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February 18, 2014

Snow day- fussing in the dining room!

Another snow day has prompted me to do more fussing around indoors.

You may remember I won a beautiful bowl from a giveaway a couple of weeks ago.  
 It came in last week and I love it! 
From Bonny Neiman Antiques & Artisan
I tried it in a couple of spots including the fireplace mantel but eventually it ended up here in my china cabinet.  It fits in with the formality of my china cabinet real well and it picks up on two newer items I added a little while ago.

 Love these lambs and decided to try them
inside the china cabinet.

I removed everything in the cabinet, cleaned all the glass shelves and hand wiped and dried every piece of crystal!  It was a long afternoon!

The lovely bowl!
I went through my stock of goodies downstairs and brought out this green topiary ball which I think works well in it!

I set my antique watering can on top of the candy dish my daughter brought back from Italy along with the matching gold leafed glasses. I didn't even think about the kind of "garden" theme the two pieces had next to each other until I took the picture and saw this!

My parents brought this ruby red cordial set from a trip to Italy in the late 70's.
So I have a pop of red in the lower area and some in the upper area.
I arranged my red stemware in a circle and with the crystal bowl next to it I thought it kind of looked like a punch bowl with glasses.

We finally put these candelabras up. I used chocolate brown candles instead of ivory and I like how it looks with the wood.

I'm glad I got this done.  It's been too long since I've done a thorough cleaning inside the cabinet.   I guess I'm getting some spring cleaning done early!

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  1. Liz, you were smart to spend a day inside cleaning and rearranging your china cabinet! I noticed over the weekend that mine is LONG overdue for a good dusting, and a new arrangement would make that a bit more fun. Love your new bowl and other pretties!

  2. Your new bowl is gorgeous and perfect in your china cabinet. I love the green ball in the bowl. Have a great day!

  3. I just love all of the beautiful items in your cabinet...and the bowl is just exquisite!...

  4. Your cabinet looks lovely. I recently restyled mine and am so glad I did! You really found a great spot for the bowl, it's showcased spectacularly in the cabinet (and love the topiary ball, I'm a real nut for them!) xoKathleen

  5. That bowl is absolutely stunning. I love it and the lamb is gorgeous. Great job on the china cabinet, it is so pretty. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  6. P.S. Since the notices about my party get to you way late, just remember that the party goes live every Monday afternoon at 3:30 PM central time. Hugs, Marty

  7. Early Spring cleaning is a must, because after the winter we've all had this year...nobody's going to want to stay home once the thermometer starts ticking off those 60s and 70s!!! Doing the china cabinet is always an awful and tedious chore, but it looks so great once you've finished. That last picture proves it!!!

    I like what you did with the bowl. It's so pretty that it doesn't need a bunch of stuff in it to show it off. The simple green topiary ball is perfect!

  8. Beautiful Liz! I love the greenery in your new bowl! Lovely!~~Angela

  9. I love the topiary in that beautiful bowl. I love your cordial set too.

  10. Spectacular! It looks so beautiful, the bowl is wonderful and the ball is perfect in it.

  11. Liz your china cabinet looks great and the placement of your beautiful treasures is fantastic! I like the new look of your blog.

  12. Liz, you have so many gorgeous treasures in your cabinet. Your new bowl is beautiful, and oh, I am so in love with those beautiful lambs. The cordial set is another beauty, and the light shining on the cut glass bowl is breath taking. I also love your new candelabras. It's all beautiful. laurie


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