Sunday, January 23, 2011

~The Hutch Has Gone White~

Hello everyone, I hope you've had a great weekend. We've had another round of snow, some areas got as much as 8", I think we had right at 6". As I was finishing up this post, my driveway fairy came and cleaned out the lane, and around the shop area. What a keeper he is. :-))

Over the past few weeks I've admired the white ironstone going in all the hutch's. I decided to shop the house to see if I had enough to fill the dining room hutch. This first picture is a bit on the grainy side, but I wanted to show you the pear in the center cabinet. It has been there "forever". I've always liked seeing just the hint of yellow with all the green I had going on, until I pulled it all out and realized I like the finished project a lot more. Do you ever do that, like what you've done and once you change it you realized you were just stuck in a rut and needed to shake things up a bit?
This is how the shelf looked after I stripped the Christmas. Wow! Is it crazy full or what? Go ahead you can say it, it's OVER full!!! I guess this is where I tell myself just because I make displays like this in the shop, I don't have to do displays like this in my home. Sometimes less is more. :-))
A shot of the plates and sherbet glasses, that have been there , "forever"!!!
I'll hush for a bit and let you look at the hutch as it sits now.


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I'm pleased as punch with the way the hutch turned out. I'm not sure about the green pears, they'll stay for now until; I can come up with a bit more white ironstone pieces. I'm looking forward to reading your comments on the transformation. Until next time.....
hugs ~lynne~


Kat said...

Oh it looks lovely Lynne! The white ironstone against that gorgeous dark hutch is beautiful. And then you add that perfect pop of pear green. I love it! Kat

janet said...

Oh wow Lynne, LOVE IT, LOVE IT. and the color from the pears is absolutely perfect. I just bought a pair of white candle stick holders for a song and dance, when I decide what and where I will let you know. Thanks for sharing this lovely hutch makeover.

9405018--Pat said...

Love it Lynne, black & white perfect! no snow for us last night....yeah....stay warm Pat H

Donna said...

I like it much better. The white shows up so much better.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Pat,I'm glad you lucked out and didn't get the snow, as you can see we are buried in it. You stay in stay warm.... hugs ~lynne~

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I really like the white. However, I am not a good one to make decisions about things like this, as I tend to leave things the same for LONG periods of time. Sorry about the snow - We got lucky on this last round. I have had enough - I need some Vitamin D (sunshine) bad!
Have a great week.

Blondie's Journal said...

I love the new look, Lynne...very fresh and simple and I think the pears really add that pop of color!


Dana of The Stone Rabbit said...

I love your redo, Lynne! I need to do the same thing...but I need to do it all over the house! Thanks for the inspiration!

We had just a dusting last night....I was expecting several inches. So glad we caught a break this time. Yes, you have yourself quite a snow remover there!!!! Good for you!


onlymehere said...

Beautiful as always!

Beeutiful by Design said...

I liked the before and I love the after :) Thoughts of spring - Jennifer

Allison Shops said...

Beautiful! I recently purchased one of the exact same dog statues off etsy! Dropping by from Met Monday.


PAT said...

Lynne, you know I am loving all those white dishes!:-)

Looks gorgeous.

And the big ol' John Deere got J's attention!;-)

Sarah said...

Lynn, the hutch looks fresh with the white dishes and the pears. Great idea! The lamp on the books is a nice touch for the hutch. Loving your black and white dogs. ~ Sarah

BECKY said...

Hi Lynne! I love the white plates with the pears. There's something about beautiful white dishes, "paired" along with "pears"...*snicker, snort*...that is just so beautiful and lovely and peaceful! We got about 10 inches of snow the other day and about 2 inches today! Unbelievable for this part of the country, isn't it?! But I do love it!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Lynne, it looks fabulous! I wish I could learn that "more is less" thingy. I don't have a store, but my home looks like a store. It's just so hard for me to hide anything away. Your hutch looks beautiful enough to inspire me to get some stuff boxed up. Now, it's just a matter of making myself get out of this chair and do it. laurie

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Love the before, and the after is stunning. I love the black with the all white and the pears are wonderful for just a touch of color. It looks fabulous. You have some beautiful pieces. Hugs, Marty

Anonymous said...

Yes, ma'am! This is the best of winter whites! Your hutch looks beautiful! Love all your whites with the green pears and you know of course I love your Staffordshire doggies! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Judy @ In His Grip said...

I do like to freshen up the look of things around my home this time of year. I like the fresh new look of your hutch.

Barb @ The Everyday Home said...

Love it, love it! What a transformation. I thought it was beautiful before, but I love how crisp and bright it is now. We have matching doggies. I like the fact that you added them back in. I agree, we all get into ruts sometimes and just need to do a little "home Shopping" to shake things up a bit. :)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love all your white pieces, Lynne! I have a soup tureen very similar to yours and I love that lidded jar.

Deanna said...

Lovely post!
You captured some pretty still life pics.
Enjoyed seeing your hutch!

God bless,
d from homehaven

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Lynne this looks lovely! I have been drawn to the whites lately also.

onlymehere said...


Just read your comment on Jessica's blog and had to stop by. I won't reiterate what I wrote there but I too have had a different journey than I thought I was going to have through blogging. This year has been a horrible financial year for us and we're barely hanging on. We're hoping the economy starts to improve soon or we just may not be able to keep going. My family is what keeps me going. I can't do those crafty things right now or update the house but I enjoy seeing what others do. I guess my blog bored some to death bz they don't stop by anymore. Most of my comments are by email now but I still don't get as many as you have here when I posted so it looks like you do have support still!

Keep your head held high and you can stop in to see me at any time. I don't update as much as I used to bz life has become a bit boring around here. That's okay though I'll take boring over drama, lol!

Big virtual hugs are being sent your way from me!

Ms. Bake-it said...

I love it! What a great transformation Lynne! I love your Staffordshire dog figurines. The pears give off a nice pop of color with the black and white.

~ Tracy

Lizabeth said...

I like the new look! I just did my curio cabinet over too!
I know what you mean about a leave it the same way or use the same things and then you realize it needs a new look! Great job!
That John Deere tractor is super duper big! We have one, but not nearly so large! We live in northern Michigan and get a lot of snow here too! Your scenery looks like it could be Michigan!

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Lynne, your hutch make over is fantastic! I just redid my kitchen hutch and am loving the new look. I plan to post it in a few mins. I love your ironstone and the pears are the perfect touch! I LOOOVE your black hutch! I ahve a driveway fairy too, it is my hubby!!!!!!!!!!!!:):) He just finished shoveling because we are in a lull and we are supposed to get 6-9 more inches tonight!!!!!!!! I YI YI!!!!! XO, Pinky

Sue said...

I love the new look. I'm being drawn to all the "whites" in blogland as well. It is such a clean look. You did a beautiful job with this makeover!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I love it! It's exactly what I needed to see. Bought a nice maple shelf at a garage sale for 20.00, added it to the one I already have and can't wait to get them painted...before Halloween I hope. I'm sorry. I know some won't agree with me..but to me, less IS not more. I like lots to look at. I love your hutch! It's gorgeous..and yes you DO need to do it at home as well as the shop!
Otherwise how would we see all your pretties?! Hmmmmm??? :)