Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Holiday Hutch

The best thing about having a Welsh dresser or hutch is the endless styling opportunities.
I like to change ours seasonally, Christmas being my favorite time to create a holiday vignette.
Think of it as "vertical tablescaping" or "hutchscaping!"
For instance, three years ago, I used red transferware and paperwhites for my Christmas hutch vignette.

Last year, I relied on mercury glass, white flowers and pinecones for a subtle holiday look.

This year, I brought in some tartan, red majolica and a transfereware platter depicting a a snow scene.  Paperwhites again say Christmas to me.

I never have a plan, I just start playing with dishes.  This is what hutchscaping is all about.  
The red majolica plates that I found while thrifting this year are the background for little roe deer antlers on one shelf.

The tartan plates frame it all.

I found the tartan metal flower pots at Orchard Supply Hardware!
The platter is Johnson Brothers, from the Historic America series, "Home for Thanksgiving."

Along the sides of the hutch, behind the doors, I used Johnson Brother's Friendly Village plates with red majolica chargers behind them.
These are classic Christmas plates, and I have yet to set a Christmas dinner table with them.

The Holiday Hutch

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Rhonda said...

The 2011 hutch was beautiful, but I think you went above and beyond this year! Love, love, love the red accents! So many gorgeous dishes in one place! I want you to visit my house and spread some of your magical decorating dust!

My Cozy Casita said...

Hi Your hutch are so beautiful whith all the Christmas accents I love your Place all your dihes too
I have the same one merry Christmas and happy Holidays!!

Monica said...

I love the red china for the holidays so rich and festive.

Debra@CommonGround said...

Just perfect! always love the tartan accents at Christmas!

Sarah said...

Perfection! The touch of tartan is the "icing on the hutch"! Hope your are enjoying the season........Sarah

Unknown said...

Oh so pretty - I just love it. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Karena said...

Delores your French Hutch is just perfect for the holidays. I adore you green and the red majolica plates!

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Kathysue said...

Absolutely Wonderful!! Love it so much this year. Tartan plaid, paper whites and transfer-ware, Quintessential Delores! Merry Christmas my dear sweet friend,
xo Kathysue ♥*

Lady Jane said...

How I love this marvelous hutch decorated so perfectly for the holidays.

Bonnie said...

Spectacular! Which year is your favorite? This year really popped but I like them all.

Delores, I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

-Lisa said...

How on earth am I just discovering your blog now! I have a lot to catch up on.

I love your sense of style and your ability to mix patterns. I was looking back and at one time you had a red toile wallpaper with your floral drapes (in your dining room) and I have to admit I would have never had the nerve to mix the two but you pulled it off beautifully. Even now you have a patterned wall paper and floral panels and it looks divine.

I have been hemming and hawing (not sure how that saying is spelled :-) about a new home I am moving to that has some busy wallpaper. I am paralyzed as to what to do about the window treatments, you have given me courage to experiment.

So happy I found you!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Beautiful, Delores. I have always loved your hutch and now it is even more gorgeous decorated for Christmas. Happy Holidays!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I love that hutch Delores!! Your Christmas display looks beautiful!

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

So glad Debra pinned your holiday hutch so I could click and follow you right over here to see this post!

LOVE the plaid plate addition.... are you surprised!?

Looks fantastic.
Hutchscaping... gotta love it!

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

I love the addition of the tartan; plates and flower holders! paper whites are always perfect. Love that hutch. XO, Pinky

Terri~terrileeauthor said...

Your Welsh Dresser/hutch definitely says: "IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME"
Beautifully done, Delores.
I have the 'Friendly Village' plates and love to use them for Christmas and Thanksgiving.
Merry Christmas to you and your family

Becca Bertotti said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Delores! I love all of the ways you've styled your hutch ... this year's is fabulous! I love the plaid plates and pots are regal and full of Christmas tradition. Love the antlers, too! Happy Holidays!

Stan and Jody Gabara said...

Your hutch is so beautiful! Love how you displayed your gorgeous collections! Thanks for the inspiration! Wishing you a Merry Christmas.

Love, Jody

Melanie said...

What a beautiful hutch! I love how you decorate it.

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