9 Haziran 2011 Perşembe

Spring and Summer Cleaning

When I was young my mom and grandma use to say a lot of these words during season changes, spring, summer and winter "CLEANING", they use to start from the living room on to the kitchen and then to our bedrooms to finish with the outfits.
I remeber how I use to hate does days, but I was always at school or work during does times so I wasn't the one doing the cleaning but now that I'm married and have my own house, I have to do the cleaning, so what I do is I merge the seasons and instead every season I do it every two seasons.

So I started my Spring/Summer cleaning from my favourite place the living room so I can play around with my toys.

As I dont enjoy the cleaning but its also my time to play and touch the things I love so much and also makes a special  time for me and my bothe grandmas which have been past away and we have our moment to talk from heart and soul as I do the cleaning.

Yes I am very tired from all the cleaning and it took me two weeks to wash, clean, dry, polish and re-decorate but it worth it and loved every moment of it, so I thought why not do a post on my cleaning, as dishholic its time to show where the tablescape supplies are hidden.

Firstly I would like to thank you Susan for being a great host.

I will be attending the Tablescape Thursday which Sue hosts please join us here at : www.betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com 


I started cleaning from my China Cabinet, I only display my very presious crystals and porcelains that I inheritted from my both grandma, both grandmas mom, and from their aunts and cousins.










This Spanish Lady use to belong to my grandmas mom, my mom says she remembers this lady ever since so do I!!!

















My little angel this is also her favourite spot too, she loves to look inside, just like when I was a kid, my mom had a different China Cabinet but the settings and the displays are the same, when I got married she gave me/I took almost everything, and one day Talya hopefully will display all these too!!!











Now under my China Cabinet I store my tea cups, saucers, teapots, sugar and milk china sets



See how clean and shinny they all look!!!


These babies were gifts for my mom from her mom and then came to my house after Talya was born

Talya likes to carry the big one and give kisses to it!!!







These candy dishes are my luvrrrs I love each and everyone, I collect them from everywhere, I even have more in the cabinets but not cleaned yet so, they will be posted when they are clean and bright

This little Chine cabinet was a gift from my husband to me when he was my boyfriend then, and my mom use to display this little cabinet in her living room until I got married.

There is a small teapot on the last third shelf, that teapot use to belong to my moms grandma and she remembers having tea from that pot when she came home from school 


In this tray I have small tiny liqueur glasses/sherry glasses that belong to my fathers grandmas and uncles


Also these porcelains/limoges are from my mom, and her mom and grandma from different places and countries (the best ones are still at my moms house)

This is my other China cabinet smaller to the big one I have, I display mostly silverware, but polished and cleaned also.

Under this cabinet I store my 12 sets of water glasses and wine glasses for dinnerware

These bottles are also from grandmas too, I store different colared liqueurs that I collect from different countries, but some of them are homemade from my mom.

Check-out my old post for my moms homemade liquers.






This long cabinet almost holds everything, the left side holds my serveware and accessories for dinner, desserts and tea occassions.




And the right side also holds chargers, plates for dinner, plates for desserts and plates for tea time and some more serveware and accessories for dinner, desserts and tea occassions.

This small drawered cabinet holds my flateware silverware and underneath I have my cocktail glasses, for red, white and rose wine in different sizes, my liqueur glasses in differnt shapes and styles, grappa glasses, martini glasses, champagne glasses and cocktail glasses.  I will be doing a post on cocktails and will display my glasses.

This cabinet is also very old.

I store brandy/cognac, whicky, absent, limoncello, again liliqueur and tekila shot glasses, which will be in my cocktail post very soon.

Now to my kitchen.

I wont be showing all the cabinets from my kicthen but just a few.

My kitchen table, as these babies are cleaned I left them there and thought not bad, so they will be displayed until well untill when I change my mind.

Some of my other other glasse and seramic servewares

This cabinet holds my sets of "rakı" and water glasses sets


This cabinet holds my pink and red wine and water glass sets

My margarita glasses which I have 12 sets, I use them for shrimp cocktails, puddings and of-course for party time margaritaaaaaaassss

I even cleaned my cabinets jewelry earings!!! hehehe 







And this big baby candy dished joined the family couple of days ago.  Its funny I had the small one from our trip to Czech Republic in the year 2008, and I found the big one from here in Istanbul, small world haa??? 



I hope you enjoined todays post!!!  As I was very happy doing it and not so happy cleaning them but still I enjoyed every minute.

11 yorum:

Poppy dedi ki...

OH MY GOODNESS! This is absolutely gorgeous!!!! I have no other way to put this... you have the most amazingly beautiful collection I've ever seen! The Tablescaper recently had a blogi-nniversary..." Where do you keep it all" and your beautiful post would have been perfect for her party. Those tassels "earrings" I've never seen anything sooo beautiful and your crystals and china so gorgeous... above all you have the most adorable and beautiful princess! Thanks for visiting me and for your sweetest comment.I'm with you on this one, house cleaning along with changing seasons works for me the best and I get to arrange and rearrange and play with my toys as well. Have a wonderful weekend. Hope you will stop by again. ~Poppy

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Poppy dedi ki...

Hi Karin, I love your pretty name and thanks for following me. I'm happily following you back.~Poppy

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Karin Şen Cankan dedi ki...

Dear Poppy,

Thank you so much for your wonderful words, you put me in heaven and I forgot all my tiredness, your sweet words made my grandmas sleep light and happy in heaven too, your so right I missed The Tablescaper recently had a blogi-nniversary..." Where do you keep it all I would have so much fun doing it.

My little angel graduated from her bale glass today it was her first year as she is five years old and she will be having a bale performance next week, I am double the happy.

Again thank you for your visit and your sweet sweet comment.

Enjoy your weekend to.

Lots of Love,

Karin

Ps I will send you pictures of Talya from her bale performance next week if you wish

Entertaining Women dedi ki...

Aren't family treasures always the very best. Each piece of crystal, china, and silver is a precious jewel. The crystal cabinet is magical with all of the cased crystal pieces. Thank you for sharing your beautiful collection.

Poppy dedi ki...

Can't find your email id either...and thanks for your kind words. I wish your little angel all the best in her ballet performance next week.~Poppy

Terry @ La Bella Vie dedi ki...

Oh my this is so beautiful and what an amazing collection! Thank you for sharing and for stopping by!
Terry

Mid-Atlantic Martha dedi ki...

How pretty your glasswear is. It just sparkles beautifully.

Karin Şen Cankan dedi ki...

I'd like to thank everyone for their wonderful words, these words says I'm on the right track.

Love
Karin Şen Cankan

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home dedi ki...

You have the most beautiful glasswear....I can imagine it takes a while to keep it all clean...but looks so shiney!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) dedi ki...

Karin, you have such beautiful collections...lovely crystal and porcelain! Talya...what a beautiful name! She is just precious! I love that you were thinking about your grandmothers while you cleaned...that is so sweet, so touching. Amazing how we carry our loved ones with us and still hear them long after they have passed.
Susan

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) dedi ki...

Karin, you have such beautiful collections...lovely crystal and porcelain! Talya...what a beautiful name! She is just precious! I love that you were thinking about your grandmothers while you cleaned...that is so sweet, so touching. Amazing how we carry our loved ones with us and still hear them long after they have passed.
Susan