Southern Cabinets

Submitted by Christi

My friend Darlene’s husband got these wonderful shutters for the Salvation Army Thrift Store.


They had a couple extra that they gave to me. What they did with them was such a good idea. They have a dining area with a window in the middle and then a corner on either side. They used the shutters to make corner cabinets.

Right now, I have the shutters “casually leaning” against the wall in the living area, hiding a plug and cable connection. Clever, no? Well, I’m not that impressed with my cleverness, or lack thereof. Maybe, I should try to find a corner to make a cabinet with the shutters.

Here are some ideas of ways to use salvage pieces for cabinets.



What would you do with salvaged shutters? Looking for ideas.

Metamorphosis Monday with Between Naps on the Porch

Metamorphosis Monday with Between Naps on the Porch

Today’s Lagniappe: Mama’s Cherry Cream Meringue Pie
Mama came up with this recipe that is like one her mother made for her when she was growing up.


1 9 in. baked pie shell
3/4 cup sugar
3 tbs flour
3 egg yolks
1 cup milk
1 cup cherry juice + milk to make 1 cup
1cup maraschino cherries drained and chopped
1/2 tsp. almond extract.
Mix sugar, flour, 1 cup cherry juice/milk mixture in micro-wave proof mixing bowl.
Cook in micro-wave 1 1/2 minutes; remove and stir; cook for 1 1/2 minutes more, stir and add beaten egg yolks and 1 cup milk.
cook for 1 minute in micro-wave, stir until smooth and thick (may need to be cooked for another minute. or two (cook in 1 minute increments so that it doesn’t get too thick.)
Remove from micro-wave and add chopped cherries 2 tbs. butter 1/2 tsp almond extract;
let set until butter is melted then mix well and pour into baked pie shell.
Top with meringue made from the 3 egg whites, 1/8th tsp cream of tartar and 1/4 cup sugar whipped until stiff peaks form.
Bake in a 400 degree oven for 8-10 minutes.