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Cabinets of Curiosities

Happy May Day! With Mother’s Day right around the corner, you might want to start planning on how you’re going to celebrate Mom’s big day. The last thing you want is to be scrambling for gifts and ideas at the last minute.

Interior view of Diningroom

Instead of buying her flowers, why not give her something that she will treasure for years. One of the most enduring and unique gifts for mom is her very own curio. Curios are more than cabinets. Curios are showcases for heirlooms, memories, and collectibles beautifully displayed safely behind glass for all to see. Here are 4 reasons to love curios:

1. Organize your collectibles

When you first think of curios, you might think of grandma’s china stored in the dining room cabinet. Think outside of the curio cabinet. Today’s curio can store anything you want. This curio stores a precious quilt collection while displaying the vintage patchwork.


Chesterfield Curio by Howard Miller at HomeWorld





This cherry finished curio by Howard Miller features interior halogen lighting for bright and white light to highlight glassware or ceramic vases. Switch located on the back of cabinet has four levels of lightening to create a dramatic look. Glass shelves are adjustable and the front glass door locks for added security.









2. Showcase your personality

Talk about outside of the box, this vintage curio was coverted to an indoor aviary for this owner’s feathered friends.

Bradington Curio by Howard Miller at HomeWorld

Bradington Curio by Howard Miller at HomeWorld





Maybe birds aren’t exactly your cup of tea. But this black coffee finish curio by Howard Miller may be what you’re looking for. Cabinet has interior halogen lighting for a bright, white light for to give glassware including tea cups an extra shine. Glass mirrored back beautifully showcases your treasures. Four glass shelves are adjustable and plate grooves in the glass shelves allow for vertical display.






3. Accents a wall

Curios create vertical interest to your entry, hallway, dining room, family room, or office. This one below even brings greenery to a tall white fence.

4. Use as additional storage

Curios hold a surprisingly large number of items in such a small footprint. That’s what makes curios ideal for smaller rooms and apartments.


Drake Curio by Howard Miller at HomeWorld







This corner curio by Howard Miller turns a empty boring corner into a dazzling showstopper. Beveled glass door cabinet offers a full picture-frame view of eight levels of display space with seven glass shelves. Mirrored glass back gives the illusion of a larger space, which is ideal for small spaces. Door locks for added security.

Whatever you decide to do for Mother’s Day, don’t forget her. Mom deserves the best on her special day.


About Terri Dux

When not watching her favorite TV channel, HGTV, Terri likes crafting, gardening, and thrifting at neighborhood garage sales.

One comment on “Cabinets of Curiosities

  1. Mike
    May 17, 2015

    And when we liveFrom the family it is very hard to deliver them in a short period of period.

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