Friday, August 31, 2007

Show & Tell Friday

It is show and tell Friday again so

Thanks to our host Kelli at "There is no place like home"

This is my "SHOW & TELL" today.

Many of you know we are renovating and lots of my vintage pieces in fact most of them are packed away for the renovation to end and then they can come out for me to play with them again.

But I insisted that my kitchen sideboard would stay "dressed" and it would help me get through the renovation to the end dream. bigger rooms to fill with vintage. :)

Here is my sideboard inside and out from top to bottom..........

Kitchen is tiny and sideboard is big!

a look on the shelves

a little bit more - those scales belonged to my gran

And still a little bit more, I adore green depression glass and use it every day for salads, desserts and just about anything.

Inside the bottom cupboards - this is my "friendly village" Johnson bothers china. It was made in England for the American market and I have a setting for over 48 people and that includes cup & saucers along with all the plates side plates bowls and serving dishes.

You will always find it on our dressed Christmas table.

More inside the bottom part.

Another view of the bottom part.

The draws filled with mystery that I know a grand daughter one day will explore.

This draw holds my grandmothers breakfast cutlery or flatware and the cake set etc. all hers.

The last draw with more treasures that I love.

This is my "show & tell" for this wonderful Friday 31st of August 2007 a lovely day almost over and then............................."its spring!!" :)

Blessings to all


Myrna said...

Unbelievable! I can't believe you have so many treasures in that sideboard! I'm sure a granddaughter will love exploring!

Lana said...

Love it! Great sideboard and love how you arranged everything!

Connie said...

Now that is just one big treasure chest!!! I think I could stand there for hours and still find something new to see.

Take care,

Mine is up.

Val said...

As always, I love looking at your green stuff, Lee-ann.

Hootin'Anni said...

Wow, what a great collection of priceless treasures!! And I love the fact that you're looking to the future of granddaughter having and perhaps sharing the treasures with a great display someday, in HER home!!

My show n tell is shared

Penless Thoughts said...

Your green depression glass is beautiful. Service for 48!!! I have never known anyone with that large a service set.

Alice said...

Let's ALL go to Lee-ann's for a big, big party.

I can scarcely believe you have a setting for 48 people!! Did you buy 8 sets, or was it a setting especially made for catering purposes. Wonderful!

Betty said...

I like all your are a kindred spirit indeed.....

How wonderful to have some of your grandmother's things....Betty

Tracy said...

How lovely everything looks! I love the sideboard by itself, as well. I recently picked up a thrifted Johnson Brothers cup and saucer for $4.99! It's a different pattern from yours, but I LOVE it.

Angela said...

Wow! What a collection of treasures. Your grandchildren will love all of the stories that you can share with them about each treasure.

Thanks for your visit and kind comments. Please stop by again!

May you have a day filled with love and laughter!

Tashasc30 said...

thats nicee

ellen b. said...

Oh my goodness you are one serious collector. I so love Johnson Brothers stuff. I'm always drawn to it. I love your sideboard! Blessings...

Trudi A said...

Very pretty, you have a great variety of items.

Tea & Margaritas in My Garden said...

Ooooooooh what fun seeing all your show and tell lee-ann!
I`ve finally just gotten round to being able to get some time to do some visiting. Now here I am only just now seeing your posts LOL
I will be so glad when I`m done all the things I need to get done around here and can finally get partially back to normal.
Have a wonderful weekend! I`m stuck going to work late today but we have a long weekend here. Monday is called Labour Day. I the only labour I want to do is at home with lots of relaxing inbetween :)


Mica Garbarino said...

looks like some really fun pieces. I love your jadite pieces too. Hope you will get through the renovation in one piece. that will be a big one to show and tell in the end.
Blessings, Mica

Barbara H. said...

What a treasure trove!! Beautiful!

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Wow, that's a big sideboard!! Filled with wonderful goodies! Love the green depression glass!


Yellow Rose Arbor

Julieann said...

Oh my----That is so fun to look at--so much wonderful stuff!!!


Puss-in-Boots said...

I think your sideboard has elastic sides, Lee-ann. Or it's a Harry Potter special, ie a magic one. You have some lovely things and it's great that you have a lovely place to keep them.

PEA said...

Oh LeeAnn, how I would love to be able to go over and admire every little treasure that you have!!! Such beautiful vintage dishes...every time I see green depression glass in the antique shops I think of you:-) I love it that you use it every day also!! Absolutely wonderful sideboard!!! xoxo

Anita said...

WOW, your sideboard is just amazing, great, wonderful and more! So many treasures! I especially adore that depression glass!

Have a great spring over there in Australia! We are now heading into autumn!

Best wishes from Germany,

Marci said...

Wow, you sure filled that up. I think it is great that use everything. Wow, settings for 48 people? I thought I had a lot of my every day dishes. I have dinner plates for 21.

AnnieElf said...

omigosh, so many wonderful things.

Kelli said...

I'm drooling over all the special little treasures on your sideboard! :0)
I love the dishes, I hope you will share a picture of your table at Christmas time!!

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