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Christmas Hutch of Red Transferware and Book Winner

My breakfast room hutch is decked out for Christmas!

I've incorporated lots of Christmas-ey cheer into my red English transfer ware collection.

There are lots of snowflakes!  Including the giant one hanging from the drawer handle.

Seven or eight of these white, bottle brush trees add vintage charm...but they're brand new. 

 I always incorporate birds into my decor, whether it's Christmas time or not!
There are a few little evergreen trees I decorated with frosted, miniature pinecones and berries and tucked into creamers or sugar bowls.

Some cardinals and faux snow tucked in amongst the evergreens adds a little extra winter cheer.

 I like to tuck floral picks here and there as well to add a little color and greenery.

This is a new to my collection piece, a hand held candle holder.  Right now, it's holding one of the bottle brush trees.

This antique, crocheted dresser scarf perfectly mimics the snowflake theme.

I couldn't capture a good photo of these Christmas lights but they're little glass balls with a shimmery, sugar like coating making them appear as glistening little snowballs.  I have had these for years and liked them so much that I bought several extra sets as back ups!

The winner of the Children's transferware book Dishy Animals, chosen randomly via is comment #6
Sheila of Note Songs

Congratulations Sheila!  I'm so glad she won because she's got a baby grand daughter who's just learning to talk!  You're going to love sharing this with her!  Please email your address and I will get this shipped out right away!

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I've also got a giveaway for Shabby Apple that I just posted earlier today.  Please enter HERE!

I'll be linking up to some of my favorite blog parties:


  1. Congrats to Shelia! Your red and white transferware looks so pretty in your hutch, Nancy! I love the other bits and bobs you added for the festive feel.

  2. Oh my goodness, what a magnificent collection of red transferware! How beautiful your hutch is dressed for Christmas. Thank you for sharing, Nancy.
    Congrats, Sheila!

  3. Your hutch looks beautiful and ready for Christmas. Love the added snowflakes.
    Congratulations to Shelia.

  4. Hi Nancy,
    You have the most amazing collection of red transferware I've ever seen! You are encouraging me to get mine out for the holidays--just a few pieces of Masons Vista, but they do look especially nice this time of year. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Hi Nancy! Oh, I'm so thrilled to be the winner of your sweet little book! :) Thank you so much.
    Now, I just can't believe how beautiful your hutch looks filled with all that beautiful transferware! I love it!
    Thank you again so much, Nancy.
    You are a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  6. Amazing display. I wish I was closer so I could come over and ooooh and aaaah at every piece!!!

  7. What a beautiful display!! The red transferware is the perfect for the holidays. The candleholder piece is really interesting, have not seen that before. Thanks for sharing, Laura

  8. Your hutch is simply delightful. A friend just gave me my first red transferware set, and I am looking forward to making seasonal displays with it. You must have spent hours doing your hutch!

  9. Ooooh My heart be still.You must when a prize For one of the best Christmas post or something.You can reserve that purple dish for thirty dollars for me,or any of the purple.Just pick me out one you like.

  10. Wow! Nancy, you make me want to go buy a hutch, not that I have any place to put it. I LOVE how you have filled to the gills with the red transferware and all of the trimmings. Just spectacular.

    - The Tablescaper

  11. Ooohing and ahhing over here, everything is so very lovely! Thank you so much for sharing your charming collection with us.

    Happy Rednesday!

  12. WOW, Nancy!!!!!!! That is incredible!!! Work it, girl!!! :-)

  13. Oh Nancy..did you hear me gasp...when I saw your hutch filled with all that gorgeous transferware? What an amazing display you have in your breakfast room! Hope you are having a wonderful season with your family!
    MIss Bloomers

  14. Wow! What a splendid collection!


  15. Hi Nancy,
    This is amazing-love it!!!


  16. Now that is a fun display. It would take hours to take it all in.

  17. Decked to perfection!


    Something cherry, something blue,
    Something scarlet just for you;
    Something blazing as the sun,
    Something red when day is done.

    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Desert reds here and here

  18. Magnificent, Nancy!!! LOVE the hand held candle holder, the beautiful cardinal & trees and how you take your lovely transferware into each season!! Thanks for the inspiration! Happy Holidays, V the snow sprinkles on your post! :)

  19. OMG this is the pretties arrangement I have seen this year

    your china cabinet is so gorgeous

    Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

  20. How lovely! I particularly like the red cardinal sitting in the snow in a creamer! Now that's a delightful perch!

  21. Very Beautiful arrangements, wonderful pictures and I really like the snowfall effect....Kathi

  22. I wish I could transport that China hutch to my dining room! Gorgeous!! Visiting from HSH.

  23. Oh my goodness... my Mom would never EVER leave your house. Your hutch is just GORGEOUS!!!! And your new candle holder? BEAUTIFUL!!!

    Merry Christmas!

  24. Oh, Nancy, your dishes make everything look so lovely. The crocheted piece is absolutely perfect with the them and your dishes. Christmas blessings to you, my friend.

  25. Oh my.......I have been transported to red and white heaven!!!
    Blessings to you girly,

  26. speechless -one of the most beautiful sights I have seen!!1

    love it...
    new follower.

  27. Be still my heart!!!! Nancy, your hutch is absolutely beautiful!! Oh goodness! Merry Christmas!

  28. Your collection is stunning and arranged beautifully. What a wonderful holiday display! A new follower, andrea@townandprairie

  29. Oh to have all those red/white dishes! I ♥ the look of it in the hutch with your added holiday decor,Nancy. Congrats to Shelia~

  30. You've painted a gorgeous Christmas canvas. I love it! Cherry Kay

  31. This is absolutely splendid!!! Yes....a painted Christmas canvas for sure!!! Love it....cleo

  32. Your hutch and all the transfer ware set my heart a pitter patting!!! Just lovely!!!! It gives me some inspiration to do mine.

  33. The giveaway win couldn't have gone to anyone more sweet!Congrats to Sheila.

    Oh I love all that beautiful transferware! My little hutch looks so sparse with transferware when compared to yours!

  34. Just gorgeous!! You must want to leave it up all year! Happy PS!

  35. Wow, your display is simply fabulous! Happy Pink Saturday. ~Marti

  36. I am in heaven...All is so beautiful!
    Happy Christmas,

    Linda at Beautiful Ideas

  37. Truly breathtaking, the bottle brush trees and a lovely touch. Loooks like a winter wonderland.

  38. It's just heavenly, Nancy. and of course those white bottle brush trees really add to the festivities! thanks for joining in for VIF! Have a wonderful Christmas week! xo

  39. Hi Nancy,
    Your red transfer ware is so gorgeous and perfect at this the Christmas season. I love the way you added all the snowy details that make it so wonderful. We'd love to have you link and share with us, too. We'd be honored to have you!
    Hugs and happiness,

  40. This is just stunning (as always).
    Merry Christmas

  41. Simply breathtaking! I've fallen in love with red transferware! It looks gorgeous. Merry Christmas!
    Hugs, Cindy

  42. Oh my my...what a fantastic collection of red transferware! How beautiful your hutch is dressed for Christmas.

  43. What a wonderful collection you have. I want to say AWESOME! Pat

  44. Always love your transferware displays. Wish I could visit and see it in person. Lovely. Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas. ~CJ

  45. Wow that is quite a collection! Your hutch looks wonderful. Love all the special touches! The bottle trees are cute and fit right in! The lace gives it a homey touch and I love the birds too!

  46. Nancy, your hutch is just brimming with gorgeousness! I love how you have displayed everything. Truly enchanting and so much to capture the eye. You are always amazing!

  47. What a beautiful display with the snowflakes. You're does look so "Christmasy" :) And the red transferware is gorgeous!
    I haven't done anything with snowflakes and may have to start a new collection.

  48. Beautiful! Have a very Merry Christmas! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  49. Your hutch and dishes are amazing!

    Thank you for linking to Potpourri Friday! May you have a Merry Christmas and the Happiest of Holidays!

  50. As always, it is a delight to visit your blog. Red transferware is my favorite. Your Christmas display is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing it and your knowledge with us! Happy Holidays.

  51. What a fantastic collection!

    Have a great Christmas.


  52. Nancy, it's fun to see all your red together. Makes such a beautiful statement for the season. I wish you and your sweet family the best of holidays. Merry, Merry ~ Sarah

  53. Nancy, Your hutch full of red transferware is gorgeous! What a beautiful holiday display. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones.

  54. Merry christmas to you, I hope that this day is of the happiest for you and your family!
    Joyeux Noël!!!

    Beautiful day

  55. Hi, I just found you from 2805. Your transferware collection is breathtaking. Love it all! I love red and I also love bottlebrush trees. This is just too cute! Now a new follower.

  56. That is one impressive dresser!!! I adore your transferware but did you say 6 children??? How on earth do you have time to do all this for Christmas with such a large family?

  57. Likewise, found your blog via 2805. A really beautiful display. Another new follower. Happy New Year!

  58. Realmente me ha encantado tu blog lleno de originalidad, cratividad y sensibilidad.Hay mucha alma en él.T sigo.T invito a seguir mi blog.Saludos poéticos.

  59. Beautiful display! Looks lovely in your cabinet!

  60. Just came across your blog, via Pinterest and I've fallen in love. I have a collection of red transferware myself, started when I was in England and I am hopelessly in love with it. Your photographs are wonderful and I feel warm AND giddy just looking, can't get enough. Thanks so much!!!


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