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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

My Thanksgiving China Hutch

Wow! I can't believe that Thanksgiving is tomorrow. Time is just rushing by. This will be the first year in the past 5 years since living in my house that we are not hosting Thanksgiving dinner. We are going to my brother's house this year instead. But he only lives about 15 minutes away from me.

I'm not totally off the hook. I still have to bring green bean casserole and our family tradition of green jello Thanksgiving salad.

So even though no one will be coming to my house. I still had to decorate for Thanksgiving. I've already shown you my mantel. And I've shown you a few other areas around my family room that I've decorated.

Now it is time to show you my china hutch.

On top of the hutch I have this cute sign. The fall scripture was a free printable from Betty Crocker Wannabe. I just love it!!! I placed mine in a thrift store frame I got for 25 cents. I painted it ORB (oil rubbed bronze). I use Krylon's version of ORB, which comes out almost black. I then distressed the edges of the frame.

I have also used a couple of Dollar Store pumpkins that I spray painted Heirloom White & then antiqued with watered down burnt umber craft paint.

I used the center from a sunflower that died in my garden. I love the texture this adds. The acorns are fake ones.

I used my Myott turkey plates that I've had for about 4 years. I picked them up at TJ Maxx & Marshall's. I have service for 24. My niece did call me & ask me to bring my turkey plates to use at their house for Thanksgiving. It's become a family tradition now.

I added some other red & white transferware pitchers and creamers that I collect.

The white pitchers and plates are some that are usually on my hutch.

In this cloche I just added a few fall colored gems that I got from Dollar Tree last year. The old bottles usually sit under this cloche for most of the year.

I made these Pottery Barn knockoff chalkboard rocks for Halloween. I just erased the Halloween words & added some Thanksgiving ones. Easy, peasy.

This cloche houses some more old bottles. I just added a pilgrim picture that I found on google images. I used an old flower frog as a picture holder. Added the fall garland to the outside.

On top of my hutch you will find another cloche with old vintage bottles. I added this Thanksgiving wish that I found in my vintage image collection.

I'm wishing you in all sincerity a very pleasant Thanksgiving Day. And I am in deed.

I hope that you have enjoyed my Thanksgiving hutch. If you want to see last years version, you can see it here. But if you do compare, keep in mind that last year I was having company for dinner so I spent more effort in decorating. But I still like this years version, in same ways, even more.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow and don't eat too much turkey.


  1. Happy Thanksgiving Kim! Love those tranferware plates!


  2. I'm happy, I got to see my favorite red turkey plates with the ironstone woven in! Beautiful. The apothecaries and cloches really add the finishing touches to your hutch, Kim.
    Happy Thanksgiving.

  3. Very festive display-awesome score on those dishes! I love the framed Bible verse, very nice touch. Happy Thanksgiving!