This country kitchen features custom blue cabinetry throughout, and a spacious island area with countertop seating. Built-in shelving provides a spot for organizing dishes and hanging tea cups, while an overhead chrome pot rack provides extra lighting for the kitchen island.
Achieve a stained glass effect without changing your windows. A kitchen or pantry window is a great place to install shelves to store colored glassware, says Susan Sully, author of “Past Present: Living with Heirlooms and Antiques." “The light just comes right through it and really shows them off,” she says.
This elegant tea service setting has an eclectic flair with mismatched antique china plates, saucers, and cups, green glasses and furnishings, and a white vintage vase with floral arrangement in pink and white.
Pretty, old-fashioned teacups can be found in thrift, antique stores and home goods retail. Even the daintiest cup makes an adorable teacup garden. This one came from my great grandmother's teacup collection.
Install simple cup hooks to store your lovely teacups, instead of stacking them. Hooks not only keep delicate china out of harm’s way, but they are an easy way to add another dimension to your kitchen decor. In this butler’s pantry in Susan Sully’s book, “Past Present: Living with Heirlooms and Antiques," the hooks allow you to see the decorative details inside each cup that would have otherwise been hidden.
This romantic, shabby chic dining room features a crystal chandelier hanging over a vintage dining room table. An antique white cabinet showcasing dishware and tea cups hangs on the wall, while a traditional wood buffet with candlesticks and other decor finishes off the look of the space.
Fresh and homey, here's an eat-in kitchen any chef -- and family! -- would adore. Crisp whites of the cabinets and kitchen island bring brightness, and are the perfect simple backdrop that lets the room's other design items --like the cherry red stools -- pop. Woven chairs and a butcher block table feel earthy, and an antique china cabinet displays colorful cups and accents.