Tuesday, January 8, 2013

January 2013 Cubbies

I think most of the Christmas is down and packed up.  Still a few things to take down to the basement.  I wanted to get the cubbies decorated for January. 
 I always try to do something 'wintery'
this year it's cardinals and white!
 I don't have enough cardinals so added a few other red items to balance the cubbies
A few pottery pieces and milk glass add the white touches
I love cardinals all year round but they are so pretty in the winter 
when everything else is so brown
Sharing a few of my milk glass items makes me happy also
This plate was a lucky thrift store find
Simple!

This Fiesta pitcher was given to me by my friend Sue for my Birthday last year!

Did you notice the cubbies are sitting on something new???
They use to be on a sofa table but now they are on this chest of drawers.  A curbside freebie found by my SIL.  I brought it home and Mr ALC fixed the drawers on this IKEA find!  I am so thrilled because look what it holds!
My large table linen collection!
Look how easy it is to find napkins now...I have two drawers full.  The bottom drawer holds tablecloths.
These three drawers hold placemats and runners
I am sooooo happy!  This has made more room in my dish closet also!  I'll be showing you the changes in there after I clean and edit!

I have to thank the Sweet Sixteen Seventeen (another link up last night) for joining my first Gratitude Party on Sunday!  It will be a weekly party so I hope more of you will mark your calendars and join in!  

Today I'm partying with these great friends!
Brenda for Tweak It Tuesday

Kathe for You're Gonna Love It

Sue for Rednesday

Wishing You JOY!

Linda




41 comments:

Jill said...

You really do have a collection, Linda!! Very nice!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I always look forward to seeing how your cubbies are fixed up for the seasons.
What a great find, I have 2 buffets and still not enough drawer space. Great idea how you put your napkins in there so you can see them.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

What a find!! Bet you're thrilled to have now have all these new drawers! You amaze me with all your pretties and where you keep them when not on display! Love your cardinals!! I've even noticed more than usual real/live cardinals at our birdfeeder this winter!

Maureen said...

That's an impressive linen collection and great that you can find things easily now! The cubbies look great.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Someone put that Ikea dresser at the curb. Why do people throw good stuff away. My grands have that dresser in their room. Love all your red and white and you have a lot of linens.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

That dresser was meant to be yours! I love your red & white cubby. I adds a bright spot in the dreary part of winter.

Diann said...

I love the red and white in the cubbies. It looks wonderful. I just saw one of those cardinal plates at the thrift store the other day. I searched for more but, no luck. Great find on the freebie dresser. I have all my napkins and what nots in two freebie dressers as well. Great minds and all that! LOL

Cheri said...

Linda, your just a little store of linens...love them. I also LOVE the fiesta ware pitcher...lucky you.

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

The red and white items really pop. Love the milk glass with red. Love the thermos and pinecones too.

the cape on the corner said...

oh my gosh, that unit couldn't be more perfect for your needs! although...do you think you have room for any more linens? i don't know about that, lol.

Penny Phillips said...

I love your vignette! Thank you so much for visiting me....You commented that you would like to find some Paris paper plates. I got mine at TJ Max just a couple of days ago..new stock, not clearance...so they might still have some! Hugs, Penny

sissie said...

Hi Linda,
I love, love your cubbie theme....nothing prettier than red birds and white.
What a great find. Why can't I ever find anything by the curb....boo hoo.

hugs
Sissie

Nellie said...

I love seeing red and white, Linda. Your collection is really attractive.
I LOVE your new storage! xo Nellie

Shelia said...

Happy New Year, Linda! Oh, what a ddisplay in your cubbies and I do believe this is one of my favorites so far. What a wonderful piece too and holds so many things. You're going to love it.
I'd love to hear some of little Tiger's stories. Aren't these little tots just hoots!
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Mary Clark said...

Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh, I am melting over the gorgeousness of your cubbies, I love those redbirds!!! with the white!!! Thank you for showing this, it has made my day! So beautiful (did you read my blog post about my mother and the red birds, if so you'll know why I'm going crazy over this ;) Love your new dresser too, wow, what a way to be organized, so totally awesome! Hugs ~ Mary

Cozy Little House said...

Love the red and white in the cubbies! You know I had a dresser once that looked a lot like that. I decoupaged it.
Brenda

Jane and Chris said...

Do you know...I have always wanted to ask how much storage you have,but always felt it was being nosey! Thank you for not making me feel a nosey parker!!
Jane x

Kathe said...

You KNOW I love your cubbies! I will have one of my own someday! Ack! What a great curb find! We never have enough storage for our table decor do we ;-) Thanks so much for sharing this at the party this week! I love it!

Gina said...

Your cubbies look amazing as always! Love the cardinals.

Enjoy your new find! I can't believe the storage it has...awesome.

Chatty Crone said...

Girl you are working and cleaning and organizing your place. You brought that home from your moms? That is wonderful. And you have a lot of linens I might add.

Love your winter cubbies and with the red it will be halfway there for Valentines day.

Sandie

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I always love your decorated cubbies Linda, they look very cheerful! Congrats on your new dresser, the drawer of napkins made my heart skip a beat-love it:@)

Laurie Ritchey said...

Linda, your cubbies always look great, and the red and white looks so pretty. Love your free furniture find! I've always said you can find the best bargains, and free is certainly the best kind of bargain. What wonderful storage, and your vignette on top is so pretty. Love the plaid thermos. laurie

ImSoVintage said...

Linda, you have been so busy. I am still trying to get all of the Christmas down and put away. Love your new find.

We have so many cardinals at our feeder now. They are such a wonderful touch of color on gloomy winter days.

Hugs,
Laura

Susan said...

Linda, your cubbies are very pretty! You know I love cardinals. They are always a part of my Christmas decor.
Awesome chest of drawers. Its amazing what a difference a new storage piece makes in our home.

Jeanmarie DiTaranto said...

What a great combination, the red cardinals and white pieces! Really striking. As a new reader, I'm going to have to go back and look at your other cubby posts!

mrs. c said...

Wow! I never find anything like that dresser for free. Great idea to use it for your linens. I like the red and white theme, it is perfect for winter and Valentine's Day.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Wow, look at all that storage and to find it curbside is so lucky!! Love your red and winter whites, especially the Fiesta pitcher and the milk glass.

Sarah said...

The cubbies look great. Millk glass always reminds me of my mom because she had a beautiful collection of milk glass. Great find with the new chest. Wonderful place to keep your linens.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I've always loved your cubbies for decorating and now I see that big piece of furniture so perfect for storage! I love it ALL! Sweet collections and you put it together so beautifully!

Marti Cooper said...

That is beautiful, I love red and love your cardinals! :)

Thanks for stopping by @ Sew-Licious Home Decor!

Marti

Old Fashioned Gal said...

Wow! You have so many lines! Love it!
There's the cubbies! You know...I live in Kentucky. Not only is the cardinal our state bird, but I just so happen to be a HUGE Louisville Cardinals fan! Haha!
If you'd like, send me your address. I'd love to pick up some cardinal goodies for your collection! :)
denise.maraman@gmail.com

Old Fashioned Gal said...

linens* lol

Vintage Christine said...

Hi girl! You know I love milk glass as much as you do but you always display stuff so nicely. And you are soooooo organized! Figured I'd better pop in occasionally or people will think I've moved to Tibet (I wish!).

LV said...

With all the goodies you have, you need more space. Everything looks very nice and used in a good way.

Sally Annie Magundy said...

I love your cubbie case full of charming cardinals and white cuties. Love every bit of it. How wonderful to find that free cabinet!

Happy Rednesday and Happy New Year!

Mary said...

Hi Linda! Loving your collection of red birds. Is your plate from Martha Stewart? I have one just like it that I 'stole' off of ebay. Love a bargain. Happy Rednesday!

Dianne said...

Linens deserve a really good home and this is really good one. Looks like it's just the right size. I love cardinals and your's look so pretty. Dianne

Susan said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely! Loved your January cubby additions, too! Susan

Antiques And Teacups said...

Red and white is so timeless and perfect! Love your shelves and neat drawers. Think I need to do something about mine! Sigh...Thanks for visiting!
Ruth

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Your decor and cubbies are so pretty!! Love the simple look, and your thrift store plate is beautiful!! Such a happy collection of table clothes and napkins :) Smiles, Holly

Ivy and Elephants said...

I had to pop in and see what you did with the cubbies. So pretty in red and white!
I envy all that storage, you are super organized now.
Hugs,
Patti