Saturday, March 17, 2012

~ Revisiting the Antique Hutch ~

Not long ago I showed you some of the changes I made after all the painting in the sun porch was completed. For a reminder you can visit those posts  HERE and HERE.  Wow, what a little OK... so a lot of paint made not only in the room but the accessories.  It's always been a "fun" room to hang out in, it's even more so now.
Since today is St. Patty's Day I thought I would share some of the green inside the hutch.
After all the painting was complete, I moved all the blue inside and the green came out here. The dark green plates resided in the dining room hutch for the longest time. The ivy edged plates belonged to my Mother and held court in the pantry. Guess you can say I've fallen in love with green all over again. This is the perfect spot for all those gorgeous pieces. :-))
The hydrangea tea pot was a gift from my daughter many years ago, a perfect fit for all the green going on in the hutch. There's nothing boring or stagnate about the color green the blue purple color only enhances it's beauty.
My love of pears goes back many years, you'll find many around the house from dark brown wooden ones, to this delightful  green ceramic beauty.
OK... I know I keep saying I love bunnies, but folks I SO love bunnies. I purchased the bunny tureen a few years back, it's traveled around a few rooms in the house, now to take up residence here in the hutch (at least for the time being). The chalk like finish only adds to it's beauty.
I don't have many treasures from my childhood, this set of china is one of them. Mother gave them to me almost 34 years ago. I don't recall but she said I played with them often, guess my love of dishes started at a young age. There are no markings on the bottom, Priceless in my eyes, something to pass on to my daughter one day.


Are you having corn beef and cabbage today? Had to share the cabbage shaped tureen with you, purchased quite a while ago I believe from T.J. MAXX, don't you love the TJ store?

Just had to throw in one of the many birdcages I have around here, the sun streaming in was just too pretty not to share.

We hope you have the luck of the leprechaun's with you today, be safe in your travels and ventures this weekend.... 
Until next time..

14 comments:

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

It is so pretty Lynn....I have always liked green...it is so fresh...unfortunately, my hubby is not a fan, so I don't have much of it around. I love that you have your little tea set. What a precious treasure!!

Tootsie said...

it is nothing less than gorgeous girl...I always love what you share!
thanks for the inspiration

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Such a lovely post Lynne! I love all the green and vintage treasures in your hutch. Hope you have a wonderful day. hugs, Linda

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Girlfriend...

Ohhh...I AM loving that gorgeous apple green in your sunroom! It's soooo light and cheery...full of fun! I also love your pretty hutch and you have accessorized it beautifully! I always have so much fun looking through all of your pretty things!

I didn't even realize that you had painted the sunroom so I had to go back and check out the posts you gave us links for. I've been so out of the loop, my friend! Sorry! Love, love, LOVE how your furniture and all the furnishings look against the apple green...GORGEOUS!!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us today...I really enjoyed the tour! I hope that my note is finding you and your family doing well, Darlin!

Have a wonderfully sweet weekend!
Love ya,
Chari

Rettabug said...

What a delightful collection for GREEN for St. Patrick's Day, Lynne! I just love you little cupboard...nice hidden storage with plenty of display room, too.
Sweet that you still have your childhood dishes. I remember "playing with my dishes" often, as a little girl. No wonder I still love it!

Happy St. Patrick's Day, Honey!
Hugs,
Rett

Lizabeth @ Infuse With Liz said...

Wow, I love all your china pieces and I especially love the top of the hutch! The rabbit is perfect! Your display inside the hutch is so inviting! I love to snoop! How wonderful to have treasures from your childhood in there too! We're dining out but we are going to have a corned beef and cagge meal where we are going! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Kathysue said...

Love all of the green displayed in your hutch. Green is a favorite color in my life, especially for my kitchen, Happy Saturday ♣
kathysue

Babs said...

Lynne, Great look on the hutch and you have so many interesting pieces. Love the lantern, cabbage tureen and the way you arranged everything. Green is my favorite color, so you know I love all that green.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Donna said...

So pretty! I could sit and look at your hutch for hours. I love the childhood dishes and your love of bunnies. The bunny on top is adorable. I have looked for one for a long time ... maybe one day.
Hugs,
Donna

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Lynn!

I love the warm color of you hutch and the dishes accent it so well.

That lg. cabbage tureen (looks like a cloche) is something i would love to have, so I will be on the lookout for one. I have quite a large collection of cabbage plates and accessories.

I also love bunnies :] and I have that same bunny weather vane too!

Happy St. Pat's Day!
xoxo Bunny Jean

Shelia said...

Hi Lynne! This is so pretty! I loved seeing inside at all of your treasures. I dearly love that olden bunny tureen.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Katherines Corner said...

So many beautiful things!!! Hugs and wishes for a beautiful day. P.S. I hope you will stop by and say hello and enter the latest giveaway too.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

I love your dresser (our word for hutch!)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What a sweet little hutch and of course it's decorated adorably! Hmmm..is that bad english? Poorly worded or not..you know what I mean. Cute as heck. I love anything green! It's wonderful to have something from your childhood.