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Natalie & Olivia
But at some point I saw this post on china cabinet styling, and I loved the whimsical, artful look of not putting the dishes in their neat little place settings:
So I decided to get creative with my own china cabinet! We have lots of pretty dishware that was just hiding in cabinets in the kitchen, so I pulled out some of my favorite vases, a platter, a cake plate, and a few other things, along with the vintage dishes from Aunt Lucy, to add to the china cabinet.
And then I just messed with it. I took everything out and then put everything back in slowly, rearranging as I went. And now it looks like this:
The top shelf has a couple vases (both wedding gifts), three dinner plates, a few salad plates, some teacups, and a pretty crystal bowl.
The little sugar bowl is my favorite piece from our entire china collection, so it went front-and-center on the second shelf, along with two more dinner plates, most of the crystal glassware, a cakeplate (a wedding gift from my sisters), the rest of the salad plates, the champagne flutes from our wedding, and the little cream pitcher of course!
The third shelf looks pretty traditional still - dinner plates, teacups, all the saucers, and some glassware.
The fourth shelf ended up with the rest of the china and glassware, along with a silver pitcher and platter (both wedding gifts).
And on the bottom row: the soup bowls, dessert dishes, and salt and pepper shakers from Aunt Lucy, along with a tiny little cakeplate (a gift from my friend Kristen):