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Friday, January 14, 2011

My Winter China Hutch

It is still winter at my house, even though the temp is suppose to hit the low 80's this weekend.

Even if it will be saying "spring" or even "summer" outside. The inside still says "Winter".

I really hate it when all the Christmas decor comes down. It seems so depressing. And heaven knows I hate to be depressed. So I decided that I could keep out the snowflakes and the pine cones, the mercury glass and celebrate "Winter". Especially since we really don't get "winter" here in southern California.

I used the same letters that I used in my "winter" banner on my mantel, only smaller for this little vignette. I have no idea what the font is. I found the letters in the book Weddings. It is a Memories of a Lifetime book. I also added some wintry little prints.

I didn't like the photo display by itself, so I placed it inside one of my white pitchers.

I really like the black & white, silver color scheme. And it was not almost 9am when I took these photos. It was actually almost 8am. My clock is still on daylight savings time. I only have to wait a few more months & it will be the right time again.

I hung a snowflake ornament from a white ironstone platter.

I just love these bottle brush trees. I kept them out after Christmas as they say "winter" to me. I've had them for a few years. I'm not sure where I got them, my guess is, Home Goods, Marshalls or TJ Maxx.

These mercury glass votive candle holders are etched with snowflakes. They originally came from Target a few years back. I had them on my Christmas mantel. But exchanged them for larger mercury glass ones for my winter mantel. And moved these to my hutch.

I added this large snowflake to one of my white plates. The mercury glass birdies came from Target last year.

As you can see, I have a thing for white ironstone, plates and pitchers.

I used 2 of the apothecary jars left over from Christmas. They were already filled with glittered pine cones or pine cone ornaments. Still works for winter. The jar on the left had jingle bells at Christmas, I exchanged the bells for these number balls.

I have a thing for cloches as well.

I placed a small vintage feather tree under this cloche.

And another one under this cloche. But I forgot to add some snow to this one. The cheese dome cloche in the back is left over from Christmas. It is filled with pine cone ornaments.

And that concludes this portion of the "Winter" tour.

I still have a few more areas of my family room that I have decorated for winter. Hopefully you will get to see them before it's Valentine's Day. Keep your fingers crossed!

Linking to:

Saturday Nite Special @ Funky Junk's

Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage

Frugal Fridays @ The Shabby Nest

Show & Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home


  1. Hi! I've been stalking your blog for some time now and I must tell you that I am crazy for cloches! All because of you and your gorgeuos displays! I am now on the prowl at every thrift or discount store I enter!
    Thanks for the new obsession. My husband is thrilled to pieces!

  2. Good day Kim, now girl I adore all the whites you have in your hutch have that magic touch with all you do my Dear friend..I have always loved coming by here..did you redo your wonderful photo frame this year...Hope you have a great weekend on your piece of Ca. Kim it's like spring time on my mountain today can you say love...Hugs and smiles Gloria

  3. Now that looks wonderful! I love that winter sign again and how you were able to work it into this display is fantastic! I think I am going to pass on the winter hutch decorating because I have had enough winter for now. Our snow is just beginning to melt and I don't want to encourage it to come back anymore!

  4. Hi Kim! Your winter decor is so very pretty!! I love the snowflakes, snowy trees and pin cones and all the lovely white!

  5. Very pretty Kim...I am trying to make winter at my house too. I love the black, white and silver together.

  6. Love the all the pieces mixed together so nicely. Thanks for sharing, can't wait to see what else you have going on.


  7. It's beautiful Kim! Makes me wish I hadn't packed up the Christmas stuff already! Oh well. Maybe next year!~Ames

  8. Looks beautiful!! Every thing is so well places!! I love love the snowflakes!!

  9. Everything looks so beautiful and whimsical Kim! Great job!

  10. You are the queen of gorgeous vignettes!! Love everything but my favorite thing is placing the photo holder in the pitcher...genius!!

  11. Your winter display looks lovely...I'm in MN, I'd be happy to share some "winter" with you :)
    Take care, Laurel@chippingwithcharm

  12. I'm so glad to know that I'm not the only crazy person whose clocks never get changed! People who come to my house are always confused about what time it is. I have some weird thing with time and clocks... Your display is so pretty, i'm with you, i love those bottle brush trees...


  13. What a beautiful display. I love all the cloche and wonderful white goodies. Everything is amazing.

  14. I am in love with the white and silver scheme this year, too. I undecorated the reds of Christmas and redecorated for winter and I love the look. Your idea with the winter letters and photo on the picture holder in the vase is brilliant...can I borrow that one?

  15. Kim, I just finished reading/looking at your New Year's tablescape and I've just gotta ask - does your family appreciate the beauty that you put into their lives? I mean, I know they're guys & all, but I think it's wonderful that you provide such beauty in their lives, they will know it when they see it later on, their wives will appreciate it, and hopefully it will be carried over into your grandchildren's lives. I wish I'd done better as a mother in this regard, but I can't change the past. What I can do now is to provide as much as I can of a normal household as I remember it from childhood, for my first grandchild who arrived in September. Seeing a blog like yours, by a seemingly-normal (ahahahahaha!) person, who works and maintains a household (in spite of procrastination!) for the family makes me think that I can get my house decluttered and then organized, so I too can provide a happy home for my family. Please keep up the good work - I so enjoy your blog!

  16. LOVE the photo display in the pitcher! Among all the other pretty display ideas, you display queen!

  17. I so enjoyed looking at your pics. Love all the white and winter scenes.

  18. Hi there~ Your photos are beautiful! I love your cloche's and all the pretty in your china hutch! It really is quite lovely! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

  19. I love your idea for hiding the base of the photo display in a pitcher. It gives it more 'weight'. I am going to seriously look for some photos and fabulous letters and try to make one for my buffet, too. Thanks so much for the inspiration.