Friday, January 13, 2012

Stylish Vintage Housekeeping cupboard*

Darlings...Hope your off to have a fabulous weekend...Our weather here in So.Cal has been just perfect for the whole month,we truly are so spoiled here!
I have been trying to get organized... I have been editing my things and organizing cupboards etc. Beginning a new year, I feel that urge to get my space refreshed and clear!

Finding this special vintage cupboard has to be one of my favorite pieces.. I first spied it then yes...began pining for it! Each visit it I would re-measure it... as if I didn't already know the measurements by heart. Then I would check the price, again hopes I misread it the last time! Eventually I purchased it along with two other fabulous vintage pieces I'll share later with you.

Here is what I know from the shopkeeper. This was the only piece she had ever seen like this! This is a 1890s' European vintage{Antique} pine piece, it was called a "Housekeeping cupboard"... Don't you love that description!! You know I couldn't breath when I heard this!
In a stately chateau or french farmhouse, I can just imagine the crisply ironed, stacked vintage linens and eiderdowns on the shelfs displayed just like a shop.. Of course with all the beautiful monograms facing out, for quick recognition. Immediately, I knew what the piece would be used for. It will be perfect for the new kitchen, holding all of my dishes and vintage table linens! It is 8'1/2 H x 11' W. It is all pine and it is one of a kind the shopkeeper told me. When she assured me that she has only come across this one, in all of her travels and shopping, I knew that I would cherish it in my kitchen!

My design tip:When shopping for an Antique piece, consider how you intend to use it. Antiques like this are fabulous... but might not be strong enough to support a lot of load on the shelfs or in the drawers.

Have a beautiful Saturday*


  1. That cupboard is just beautiful and with all the white, it really pops..fabulous!

  2. Gail it is indeed a gorgeous piece!!
    I would be like you revisiting my find until finally it was at home!!

    Art by Karena

  3. Beautiful cupboard! I love your blog I will be book marking this page for sure!The online Bed Shop


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