touch to the cabinet as well. Have a wonderful day!

  39. Looks great!

    Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
    Melanie @ Keep It Simple & Fun

  40. Love the blue and the peacock paper is fantastic. Thank you for sharing this at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  41. What a great thrifty project! I would love for you to come link up at my weekly linky party Thrifty to Nifty Thursdays at A Jennuine Life. I'm working with a couple of bigger bloggers to feature great projects, so I'm hoping to bring fabulous exposure for participants! http://ajennuinelife.blogspot.com/2013/01/thrifty-to-nifty-thursdays-2.html

  42. I love the touch of peacock colors and paper!!! Thanks so much for linking up to It's Party Time!

  43. I love your hutch! The colors are beautiful. You always do so a great job. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. So thrilled to have you share. Have an awesome weekend! :)

  44. I love the icy blue peacocks! The perfect pop for this time of year.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us.

  45. Love this look :) I should have you stop by and decorate my table!

  46. Hi! I'm here from A Humble Creation. I love your Candlewick and also have many pieces that I've inherited. I've blogged about it here if you want to see it all!


    Best, Kristen