Dining Room Hutch Makeover

Literally, on a whim, I decided that the hutch needed a makeover.

The hutch’s contents were pretty much the same for over a year

and I thought it was time for a change.

But what do I place in the hutch? More dishes? That would not be difficult

as I do have plenty of those. But I wanted to do something different . . . different for me.

I began gathering pieces and started putting away the existing china and crystal.

Ironstone - Dining Room Hutch - Housepitality Designs

Dining Room Hutch - Housepitality Designs

Ironstone pieces found at various antique shops and pretty pieces from my favorite “etsy shop”

gather together finding a new home in the dining room.

ironstone -  Dining Room Hutch - Housepitality Designs

Ironstone - Dining Room - Housepitality Designs

I do not have a tremendous collection of ironstone,

however, I did have enough pieces to reasonably fill the hutch.

Ironstone - Dining Room - Housepitality Designs

Pitchers, coffee pots, sugars, and creamers. Plates, bowls and pretty tureens.

Apothecary jar from my France trip, gravy bowls and bowls kept in the family.

Ironstone - Dining Room Hutch - Housepitality Designs

Ironstone - Dining Room Hutch - Housepitality Designs

Oh my . . . pardon me that I have not shown you the before!

Here is what the dining room looked like before:

Dining Room Hutch - Housepitality Designs

The hutch was mainly filled with Noritake Summer Estate dinnerware and Waterford crystal.

Dining Room - Housepitality Designs

My dining room is very informal . . . and the addition of the vintage ironstone

really lends to its informal and casual feel. However, shirts are still required in the dining room!

Ironstone - Dining Room Hutch - Housepitality Designs

The dining room hutch and table are from Ethan Allen, the Old World Treasures collection

that has long since been discontinued. I fell in love with this collection

as soon as it hit the showroom floor. My hubby surprised me with the set for our anniversary

many moons ago. Many moons!

Ironstone - Dining Room Hutch - Housepitality Designs

A basket, demijohn, and a 17th Century French Vinegar pot sits on top of the hutch now.

I am happy with the hutch makeover and look forward to find more reasonably priced ironstone pieces.

You know what that means, more antique field trips with friends, traveling across a few state lines!

Have a wonderful weekend. I will be granddog sitting and putting finishing touches

in a special little girl’s room. Reveal on Monday . . . I promise!

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  1. So pretty! I love your hutch so very much…. Have a great weekend Shirley!!
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  2. Your hutch is beautiful, Shirley! This is one of my favorite vignettes yet! You have a wonderful collection of Ironstone and it shows up beautifully in your hutch. You added just the right touches with the lavender, hydrangeas and fruit. Have a great weekend!
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  3. I LOVE the change. Looks like you have a very nice ironstone collection to me!
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  4. LOVE how your ironstone collection looks in your gorgeous Ethan Allen hutch, what a wonderful anniversary gift! The contrast of the white dishes against the beautiful wood color is just perfect! Looking forward to Monday’s reveal. Have a great weekend Shirley : )
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  5. Such a beautiful piece and I love the ironstone display. Stunning.
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  6. OMGoodness, I can’t believe how different the hutch looks. I love what you did, but I must say I loved it with the dishes and crystal too. You are right, this is a much more casual look. It is amazing that you did this and poated it today. I was just thinking last night about your hutchc and how you kept all that crystal clean all the time! Have a BEAUTIFUL weekend, Shirley and enjoy dog sitting!!! Can’t wait for the full reveal!!!
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  7. Linda miller says

    Love this transformation. It may be one of my favorites you have ever done. Truthfully, I don’t think you need to add another thing, it’s perfect!

  8. Love the new look! I love the apples too….just a tiny nod to autumn coming soon.
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  9. Wow factor! Perfect! Who thought you could improve on what you had going on in that space? It looks great !!

  10. Love the change…it’s much more calming. Have a great weekend with your grand pup! 😉

  11. Wanted to let you know, the next to last picture won’t load? I have tried several times.
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  12. Beautiful change up Shirley. You have a very nice Ironstone collection :), and the perfect hutch to showcase it!!
    Happy weekend.
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  13. Amy Kaminski says

    I loved the original – it was perfect for Summer and now I love this arrangement too. Perfect for the upcoming fall/winter season. I can totally see that with a few pumpkins and towards Christmas with pink boughs. It’s perfect and comfortable. Funny you mentioned the shirt thing. It’s something my Father was a stickler about – you never came to the table without a shirt – even if it was 90 degrees! We now follow that same rule with our kids. If nothing else it was a good reminder to have a few manners! Enjoy the weekend!

  14. Love the ironstone displayed in your hutch…..you have quite a few pieces to fill it out nicely. Have a great weekend!!!!!
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  15. If you ask me, your dining room is quite elegant yet so warm and inviting. Loving the change on the hutch…the ironstone looks beautiful against the wood!! A perfect fresh look!
    Mary Alice
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  16. Shirley you have a wonderful collection of white ironstone. In fact I think I have a similar sugar bowl that you have on your top shelf towards the left. Mine is a late 1800 English bone china, I just loved the shape.I really like the white against the wood, and you purchased a keeper from Ethan Allen, beautiful lines and patina. I also was admiring all of your mill work,it is gorgeous. Our new home does not have any so we have to add as we go along, and yours really caught my eye. Thank you for your visits and always thoughtful comments on my blog post. I truly appreciate your visits!
    Happy Weekend,
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  17. Looks great! Love the dark wood against the ironstone … So pretty!
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  18. The change looks really good with your ironstone dish ware. You have me thinking now about re-doing my china cabinet – with Fall decorations. Hae to think about that.

    Enjoy your weekend with your grand dog and getting your little sweeties room completed. She will be over the moon. Don’t you just love little girls?

  19. I love all the ironstone together. The white against the wood is so pretty. I also have a dining set from Old World Treasures Ethan Allen. We bought it in the 80’s when we lived in Baltimore. I have tried for several years to finds more chairs. I got 4 and a bench to begin with. Got rid of the bench and would love two more side chairs. So far no luck.

  20. Hi Shirley, love your change out look and the white ironstone is gorgeous. It was great before too but I this is so cozy for fall. The dark wood just highlights the ironstone. Lovely room.
    Have a nice weekend, cm
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  21. Donna Marie B.G. says

    So pretty! Love it.

  22. Your beautiful hutch is perfect place to display your ironstone collection. Imagine you will be very happy with the look for years to come. Perfect for every season.

  23. Shirley your hutch is beautiful! You really have unique collection of beautiful iron stone. Enjoy your weekend. Jo
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  24. Ohhhhh Shirley the hutch is beautiful with all the unique ironstone pieces. You have a fabulous collection.
    Have a wonderful week end.
    Kris 🙂
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  25. I thought what you had before was absolutely beautiful, but the white ironstone looks absolutely radiant in there. I love you redo! I just love that lavender with the white. It’s so pretty. You always inspire me!

  26. This looks great! I do love the informal styling with the hutch- seems like a perfect look for it! You have a nice collection. Your furniture set is a favorite of mine. When Ethan Allen gets it right they really get it right! I like the architectural pieces on the wall – great look!
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  27. The makeover looks fantastic Shirley, you sure do have a lot of ironstone pieces and you have them arranged just perfectly.
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  28. I like the change… Very pretty…

  29. Looks great–such a lovely collection. And of course, the hunt for new pieces is so very fun!
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  30. Your hutch looks so pretty styled with your ironstone collection Shirley! It’s always fun to look for new pieces to add to a collection and the thrill of the hunt 🙂
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  31. I can’t seem to remember seeing this hutch, but it’s beautiful! I love Ethan Allen stuff:) I have 2 of their catalogs that I’ve kept over the years just because I like their style. Your house is just beautiful, Shirley…every last inch of it!
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  32. The hutch looks lovely and each piece of your fantastic ironstone collection, because your collection is so carefully edited, stands on it own. Perfect display to show the detail of each piece.

  33. David Nguyen says

    I think the one word that most aptly describes your dining room hutch makeover is …WOW!

  34. You think you have a small collection of ironstone?! Not only do you have a lot, but so many pretty pieces!

    I wish I had a hutch like that. A friend has a box in her basement full of ironstone that she doesn’t want and I know I could get it super cheap!
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  35. Hi Shirley…featuring you tomorrow on SYS!
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  36. Great makeover! Love it!

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