Monday, April 27, 2009

Bonnet Top

Bonjour from Campagne Maison

If there is ONE thing that Campagne Maison is NOT afraid of, it’s color. This is another “oldie but goodie” that holds a great deal of sentimental value to me. I got this bonnet top china cabinet from my father in the mid 70’s. The DH and I had just purchased a new home and I needed a china cabinet for my new dining room. Luck would have it that my father had recently bought out a used furniture store and the china cabinet was part of the stock. I fell in love with it immediately.
It was its natural walnut finish when I got it; I later “antiqued” it yellow and kept it that color for several years. Then, I stripped it back down to its natural state AND now I have "antiqued" it again.

My china pattern is “Rosewyll”. It was chosen and given to me by my mother approximately thirty five years ago. She has gifted over the years, a set of china to all NINE of her children and her THREE grand daughters. There isn’t anything any prettier than pink roses for a shabby chic farm gal--that is, unless it is yellow ones because they’re my absolute favorite.

Please leave a comment if you stopped by the farmhouse today. We just love having company.

Au revoir,


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OH MY GOSH! What you did to that cabinet! It is beautiful! Your style is GREAT. You really have the French touch and color is nothing to fear! Yes, my crown candle holder, I have several of those. I can't get enough crowns! Have a great week! Anita

Darrin said...

nice work aunt jacq'!!

Jenny said...

i think this sets me up to comment

Barb said...

I have been catching up. I really like what you have Done with your home. Love the frames (my hubby would not be happy if he banged his head either)-hehe.
The china cabinet is wonderful. You have the touch! What a generous mother you have. Cherish those dishes.