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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Roses, roses, roses!

This is a long post with lots of pictures!  This is our built in cabinet AFTER. 

This is the before...ugh!!  There is me on the left in my pj's (football jersey and french print bottoms..what a matching set)   It is very, did I say, VERY, hard to get pictures with this many mirrors without getting a hand or a body in it!

 I decided to put anything that had a rose on it in the cabinet. Before we painted it, I had my grandmothers desert rose displayed.

My mother bought me these one year for Christmas..isn't it of my most treasured keepsakes.

This belonged to my mother, she had a very large collection of antiques that she gave me.

This set was my mothers.

Bought this little pot at Roundtop, Tx a couple of years ago.

All of my little fairies have been given to me by my son and daughter.

This was my grandmothers.

Mother bought this bowl when we went to Roundtop together.

Rose ashtrays, no one smokes around here, but I liked them.

Mr. Penny helped me with the painting and also my daughter, Melissa.  Melissa wouldn't let me take a picture of her...something about covered in paint and her hair not done!

We added a plate ledge to the top of the cabinet before we painted it.  I hope you have enjoyed looking at my new cabinet and will leave me a comment!




I'm showing off my new white cabinet over on White Wednesday at Faded Charm, come on over and join the party

The Wow us Wednesday party has started over at Savvy Sounthern Style.  Don't miss it!

I love Whimsy Wednesday!  I linked my post up over at The NY Melrose Family!

You don't want to miss the  Creative Sparkle party at Clean and Scentsible!!

I'm showing how I did it myself over at the DIY Party.  Come see what everyone else has done!

I primped my cabinet and am showing it off at

Whatever Wednesday party has started, don't miss it!!

I'm over at the Show and Share party at Southern Lovely, come on over!

You don't want to miss the party over at

The party at Treasure Hunt Thursday has started, don't be late!!

There is a great party going on over at


Don't miss any of the fun over at Delightsom Life's party


I transformed my cabinet and am showing it at

Simple and Sweet Friday is such a great party, come over and see!

The Charm of potting shed was featured this week!!

I'm showing my redo over at this party!

Join the party at Shabby Nest here

Join the MMS party!!!

Come on over to Funky Junk for a great party!

Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound,,,,, great party!

Join the party!

Come on over to the party

TDC Before and After


  1. Beautiful, the after really transformed it.

  2. What beautiful treasures you have to put inside. that is one job well done. Don't you want to just sit in front of it and admire. I know I would.

  3. What a stunning display!! I am blown away! And I love each and every one of your beautiful roses pieces! My favorites!!

    Where did you store all this when you didn't have that huge display piece? Just wondering!

  4. Penny, all of your beautiful dishes look like a million bucks in their new home!It's like that cabinet was meant just for you. Love how the lighting shows them off. Spectacular!

  5. The cabinet is beautiful and so is all of your china! You, your mother and grandmother have wonderful taste. I followed a link on your Facebook post (we're friends through Respectable Collectibles) and I'm glad I found your blog. You did such a great job on that cabinet. I wish I was that creative and skilled with furniture projects.

  6. Beautiful! This was quite an undertaking and the end result is fabulous! The white really brings new life to the piece and showcases your collections so well!I bet it feels all brand new! Very well done - congrats! Thank you for sharing! Hugs, Leena

  7. What a lovely cabinet to have! I need one that size! It must be wonderful to have such a large cabinet to fill all your treasures. I am so jealous of all your china collections... makes me want to go out treasure hunting for some! You did a great job!

  8. Penny, You have a beautiful collection of rose china. I love it. I like the cabinet white too. Smiles, Susie

  9. Penny, Absolutely beautiful! You have a beautiful collection and the way you have it displayed it is gorgeous!

  10. Your cabinet turned out wonderfully!! Love it painted white, and it really showcases all your beautiful rose china perfectly!! ♥♥♥

  11. Hi Penny: You have a very gorgeous collection. The cabinet looks very beautiful with it's face lift. I especially love the dish with the wide, dark green border and the rose in the center..All very beautiful..Happy Tuesday..Judy

  12. The display cabinet is just gorgeous in white and your dishes are so pretty!

  13. OMG!!

    That is one spectacular display cabinet!!

    All of those gorgeous dishes displayed so beautifully in it too!!

    Be still my heart!!


  14. Wow, so much lovely storage to display your collections!

  15. Great Job... Penny! The transformation looks wonderful. Your collection of rose china is spectacular...

  16. Your cabinets look beautiful painted, Penny. Your collection of rose dishes is just wonderful. You have many beautiful pieces and the cabinet really shows them off- xo Diana

  17. Penny,
    You were the winner of the Let's Talk Chalk giveaway at Knick of Time, but I need your list of selections of how you want to spend the $30 credit you have. Could you send me a message, along with your mailing address so I can forward your information to Let's Talk Chalk? Thanks!
    Angie @ Knick of Time

    1. Hi Angie, I am so excited about winning such a great prize! I would like the Lisa Design set of 36 decals/ Value pack eco friendly. Please send to Penny Phillips 2005 E. 21st Street Clovis NM 88101 Hugs, Penny

  18. You have an amazing amount of roses in this cabinet. Both are beautiful!!!

    Thanks for sharing:-)


  19. This is so stunning!!!!!! I love your beautiful china the colors are beautiful!!!! If I had this I would just have to park a chair in front and just sit and stare at it I love it!

  20. Wow that cabinet is impressive and the dishes even more! lovely

  21. Absolutely stunning! You have an amazing collection. I can't believe how quickly you did it!!!! beautiful!

  22. this is so beautiful penny and i love your idea of ''adding anything with roses on it'' wonderful and i bet it's just magical in person with all the reflections and sparkles....

  23. Penny, your china cabinet is gorgeous and you have some beautiful pieces of china! Thank you for sharing your pretties with us.


  24. When I saw your first photo, I was amazed and continued to be. Your collection is simply stunning and so meaningful that you have family treasures collected over time. This is the best post I've seen in ages!

  25. You have me at "roses."

    Popped in from TTT

  26. What a project to refinish that whole wall of cabinets. It looks so light and airy now. And I love all of the rose treasures you have displayed.

    Visiting from Share Your Cup.

  27. What a beautiful transformation of your china cabinet! The white paint really made a big difference. I love your collection of rose china, so pretty... Thanks so much for sharing this inspiring project on Simple & Sweet Fridays. Have a wonderful weekend.


  28. Very pretty..looks like a BIG job!
    Have a great week-end filled with joy and peace...
    God Bless you

  29. Hi Penny, You have such a wonderful collection of rose dishes. How wonderful that many of them were your mothers and grandmothers. It makes them even more special. Love the new coat of paint. What a difference it made. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.

  30. Delightful! Visiting from Pink Saturday.

    My PINK
    Have a great weekend.

  31. Spectacular pink eye feast! :) Love your pinks!

    Happy weekend.

  32. Oh my goodness what a gorgeous collection! If your cabinet were a shop display,I wouldn't be able to control myself!!

  33. Oh I just love what you did, great job!

  34. I love it. Nice job on painting the cabinet. Your home is absolutely beautiful.

  35. So pretty! Visiting from Pink Saturday.

    I hope that you can also visit my PINK. You may also link up to my Color Connection if you'd like. Thanks!

  36. The white was a great choice! And that special collection is so beautiful! Love the display!

  37. This is an amazing transformation! Love the arch in the doors and the white color! Love your collection of rose covered dishes - gorgeous! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  38. What a beautiful cabinet, Penny! It is so much prettier painted white! And all of your china is just gorgeous! It's even more special that so many pieces came from your mom:)

  39. This is beautiful and I love the transformation! I would love it if you linked this up at my party! You can find it here:

  40. Dear Penny,

    You have an absolutely beautiful display cabinet now for all of your most treasured items!!
    I love that many pieces in your rose collection have special meaning with fond memories of your loved ones. I think the items that have been given to us from our loved ones, are always the most priceless items we can own!!

    Blessings be with you,

    Susan H.
    Art of Mine


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