Sunday, March 10, 2013

Antique Glass Front Cabinet

Hi everyone! Finally, we are having some beautiful weather here in the northeast. We plan on taking a nice long walk with the boys this afternoon. Can't wait. 
A couple of weeks ago I purchased this gorgeous glass front cabinet from my favorite local store (The Trading Post for my Western MA friends). I had been looking for something like this forever to replace the black dresser we previously had here. Antonio snatched that piece up for his bedroom makeover leaving us with an awkward empty space in the corner of our living room.
This cabinet could not be more perfect; look how it fits just right underneath the black shelf.

I admittedly spent a tad more than my budget on this piece, but really, I had been looking everywhere for something like this.

To make up for my over budgeting I styled it with things I already had on hand. So, really I figured it all worked out. Right?  (Love the legs and the scrolly accent pieces highlighted in gold.)

 I filled the cabinet with a mix of decanters, decorating magazines and books, silver, a large piece of wood and science items, like beakers and test tubes.

I plan on accenting the entry/living room area with shades of aqua and turquoise (love those colors) for spring and summer, so I added in a $.25 tag sale bowl, a garden owl and a book with a turquoise spine to balance this corner of the room.

I also added my antique bottle collection to the top of the cabinet (love the light aqua of the bottles). They are all placed in a vintage silverware tray.  I also collected plants from around the house to add more of a spring vibe.

Another peak of the inside of the cabinet...

...and of those fantastic aqua glass bottles.

I love that this is just sort of a collection of things that make me smile. Most, would otherwise be stored away without the addition of this piece. 

Lastly,  one of the plants from my terrarium got replanted in this awesome terracotta pot. I love the age on it. I also tucked in a small brass camel in between the rocks.

Have a fantastic week!


Linking to:
DIY Show Off Mod Vintage Life My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia52 MantelsBeyond The Picket FencePhotobucket A Delightsome Life Rooted In Thymevif187Liz Marie Blog Boogieboard Cottage”FallFridays Unfolded



  1. What a beautiful piece Angela, and you have it accessorized beautiful as always!!

  2. Gorgeous new piece, and I love the way you have styled it. Hugs, Marty

  3. What a beautiful cabinet Angela! And your styling is perfection!

  4. Wonderful new cabinet Angela! Love the way you styled it with the tray and bottles on top...really great!

  5. You made the right choice - that cabinet is amazing and worth a splurge! love how you styled it.

  6. WOW! it really could not be more perfect! i love it- it is SO you and fits perfectly!

  7. Hi Angela, I love your new cabinet! You did a great job filling it with treasures. Love your style.

  8. Lovely piece, Angela, the legs on this piece are beautiful. Love the clay pots displayed great patina and age.


  9. I love that piece of furniture and the way you have it styled. The crusty pots are beautiful. Love the owl and the ferns.

  10. this is gorgeous. the vintage display just makes me smile and i could just see it in my home.

  11. I started leaving a comment, and then my computer went out in the, if you have two of these, now you know why :) Just wanted to say that I love the cabinet! It's styled so pretty! Thanks for sharing it at Monday Funday!

  12. What a beautiful find - and a great investment! I've been eyeing a lawyer's bookcase at a local shop that doesn't fit my budget either. Maybe I should take the plunge like you did?!

  13. Now that is one gorgeous piece of furniture.


  14. Love all the crazy textures together!

  15. I think this is a marvelous cabinet and you'll be very glad you got it - you've decorated it beautifully. I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  16. Stunning Angela...your styling looks great, too!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Stacey of Embracing Change


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