I inherited this glass fronted cabinet from my Grandmother many years ago. I like its tall, narrow profile and paned glass, clearly intended to hold decorative items rather than doing the heavy lifting of general dishware storage. I like the Asian style, gently curving wood on the top, and the two shallow drawers on the bottom to hold random odds and ends. There is a light on the top, rarely used. And I especially love the very subtle, cream-on-beige floral wallpaper on the back panel, which looks to be from the Arts and Crafts era and never distracts from the current display.
For a decade or more, I filled the glass shelves with pretty dishes, cups and saucers, and the display was somewhat static.
Then, a couple of years ago, I decided to change it up for the holidays, starting with Halloween. I crammed it with my spookiest paraphenalia for the weeks of October. That was FUN. After that, I decided to change the displays for every holiday, then for every season, then more or less every month, with something fun or interesting to look at.
I call it my Cabinet of Wonders!
I'm sorry I have been holding out on you, dear readers, and I haven't shown you my little art gallery. That's about to change. Up next will be my Thanksgiving Cabinet of Wonders. Curious?