Sunday, August 5, 2012

My New 1950s Hoosier Cabinet


My last blog post was in June. WOW! Time sure does fly by when you are having fun. It has been a busy month and I have completed so many projects...now I just have to find the time to blog.                           But it is so difficult when the weather has been so beautiful outside. The beach, my bike, flowers and my dogs have been just calling me outside. Let's just say that my nose is sun-kissed, I've read more books in a month than last year combined and I have only killed my mint plants once *big improvement on my green thumb. 

Nevertheless, I had to share with you my new addition. My lovely 1950's Hoosier cabinet!!
Porcelain counter for cooking, gorgeous red interior. 
Funny story, I was looking for most of the month for a great cabinet so that I could safely display my ever growing collection of Jadite.  Something with the 1950's feel that could fit in my small dining area. 



Jamie, owner and amazing designer at RepurposebyEchoes was my 1950's angel. This is where I sincerely believe that you were just meant to meet someone and the piece they had worked so hard on was meant for you. It's magical!!

Jamie has two amazing Etsy shops, check her out at:

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Bottom cabinet stores wine and accessories. 


What is a Hoosier Cabinet? It is a type of cupboard that was popular at the beginning of the 20th century. Most were made in Indiana. 

Most houses didn't have adequate cabinetry in the kitchen, so Hoosier Manufacturing Co. (founded in 1898) adapted the baker's rack to accommodate the needs of storage and a well organized space for the cook's needs. 

They remained popular well into the 1920's until houses began being built with more modern kitchens. 

Upper cabinets holding my precious glassware. 

So now I have a beautiful place to house all of my beloved vintage treasures. Including the my Jadeite candlestick holders (a gift from my husband), my mixing bowl from Jadite Kate, princess pink ice crusher, adorable cast iron train salt & pepper shakers (a gift from Jamie) and my Jeanette measuring cups. 

Inside cabinet treasures. 

I was so excited to set everything up and have each piece in place. 

Now my next project I hope to share with you is my retro Cake Tin Lamp. Had to give you a sneak peek because it just matched everything. 

~Amanda