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January 22, 2011

Tweaking and updating

I am linking up with  Between Naps on the Porch  for Metamorphosis Monday 

I have this oak corner curio cabinet with a half rounded glass front on it.  I've kept it in this tight little corner near the kitchen table for a long time. 
It's been decorated many many ways.  Recently I got a bug up my behind to update it again...you know you get tired of the same ole' thing every so often!

 I'm putting these pictures in reverse order...this first picture is my final update...I started with new handles on the doors, removing the white porcelain ones it came with and putting on a pair of pewter finished ones. 
I think it updated the look just nice!

I already owned the black and white plates by Rosanna, the yellow ones are new from Pier 1 Imports as well as the large bottle in the bottom.  The large metal platter is new from Christmas and I wanted it up high enough so I could see it easily and enjoy it. Mr. Rooster as I call him was looking for a place to call home for a couple of months since I bought him...the metal bowl is also a new addition from Pier 1.
I tried Mr. Rooster on the top shelf but he's just tall enough that I had trouble with the light fixture and placing him. He's just an inexpensive resin piece you can get on the internet.
 Below is a new bottle from Pier 1 Imports, the pedestal was something I had and I thought it would be a nice addition to the look.  It carries the white color from above down to this area and the bottle gives that metalized look which carries the look from the platter and bowl above it.
This is how the cabinet was used at Christmas, I decorate it with some of my Dickens Village pieces. 
This was how it looked before Christmas..roosters roosters roosters! I think it was a little too country looking for my tastes now! You can see the old white knobs here too..don't worry I kept them!
Ths dishes are by Sakura called Chanticleer and may still be available on the internet.

Sometimes it's nice to just tweak up what we own rather than making big changes.  


  1. I am a tweaker too Liz...I am betting this is not the last of tweaks for you on this cabinet. Have you ever considered staining it a bit darker? I love Oak myself, but sometimes with a cabinet it is nice to have the contrast.

  2. I love your roosters! I am your newest follower, please follow me back!

  3. Liz it is gorgeous! I adore the black/white plates, rooster and the gold one as well. A classy and elegant update. Loved the rooster plates too. I used to have a curio cabinet. I should get another one for our next home one day in the future. They are fun to accessorize.

    Your blog design is pretty and feminine. Love it!

    Happy week sweet friend.
    ~Melissa :)

  4. Your cabinet is so versatile and everything looks good in it! I love the little village pieces you put in it for Christmas!

  5. Hey Liz!!! I'm catching up on your blog from my computer black out. I couldn't find the Post a Comment on a couple of the newer ones. You know I love this cabinet and all the beautiful things you find to display in it. You are so talented!! Tess


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Welcome to Home and Gardening With Liz. I have combined my previous blogs “Infuse With Liz” and “Sit With Me In My Garden” into this new blog. I love interior decorating and gardening. I enjoy redefining interior spaces by moving things around and reusing decorative items already found in the home. I also enjoy creating tablescapes and an occasional crafting project. I'm so pleased you've stopped by. I invite you to follow me and I do hope you will keep coming back! Liz
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