Favorite Cupboard Party with Sheila!

I am joining the lovely Sheila (Note Songs) for her Heart of the HomeFavorite Cupboard party.
Be sure the check out her lovely blog and the other participants that are joining her today.

My favorite cupboard is actually an armoire.  And it's a very special armoire because it was designed and built by my talented hubby! If you would like to read more about that you can by clicking here.
At over 7 ft. tall it's a towering piece for this little nook right off of our kitchen.  Dan added lot's of shelves for my overflow dishes, decor and other miscellaneous items. I wanted a cottage look and the appearance of wainscoting and hubby delivered!

A little closer look at the finish he used for the front. 

My other favorite cupboard is this old pie hutch.  I think I bought it like 30 years ago and only paid maybe $100 for it.  It's not perfect but it's charming and I have certainly gotten my money's worth.
If you look closely, you can see the litle holes on the side's of the hutch that were used way back in the olden days for cooling pies. 

It serves to hold my china and glassware.  Every now and then I pull everything out and re-arrange. 
I am way over-due for re-arranging but I think I have a very good little 17 lb. reason.

Little Addison turned 6 months old yesterday and I have been very busy helping her Mommy.
I am now a full time babysitting Grandma!
I might not have as clean of a home as before BA (before Addison) but I certainly have more joy!

Thanks for coming by and thanks to our lovely hostess Sheila!
Have a great week everyone and I just have to let you know that I am so envious of all you who have full blown spring.  I am wondering if our's will ever arrive!


  1. That is wonderful Cindy. What a pretty piece too! I wish I had a pretty cupboard to share. I am cleaning mine out as they are a hot mess! LOL

  2. Well I don't have such a cute reason to have a messy house as you do. How adorable. The cupboards will wait.

  3. Cindy love the cabinet your hubbie built you.

    Your grandaughter is really growing.I haven't seen Paisley for 13 weeks...I can't wait to get home and get my hands on her! lol

    Hugs Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

  4. Hi Cindy, I love the cupboard Dan made! He's got a lot of talent...it fits perfect in your house. But I have to say Addison steals the show! She has such a sweet smile!
    Enjoy your day,

  5. I am new to your blog, but I had to comment that I love the big white armoire and I am so envious. Thanks for posting

  6. Your hubbie is very talented indeed..love the cabinet a bunch! You know..I am beginning to love your grand baby as I do my own! Blogging is wonderful! ;D

  7. Yep, hubby delivered, alright... and boy how! It's great your cabinet! Very talented he is! You're so lucky! I love the other too and all your lovelies in it. Most of all, I totally love your darling baby, she's to adorable!

  8. Cindy love the red fabric in your old pie hutch and the white one your husband did is great too!

  9. Great looking cupboards, Cindy, and I really love the one your hubby built...well, the other one too for that matter! Your little Addison is absolutely beautiful! What a blessing! xxoo Diana

  10. Cindy, first off little Addison is so so cute. I keep Leila every now and then for just two days a week when needed. I have her two days next week and she will spend the night. Your hubby did a great job building that armoire. Love the toile in the back of your hutch. So pretty.

  11. Wow! Two for the price of one blog visit! LOL I love both your cupboards. I bet some sweet husband made your antique one just like your sweetie did for you. I think that is so charming. Thank you for sharing!

  12. Oh,Cindy! How can I concentrate on the cupboards when you poke that darling little Addison in front of my eyes! She is the cutest thing and I'm jealous! You get to keep her all the time! Oh, I'm really very happy for you! What a wonderful thing to be able to do.
    Okay, I do love love love that gorgeous cupboard your hubby made - he's good! Your olden hutch is really very pretty! Love peeping inside and seeing your dishes.
    Thank you so much for coming to my party, Cindy.
    You are a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  13. Being Grandma is a really important job ... who cares about being organized! Your post is great ... both cupboards are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  14. I love the white cabinet's design and your pie cabinet is so special!

  15. Little Addison is adorable!! You are a lucky girl to have a husband who builds things for you! And I have to tell you that I LOVE all your blue and white dishes. I have some of the Liberty Blue too.

  16. your hubby did a great job....being Grandma is way better than cleaning house....

  17. OK you cheated! I do believe you were supposed to show us what was INSIDE the cupboard too! PRYING EYES WANT TO KNOW! (hehehe)
    I just bought a pie safe in Texas!!! I can't wait to show you!
    I love all your dishes...you and me both with the "no time to change it up right now". I wish my reason weighed 17 pounds....SOMEDAY!
    You married one clever man to design that armoire for you - but I still want to see what's inside!
    HUGS! :) Karen

  18. They are both pretty. Your husband did a beautiful job on the the one he built. I was not about to show mine - it is a cluttered mess right now.:D Addison is a doll!! :D had to believe out grandbabies are 6 mos old already. They grow up to fast.

  19. Good evening my Dear friend..Girl now you know I love the pie safe..they just don't make pieces like that any more..and how freaking cute can Addy get..I know what you mean about baby sitting as I do it all the time time..but after tax season Candace will only be working 3 days a week so maybe I'll even dust then and then again maybe not..I love spending my time with Landen and seeing him grow...Have a GREAT granma week my friend..Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  20. Cindy, I remember that armoire that your husband built. I am still amazed at his talents! Love your pie safe and the way you have your pretties displayed in it. That little Addison is a little model. She is an absolute doll, and always has on such cute outfits! laurie

  21. Baby comes first! She is just darling and gets cuter and cuter! :) So...can I borrow her? Mine are all grown up... The really little Great Grands are not close by...and that makes me sad. Not sure I am up to babysitting anymore. Now it is up to the Grandma's and Granpa's..which are MY CHILDREN! ARGGGGG!

    I love the soft crackle finish your husband used on the cabinet. So county.
    What I noticed right away was the your hutch is papered in the back...and I want mine like that...and soon! VERY soon!

    Like you, I pull my things out and rearrange them...Easter? Nothing happening yet!
    Love and hugs,

  22. Little Addison has the sweetest smile! Love all your cabinets, Cindy. I remember when your hubby built the armoire. He is truly so talented...Christine

  23. Both of these cabinets are absolutely beautiful Cindy!!

    I have probably already told you, I was a full time babysitting G'ma for Xanti. We forged a bond during her first year, until they moved. We are still extremely close and I believe that first year was a very important time for both of us. As always I so enjoy seeing Addison. Just simply joyful!

  24. Hi Cindy! I'm new to your blog, visiting from Miss Shelia's party. I was probably hooked first by the name of your blog. Love that & the story behind the name. I have one of those talented hubbies, too, who can do just about anything, and I do test the limits on occasion. LOL!!! The pie safe is gorgeous & the toile on the back wall is so perfect. You guessed it, I'm a new follower & would love it if you checked out my blog & maybe followed back. Have a great day!

  25. Cindy, I love both cabinets, but you know I think that one that your DH built is super special! Your cabinets are neat as a pin. What mess in your house? I don't see it!

    Love that Addison, and she gets cuter every day. I wish I could see her in person and hear what I know must be an adorable laugh to match that smile.

    Hope you are well. I've been up to my eyeballs in tree trunks. We had a storm that brought down two HUGE oaks from my neihbor's yard into ours, and since it was an act of God, we are paying for it. Our trees went into his yard last year, and I paid to remove them... but he paid for the fence damage and damage to his house (minor). So we are good. I thank the Lord that He let that tree fall where it did and not on my house. It came within five feet, Cindy, five feet! God is good.


    Sheila :-)

  26. I love both cabinets!! I think Dan is truly talented and you are so lucky to have someone who loves you so much as to build you a little housing for your dishes!!

    Addison is just looking SO cute...is that a little raincoat? Darling. I hope you are taking care...you have turned into a full time Grammy! Are you still working? That was very taxing, too.

    Enjoy the good weather that's on the way!


  27. Hi Cindy,
    I am loving your white cabinet and how special that your hubby built it for you! The pie hutch is a wonderful piece too and I love the red toile you have in it! It really mkes your dishes pop! Both lovely pieces! And what a cutie your little Addison is! Thanks for sharing and have a lovely week.


  28. I love your white cupboard...hubby did a fabulous job! I'd love to have one just like it! We do have my husband's grandmother's old pie safe....I couldn't find any holes in the side though! It is very old and means a lot to my hubby. Happy Half-Year Birthday, sweet Addison. That yellow outfit is sooo cute!

  29. You left comment #9--and you've won Lori Wilde's new book. Please email designsbygollum@gmail.com and put I WON in the header.

  30. Cindy, love the cabinet your hubby built...one I would love to have....gona show it to hubby and see what he thinks. Trish

  31. WOW above my comment from Michael Lee West.... YOU WON. Congrats Cindy.
    That little Addison is not only super cute in PINK she lights up the room in yellow. Cupboards.. not a chance here.
    Happy Spring Cindy

  32. Your cupboards are lovely. How wonderful to have such a talented and handy husband! Addison just gets cuter every day. What a joy she is!

    Susan and Bentley

  33. Hi Cindy...I'm shug and I am new to your blog...
    I find it to be very interesting and I love the dishes in your old pie safe...Are the blue dishes "Liberty Blue" I have a set of those dishes and love them...
    Your cupboard is very nice and it gives me a new thought about storing some of my dishes...

  34. Morning girl..love both those gorgeous cabinets! How talented your hubby is to make you such a treasure! Oh my word...you have given me an idea for telling folks why my house isn't perfectly clean all the time now...Bailey and Sofie live next door! lol lol I always say the house isn't going anywhere but those precious grands are steadily headed for life in this big ol' world so I choose to cherish their young years while I can...have a great weekend sweetie....Picket

  35. Cindy, I bet you are one loved gramma! Addison looks adorable all spiffied up in yellow. And of course, your cabinet and hutch are both pretty special. Love how you used red toile as your background. Dan is to be commended for his building talents. :-)
    hugs, Sue

  36. I love your cupboards...your husband did a beautiful job building the white one. Now, to the star of the post...I can't believe she is 6 months already. She is always dressed so cute!! I don't know how you do the full time babysitting thing. Of course ours are boys...and they move, run, open doors and neglect to sleep. I'm exhausted after just a weekend with them!


I would love to hear from you. Come back and visit anytime. Warmest Wishes, Cindy