Sunday, July 1, 2012

Displaying White Dishes

Hello everyone!

In my last post, I mentioned that I made a change to another room.  Well, it was in my family room in my glass cabinet.  I used to have brown and white transferware displayed there.  But, I decided it was time for a change again. 



Once I started collecting more white dishes (mostly serving pieces), I wanted to group them together somewhere.  I have always used them in my kitchen, but they are mostly for everyday use. 


I love them against the grey color of the cabinet.  I placed my two favorite tureens in there along with some pitchers and bowls.


I like the clean look of there just being white in this cabinet for now.


This may seem unexpected in a family room, but I like it.  It has the collected cottage feel that I like with the simplicity of the Nordic style.

The best part about collecting white dishes is that they are plentiful, affordable and blend with any color scheme too.

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly~

32 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I think they are perfect in there. I love that cabinet and I know you will leave it to me in your will.

Melanie said...

They look great there! Love the way they look in your cabinet!

Anne said...

What a gorgeous cabinet! and the dishes look quite perfect there. Lovely room!

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

That is so pretty! I love the clean look. Your new lampshades are really fabulous too, I may try to make some of those!
Cheers, Andrea

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Kelly, I love white dishes and they look perfect in your gray cupboard. Just right for summer..Happy Sunday..Judy

Cindy said...

I just found your blog through "Maison Decor"... and i'm so glad i did!
Your home is beautiful! And everything looks so bright and fresh and tidy... can't wait to read through more posts!

Cindy

Anne said...

Kelly,
They look perfect in your cabinet.I too LOVE white dishes.I only started collecting in the past year and have quite a collection.They are fun to use and display.
((Hugs))
Anne

Bonnie said...

I love your cabinet full of beautiful pieces. Your room is so lovely. You have great taste.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Those pieces are such a great size for that cabinet, Kelly! I just love your tureens. I agree, the best thing about white pieces is you can find them everywhere at every price point ~ and they go with everything!

Olive Cooper said...

They are so pretty and would be pretty Kelly no matter where they were. En masse like that they make an excellent statement.

Becca said...

So beautiful, Kelly! I love how they pop against the newly painted cabinet.

Linda Chapman said...

That cabinet is one of my all time favorite pieces! I love to see a post where it is featured and soemday I am going to have SOMETHING similar!!

The dishes are nice, too, but absolutely ANYTHING would look good in there!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

LOVE the white and the gray together. Looks so clean and classy. blessings ~ tanna

NanaDiana said...

Kelly- I love that cabinet and the dishes really dress it up beautifully. I think it is just great in the family room. xo Diana

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Kelly they look beautiful in that cabinet! I just love the whole look of your family room!

bluebird1959 said...

They look really beautiful in your cabinet and I think dishware...especially white...is fantastic in any room. Jane

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I gave my prettiest white tureen to one of my daughters and she has it on a shelf in her basement storage room! I think I need to take it back. Look how pretty yours look in your cabinet!

must love junk said...

I just found you and am your newest follower-LOVE your blog and your style!! I'd love you to visit and say hello :)
Susan

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Kelly, I love the new look...a perfect change in the room. It seems as though those beautiful white pieces were meant to be in that cabinet...!!..

chateau chic said...

Kelly, Your whites are PERFECT in your grey cabinet! I love what you did. I also LOVE your mantel display with the brown books providing just the right anchor. I had to pin it!
Mary Alice

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

love how serene and peaceful your house looks ;) definitely the white/gray colors set the calm mood...

missy max said...

My sister and I both have antique corner hutches that are still showing their natural wood..but....we've painted the insides..mine is a colonial blue..hers is light aqua...In your case, it would really show off your white dishes..??Too permanent.

Shelia said...

Hi Kelly! I love all of your pretty white dishes and they look perfect in your cabinet! ope you've had a nice weekend and I want to wish you a Happy 4th of July.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

THE FARMHOUSE PORCH said...

This is gorgeous! I want to paint my french armoire, you are motivating me with these beautiful pics...
♥Linsey

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

I like your whie dishes in your cabinet. I just passed up a ironstone pitcher and bowl last week. Now I wish I had it. Your room looks beautiful.

thistlewoodfarm said...

Kim may stop by and swipe one of your pitchers.....now that hers is broken :) Seriously....your display is amazing!

blessings,
karianne

Babs said...

Kelly, I REALLY like your white serving pieces in the glass cabinet.
They're nice large pieces, and I love the way you arranged them and that you used white pieces in the rest of the room, too. Hugs, and have a Happy 4th.

miss flibbertigibbet said...

I love using dishes in any room! I think they do look great against that gray!

PAT said...

Beautiful beautiful beautiful!! You know I love white dishes You've displayed yours so well!

Linda said...

Beautiful Kelly!

White Ironstone Cottage said...

Love all the white
Xo
Pam

Petite Michelle Louise said...

found you by way of WW at Faded Charm. Wow...love your style! I have an affinity for white dishes as well. Happy WW! I'm your newest follower. Nice to meet you! ;)
~*~michelle~*~