Sunday, September 18, 2011

From Transferware to Tuscan

As much as I love my Blue Willow transferware, for Fall, I wanted to do something totally different...something with warm colors.

Wanting to change the look on a budget, I shopped the house. I'm always on a budget.

As I gathered things with Fall colors, a sort of Tuscan look,  began to happen. 
Actually, I used a German marmalade jar, Portugese pottery plates, American Shaker boxes, French cheese and Italian bread sticks.   Tuscan...right?  :)  Ok, humor me.

Here's the hutch, ready for Fall...



I had everything already in the house, including the wine, cheese, bread sticks, and herbs...
 ...all I had to buy were pears.


How about a little wine and cheese...and pears?



Here are a few close ups...


...an assortment of bottles...



... a leaf plate to hold the cork screw...



... and lots of corks...



...gotta have a GW cheese dome...


...and a marmalade jar to hold the bread sticks.


Sorry about the faux olives. I ate all the real ones. :)


There is real wine though, and the sun is going down.



Love the warm glow of the setting sun...


"Cin Cin"!
I love having a glass of wine with friends.
Glad y'all stopped by...I just hate drinking alone. :)

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43 comments:

Kelly said...

I love your changes! I spy a bottle from Target that has the wine label on it. I have that exact bottle. I'd like to get the medium size one too. Everything looks very fitting for Fall.

On Crooked Creek said...

Babs,
Your Fall look on the hutch is gorgeous! WoW...I'm wanting to go shopping at your house, too! Those golden yellow plates have such an interesting pattern! I bought that same dish towel a few weeks back. Those are my colors!!! Thanks for the wine tasting event! Haven't done that in years!
Fondly,
Pat

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I swear Babs you need to do this for a living. Great job. I have been sewing away and haven't been visiting as much...but I'm so glad I caught this post. Love your title too.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Babs, I LOVE your hutch diplasy. Very Tuscan, indeed! I would love to have this in my own kitchen, Beautifully done!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Babs, first of all your photos are gorgeous!! Love the setting sun ones. Hey anytime you need someone to sit and enjoy wine with you just call and we will chat and drink. I may have to walk home, but hey it isn't far. I LOVE what you did to this hutch. Warm and wonderful.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Oh Babs, I love the blue willow in your hutch, I LOVE this one too. So warm and inviting, not the traditional hint of fall... loving it. I've got to get some wine corks.. love that look. I'm glad you're enjoying the tour darling..
hugs ~lynne~

Dana Bishop said...

Couldn't agree more with all the above comments. You did a beautiful job on the hutch. You are quite the photographer! Your pictures are spectacular and so is your ability to stage.

:) Dana

Marigene said...

Love the way you have dressed your hutch for autumn!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Looks like you are ready for fall entertaining!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a great warm and welcoming change to your hutch! Love the colors and wine, cheese and fruit make me very happy!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Lovely, Babs! And the photos are so pretty! I think the marmalade jar is my favorite! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Richard Cottrell said...

You did good, great shopping. I can just taste the snacks and the surrounds are just divine and so fallish. good work, thanks for sharing. Richard from My Old Historic House.

xinex said...

Lots of cute ideas here. So pretty! Thanks for sharing...Christine

Nayana said...

Babs, your fall hutch is absolutely gorgeous..

Pat said...

I am loving this, Babs. Absolutely beautiful!

Mary-Sweetwater Style said...

New Follower :) I am doing a post on drying hydrangeas and will be using one of your photos...will link back...thanks!

Pat said...

Your sunlit photos are just fantastic. Love what you did with the hutch,you created an interesting mix there.

SavannahGranny said...

I just knew this was going to be good. I wasn't dissapointed. Love the colors. I especially like the little leaf dish and the cheese tray. Love the shot of the cheese dome with the grapes.
You know, you are really good at this!
Have a great week.
Ginger

Ivy and Elephants said...

Okay, I said you couldn't possibly top the blue willow, but I can admit when I'm wrong. This is really gorgeous! so chic and romantic. I love it!
Hugs,
Patti

Lakeshore Cottage Living said...

I'll be right over! ;) Everything looks beautiful.

Pattie T. said...

This looks fantastic! And you could have fooled me about the olives, they looked good enough to eat (I love olives)! The marmalade jar with the breadsticks is wonderful. I'd love to come by for some wine and cheese.

Toni said...

Your photos are great. Love the sun setting casting great shadows. You look like you are ready for the season. And yes, wine and cheese please!

CalypsoInTheCountry said...

Gorgeous! Love that whole country/tuscan look! Visiting from Marty's!
-Shelley

Olive Cooper said...

Babs, the hutch is stunning and I especially love the shots with the sun setting. hugs♥O

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Wow, I think this is my favorite display ever. I love everything. Such a lovely hutch and all of your accessories are so perfect. The wine and chese theme is beautiful. So really pretty and so creative. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing said...

Lovely Babs! I love the sun going down photo shots, those are just gorgeous. You did a great job shopping in your house.

Janet said...

Wish I could have joined you for a glass of red; your transformation looks amazing and very appetizing :)

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

How gorgeous! Yes, it looks Tuscan to me, in spite of the origins of everything. Your cheese and pear shot looks like I could reach in and take a bite :).

once in a blue moon said...

such beautiful lighting for such pretty things~

Marianne said...

Babs, I love what you did to your hutch....looks Tuscan to me. The pictures are magazine worthy, the food looks scrumptious and the wine, yummy!
Marianne :)

Beverly@southernhomesweethome said...

Love your hutch, looks so inviting as you are so able to do. I rejoined your site.. what the world? I am finding I am not on some sites I have been on forever! Seemed to happen when I changed my pic.. or now I have two id's running around out there in blog world.

Rebecca from Chow and Chatter said...

beautiful :-)

Kathy said...

Coming over from Marty - Stroll thru Life, I love your hutch. Isn't it always fun to reuse your treasurers in another way. We never seem to run out of accessories. Fall is a great time of the year for that splash of color and yours looks terrific. Your cheese and pear looks like I can reach out and touch them. What camera do you use? Drop by my blog I am hosting a giveaway to celebrate my 100th follower. Kathy

Bella Vista Cottage said...

Hi Babs, absolutely charming!

Barb

Nancy said...

Your hutch vignette looks so gorgeous! I love the wicker tray and that marmalade jar is wonderful, especially filled with the breadsticks. Everything looks so inviting and picture (magazine) perfect!

Nancy

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Hi Babs, fabulous post! The colors and the arrangements are all just beautiful! Love that green Sauvignon bottle - really adds to the vignette. Linda

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Babs I love the changes you made to your hutch! You took such beautiful pictures, especially the ones with the sun coming in! Martina

Curtains In My Tree said...

I would really like a glass of that wine and some cheese & crakers please

Lovein that gold leaf shapped dish

all so very nice

On Crooked Creek said...

Babs,
Too funny...that we have the same Crock Pot...must have been the hot ticket item for Christmas Sales that year! I had never had pork in the Crock Pot until I got that recipe, either. They were so good...and enough for "Mr. Ed" and I for leftovers the next evening, as well! I adore your blog! Your friendship is a treasure. Thanks for your sweet comment and visit recently! Happy Fall, dear friend!
Fondly,
Pat

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Nice job shopping your house. Everything looks great.

Debbie said...

It looks really beautiful to me. I love all of the individual elements (even the faux olives) and the whole is even better than the parts.

And those last two pictures are just GORGEOUS.

Sherry said...

Oh, this is wonderful! Good food and it looks classy too. Great job! Thank you for linking it up at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Lana K. W. Austin said...

Oooh...I love it...reminds me of how we ate in Italy!!! And the "Tuscan" look...actually, you're RIGHT...the convergence of various countries/styles collected over time is very Tuscan/European! Awesome!
I also love your more recent post on incorporating the natural elements into your home for fall! So Rustic Lux!!!

Love/hugs/blessings,
Lana