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The Welsh Cupboard Found a New Home

Monday, June 21, 2021


Hello, My Lovelies!  It's Monday!  Have you had your coffee or tea this morning?  I enjoy having my  morning coffee in our "new" dining room.  We're enjoying the sunlight, and for the first time, we've moved our Welsh Dresser in here: It used to live in our family room.  I think this is where it should live because it makes more sense.  When we first moved in, we had an armoire (that's now in the art studio) placed on the same wall.

I set the table for dinner.  We'll be having a beef stew (Mr. Sketchy Reader requested it).  

This tablescape features our vintage MacKenzie-Childs Wallcourt bowls.

We moved this server/bar from the opposite corner to accommodate the cupboard.

I'm hoping the pink peony opens as fully as the crimson one.

I spent a third of my flower budget on this guy, but it was worth it!
I haven’t seen many crimson peonies.

If you have any questions about any of the items in our dining room, please send me an email or leave a comment, below!

Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. Good morning Ricki Jill and it looks like it will be a wet one here in Alabama. Your table is set beautifully with the vintage Wallcourt bowls. Beef stew sounds like the perfect meal for dinner! I love the placement of your Welsh cupboard. Happy summer!

  2. I think you will enjoy the Welsh cupboard so much in it's new location in the dining room. It looks so pretty displaying some of your MC's plates. The table setting is just as lovely and the beef stew sounds delicious and we have perfect weather for enjoying the hearty dish. I know you miss your trees but what a blessing to now enjoy the sunlight coming through the windows. As usual, a beautiful post with your talented photography..........Look forward to seeing you soon!

  3. Love your Welsh cupboard and you are right makes much more sense to show off dishes in your sweet dining room. Love your pretty table and beef stew sounds so yummy. Have a great week. xoxo Kris

  4. Wow, that looks amazing!! I love all your colors and the sunlight. Silver lining for sure...and I your budget was well allocated. That flower is outstanding!! xo

  5. what a lovely piece to show off your grand collection of M-C dishware! All the colors on your table are so cheery! Enjoy the sunlight!

  6. Drop.dead.gorgeous! Holy cow, after picking my mouth up off the floor, let me just say it again.....drop.dead.gorgeous! I love sunny yellow, and what a great color combination with all your table linens, flowers and M-C ceramics. Wow! I don't know what the room looked like before but this is perfection.

  7. Love your new sunlight. I adore light. Your room is beautiful and your dishes so delightful! Love your tablescape.

  8. It is amazing what a little sunlight can do! Your dining room looks like a MKC gift shop! The Welch dresser is perfect for displaying your pretties and looks lovely with your table. Love your chandy and the bright summer tablescape, and wow on the crimson peony!

  9. THis is just so pretty -- and you are so right. That cabinet belongs in the dining room where you can display your pretty dishes. Gorgeous table setting and I love your serving chest too. It's delightful, Ricki Jill!

  10. Your dining room looks so much prettier with the light to show off your magnificent collection and it also makes the colors look truer. I also love your blue plate rack. xoxo Su

  11. The Welsh cupboard looks perfect in its new spot! I also love the server/bar and the piece above it! It’s so sunny and cheery in your dining room. 😊


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