Recently, Lisa H. Calle, an award winning quilter,
did a blog post & asked her readers
to show how they stored their thread.
That reminded me that I've never shown
my hand painted (not by me!)
credenza in my sewing room!
This is the cabinet where I store most (not all) of my threads.
I just fell in love with both the painted scrolls &
the carvings on this piece.
It looks very French to me,
so I've tried to accent that style with
napkins with scrolls
& trivets with French wording
to carry out the theme.
This past year, I added a coffee/tea station
that allows my guests to enjoy a hot cup of either while visiting.
The little rack on the left holds bottles of
various sugar free flavorings while the
gold chest on the right contains
an assortment of teas.
I use the two shelves behind the doors to
store my threads for the Innova longarm machine,
keeping them away from both damaging light & dust.
I tried to group them according to colors &
get a thrill every time I open it!
Reminds me of a rainbow!
On the other side of the room, I have my tea cups &
a few teapots on display in a wooden secretary.
I wish I were talented enough to paint it,
but I hate to paint!
Just not my thing!
I'm sure I've shared this little hand painted hutch
on the other side of the sewing room.
It is nearer the table where I sit with guests
to enjoy a sweet treat...or two...with our tea.
It also has a few teacups & pretty
vintage "Quban Royal" plates,
which are trimmed in
14 k. gold & have to be hand washed,
thus mostly used for display.
I am NOT going to open the bottom doors on this one.
It needs to be straightened up first before I show it off!
Thanks for visiting The Gazebo House today.
If you're ever in the neighborhood,
just ring the doorbell &
I'll gladly put the kettle on!