Monday, November 22, 2010

Holiday Hutch

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 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
found them
 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.  

As you can tell, I have a thing for topiaries!  I seem to collect them without even realizing.  Whenever I shop it seems they have magnets on them that led me straight to them.  I use mine all year and especially at Christmas time. 

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.

I'm linking with
 Marty's Tabletop Tuesday
Seasonal Sundays
Susan's Metamorphosis Monday


  1. How pretty everything looks, Sonia! I love the plates! The hydrangeas look so nice, it was smart of you to save them! And I love the lamp, it makes the hutch looks so cozy. Nicely done! :-)

    Have a wonderful week and a Happy Thanksgiving!


  2. Your hutch looks very festive and pretty. I love the reds and all of the details that you have added.

    Very pretty.


  3. Sonia, the red really looks pretty in your hutch. I'm impressed you take everything out and put in all holiday pieces. The snowmen plates are darling, as is that precious little teapot featuring the mouse. I can see why it followed you home from Tulsa. Perhaps we'll see a mouse themed tea during the holidays? ;-)
    Happy Thanksgiving! ~ Sarah

  4. I also love the red that you have going on in your hutch -- it just makes me happy looking at it. Love the sweet bird and the teaset. Joni

  5. I love your hutch transformation!! The Christmas decorations are all so pretty!1

  6. Sonia, Your hutch display is so cute! I love your dishes and I also have a thing about topiaries.

  7. Your hutch is beautiful and I love your dishes! It's exciting to see folks starting to decorate for Christmas:@)

  8. Your hutch is PERFECT!!! I love the snowmen, and with that theme there is NO HURRY to put it away when Christmas passes... I also LOVE topiary and they follow me home too! Thank you for sharing your beautiful setting, you've encouraged me to start! Hugs to you, Donna

  9. Sonia,
    Thank You so much for stopping by my blog and for leaving such a nice comment. I LOVE how you have decorated your hutch, it is all so perfect and the lamp just makes it look so cozy and inviting. I can see why that little mouse tea set came home with you, he certainly would be hard to leave on the shelf. Thank You for sharing and have a very Happy Thanksgiving! ~hugs~

  10. Everything looks darling! I don't think you need to tweek it at all:)

  11. Hi Sonia!
    Okay, this is just the cutest and happiest hutch ever! I love everything about it. It just makes me smile! That tea pot set is ADORABLE! And your dishes are so cheery! I really love the whimsey and brightness of this whole vignette. It makes me feel like a kid at Christmas again! Beautifully done!

  12. What a charming Holiday Hutch! I think it looks just right to me!!
    I Love those sweet plates!!

    Debbie # A Debbie-Dabble Christmas

  13. Oh my goodness!! You are so talented. This is beautiful and it looks perfect to me.

  14. Hi sweet friend...

    Ohhh...your hutch looks gorgeous all dressed in its Christmas finery! Girlfriend, I love your Christmas dishes! Oooh...all that red looks sooo pretty siting on your shelves! I love all the other pretties that you added as well...the topiaries and that beautiful cloche! Ohh my goodness, your little Christmas mouse teapot set is sooo adorable! Yes, it would have had to come home with me as well! Hehe! I love the garland that you added to the top of your's the icing on the cake!!!

    Well sweet friend, I just wanted to come by to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving! Have a safe and blessed holiday, Sonia!!!

    Love ya,

  15. Sonia,
    your hutch looks wonderful. Just like a santa fantasyland... I love those dishes and the other pieces too..

    I bought a corner hutch last month and worked really hard on it but messed up the final coat of paint and had to start all over:( I finally got it painted and in the corner but I dont have the Pretties to put in it so it wont even come close to being as magical as yours... Maybe before next year you can tell us how to select items and place them correctly so it can be beautiful like the one you arranged..

    Happy Thanksgiving~!!!

  16. What a great display of snowmen in your hutch. The plates are adorable...we are going to see them in a Christmas tablescape? The little mouse tea service is so sweet.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  17. Oh I love your hutch and all of your Christmas dishes and decor is just stunning. Fabulous. Thanks so much for linking to TTT and have a Blessed Thanksgiving. Hugs, Marty

  18. What an adorable little gem of a hutch. I love those plates! I too seem to be drawn to topiaries.. so classy and perfect for Christmas.
    Thanks for dropping by. I'll be decorating my tree tomorrow, as well!

  19. Love the decorated hutch. The dishes are darlin' and I love the topiaries! I do the same thing...I decorate my hutch for the seasons:) They are just the fun-est pieces of furniture!!!

  20. Your Christmas hutch is adorable. I especially like the cloche. ♥O

  21. I'm enjoying catching up with your blogspots! Love the hutch and the dishes are precious:) Happy New Year to you.


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