Sunday, December 4, 2011

Vintage Christmas Look for the Hutch

Yesterday, we hosted the annual Christmas party pot luck for my husband's high school classmates who live in the Atlanta area.
The school colors are red and gold, and that makes it easy to decorate. 
I always use, red, green, gold and silver in my decorations...I'm such a traditional gal.

We had so much fun, and would you believe, I didn't get a single photo of all the wonderful dishes everyone brought? 

But, here is the hutch in the breakfast room where we served the food. 


Earlier in the year, I found the red and white transferware, and wanted to use that in my decorations for Christmas.


I gathered some vintage decorations...and some new ones, that have a vintage look.


On the top shelf, I used fresh greens in a silver vase and julep cups... and added apple picks to the tea cups for a bit more red.


In the center section, I used a vintage-looking Santa...


...and bottle brush trees and a tiny angel. I bought the trees at two different stores. I couldn't believe that they looked so much alike!


 On the right side, is a little Knecht Ruprecht figure I bought when we lived in Germany. 
He carries switches for naughty children, and has an opening in his robe to hold candy for those who've been good.
The  little metal Putz sheep was found in a local shop. He's so funny with his rose colored "wool".


On the left, is a Putz house and more bottle brush trees. Can you tell? I really love bottle brush trees. Next year I hope to find some older ones to add to my collection.

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Love the snow on the roof and tree.


On the bottom, two more silver vases hold tiny poinsettias that I found at Home Depot. Just the perfect size.


Here are a few more photos from around the room.


Plates and napkins...


...more plates and napkins...


...another silver vase with fresh greens and a hedge apple for a simple centerpiece. After all, it's about the food! Yum!



Two red candle holders and a pale gold runner, and we were ready for our guests.


I'm  looking forward to seeing everyone's Christmas decorations and partying with...


The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday
Marty@A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday
Kim@ Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
Debra@Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
 

24 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Babs, I love all your vintage decorations mixed with the red and white dishes. I am doing vintage things this year, too. I found vintage bottle brush trees at QOH in Buford.

On Crooked Creek said...

Babs,
What a lovely buffet, dear! Your red & white transfere ware plates are stunning against the white background. I noticed the bottle brush trees and they look amazing! The fresh greens really add to the festive flair of this vignette! Thank you for sharing...I'm sure your guests were delighted!
Fondly,
Pat

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Your vintage decorations look so adorable with the fresh greens.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Babs your hutch looks beautiful! Love those dishes and all the silver filled with greenery! Martina

Pattie T. said...

I an a sucker for transferware. Your plates look fantastic in the hutch and are so fitting for the holiday season. Lovely!

Sarah said...

Babs, love the vintage look with the red transfer ware. Looks beautiful for your party! ~ Sarah

A Brit in Tennessee said...

My heart skipped a beat when I saw the red transferware combined with the silver vintage ornaments...
Just so very pretty !
Looks like you had a grand time ..
~Jo

Ann said...

Ooo la la! Bottle brush trees and red transferware--two of my favorite things. Your hutch looks gorgeous, as does the rest of your tablescaping. Thanks for visiting. I'm following back.

Debbie said...

I've been coveting red transferware all year since redoing my kitchen. I love the way yours looks on that hutch for the season. It's just perfect.

Kelly said...

You've decorated your hutch beautifully! I just love those bottle brush trees and the mix of greenery in the silver containers. I bet y'all had fun that day.

xinex said...

I love your red transferware, Babs, So pretty and so perfect for Christmas. You decorated your hutch so beautifully...Christine

SavannahGranny said...

Babs, I love the red transferware. It is so beautiful in your hutch. The silver cups with the tiny pointsettias are so festive and I love the hedge apple. It is the new Christmas green. I never knew what a hedge apple til you posted about them. Everything looks wonderful especially the little Knecht Ruprecht. I hope he gives you candy.
Did you hubby go to Southwest High School? That's where I went to school and our colors were red and gold. I keep up with my classmates through a facebook group.
Have a great week. Ginger

Alycia Nichols said...

Gorgeous, Babs! I love both the plates in the hutch AND those red-rimmed ones for your meal. I have been looking for just the right red-rimmed ones, and those fill the bill! :-) I have promised myself that I wouldn't buy anything else for awhile, though. Dumb promise! ;-) The hutch looks fantastic!!!

Barb and Dell said...

Oh, I love your hutch. Love the red transferware with the green, white and silver. Just gorgeous.
Thanks for stopping by and your nice comment on my Looking Glass.
Barb

Olive Cooper said...

The bottle brush trees and the Putz houses are so special in this display. Love it all. happychristmas♥O

Cindy said...

Your decorations look fabulous, Babs! I'm loving the red & white transferware! I don't have any, but have a feeling I'm going to be on the lookout for it from now on! Thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by!
Hugs, Cindy

Jo's This and That said...

Just beautiful! They were thinking he is one lucky guy! You are so good at decoration! Thanks for sharing love your dishes and hutch.

A Vintage Green said...

Glad you made a comment on my post, I 'lost' all my blog addresses and was so happy to add your address back to my new blog list. Love the red transferware dishes on your hutch. Wonderful Christmas ambience for your party.
-Joy

Lizabeth @ Infuse With Liz said...

Love it! Your red transferware is lovely and the combination with the silver is lovely! I have those same Christmastime dishes. My first set of dishes for the holidays!
I love your Putz house and trees on the cake stand! Cute!!

Jann Olson said...

Oh I love it all! The red transferware, the bottlebrush trees, and the fresh greens. But that little German doll and the sheep stole my heart. I love the vintage look and your hutch is just darn cute!

Pat said...

What a pretty combination of silver, red transferware and greens! So interesting.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Lovely, Babs! You know I love the transferware and the silver is the perfect touch! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Hello Babs~
I found you at Wow Us Wednesday. I love everything about your hutch and vintage Christmas decorations. From Santa to the bottle brush trees, the Putz house and the Knecht Ruprecht figure! It all goes so well with your red transferware. I'm now a follower.

Tanya@takesix said...

Your decorations are gorgeous! I love red transferware! Visiting from WUW!