Saturday, September 8, 2012

How to do a display cabinet with pink!

Well here we are, another Saturday...the best day of the week! You know, have you ever thought about this, there are only a limited number of Saturday's in one's lifetime which must mean they are meant for ANYTHING YOU WANT TO DO, right?

This Saturday the hubs is doing what he loves best: Cycle Oregon!
and today I'm doing what I love doing best...organizing and decorating, but not necessarily in that order! I thought I'd show you the wine and beverage bar from our DIY kitchen project that you'll find HERE. 
But today I'm changing it up a bit and we're going pink! Yep in THIS room I actually do have a touch of pink, something I don't have a lot of throughout the rest of the house . 

Years ago I was in a Depression glass phase and collected many different patterns of "Elegant Glassware" most of it pink and clear along with aqua German Majolica in a pattern called "Lily of the Valley" pictured below. 

However when we did the kitchen remodel I was afraid pink and aqua just wouldn't work in here anymore, perhaps because of the very neutral color palette of white, grey/green, taupe and oil rubbed bronze. Also I didn't really want a lot of color in here to take away from the classic vintage look I was going for. I wanted it to look very monochromatic as you can see in the picture below which was taken just as we were finishing the remodel.

But as I started unpacking after living out of the dining room and laundry room I knew I'd have a hard time not displaying my beloved pieces so I got wild a crazy and tried them in the new beverage bar and this is how it looks today...

It seems pink and aqua work pretty well here. I like how the subtle colors really do enhance the display cabinet and bring in just a pop of color where it might otherwise be a bit bland and stark looking.

Something I was a little worried about was that I didn't have another piece of my German Majolica to balance out the left side of the cabinet and thought it might look odd. However I tried my Crystolite "celery dish" and loved how it looked, eclectic, balanced and not matchy-matchy. 

So there you have it, a fun way to decorate with the color pink 

while still keeping it sophisticated, classic and timeless...

 Remember what I said in the beginning of this post? There are only a limited number of Saturday's in one's lifetime and they are for 
So what's on tap for your Saturday...the best day of the week?

Linking up with with Beverly for 
Pink Saturday 


  1. Relaxing. Should be cleaning, but I am writing, drinking coffee enjoying the quiet for now.
    Having a weekend alone.
    Began an etsy 'shop' too.

    1. Hi there so nice of you to stop by! Nothing at all wrong with having a relaxing weekend my Oregon friend!
      Off to see your new Etsy shop :O)

  2. Wow, your cabinet is beautifal! It looks so fancy! :-)

  3. I loved your depression glass. I have a few pieces in pink that I inherited from family estates.

  4. I would love to hear from your mother. We could enjoy a little "girl" chat. Age is just a number. You do not have to be old at 83, just a little slower.

  5. It looks gorgeous, Terry. Look how beautiful it all turned out- it was sooo worth all the work! Your cabinet looks great. I think it is important to display things we love even if they are not what we would normally do. It looks perfect.

    I have the 3 grandgirls for the weekend- what WAS I thinking?;>) xo Diana

  6. That is perfection and gives the room the perfect amount of color! Go Mr. LBV!!!! Good luck to him and you enjoy your weekend!

  7. How did I miss this post?? BEAUTIFUL!! Love the cabinets and love your dish treasures. They look perfect. You have such good taste.

  8. This is such a stunning and sophisticated display. I love the different colors and pieces and how they play so well together! Very inspiring!

  9. Hi Terry,

    I LOVED your screened in canopy for the deck idea and want to do something similar with my deck, but have some questions for you. Are you able to keep it up all summer through rain, winds etc? What about leakage? Lastly, I looked at Bi-Mart and tried to find the canopy you bought. It appears that they don't carry screened in canopy's anymore. Do you know the brand name of yours and did it work well for you?

    I am a new follower of your blog, and thanks so much for your lovely ideas!


  10. Hi Dede,

    Thank you very much for stopping by my blog. I haven't been able to keep up with very much but will be starting it up again soon.
    The canopy has been great although we do take it down on really nasty days since its not really meant to leave up. As for leaking, well it's synthetic so after a good soaking it does get drippy.
    Sad to say, I wish I had bought more than one when I purchased this one since Bi-Mart doesn't carry them anymore :(

    Thanks for becoming a for more posts' to pop up after June!

  11. Hi lovely lady.
    I am missing you on my blog hoping you are doing well. This is gorgeous how did I miss this one ! Look how beautiful it all turned out! Your cabinet looks great. I think it is important also to display things we love even if they are not what we would normally do. It looks perfect. I am hoping you will come see me some time and hoping you have a wonderful week with your family.
    XXOO Diane

    1. Hi Diane,

      Been out for a the past year trying to wrap up work, finally retired!
      I'll stop by to take a peek at your blog!

  12. I Love the way the pink is displayed, I always think I ought to add more pink to my tablescapes, it always seems to go over so well...your pieces are so pretty...come on over to my post, would love to have you visit and comment,..Phyllis


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