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Granny's China Cabinet

by mustluvcatz Posted 29th Jun 2014 at 8:54 PM - Updated 30th Jun 2014 at 4:27 PM by mustluvcatz
30 Comments / replies (Who?) - 3 Feedback Posts, 22 Thanks Posts
This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.
Eve Simmerson recently inherited her granny's house. It's a very old house (her mother and uncles grew up there) filled with lots of, antique furniture. Whenever granny got a new piece of furniture, the old one went up to the attic. While exploring the house's nooks and crannies, Eve remembered the china cabinet granny had gotten right around the time Eve started high school. Curious as to where it could be (it was fairly new after all), Eve climbed the narrow stairs to the attic to have a look:

Seeing that it was still in fairly good shape, Eve decided to have it hauled downstairs. While waiting for help, she packed up some of the china sitting around the attic so she could display it in the cabinet. And don't worry- she noticed the hole some oaf put in the cabinet with the oars! (See screenshots, she had it fixed before she'd let this screenshot be taken, lol.)

Cabinet moved and filled with china and some other things Eve found in the attic. Time to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee!

The china cabinet has 28 slots - 5 on each shelf and the bottom; 3 on the top. It can be found in Surfaces>End Tables for 145 Simoleons and comes in 18 Maxis Match wood textures and 3 glass textures. It is base game compatible, but if you can use the quarter-tile cheat you can use it with this mesh.

If your sim decides to buy one, just be sure some oaf doesn't put a hole in it with some oars!

Much love and fond memories go out to my own Grandma. She had a china cabinet much like this one while I was growing up. I wasn't allowed to touch anything in it and I was sure it held all of the wonders and mysteries of the world because of that. I got most of the things in it when she passed away, but sadly didn't get the cabinet. This is my way of having my Grandma's china cabinet back in my life- even if it's just pixels.

Forgot to mention: This mesh is a tad over 1 tile wide, so you won't want to put it right in a corner- part of it will stick in the wall. You can use boolprop snapobjectstogrid false or the quarter tile cheat to place it if you want to put it in a corner.

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Additional Credits:
SimPE, MilkShape, PhotoShop CS2, Maxis for the wood textures used.

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 2
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Size: 2.17 MB · Downloads: 3,356 · 29th Jun 2014
2.17 MB 3,356 29th Jun 2014
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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#2 Old 29th Jun 2014 at 9:16 PM
Man you're fast! Was just looking at your WIP this morning, on Tumblr.

It looks great, thank you!
Test Subject
#3 Old 29th Jun 2014 at 9:17 PM
This will be perfect for displaying the Tiny Treasures collection by SimFused (available here at MtS: )

Thanks for this, I love it.
Mad Poster
#4 Old 30th Jun 2014 at 12:36 AM
This is beautiful! Thank you, MLC :D
#5 Old 30th Jun 2014 at 12:48 AM
My mother's most prized possession is her china hutch. It was one of the first things she owned when she and my father married. Of course, he drives her crazy leaving his piles of keys and whatnot on it. Boy, your description just reminded me of them. Thanks for such a beautiful creation. :)
#6 Old 30th Jun 2014 at 2:14 AM
It's gorgeous - thanks for making it.
#7 Old 30th Jun 2014 at 4:27 AM
Its lovely MLC, I too have fond memories of my Nanas cabinet, got the china as well (not all but some is better than none) but as the cabinet was built into the wall and classed as a chattell then it had to be sold with the house So will enjoy your lovely pixel one as well
Pretty Space Pony
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#8 Old 30th Jun 2014 at 8:57 AM
28 slots! This is so awesome Thanks MLC!
Not actually evil.
#9 Old 30th Jun 2014 at 4:16 PM
WOW! You wrote and illustrated an adorable story AND gave us a slotted item to download. Damn that oaf and his oars, ha ha!

edit: Is that a coffee press in there among the china? So many goodies! If I spend half the day looking for pixel china and coffee stuff, it's because of this thread! Must go find your tumblr...
#10 Old 30th Jun 2014 at 4:30 PM
Beautiful work, and thanks for taking the time to put in all the slots!
#11 Old 30th Jun 2014 at 5:46 PM
Absolutely wonderful - perfect for my Sims antique shop. Thank you.
Field Researcher
#12 Old 30th Jun 2014 at 6:45 PM
I just love this! I always need more places to put recolors of china and 28 slots, oh my! Thanks so much for this wonderful piece and it's already recolored in most all the colors I use- hurrah!
Toaster Strudel Addict
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#13 Old 30th Jun 2014 at 7:24 PM
What a wonderful variety of recolors! Beautiful as usual, MLC!
#14 Old 30th Jun 2014 at 8:00 PM
You never cease to amaze me MLC. The cabinet is lovely, thank you
#15 Old 1st Jul 2014 at 4:05 AM
I love it!!!
In fact, my mom has my grandma's china cabinet that your new object is almost an exact replica of. Cool, huh?
Mostly Harmless
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#16 Old 1st Jul 2014 at 4:40 AM
This looks so nice, MLC!
Former Hamster
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#17 Old 1st Jul 2014 at 5:03 AM
PenelopeT - Well, not that fast, lol. That was the just about finished version. All I did after that was tweak some slots and make 2 parts of the mesh wider. Oh, and the recolors- but the textures for those were already done. Since I was having trouble sleeping, that's what I spent my time doing. (And thank you!)

nezumi12 - Good idea! (You're welcome and thank you. )

Catherine, SourPussy, Apsalar, Klaartje - You're welcome and thank you!! Oh- a hutch! The house I grew up in had a china hutch that was built into the wall. I loved that thing- AND I was actually allowed to touch the stuff in it, lol. I should try to recreate that in one of the houses I'm working on. (Not as a mesh though..)

CatOfEvilGenius - Coffee press? Yes- I think it's LeeHee's (BillyJean) from BPS but I couldn't tell you which set. Most of the stuff in there is from BPS or Sims2Artists.

Sophie-David - SLOTS! I must put the slots. It's a terrible addiction, lol. I'm out to rid my sim's world of OMSPs. No offense meant to OMSP creators of course, especially since I've made a few! (And thank you!)

LilSister, amythestfenix, justJones, Kim- Thank you! And you're welcome. (Amythestfenix - Yes! You love china, I remember that now. And now you've got a place to put it!)

Deatherella - Thank you! I think that general shape is a pretty common shape for china cabinets. A lot of older ones I've seen have the curved front- and sometimes curved sides. The sides of mine ARE curved a teeny bit. (If I'd made it as curvy as I wanted the polycount would've been way higher than I like.. so I went with less curvy.)

Twi - Thanks.
Test Subject
#18 Old 15th Jul 2014 at 5:29 PM
This would look great in a rustic country home! :) Thank you, I love it!
Test Subject
#19 Old 17th Jul 2014 at 9:05 PM
Another brilliant creation, thanks so much.
#20 Old 21st Jul 2014 at 4:42 PM
This will be perfect for my older Sims lady I just made.
Test Subject
#21 Old 24th Jul 2014 at 1:26 AM
Gorgeous cabinet! Great work!!
Test Subject
#22 Old 24th Jul 2014 at 3:14 AM
Very cute
Test Subject
#23 Old 31st Jul 2014 at 6:19 PM
Thank you ! :)
Test Subject
#24 Old 3rd Aug 2014 at 5:54 AM
Hi! First of all, this looks like an absolutely gorgeous object. I'm really excited to see how versatile it is!

I seem to be having some difficulty with it, however. *blush* I've used mods from this site before, and I have all the precursor frameworks set up. But when I have all of the .package files in their proper place, the game never even gets to the Maxis screen, and -- just to test, mind -- when I take out the color files but keep the .package for the cabinet, it takes exceptionally long to load the world, the lot I'm on, etc., and acts as though it's rebuilding it from scratch.

Any idea if something is up? I've uninstalled them and redownloaded the .rar file, just in case the download went awry, if it helps.

Thank you!
Test Subject
#25 Old 3rd Oct 2014 at 8:22 AM
Thanks so much for the china cabinet, am going to love using it.
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