A Cabinet of Curiosities

2.02.2017

I'm glad I hung onto this little cabinet that I got from Decor Steals a couple of years ago. It was originally white, but I toned it down a few months later with some gray and blue paints.
I'm always changing what I have on top of the chest in the sunroom with different art and then the piece of salvage railing for Christmas. I wasn't sure what to use on the salvage railing after removing the little stockings so I put it away and brought my little cabinet back out and filled it with collectibles or curiosities.



I filled it with a few things that I collect like old bottles, books, vintage jars, and sea fans.



At first I didn't have the sea fans added, but it was just lacking something and they did the trick.

I pulled all these pieces from my stash around the house except the bottle with the stopper is a new find from my recent antiquing jaunts.

I collect old bottles and snagged this one as soon as I saw it especially when it was only six dollars.

Little by little my bottle collection is growing and this is a great spot to display some of them.

Old books add lots of texture along with this piece of stuff from the ocean.




I'm kind of liking my little cabinet of curiosities.

Happy Thursday and Groundhog's Day!

28 comments:

  1. Looks great on the chest!!! Love all of the curiosities that you beautifully styled in the cabinet! A good thing you hung on to that cabinet!...Such a versatile piece!

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  2. I love that cabinet, the color is perfect - lots of interesting curiosities in it, too!
    Mary

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  3. Such a sweet cupboard. Love the chest and collections you've filled it with; especially the bottles.
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  4. Curiosities LOL. My green/aqua bottle collection is pretty large. I now have many spread out on the top of my china cabinet, plus a few others elsewhere. They are my favorite but I do have some old clear ones and a very few brown/amber ones.

    I say suck it up Mr. Groundhog!! Daffodils and forsythia are blooming and yesterday I saw a tree in full (pink) bloom! I am SO ready!!

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  5. The cabinet looks great..love your collections. Can you tell me where you found your blinds that are behind the cabinet? I noticed they hang with hooks and I've been looking for some like that but they are not easy to find. Thx so much!!

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    1. Michelle, my blinds have hooks. I found them at Lowe's I believe. I also bought some at Walmart, but found the "screening" much too thin.

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    2. Mine are many years old and were from either Home Depot or Lowes.

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    3. Im looking at blinds like this...curious why hooks versus traditional mount? Do you think they woukd work on a patio door? My kiving room windows are on tge same wall as my patio door fuve feet apart.

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    4. Thx for the replies! I love the hooks because they are very easy to hang.

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  6. Love it Kim. It's perfect in the chest of drawers. And all the collectibles look great in it.

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  7. Kim, I really like the cabinet on top of your chest. Seeing your beautifully styled curiosities reminded me so much of a favorite shop in Savannah, The Paris Market. They are loaded with unique items and I can stay in there for hours, an added bonus is a little French cafe.

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    1. Pam, I have been to the Paris Market in Savannah. Yes, lots of curiosities in that store.

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  8. I am loving all your curiosities! I think those are the items that really bring out a homes' personality! ;)

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  9. I love all of the curiosities you have displayed.

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  10. Kim, I have the same cabinet and just love it! I have been thinking of painting it for a change, though. Could you share what gray paint you used?

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    1. Valerie, I think I used French Linen from Annie Sloan Chalk paint. That is a go to gray I use.

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  11. You've styled it beautifully! Very Victorian in spirit with the sea coral fans, old books and blown glassware. Lovely, Kim!

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  12. What a great little piece to have to accessorize! I like the color of it and I like the way you filled it. Very cute..and I do think the coral added just the right finishing touch.
    Have a great Thursday- xo Diana

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  13. It's a beautiful cabinet and so is the chest it's sitting on. I like the displays in the cabinet.

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  14. I have one of those cabinets too. Painting it is in my future.

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  15. I fell in love with that cabinet as soon as I saw it. I would never let it go! It looks great on your chest and you have styled it beautifully!

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  16. Nicely done Kim...reminds me of a true French display at a brocante market!

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  17. Bottles are the best. I especially like your seltzer bottle as well as the way you have staged your cabinet.

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  18. I have debated about getting that cabinet every time it becomes available. I think you just helped me make up my mind. Thanks! They really should use your photos on their site, I bet their sales would increase!

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  19. I remember this darling little cabinet and I always love the way you style it.

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  20. Love your sweet little cabinet Kim and all your styling. Looks great. Happy Friday.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  21. I love your cabinet and all your curiosities! I've found I like little things but they look like clutter. Having that cabinet is the perfect way to display small things and have it look fantastic! I'm going to have to keep my eye open for one!

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  22. What a beautiful display. I love all of the textures, and you did such a good job of putting it all together!

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