This cabinet has been with me for a number of years. It was painted country blue when I bought it from a friend. Yes, it is that old! It has been blue, cream, and now it is white. The hardware was painted when they painted the cabinet, a pet peeve of mine, and had to be cleaned or replaced. I chose to clean it. After a good cleaning and scrubbing, all of the pieces were not the same color! What else to do but grab a can of black spray paint and make all of the hardware the same color.
The glass from the doors had been replaced with chicken wire and it was left that way. However time and several paint jobs left their mark on the chicken wire. We (meaning my husband) removed the chicken wire and cut some more to go in place. This job turned out to be a bigger booger than we intended. Having saved the old wire and remembering that the hinges came out well, I painted the chicken wire black. It fit right back into place perfectly!
This cabinet is used daily and our everyday dishes are here. The dishes are made by Pfaltzgraff and the pattern is Remembrance. This pattern came on the market around 1984. So it is not old, but still lovely. It is a pattern that I have admired for some time and found this set at King Cotton Antiques.
It is a soft, feminine pattern and works well in my farmhouse kitchen.
The previous owner must have been a southern bride. There are 6 sherbet dishes with this set. There is a slight difference in two of the soup/cereal bowls too. My guess is that the pieces were purchased individually, as would have been done if these dishes were wedding or bridal shower gifts.
The coffee cups even look happy are ready for a steaming cup of tea or coffee.
Jelly jars are our everyday glasses.
Pfaltzgraff dishes are heavy duty and hold up well for daily use, as well as pretty to look at and display.
A few of my favorite cookbooks rest on top this cabinet. They are each well loved and used.
This "new" old cabinet fits right into my farmhouse kitchen. Several sets of dishes have lived here, but knowing my love for Pfaltzgraff they will not live here forever.
The pattern below has captured my attention, and is the reason that the red shelf liner was purchased.
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