Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Spring Hutch Take 2
I am so loving my hutch painted black. I just can't keep rearranging it. Here is how it looks as of this morning. Spring hutch take 2.
If you missed my post about the hutch makeover & how I had it decorated for take 1, you can see it here. You will see that some things I left "as is" for take 2. But I have changed up a lot as well.
For instance, this cloche on top. Still has the artichoke statue, or what ever you would call it. I took off the Easter banner & added a moss bed (Dollar Tree moss) as well as a green ribbon.
This wooden birdcage is my newest purchase. I got it Saturday on my trip to Tai Pan Trading. It was my biggest purchase at $10.00. I originally was going to buy a wire birdcage like the ones hanging from the ceiling in my Tai Pan Trading post. But this birdcage was cheaper & much cuter. So I put the other one back & got this one instead. I love how this is wood & has a tin roof & a cupola.
I filled it with moss rocks from Dollar Tree.
I added my newest ironstone salad plates on the top shelf. They were part of the set I wrote about here. The white ironstone dinner plates on the next shelf down were also thrift store finds. I found one at one thrift store for $2.00 & the other two at another thrift store for $1.00 each. I adore white ironstone. But then you already knew that.
This white ironstone tureen I picked up at Salvation Army last summer for 1/2 price. Cost $3.50. It's been sitting in a cupboard since last summer. Now is it's time to shine!!!
The white ironstone pitchers on this shelf are vintage aka: old & I've had for years. The two white pitchers on the top shelf are not vintage aka: new from Ross last year. I kept the wooden birdhouses on this shelf. Added a twig ball & a moss ball.
The largest wooden birdhouse ornament is still under the cloche. It is now sitting on a few of my white ironstone plates that I just got.
See the other "Vintage" ironstone pitcher? The two pitchers on this shelf are my favorite & my oldest. (The rest of the pitchers in my collection are newer aka: not vintage.) I added some Dollar Tree flowers to them. This wooden birdcage ornament is one of my latest thrift store finds.
Nothing changed in this photo from take 1.
This cloche setup is new. I added a little vase from the thrift store. A Dollar Tree ball and my little birdies that were from Target after Christmas clearance. Everything is sitting on a bed of Dollar Tree moss on top of white ironstone plate.
The birdies were actually mini ornaments. I had forgotten about the white vase until I stumbled across it the other day while looking for something else. I love when that happens.
The right side is pretty much the same except the cloche with the number balls now has moss balls with it instead of moss stones as in take 1. And I changed out the little cloche as well.
I placed a metal stencil that I had picked up at an antique store for cheap on an old flower frog. Placed everything on a stack of ironstone saucers from my latest ironstone score. Then I placed grapevine around the base of the cloche. I got the grapevine at the thrift store as well. I added a tag at the top. The tag has been stamped with some french writing. I won a bunch in a blog giveaway a few months back.
And there you have my spring hutch take 2. I hope you likey. I know I do. I'm sure I'll be messing with it some more. I'm thinking of adding vinyl numbers to the plates. What do you think? Too much? Should I stop? Am I obsessed with my hutch?
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