Monday, January 23, 2012

January Hutch

It's been cold and rainy for several days, and I'm bored, so I decided to change up the breakfast room hutch. I still have the red transferware on it from Christmas, so I thought I'd leave it on for Valentine's Day! 
Wow, wasn't that a brilliant idea?  :)   Sometimes I surprise myself with ideas like that. 





Although I love winter white vignettes, I'm glad I left the red transferware on the hutch. It really warms up the kitchen on these cold days.


Here are a few close up shots...




Isn't this little white bulldog, with her basket of puppies, the cutest? 
I found her at a local antique mall. She isn't antique, but has that Staffordshire look that I love.










 The puppies have the sweetest little faces.






I don't have any large pieces of red transferware...yet. So, I stacked some smaller pieces in a basket, and filled in with old books and a little cheese board. 




I used an old wine box to hold a few things. The Christmas cactus is trying to bloom again, and has tiny buds on some of the leaves. I hope it'll get a few more blooms...but it probably won't happen.










I did go to Hobby Lobby today to see what was new, and found these heart shaped candies. They have flavors like cherry cheesecake, cherry cola, chocolate cherry, cherry daiquiri, and several others. Yum!
Would you like to try some? 


 Well, the weather may be bad, but we can always party. 




Oh! I almost forgot to show you a peek at a project I'm working on...no, I'm NOT taking art classes. :)


Ok, now, let's see what's happening at these great parties...


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday
Kim@ Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday
Christina@I Gotta Create for Kiss and Tell, on Wednesday.
Sherry@No Minimalist Here for Open House Party, on Thursday.

42 comments:

Olive Cooper said...

Babs, the transferware is gorgeous in the hutch and the puppies are darling. The grey weather is getting to me too. hugs, olive

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Love the pattern on the red transferware, it's such a timeless and elegant one.
What sweet little dogs, they made me smile :)
~Jo

Martha said...

I like your transfer ware. It's really pretty and I also love that little dog!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Yes, this weather has been awful. I finally had to go get groceries today once it stopped raining. Your hutch and all the little vignettes look wonderful.

Sonia said...

OH how pretty..I love red and white transferware...well actually I love all transferware! The red and white is so fun for Christmas and Valentines!
Thanks for sharing!
Miss Bloomers

Shelia said...

Oh, Babs! This is just beautiful! I'm all over that gorgeous transferware and I see so many ideas to copy from your hutch!~
Be a sweetie,
Shelia;)

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I love the red transferware! Your hutch looks ready for Valentines Day.

Jo's This and That said...

Beautiful! I have got to get some red transfer ware!Your hutch looks lovely,as always,Joann

Sarah said...

Babs, your red transfer ware is perfect for Valentine's Day. Great idea to stack up some pieces in the basket.
Eager to see what you are working on. ;-)
~ Sarah

Kasia said...

I love your transfer ware!!! yOu're totally right, the red is stunning! Your bulldog is so sweet!!! I love figurines like that too!

Hugs,

Pat said...

Well, Babs, that hutch just turned out perfect! It is so interesting and pretty. You have some nice pieces and I especially like the little dog and the big basket with red transferware.

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I love the dishes in a basket. Great idea! Great dog figurines too.

Pat said...

Babs, the red and white and all the elements are beautifully put together. Wonderful January hutch!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Babs, it is adorable. Love the dishes in the basket.

Barb

Lizabeth @ Infuse With Liz said...

Great job on the hutch! Love the bulldog/with pups! Too cute! The box and basket with dishes and wine look awesome! Great ideas!

Elizabeth said...

Love the way you decorated the hutch!

Debbie said...

I think it looks just beautiful! I am always coveting the red transferware when I'm out and about. So far, I have yet to find some that agrees with my purse at the time.

I love (really love!) the way this hutch looks.

And hmmm... wondering about the project.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Your hutch is beautifully done. Love all things transferware. Looking forward to seeing your new project! Have a great day!

Donna said...

Your red transferware is gorgeous, and I love the bulldog figurine! You've decorated your hutch beautifully!

Richard Cottrell said...

Sometimes it just takes a little to make a whole room look new and different. You are ready for your Valentine. Richard from MY Old Historic House.

Deb said...

I love the addition of the extras in the basket. That is really cute. Love your hutch and would have fun playing with it. Hugs, Deb=^..^=x4

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love this display. So beautiful. Love the books and the baskets in the mix. Gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

I just changed to healthier eating habits so please hide the candies from me... for a few months anyway... LOL

Sue said...

Babs, I love your red transfer ware! Your hutch does look warm and cozy in this cold winter weather. Ohio has seen having some really weird weather- how about you? Oh, your sweet doggie is adorable. <3

Kelly said...

That red transferware makes such a pretty statement in your hutch. I love how you mixed it with other things too. The little dog statue is precious.

On Crooked Creek said...

Babs,
Lovely china cabinet with the continuation of the red transferware! I adore how you've used the same hues in your books as the china pieces! Yummy...Valentine candy choices! "Mr. Ed" and I saw strawberry and vanilla heart~shaped marshmallows last week! Thanks for sharing with us your loveliness!
Fondly,
Pat

Daffodil Hill said...

Your hutch is so pretty, and the dog is the cutest! I love the red, and it's perfect for Valentine's Day. Thanks to your post, I'm now feeling inspired to decorate for the next holiday. Fun!

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

I so adore pink and white too. I just did a post where I added more pink and white to my DR sideboard. Check it out if you get time. :) Blessings, Barb

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

The transferware is beautiful -- I especially like the way you have some of it in the basket!

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

Hi, Babs. Love your hutch! I think you commented on my crystal and silver china cabinet, but now I'm moving toward Valentine's Day and reds too :). I love the red transferware (it's on my "want list"), but I also love your vignettes, especially your idea of putting some of the pieces in a basket and in the box. Love that mama bulldog and her babies too! Thanks for sharing. ~Zuni

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

I love red transferware year round. Your hutch looks lovely.

Kim said...

I really like the red transferware, too. Coming over from Wow Us Wednesday and I'm your newest follower. Would love the follow-back if you get a chance! Hugs, Kim

Meredith said...

I love your collection of red transferware. Just beautiful!!

ImSoVintage said...

I love red transferware. I don't come across it too often. Happy to be a new follower from Wow us Wednesdays.
Laura
http://imsovintage.blogspot.com/

Sharing Shadymont said...

Babs,

Thank you so much for following. I'm returning the favor.

Your hutch looks fabulous. I'm off to look at some of your previous posts.

I'll be visiting you frequently!

Kathy

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Babs!

Yes! You are so clever to have kept the red transferware out.
But then I LOVE red anytime of the year. Your little hutch is oh so cute!

Those little heart jelly beans look so cute and sounds like the are the yummiest!

xoxo Bunny Jean
Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Babs, what a great idea to keep your awesome transferware out! Your hutch is striking with the reds!

momto8 said...

how lovely! everything! and I hope your cactus blooms.
I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

Poppy said...

Hi Babs,I love your red transferware collection and how beautifully you displayed them in your hutch. Your vignettes are always so wonderfully inspiring! Love how you placed the cups and saucers in the basket... it looks amazing! Thanks for letting us take a peek at your collection. Have a great weekend!~Poppy

http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

Rettabug said...

Babs, I just LOVE every inch of your beautiful hutch right now! I am SO glad I haven't finished setting my bakers rack up for Valentines Day because you've given me several new ideas to try to incorporate into mine.

Thanks for sharing such lovelies & your creativity. ~~Off to hunt down a basket~~

fondly,
Rett

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

It may be yucky outside but it's warm and wonderful inside over at YOUR place, Babs! Thanks for sharing your beautiful collection at the Kiss & Tell party over at my place <3 <3

Audrey-eleganteconomies.blogspot.com said...

I love your red transferware...and the dog with her puppies....so sweet.