Finishing up the dining room...for now

The last big item I needed for the dining "nook" was some sort of storage piece, which would also serve as a landing spot for keys and mail. At first, I thought I was looking for a buffet, but that would also lead to needing something for the wall. I wasn't sure I wanted more art or mirrors in the space because I had already bought a set of six, large mirrors for the opposite wall.

Having never lived in a home with a china cabinet, I was hesitant to purchase one. While browsing (dreaming?) the Horchow website one day, I found a sleek, modern cabinet that was priced reasonably and I decided to give it a try. When it arrived, I was happy to see that that cabinet was made fairly locally, in Pulaski, Virginia.

The tough part came when I got out my accessories and tried to place them in groups. I was clueless. But, eventually, I decided to stop over thinking the placement of the objects. After all, they'd get moved around over time, right? Is the arrangement attractive? I don't know. It's not something I really concern myself with. I don't think a week goes by with the same items sitting in the same places in the cabinet.

If you have any opinions about where this stuff should go, let me know. Oh, and I tried to line the back with pretty paper and even considered painting it, but I'm not sure I can do it to a new purchase. Maybe in a few years!


  1. Gorgeous cabinet! Your blog is so cute!

  2. Why hello there decorpad buddy. =]

    I LOVE your china cabinet display, so chic!! Mine displays my lovely collection of chipped wine glasses and appetizer plates. Ha!

  3. Aw, thanks so much, you two.

    Freckles, there are some chipped wine glasses in there...I heard about the glass grinder who can fix those and I've been meaning to visit him at one of the antique shows where he sets up shop.


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