Sunday, August 7, 2011

My Little Ole Curio

I went to a beautiful wedding shower on Saturday.  The home was spectacular!  The hostess owns several LARGE curios...and had each one decorated stunningly!  Made me want to come home and clean my little ole curio.
Now I LOVE this curio.  I bought it YEARS ago at....KMART!  I adore the rounded glass.
So I took everything out, cleaned and reorganized.  Yes, a few things I put away...not gone forever...just taking a break!

 The top shelf has my only pair of crystal candlesticks in my lifetime!....and the precious teaset was a gift from my husband a couple of years ago.  I have shown it before...but it is just so cute!  If you see the little china kitty and the glass swan...those were long ago gifts from my mom.
 The violet color candy dish is was an anniversary gift for Cracker Barrel and is retired now.  The little girls having tea...well, to say I love that piece would just be an understatement.  Every time I look at it, I think of all the wonderful tea rooms I have visited with my girlfriends.  I love crystal baskets.  I only have 3, but they are precious also.  The little painted dish in the front hold a silver bar from Tombstone...yes, I know it needs cleaning....another day!
 Seriously???  Oh...just to precious!
 This is difficult to photograph, but it is a MINI tea pot and cups blown glass.  It is under a mini cloche!!

 The next shelf has my husband and my 25th anniversary goblets...they are engraved...and the little shoes were from our honeymoon!  The ruby colored goblets are from Romania.
 I wish you could see this better, but it is my collection of sealife...I have had the little dolphin since the first year we were married...from Sea World.
The last shelf holds my salt collection....I only collect clear glass ones...

I hope you enjoy the display....from my home to yours!

Joining Marty for Tabletop Tuesday & Cielo for Show Off  Your Cottage Monday.


Shelia said...

Hi Ceekay! Oh, you found that pretty curio at KMart? Wow! It's so pretty! We don't have a KMart any more.
Love seeing your pretties in there. The tea set is so pretty and that Fenton glass - lovely!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

CK, your curio cabinet is gorgeous and everything you have inside is stunning. You have it displayed beautifully. Hugs, Marty

Mimi said...

isn't if fun to go somewhere and be inspired to change something????I love that inspirational charge of energy!!!Makes me feel so proud to come home--change things up a bit and place something else so precious on display!!!
Love that tea /luncheon figurine too!!

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Beautiful curio filled with even prettier things. Love it. Some many beautiful treasures and memories. Thanks for sharing. Karie

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Such pretties Ceekay! Your curio cabinet is stunning and holds your treasures so well!


Lori said...

I love how "things" bring back memories. Especially honeymoon ones.

April said...

You have that cabinet chock-full! I love your little piece with the girls' tea party. Makes me miss my "little" girls--they're just not that cute now, as they're growing up too fast!(they've crossed the line to beautiful!)
Your salt collection is amazing.
Have a great week!

Mary said...

Your cabinet is beautiful and filled with gorgeous treasures. My fave is the girlie tea party! Followed by the beautiful tea set your hubs gave you. Your salts are also lovely. And I love the Romanian item - my kids are adopted from Romania! Thanks for sharing the beauty with us.

Mary @ Redo 101

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Ceekay,

I adore all your wonderful keepsakes. The tea set is beautiful!
Funny thing you just cleaned out your curio, because just night I was looking at my tea cup curio and noticed all kinds of strikes on the glass and dust, I told Gary I think its time for me to clean and dust LOL.
I really enjoyed your post..
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

Liz said...

Beautiful! You did a good job re-organizing and displaying all of your sweet treasures. I love this little curio cabinet. I can't believe that you got if from K-mart! :)


A Hint of Home said...

I've always loved that curio. The design is so pretty!
Would love to have some more salt holders. I only have a couple.
You have soooo many pretties in there it's hard to pick a favorite!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Ck,
You have some beautiful things there! And best of all they also have sentimental value, the best kind I think!
I am going to call you so we can get our day's and times straight!

Sweet Meanderings said...

You really have been busy! Everything is so shiny and beautiful. I'm glad to see you still have some of your salts out.

Wendy@~Chez~La~De~da~ said...

Ceekay....oh the little girls having sweet!!!
I love to be inspired by somebody else's collection, makes me want to rearrange, but not today!!!

Thank you for letting me peek!


Julie Harward said...

Hi there, I love your sweet cabinet and the two little ladies having tea, very sweet! I was thinking about you today, I hope all is well with you and your health. My sister was just told she is full of cancer, it's terminal, I think I just hate cancer!

Susan said...

Ceekay, your things are all so beautiful! I love your curio cabinet. I always wanted one. I haven't convinced my husband yet of my need for one!

Kathleen said...

Your cabinet is just lovely! And I love the little girls having tea. How could you look at those sweet, innocent faces and not smile!

Kathy said...

Gorgeous curio cabinet - a beauty - from K-Mart! Wonderful. Just adore your tea girls! Everything looks great - just cleaned out my china cabinet and it feels good to have it in on to the closets!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This is beautiful! You have so many special pretties! Love the little tea time girls!

I enjoyed seeing it all, thanks for sharing!


Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Isn't it amazing what you can find at KMart?? I bought a white china hutch there years ago. Love your beautiful collections.

Jocelyn @

sweet violets said...

Thanks for sharing that beautiful cabinet with the salt cellars....hugs...cleo

Cozy Home Scenes said...

I loved seeing all your pretty things. It's easy to just pile things in a curio cabinet, so it's good to refresh and pare down to enjoy the beauty of what you really like. My favorite thing is your beautiful tea set! However, the crystal baskets made me think of my grandmother. She used to have an entire curio cabinet filled with them until she grew tired of them and needed to pare down her house. I was gifted with a few, and they are very pretty.

Have a great Tuesday!


The Quintessential Magpie said...

That is an absolutely wonderful collection of salts, Ceekay! Love them SO much, and I love all the rest of your pretties and their stories. I'm crazy about the cabinet, too. I love how you arranged everything. It's just perfect.

Sending big hugs your way. I've missed YOU!


Sheila :-)

Decorating Lady's Humble Abode said...

CeeKAY, your pretties in your curio cabinet makes me think that you have been collecting for a long time. The red glasses are my favorite pieces in your curio cabinet. My mom had some of these glasses and now there are mine to show off and adore. You left me a comment on my blog site about keeping my statue lamp and not selling it, I'm opening up a booth at a local inside flea market in the fall and have been buying up items of decor. for resale there. Unfortunately this is one of the items for sale boo hoo. Thanks for sharing your pretties. Decor. Lady

Entertaining Women said...

Such beautiful treasures in your curio cabinet. The clear salts are spectacular! Is there a particular make of clear salt that you like the best? Thanks for stopping by my post. I hope that you'll find a new friend and participate in our Tables for Two Party this fall! Cherry Kay

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
Oh Ceekay !! I love your collection so Beautiful!! and the Tea Set is to die for just gorgeous sweet lady. Im your newest follower on this Blog. I will come back you are on my sidebar... I miss your comments also.
XXOO Diane

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