I love anything vintage, especially things with meaning. But you probably already can tell that from touring my baby's nursery. I have loads of furniture from my grandparents' and in-law's homes in my house. I joke that there are only about 5 things in the house that Hubby and I have ever purchased! Consequently, the house is stuffed, but stuffed with things that mean something and are very loved.
Today I wanted to share a few pieces that came from my grandparents' home that are expanding my kitchen. My kitchen in my previous home in Georgia was not huge, but had a total of 26 cabinets in the kitchen - amazing storage! It was laid out really well and fit a lot in to a smaller space. And I cannot seem to find a picture of it anywhere....When we moved to Texas, we had to buy a home 4 days before Christmas, so there was not a lot to choose from! We lucked out with this house, because it had been under contract, but had fallen through while were here house hunting, so it was meant to be. The one hard thing about this kitchen though, was it only has 10 cabinets! Somehow I had to fit all the stuff from my old kitchen in here, and THAT was a challenge my friends!
So I had to get creative! My living room is right off the kitchen and is actually quite spacious, so I have used 2 cabinets that came from my grandparent's home to hold less frequently used kitchen items. Since my living room is currently a complete disaster as Baby A has been playing in here quite a bit this morning, I will spare you a picture of where these 2 cabinets sit in the room - another day....
A moment to tell you about my grandparents house....My family moved every 3-4 years growing up as my father got transferred a lot for his job. My grandparents though, lived in the same house my whole life. So this house was the one constant place for me growing up. It was very hard for me to see the house sold when they were both gone, so I actually got lots of furniture pieces from the house when my mother cleaned it out (she was an only child, so my parents, my brother & I split were able to split everything up). Here's their house (which is just outside Pittsburgh, PA):
So, when two of the cabinets came to me, I painted them a soft white to fit better in to my home. Here is the smaller cabinet, that is wood.
The other cabinet is metal and larger, and sits in a niche to the left of my fireplace. This holds Christmas dishes, lesser-used dishes, serving pieces, and all the seasonal items I use to decorate my mantle.
Linking up to Cha Cha's Sentimental Sunday again....