05 August 2007

Grandpa Joe's Barrister Cabinet


My grandparents, Joe and Mildred, had this cabinet for as long as I can remember. You can see it in home movies they made when I was first learning to walk. They collected Hummels and they were stored here. There was also a beautiful nativity set in this cabinet, too. My mother passed this cabinet to me today. I got it home and had it set up in two places before I decided this was the right place. My grandmother also had berry colored dining room walls, and since the cabinet was always in a dining room, I imagine it must feel right at home in mine. I decided to store my collection of teapots in it for now. The picture above the cabinet was cross stitched by my MIL for our 25th wedding anniversary five years ago. The white candy dishes belonged to my grandmother, too. The photo is of my grandpa Joe.


  1. Now that is a VERY nice piece of furniture. And how lovely that your mom gave it to you. What a truly lovely gift! WHAT a vintage treasure.

  2. I love that piece of furniture. My brother has one similar and I have always admired it. Thanks for sharing a piece of your lovely home.

  3. Anonymous8:12 PM

    Oh, what a treasure! I love inherited furniture, and your teapots are just so nice!!!

  4. Sorry, I didn't mean to be anonymous! Judy o.

  5. Hi Terri...thank you so much for visiting the back porch! It's nice to meet a fellow Missourian.

    I love the barrister cabinet, made extra special by your grandparents and again special by residing in your dining room.

    I hope you come by the back porch often.


  6. OHH I love your teapots!!!! I love teapots and collect tea cups. I LOVE hot tea too :) What a beautiful and special cabinet to store them in! The pictures and candy jar a very special!



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