First I want to say that I hope all my blogger friends in the upper midwest are staying safe and warm. I know you are getting hit with a big snow storm so please be careful if you have to get out tonight (and let's hope you don't).
No snow here but it is bitter cold and windy and it was a good day to complete some projects.
Working with this drawer was one of the projects.
I bought six of these drawers last spring at a vintage market and they've been sitting in my garage ever since.
When I purchased them I thought I would use them upright as a frame/shadowbox.
The metal piece is spring loaded and I thought that pictures and ephemera would look great positioned behind the metal.
I still think I will use a couple of these for shadowboxes but a new idea came to mind as I was thinking about how I could display some of my ironstone platters.
My house is pretty open, meaning very few walls for me to display my vintage ironstone collection. I wanted to try and bring some of the platters into the kitchen but the eat-in area of our kitchen is surrounded by windows....great for natural light....bad for displaying much of anything.
There is a little wall space between the windows and I've had these pictures hanging there since we moved to this house 9 years ago.
By now I think you know where I'm going with this.
I took down the pictures and hung three of the drawers on the wall.
I then placed an ironstone platter in each of the drawers behind the spring loaded metal
To give you a better perspective, here's a broader picture of the room.
Since I have very little Christmas going on in this room, I dressed up the platter displays with some Santa's, greenery and ornaments.
I'm thinking I could add the word "Joy" on the plates but I'm not sure if I'm going to do that or not.
You might also notice that the drawers have a richer look to them now as compared to the first picture I showed. I cleaned and oiled them and they really took on a nice rich color.
I am really happy with my new display. My husband's comment, "are you going to leave those up all year or just for Christmas"? I had to explain that the platters in the drawers were staying. I don't think it was the answer he was looking for.....they'll grow on him!
I'm joining some great parties:
Donna @ Funky Junk Interiors for SNS
Stephanie Lynn @ Under the Table and Dreaming for Showcase Sunday.