Tuesday, August 2, 2011
My hutch full of red transferware is mixed with some vintage lace and linens. The hutch was Shawn's when he was a little boy. We've had this piece full of china in every place we've lived for the past 25 years!
A Masons Vista toast rack is perfect for displaying and storing butter pats.
I have lots of teapots and coffee pots displayed on the hutch.
Combining my love of poetry, transferware and vintage linens, a vintage copy of Oliver Wendell Holmes 'The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table' has found it's way into a Vista handled bowl lined with a Madeira napkin, some tassels and for a whimsical touch, vintage wooden Bingo pieces were added to the mix.
This little book is a collection of essays first published in 1857 as monthly installments in Atlantic Monthly magazine. Befitting Holmes reputation as one of America's greatest poets, most of the essays end with a poem on that particular essays subject. I picked this up for half a dollar at an estate sale.
I love this laughing cow!
I wove some vintage crochet ribbon throughout this floral spray.
My hutch displays a mix of transfer ware patterns, but they are all in the same color family so it works. Collections displayed by color or type, and in groups create wonderful presence and are visually appealing. In addition, they personalize your home or space.
My ginormous Maling teapot gets center stage on my hutch.
The red and white linen is, I believe, a pillow cover. It's German and is now scrunched up on my breakfast table under a pot of flowers. Right now, it's my favorite vintage linen. Do you ever play favorites with your things?
An antique weighing scale hangs on the hutch and is holding a creamer where I've tucked a little transferware measuring spoon inside.
Hope you've enjoyed this little hutch tour!