I redecorate my little informal hutch (that I also use as a small writing desk) each season just by switching out my favorite plates. I add a few other accessories as well and it transforms the area by my kitchen into a festive little place.
I clear out everything from my hutch and give it a complete dusting top to bottom. This year I purchased a new lamp at Kirklands to add a little more light to this area especially at night, since my hutch is not lighted.
My Christmas plates were purchased at Target several years ago and are Tracy Porter designs and some of my favorites. I love using these plates for Christmas dinner.
The salad/desert plates with the snowmen are so cute and I love the candy cane border. I've added my red bubble goblets to the shelves as well and love using them during the holidays. I
in a little store in
Grapevine, Texas on a shopping trip.
I decorated the top of the hutch with a garland I purchased half price at Hobby Lobby last year. I always add a few more embellishments..this year I saved my lime green hydrangeas from my garden and added them for a more full look and a pop of lime green.
My family of snowmen were gifts from different friends and I grouped them together. The larger one (mamma snowman) holds a votive candle and the smaller ones (babies) are
salt and peppers.
Of course no vignette would be complete without a cloche. (Especially since I'm participating in Marty's Tabletop Tuesdays) I tucked in a sweet little bird with a nest inside and just added a Christmas bow.
While shopping a few months ago in Tulsa with a friend, I found this Christmas mouse teapot and couldn't resist. The teapot, cream and sugar were under $10 and too cute for me to pass up.
I am a tea drinker and collect teapots.
I will tweak my hutch over the next couple weeks until I get it "just right". I'll start working on my tree next ...usually I put it up the Friday after Thanksgiving while my guys are all here.
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