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 pieces found at various antique shops and pretty pieces from my favorite “etsy shop”
gather together finding a new home in the dining room.
I do not have a tremendous collection of ironstone,
however, I did have enough pieces to reasonably fill the hutch.
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.
Oh my . . . pardon me that I have not shown you the before!
Here is what the dining room looked like before:
The hutch was mainly filled with Noritake Summer Estate dinnerware and Waterford crystal.
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!
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!
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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