The French Estanier Cabinet

Happy Wednesday, dear friends! I hope this finds you well and enjoying these last weeks of summer. Fall is right around the corner, and I can’t wait! As much as I love summer, I am so over the sweltering heat.

My family and I are staying close to the house only leaving to pick up curbside groceries or go to doctor’s appointments. Lately, blogging has taken a back seat, because I have had a difficult time getting around.  In April, I sprained my ankle and fell carrying groceries into the house. Being scared of getting sick, I stayed home and treated it myself. However, after several months my ankle didn’t get better, and I was starting to have terrible back pain. I finally had to give in and go to the doctor. It turns out I just have a terrible sprain, and the doctor prescribed some physical therapy.    I think it may be working, because I am getting around a lot better and finally feel like blogging again. Today, I am so excited to share a new find with you. 

A few weeks ago, I spotted this gorgeous French Estanier cabinet on my favorite consignment shop’s social media page. For years, I have dreamed of owning one. As soon as I saw it, I called the shop and bought it sight unseen.  Mr. Bleu and I masked up, and went to town to pick it up.

The cabinet is the perfect place to house my Majolica collection.

To make room for the French Estanier cabinet to be placed on my Country French buffet, I switched the bench and cabinet placement. The bench once resided on this wall. In a moment, I will show you where the bench has been placed.

Shopping the house, I found these lamps to place on the buffet.

Wanting to give the lamp shades a Charles Faudree look, I embellished them with some trim I had on hand. It was simple as pie with a little hot glue. Charles Faudree always had the most gorgeous lampshades in his designs.

Below is the way the lamp looked before the trim was added.

The Country French bench is now where the buffet once stood.

This summer, I have been enjoying my zinnias. Gardening has been such a blessing during these difficult times.

Sweet friends, I have missed you all so much, and I am so happy to visit with you once again. Take care, and have a most beautiful and blessed day!

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  1. Love it all. Glad to hear your getting better.

  2. It is so good to hear from you Shannon! I know exactly what pain you are going through with a sprained ankle. I sprained mine as well back in early March hiking down a mountain and refused to go to the doctor because of Covid. Mine took 2 1/2 months to heel. I still do stretching exercises for it.
    Your French shelf is exquisite and a gorgeous find! Your majolica collection is styled perfect there.
    And the new home for the bench works perfectly.
    Happy day to you my friend… feel better my friend!

  3. I love the blue and white decor you so often highlight for your readers. Could you give us some tips on where to shop for lamps? Yours are beautiful. I especially like what you did to embellish the shades.

  4. Oh Shannon, it's absolutely stunning! I am impressed you were able to find and buy such a wonderful piece during these times of limited shopping, and it looks gorgeous with your special plates on display. Your home certainly does not reflect the fact you've been hobbling around, it looks perfectly beautiful and squeaky clean. I am so sorry to hear about your fall and pains, take care and do what the therapist says 🙂

  5. Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things

    I am sorry to hear about your ankle! Glad to know the therapy is working. What a gorgeous piece of furniture! It looks perfect where you placed it.

  6. A beautiful find and perfectly displayed. Take care of yourself and have a blessed day.

  7. Becky Mullowney

    Shannon, that cabinet is beautiful !!! Glad to hear you ankle is getting better. Prop your foot up and stare at your new cabinet….that will make you smile!

  8. Nancy Brantley

    What a great find!! It looks great with your majolica!! Glad you are back blogging, missed seeing you. You take care of that ankle.

  9. It’s beautiful! I love wood pieces with gorgeous carving detail. So glad you are feeling better, I completely understand not wanting to go to the doctor. I have had several health issues come up lately. Also trying to stay home, but I do get out and go antiquing occasionally during the week when the stores aren’t very busy at all and wear a mask, so it’s pretty easy to socially distance. Also been browsing Etsy a lot, but the shipping for larger items is usually a turn off, so I stick mostly to small lightweight items. Take care and thanks for sharing your lovely home!

  10. Love your new piece and it is the perfect way to display your lovely Majolica plates! I'm sorry to hear about your ankle but glad you are making progress. My husband tore his meniscus in early June and is slowly making progress after surgery. PT is a great thing! Take care!

  11. Such a fantastic find, the details are so pretty. I would have called immediately too, such a lucky moment. These aren't easy to find.

    You styled is with pretty Majolica pieces too.

    Glad you went to the doctor and are on the mend.


  12. Oh my Shannon. I hope you are getting better each day. I’m BC so happy that you found this beauty that had really made you happy. We all need happy these days. Everything looks beautiful.
    Take care of yourself!!

  13. Hmmm. Don’t know where the “BC” came from but mean “beyond” happy for you.

  14. So glad you are feeling better. Your new piece is absolutely beautiful!!!

  15. Checkeredsox

    This is a great find, and perfect for your home. I'm so sorry to hear you were hurt. These things can be so discouraging. I'm glad you're on the mend?

  16. Hello,
    So glad to hear you are on the mend, and what a find for sure, love it and we alway's find room no matter what for another treasuer, just love everything about your beautiful home, the blue's are so pretty and just everything is super LOVELY, we also have the 102-3 heat for the last week's here in Ca so I know what you mean, stay cool and thank's for sending again, just love looking at all your site's all the time, hope you are feeling great soon~~~~~~~~~Jean V.B.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

  17. Good morning, Shannon. What a find you have in your gorgeous cabinet. And your majolica found a perfect home.
    I'm so sorry to hear about your ankle. But I am happy you are on the mend. I am also looking forward to cooler days, and the garden is too.
    Have a wonderful day and weekend ahead. Happy you are back, I missed you and your always beautiful posts. Stay well, dear one.

  18. Your French Estanier cabinet is beautiful with your very lovely collection of Majolica. It is stunning! I like where you moved it and how you styled both locations after the change. Your home is full of personality and charm.
    I am so sorry you have been down with your ankle. I will be praying for you to have a speedy recovery.
    Lovely post today!

  19. Shannon, I don’t know how I missed your post, forgive my tardiness on commenting. You snagged an absolute beauty even during these unusual times. The majolica collection is stunning displayed on your cabinet…it is quite the statement. I am happy that you were able to find it.

    I am so sorry to hear of your injury, but so glad that the therapy is helping. Happy Sunday, sweet friend.

  20. Hi Shannon, your new French cabinet is so beautiful, and oh my your Majolica looks perfect displayed in it. So glad you're doing better since the therapy, take care and have a wonderful week!

  21. So nice to have you back Shannon, and I'm so glad your ankle is getting better. WOW – what a gorgeous piece of furniture! No wonder you're thrilled!

    Take care over there, and good luck with the ankle!

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