When the dream focuses on the cupboard, you are exploring what you are doing to have your needs met. Dishes relate to 'setting a place' or finding internal direction in being more fulfilled. Cups often symbolize the idea of reward as in 'my cup runs over.' Searching for a cup can symbolize looking for reward. Cooking pots represent difficult steps in 'boiling down' an issue or getting to the heart of the matter. Finding something unusual in a cupboard would have a message about what you 'storing' from the past that may be undermining your sense of fulfillment. At the same time, whatever makes this item unusual can also be a clue about your unique qualities. See also Closet.