Thursday, February 21, 2013

Updated China Cabinet

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A few weeks ago I posted this picture on Instagram (sldavis08).  Reagan was napping, Westin was destroying the house, so I decided to make a mess too.  This is pretty much how our days go around here.  (Oh, and Westin was missing his undies...which is what he looks like 90% of the time.  I think he is a nudist.)
 I wanted to play around with the china cabinet.  When we moved in it looked like this:
 It looked like that for about 7 years and then several months ago I changed it to this:

The other day I decided to just use white and silver and changed it to this:
 I think this is my favorite look so far.  I have always loved white dishes and silver. I think they go so well together too.

 I did add these little place card holders with some color.  My grandmother gave me one when I was in elementary school that I have always held on to and she sent me the other three a few months ago.  (I have four...the other one hadn't made it to the cabinet yet).  Does anyone know anything about these?  I think they are pretty old.

 While I was tinkering around the house, I added these live ferns to the shelf in the living room.
 I also updated the sofa table.  It has looked like this for several years.  I am a little surprised Westin never knocked over the glass cloche when he was learning to pull up or the many times he jumps on the couch.
Here is the updated look.  I've always loved that faux bunch of herbs with the printed burlap and apparently Westin does too because he cannot leave it alone!  There's something about it I guess.
I think I have spring fever!  We got some snow and ice yesterday and it has me ready for spring!  I'm ready to put out my Easter decor!


Kristy Goldman said...

I got the fever too - I put out a few easter / spring things yesterday. I couldn't resist anymore!

Carrie said...

Can you please come to my house and redecorate it? And I love your little nudist :)

Carrie said...

My daughter is the same age as Westin and rarely has clothes on, so I'm glad to hear she's not the only one! Love the new decor.

Adrienne said...

I have the exact same place card holders from my grandmother!! I always loved them as a little girl too! I have several of them. I don't know anything about them though. Hopefully someone can shed some light on them for us!! I got so excited when I saw your picture of them!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

My 3 1/2 year old goes around pantless all the time too. Glad he's not the only one! :)
Your cabinet looks lovely! This is my favorite arrangement too.
I also love you table vignette. It looks so pretty!

Jeane M. said...

Wonderful! These makes me crave so bad for Spring to come. Got my eye on your next posts.

Kelli said...

I have spring fever as well!!
Your home looks beautiful as always Shannon!

The Crowder Family said...

I love your white and silver china cabinet! It looks gorgeous!! I have a thing for white pieces as well--I actually have those big candle sticks too! I love how you changed your little sofa table too! You just have the best taste in decor!

Lauren said...

Your home is beautiful! Love the bunting on the china cabinet! Is that just doilies? Super cute.

Mollie said...

Love the white dishes in the china cabinet!!!

Chris said...

Hi Shannon! I love your blog, but I've never commented. :) This is random, but where did you get your couches? I'm looking for something new and I always think they are so pretty anytime they show up in your pictures. Thanks!

Chris said...

Oops! That was Brittany, not Chris, that commented. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Shannon

I think your flower place card holders would be the same as - Antique Czech glass flowers place card holders.
Yours are beautiful!